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Tue Feb 19, 2013, 10:30 PM

Daniel Tarullo, Fed Board Member, Gives Boost For Bill To Break Up Wall Street Banks

WASHINGTON -- A top Federal Reserve official is having second thoughts about his 2009 declaration that breaking up the biggest Wall Street banks is "more a provocative idea than a proposal."

During a hearing last week before the Senate Banking Committee, Daniel Tarullo, who sits on the Board of Governors at the Federal Reserve, offered qualified support for a plan to break up the banks. When the same proposal had been circulating through Congress in the aftermath of the financial crisis, Tarullo and other Fed officials resisted the proposal, arguing that it was not a substantive reaction to Wall Street's collapse.

But last week, Tarullo told Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), who had proposed the plan, that he had changed his mind.

"The ... example embodied in your legislation," Tarullo said. "Speaking personally here, that's the problem we need to address."

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/02/19/daniel-tarullo-banks-too-big-to-fail_n_2717553.html

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LiberalAndProud Feb 2013 #1
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Response to meow2u3 (Original post)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 10:36 PM

1. Meanwhile, Capital One merges with ING Direct.

Too big to fail is bigger than ever. Full speed ahead and all that jazz.

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Response to LiberalAndProud (Reply #1)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 10:39 PM

2. Which makes you wonder what banks they really want to break up

 

Are a few big Wall Street players going to use Congress to break up their rivals?

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