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cal04 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-02-11 03:33 PM
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Sen. Sanders: The Veil of Secrecy at the Fed Has Been Lifted, Now It's Time for Change
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/rep-bernie-sanders/the-ve...

As a result of the greed, recklessness, and illegal behavior on Wall Street, the American people have experienced the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression. Millions of Americans, through no fault of their own, have lost their jobs, homes, life savings, and ability to send their kids to college. Small businesses have been unable to get the credit they need to expand their businesses, and credit is still extremely tight. Wages as a share of national income are now at the lowest level since the Great Depression, and the number of Americans living in poverty is at an all-time high.

Meanwhile, when small-business owners were being turned down for loans at private banks and millions of Americans were being kicked out of their homes, the Federal Reserve provided the largest taxpayer-financed bailout in the history of the world to Wall Street and too-big-to-fail institutions, with virtually no strings attached.

Over two years ago, I asked Ben Bernanke, the chairman of the Federal Reserve, a few simple questions that I thought the American people had a right to know: Who got money through the Fed bailout? How much did they receive? What were the terms of this assistance?

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Given the growth of the Occupy Wall Street movement and given the concerns of millions of Americans about Wall Street, we now have a unique opportunity to make significant changes to one of the most powerful and secretive agencies of the federal government. One thing is abundantly clear: Americans deserve a Federal Reserve that works for them, not just the CEOs on Wall Street.
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Tippy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-02-11 03:40 PM
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Autumn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-02-11 03:41 PM
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2. "the people "regulating" the banks were the exact same people
who were being "regulated." Talk about the fox guarding the henhouse!" how fucking evil is that. :nuke:

K/R The only one who seems to stand for us is not even a Democrat.
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