Editorial

The national debt, explained

 I will attempt to explain in simple terms how the United States has come to the tune of over twenty-one trillions of dollars worth of debt. The Constitution of the United States of America in Article 1, Section 8 gives Congress (both the Senate and the House of Representatives) the power to borrow on the credit of the United States of America and to coin money, regulate the value of that money, as well as to regulate the value of foreign coin, etc.

Don't tie our hands

As Alabama’s securities regulator, our office is charged with protecting investors in Alabama from fraud and abuse in the offer and sale of investments, including stocks, bonds and mutual funds and prosecuting financial frauds, including Ponzi, pyramid, prime bank and other scams.