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Forum Post: How Wall Street stole America, bought the government and took over the economy.

Posted 2 years ago on Jan. 29, 2012, 6:20 p.m. EST by WatTyler (263)
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As explained by Ronald Reagan’s Director of the Office of Management and Budget. (Yes, Ronald Reagan's!)

Highlights:

  1. Obama, Bush and Clinton all in bed with Bankers.

  2. Since the Clinton administration, financial services has gone from being roughly 15% of economy to 40%.

  3. New regulation alone is not the answer. Glass-Steagall was less than 100 pages. Dodd-Frank is over 2,000 and full of loopholes.

  4. The current financial system is fundamentally dysfunctional and must produce additional financial crises of even greater severity.

  5. A constitutional amendment is needed to prohibit corporate political contributions under any auspices and limit personal contributions to no more than $100.

http://billmoyers.com/video/

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[-] 2 points by PublicCurrency (1387) 2 years ago

Thank you for posting this, I am bookmarking it - will watch!

[-] 1 points by BradB (2693) from Washington, DC 2 years ago

ditto... thanks

[-] 1 points by WatTyler (263) 2 years ago

You are very welcome!

[-] 1 points by PublicCurrency (1387) 2 years ago

I am watching "How Big Banks are Rewriting the Rules of our Economy."

Several possible programs are posted at the link.

[-] 0 points by FreedomIn2012 (-36) from Hempstead, NY 2 years ago

5 means only the wealthy can run for office.

4 makes no sense whatsoever.

3 I agree. Need to bring back Glass-Steagall Act.

2 Not sure how this is measured. In the classical definition, financial services is not 40%. Government spending (all levels) is about 24% and that covers social security, medicare, defense, etc.

1 I think is an opinion. Now when you consider that Obama has already raised over $250 million. It may be correct. Note: I think (not sure) Obama is the biggest recipient of Wall Street largess???

[-] 1 points by WatTyler (263) 2 years ago

I suggest you watch the video. I consider it very important. This is only a very brief and incomplete summary of some key points.