By Ralph Nader The pro-big business President Barack Obama and his corporate allies are starting their campaign to manipulate and pressure Congress to ram through the “pull-down-on-America” Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a trade and foreign investment treaty between twelve nations (Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, the United States and Vietnam). [...]
|By: CTuttle Saturday April 25, 2015 5:00 pm|
‘We respectfully suggest,’ reads a letter from Sens. Warren and Sherrod Brown to President Obama, ‘that characterizing the assessments of labor unions, journalists, Members of Congress, and others who disagree with your approach to transparency on trade issues as ‘dishonest’ is both untrue and unlikely to serve the best interests of the American people.’ By [...]
|By: DSWright Thursday April 23, 2015 11:00 am|
The fight over allowing President Obama to have fast-track authority to negotiate the controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) has divided the Democratic Party in Washington. The proposed agreement has long been at the center of concerns by various members of the Democratic coalition that are worried about another NAFTA style trade deal that will kill jobs and further [...]
|By: DSWright Friday March 27, 2015 11:00 am|
#WallSt banks trying to intimidate elected officials. The public knows how dangerous they are: http://t.co/eUAPZnUgIG pic.twitter.com/AYcA5stIrb — Better Markets (@Bettermarkets) March 27, 2015 The Too Big To Fail banks are none too pleased with Senator Elizabeth Warren’s call to break them up so they no longer pose a systemic risk to the financial system and [...]
|By: DSWright Monday March 23, 2015 9:00 am|
Martin O’Malley is starting to sound like liberal darling Elizabeth Warren http://t.co/IP0KzaxhWD — Post Local (@postlocal) March 23, 2015 Former Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley recently wrote an op-ed endorsing further regulation of Wall Street to prevent another financial crisis. Just as noteworthy as the sentiment of the article is where it was published, the Des [...]
|By: DSWright Tuesday January 13, 2015 8:00 am|
Sen. Hatch on Antonio Weiss' Treasury nomination: "I think we could have gotten him through." http://t.co/ghY2Lw1CIt pic.twitter.com/JYHsxVRonT — Nick Timiraos (@NickTimiraos) January 13, 2015 Antonio Weiss, the current global head of investment banking at Lazard, has asked President Obama to withdraw his name from consideration for Treasury Undersecretary For Domestic Finance. Weiss’ nomination to take [...]
|By: DSWright Wednesday December 31, 2014 2:00 pm|
This is a great excerpt from @IgnatiusPost's new book called "I Have Learned Nothing and Forgotten Nothing": http://t.co/dweHDEeErM — Jon Schwarz (@tinyrevolution) December 24, 2014 David Ignatius’ recent hit piece on Senator Elizabeth Warren published in The Washington Post titled “Warren’s War Against Wall Street,” makes a number of ridiculous assertions. But one of the [...]
|By: Peterr Saturday December 13, 2014 10:00 am|
There are a lot of members of Congress who say they love a certain old storyteller, but after watching them at work these last few days, they sure don’t act like they love him — or hist stories.
|By: letsgetitdone Tuesday November 11, 2014 6:50 pm|
The people don’t just want a Government that will “stand up” to the big banks. They want a Government that will enforce the law, and not make exceptions for big bankers, torturers, intelligence community members, defense contractors, and local police who violate constitutional rights and run civil asset forfeiture rackets using police state strategy and tactics. That means prosecutions, indictments, and convictions for big shots in each of these areas, because there has to be one law for all Americans, not different legal standards for big shots, the middle class, and the poor.
They also want more than a Government that will just help out students, but rather a Government that will forgive student debt, and, going forward, will provide free education for all Americans through College. They have it in Germany. Of course, we can afford it here too. Why isn’t Warren, one of our two supposedly most progressive professional politicians, advocating that.