mercredi 17 février 2010

Mondo Dingo

Il n'y a plus de mots pour décrire l'étrangeté du monde. Et toujours cette passivité résignée des citoyens... Du LA Times via Daily Kos. (Résumé: les banques US (sauvées de la faillite par l'Etat) n'ont jamais fait autant de lobbying qu'en 2009). Il faut quand même noter que Chris Dodd est l'homme des banques!

"I have never seen such a scrum of bank lobbyists as I have in the last year -- and I've worked on quite a few bank issues over the years," said Ed Mierzwinski, a lobbyist for the U.S. Public Interest Research Group, a coalition of state consumer organizations. "It seems like everybody is out of work except for bank lobbyists." ...

At a hearing this month, Senate Banking Committee Chairman Christopher J. Dodd (D-Conn.), who has had a generally warm relationship with the financial community, lashed out at the "refusal of large firms to work constructively with Congress."

"Too many people in the industry have decided to invest in an army of lobbyists, whose only mission is to kill the common-sense financial reforms that we are working so hard up here to try to achieve," Dodd said.

Lobbying by insurers and banks, including Morgan Stanley, may kill a provision in the overhaul bill that would make retail brokers more accountable to their clients, Bloomberg News reported last week. ...

"Despite the decline in credibility with the public, the banks appear to have increasing power" on Capitol Hill, said Travis Plunkett, a lobbyist with the Consumer Federation of America.

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