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Warren writes: "If Republicans - and even some Democrats - are going to help the bank lobbyists roll back Wall Street reform, we're going to make sure the American people know about it."

Senator Elizabeth Warren. (photo: Rolling Stone)
Senator Elizabeth Warren. (photo: Rolling Stone)


These Senators Sided With the Big Banks Yesterday

By Elizabeth Warren, Reader Supported News

07 March 18

 

arlier today, the Senate held its first floor vote on the Bank Lobbyist Act – their bill to roll back the rules on some of the biggest banks in the country.

The results weren’t pretty: 67 Senators – 50 Republicans, 1 Independent, and 16 Democrats – voted to move forward with the bill for a final vote later this week.

We want everyone to know whose side their senators are standing on this week: the big banks or the American people. Share this image with your friends and spread the word before Thursday’s final vote:

Facebook post on the Bank Lobbyist Act.

If Republicans – and even some Democrats – are going to help the bank lobbyists roll back Wall Street reform, we’re going to make sure the American people know about it.

Please do your part to fight back by letting people know what happened in the Senate today.

Thanks,

Team Warren


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+65 # Rodion Raskolnikov 2018-03-07 13:18
Thanks, Sen. Warren. This is important to know. This list needs to be a poster for the Nov. 2018 elections. Anyone who voted to loosen regulations on the biggest banks needs to be pushed out of the senate. Of course, they will immediately get a job with a bank.
 
 
+22 # draak 2018-03-07 14:15
The problem is: can the "traitors" be replaced with somebody who's better, or only with somebody who's even much worse?
So far as I can see, these "traitors" are keeping their mouths shut about their motives. Afraid of getting shot down?
 
 
0 # JCM 2018-03-07 14:32
Anyone see a list of these dino"s?
 
 
+26 # Benign Observer 2018-03-07 15:16
Here are the Democratic senators who voted for this bank deregulation.

Bennet (CO)
Carper (DE)
Coons (DE)
Donnelly (IN)
Hassan (NH)
Heitkamp (ND)
Jonnes (AL)
Kaine (VA)
Manchin (WV)
McCaskill (MO)
Nelson (FL)
Peters (MI)
Shaheen (NH)
Stabenow (MI)
Tester (MT)
Warner (VA)
and
Angus King (I-ME)

Potential VP Kaine -- are people still going to say things would have been so much better under Clinton? Under Bill Clinton is when the Democratic Party started taking corporate money. It's when the Democrats turned their back on FDR and went full bore for Reagan-ism. Now the Democrats align with Reagan and the GOP has moved even farther to the right.

But let's not move left, for goodness sake .. can't have that.

Maybe this will be Elizabeth Warren's 'woke' moment.
 
 
-16 # Robbee 2018-03-07 19:39
Quoting Benign Observer:
Under Bill Clinton is when the Democratic Party started taking corporate money.

- fake news? link, please!

for this list, thanks!

gotta run! i have a couple calls to make!
 
 
+3 # bread and butter 2018-03-08 18:35
What would you say in one of your calls?

Let me guess:

"Please don't side with Republicans, or… else…. …. …. I'll just have to vote for you anyway, and troll people who don't on your behalf!"

--------

That should really make them stand up and take notice!
 
 
-3 # Robbee 2018-03-07 19:59
Quoting Benign Observer:
Maybe this will be Elizabeth Warren's 'woke' moment.

- Elizabeth is hyper concerned about this vote - on my senators she is armed with 2 petitions i signed at her request

with both my dem senators, i just left voice messages reminding how i support them and need them to strengthen dodd-frank

to Elizabeth these senators are a huge worry - she is on their case, has been for the past week

from Elizabeth and bernie, we have not heard the last of this!
 
 
-6 # Robbee 2018-03-08 20:49
Quoting Robbee:
[quote name="Benign Observer"]with both my dem senators, i just left voice messages reminding how i support them and need them to strengthen dodd-frank

- one of my senators explained her vote and i responded -

To Senator Debbie Stabenow elizabethwarren
Today at 8:59 PM
Debbie,

My concern is not that this bill deregulates community banks, but that it also deregulates the great majority of the 40 biggest banks in America, the failure of any of which could trigger another financial collapse, visiting years upon years of resultant hardship and loss on millions of working families.

It seems that this bill troubles a highly knowledgeable banking expert among your colleagues, Senator Warren. Are you assuring me that our fears are unfounded?

Your loyal constituent,
/personal note
/name
 
 
+2 # bread and butter 2018-03-09 10:31
The key word here, is "LOYAL".

You're pretty loyal. So, basically, she has no need to even worry about you, or your concerns. You'll vote for her no matter what - because you're too loyal not to.
 
 
+10 # bread and butter 2018-03-08 02:22
Thank you!
 
 
+5 # JCM 2018-03-08 09:57
Benign Observer: Thanks, I did a search for it but it never came up. Where did you find it?
 
 
+1 # Benign Observer 2018-03-10 09:20
CSPAN
 
 
+22 # Forbes 2018-03-07 16:12
The middle class down to the very poor need protection. Any official of any party who will not protect these people should be replaced with ones who will.
 
 
+1 # Caliban 2018-03-07 19:43
Concise and correct.
 
 
+13 # wrknight 2018-03-07 16:53
I am hoping we can find a good Democratic replacement for Mark Warner when he comes up for re-election in 2020. Unfortunately, he has turned into a neo-con who represents the military-indust rial complex and Wall Street rather than his Virginia constituents.

Anyone having a good candidate, please let me know.
 
 
+2 # Caliban 2018-03-07 19:49
Sadly, the commonwealth of Virginia has among its most influential constituents that very military- industrial complex you reference -- starting with its HQ -- Arlington county's own Pentagon.
 
 
+5 # Rodion Raskolnikov 2018-03-08 06:32
Agree completely. He was sort of OK when he started, now he is one of the worst. Same for Tim Kaine.
 
 
+6 # angelfish 2018-03-07 17:24
The power of one, becomes the POWER of MANY! USE your Vote in the Mid-Terms and in 2020 to RiD this country's Congress of the Self-Serving Trolls who have Usurped what was ONCE the Party of Lincoln! Looks like we have SIXTEEN Dinos on the Left side ofthe aisle, too! Give them their Walking Papers at the very next opportunity, as well!
 
 
-4 # Robbee 2018-03-07 20:09
Quoting angelfish:
Looks like we have SIXTEEN Dinos on the Left side ofthe aisle, too! Give them their Walking Papers at the very next opportunity, as well!

- emplacing a dem with a repuke is a step backwards!

a pox on anyone who votes repuke in the general election!

that said, we need to primary some of these laggards!
 
 
+14 # RLF 2018-03-08 06:29
We should be starting our own Coop bank in this country. A national one.
 
 
-3 # Robbee 2018-03-09 09:17
Quoting RLF 2018-03-08 06:29:
We should be starting our own Coop bank in this country. A national one.

- brilliant idea!

once before, this one guy founded a people's bank in california, he named it bank of america - to save it the first time, he unretired

the second time he retired managers invested billions in russia, lost everything, and b/a became insolvent

mbna (maryland bank) bought it and changed its "mbna" name to b/a

in my state my fellow and sister professionals founded a professional insurer, to outcompete big insurers, who charged high premiums against almost no claims - for one share, i invested $1,000 - it was very successful and insured almost all professionals in the state at cheaper rates - it was so successful that, after a couple decades, managers sold out to a big insurer - managers refunded my $1,000, plus almost $200 interest - managers musta got rich! and/or hired at great salaries! - meanwhile, for a couple decades i got to pay reasonable premiums

my point is that if you do this, you have to give each human depositor one ownership share, no more, no less, and reserve voting ownership to the majority of living humans who ever deposit, prohibit us from voting by proxy to others, so forth - in other words, for longevity, we need every reasonable protection from our own managers selling us out

has bernie or elizabeth ever thought about such a bank? - who will pull it off? the answer, my friend, is blowin' in the wind?
 
 
+1 # Wise woman 2018-03-08 22:46
This is absolutely something that we should do, RLF. I wouldn't even understand how to accomplish that. But on progressive sites such as this one, it would seem to me that there would be people who would. I for one, would love to be involved with a truly honest, progressive bank that thinks about its customers before the almighty dollar.
 
 
+6 # dbrize 2018-03-09 13:57
A new Glass Steagall on steroids please. Sooner not later.
 

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