Dick Durbin, US Senator, speaking about Congress, once said,
The banks “frankly own the place.” (Source)
How could it be any more clear? Try this:
An Updated List of Goldman Sachs Ties to the Obama Government Including Elena Kagan
"Washington and the regulators are there to serve the banks." - Mr. Bachus, (R - AL), the next chairman of the House Financial Services Committee.
Alabama Republican Spencer Bachus, the incoming chairman of the House banking committee, suggested Congress and federal regulators should play a subservient role with banks.
“In Washington, the view is that the banks are to be regulated, and my view is that Washington and the regulators are there to serve the banks,” Bachus told The Birmingham News in an interview.
The Republican leadership last week designated Bachus the next chairman of the powerful House Financial Services Committee, which is tasked with overseeing banks, financial markets, housing and consumer credit. (more…)
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