Scott Brown...just another shill

Scott BrownScott Brown vows to oppose financial reform and retain the status quo for the billionaire banksters.

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce lavished Brown with $1 million on TV ads and ThinkProgress reported that business and Wall Street executives added to Brown’s coffers with over $200,000 in 11th hour contributions — nearly half of his total haul just in time for his election last year.

Now, Brown seems to be returning the favor to Wall Street and telling American workers on Main Street that they can just take a leap.

It’s ironic that a majority of his voters said they were motivated by a belief that Democratic Party policies were doing more to help Wall Street than Main Street, and now that the Democrats are proposing legislation to end "to big to fail banks" forever, the Republicans like Scott Brown and Mitch McConnell and John Boehner are lining up with their donors from Wall Street against the American people.

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making progress's picture
making progress 5 years 20 weeks ago
#1

What hope is there for real reform with Washington politicians on Wall Street's payroll?

http://www.pbs.org/moyers/journal/04162010/profile.html

Bill Moyers talks with authors Simon Johnson and James Kwak, two of the nation's most respected economic experts and authors of the new book 13 BANKERS: THE WALL STREET TAKEOVER AND THE NEXT FINANCIAL MELTDOWN. Six banks hold assets in excess of 63% of the U.S. Gross Domestic Product.

This is an informative listen. Why can't Thom have more intellectuals on like these two. I can't take another Tea Party Interview.

avaysberg's picture
avaysberg 5 years 20 weeks ago
#2

Nothing to be surprised about. Until the system is changed we will continue to see the same behaviour. Need to take money away from politics!

making progress's picture
making progress 5 years 19 weeks ago
#3

Capitalism Hits the Fan
http://fora.tv/2010/03/03/Richard_Wolff_Capitalism_Hits_the_Fan#fullprogram
"Regulations are just objects to be undone" I like the questions he asks! What if the workers to become their own Board of Directors? His prime sucess example is the Silicone Valley start-ups that were employee owned.

Richard Wolff helped launch Rethinking Marxism: Marxist quarterly journal of economics. Please have him on. His half hour lecture called "Capitalism hits the fan" is very informative. "Individuals can't carry any more debt and we can't work more hours than we currently do. We are at a ceiling." Instead of raising wages, people have been lent money from essentially their employers. I really like his explaination of how we got here. He brings it all full circle, his explaination is well versed.

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rladlof 5 years 19 weeks ago
#4

Well, duh . . . There is an "R" after his name.

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Because it just makes sense that we regulate these individual rights in the same way.

Because the Supreme Court, in the Heller case, concluded that there is an individual right to own firearms found in the Second Amendment - just like they ruled in Roe v. Wade that there is an individual right to have an abortion found in the Fourth Amendment.

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