While you were Trick or Treating – so were the Banks on Capitol Hill

While you were tacking on the last sequins of the Halloween costume and watching the World Series – the banks were handing out cash for votes to scale back the Dodd-Frank Wall Street reform law. You probably didn’t hear about it because after that the TSA shooter dominated the news. Another special from “Whaddah I miss?”

s_500_opednews_com_0_financial-derivative-jpg_56223_20130104-458The U.S. House of Representatives voted last Wednesday to scale back a much-debated provision of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street reform law, handing bank lobbyists a token victory in their fight against the tougher rules. The much-debated provision centered around derivatives. Those fighting the foreclosure wars need not be told the “devil is in the derivatives.” Continue reading

A Safe and a Shotgun or Public Sector Banks? The Battle of Cyprus

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Remember: “First come, first served”
Like the Billionaires dumping stocks – get it out of the banks now and invest in something tangible. Plant a garden, put solar on your roof – you may not want to leave those 401ks and mutual funds just sitting there because they may not be there when you need them most. [Ed. DeadlyClear]

Retirement Don't Bank on itBy Ellen BrownWeb of Debt | News Analysis | Friday, 22 March 2013 | Click here for original Truth-out post.

If these worries become really serious, . . . [s]mall savers will take their money out of banks and resort to household safes and a shotgun. – Martin Hutchinson on the attempted EU raid on deposits in Cyprus banks (Photo: Loz Pycock / Flickr) Continue reading

Is Arrogant Bank Celebrity Jamie Dimon Too Big to Cuff?

Cufflinks AdSen. Kaufman on JPMorgan Chase: Private Lawsuit Found Evidence the Feds Didn’t – Huffington Post

“Think of it as the story of two antagonists,” writes Huffington Post’s Richard Eskow. “One of them was an honest senator who came to Washington to fight corruption.

The other is an arrogant banker who’s so sure of his untouchability that he wore “FBI” cuff-links when he made a public appearance last month.”  Eskrow continues in his brilliant exposé:

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Wall Street Killed Twinkies – Not the Unions

Over-Leveraged Acquisitions, Mergers, and Bad Wall Street Investments Killed Twinkies – Not the Unions. Another Death by a Hedge fund.

If it wasn’t obvious after the Wisconsin tirade of union abuse that big business wants to bust all unions – it certainly should be now.  Looking at any company’s or municipality’s financial debacle you will usually find a link to bad Wall Street advice or investments. This is certainly true for Hostess Brands.

Founded in 1930 by Ralph L. Nafziger, the sad story of the demise of Hostess Brands, formerly known as Interstate Bakeries Corporation, and its bankruptcies stem from more recent bad management and investment decisions which created the loss of its employee pension funds – a problem that our government fails miserably to protect and properly regulate. Continue reading

The Richest 0.1% Have Launched A War On Us

The Richest 0.1% Have Launched A War On Us – It’s Time To Fight Back And Hold These 400 Billionaires Personally Responsible For Our Economic Crisis

Posted by – David DeGraw is the founder and editor of AmpedStatus.com.
September 8th, 2011

Editor’s Note: The following post includes adapted excerpts from David DeGraw’s book, “The Road Through 2012: Revolution or World War III.” Release Date: 9.28.11

We have endured financial oppression for long enough. In a time of national crisis and shared sacrifice, the richest one-tenth of one percent of the population cannot continue on their merry way, living in obscene wealth and detached from reality, while the majority of the population desperately struggles to make ends meet. We are under attack, and it’s time to fight back.

I work over 60 hours a week and still barely make ends meet. Increased costs of living and thousands of dollars in medical bills have made me and my family move three times in the past three years to downsize and cut living expenses. I’m certainly not alone in this dire economic situation, tens of millions of Americans are fighting this daily war to keep their family fed and healthy with a roof over their head. Continue reading