October 15, 2012

Beneath the Etch a Sketch: 5 Signs That Romney’s Real Ideology is Crony Capitalism

Is Mitt Romney “severely conservative,” as he put it during the primary season, or is he instead the semi-compassionate moderate he has portrayed since the first debate? It’s the question pundits keep asking, and of course it’s important to his political strategy and the outcome of the election. But to understand how Romney would actually govern
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August 2, 2012

Wall Street Pursues Image Rehab

The Mortgage Settlement Deal As A Continuation Of Bush, Obama Admin Deference To The Banks

The Partnership for a Secure Financial Future is working on image rehab for the financial industry. They released a lovely video that features a slew of financial services employees talking about how they help their community and why they like their jobs.The Partnership is supported by the Consumer Bankers Association, Mortgage Bankers Association, Financial Services Institute, and The Financial Services Roundtable. Directly next
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May 21, 2012

Cory Booker’s Political Career Guided By Top Wall St Donors To Romney’s Super PAC

Yesterday morning, Newark mayor Cory Booker made headlines when he defended private equity firms and Bain Capital’s behavior against criticisms by the Obama campaign: BOOKER: I have to just say from a very personal level, I’m not about to sit here and indict private equity. To me, we’re getting to a ridiculous point in America.
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February 14, 2012

Big Bank Lobby Threatens To ‘Employ The Grassroots’ If Bank Tax Gains Any Traction In Congress

President Obama unveiled his Fiscal Year 2013 budget proposal this week. While it is not expected to be passed into law, it is being used as a statement of Obama’s fiscal and political principles going into the election year. Included in Obama’s proposal this year is a special tax on financial firms with more than
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