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

STOP Justice Department officials – Sign Resolution Against Wall Street Immunity

Top Justice Department officials are pushing hard to bring the Wall Street immunity deal back from the dead. Can you sign on as a citizen signer of Baldwin’s resolution against Wall Street immunity? Click here to sign.

Fortunately, Rep. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wisconsin) leaped into action with a congressional resolution opposing Wall Street immunity.

Within days, 27 of her colleagues signed on — and the more co-sponsors we get, the more pressure the Justice Department will feel to back off.

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