Don't Let Wall Street Off the Hook!
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Don't Let Wall Street Off the Hook!

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      Tammy Baldwin for Senate

DON’T LET WALL STREET OFF THE HOOK!

As a result of their reckless greed and abuses, Wall Street banks destroyed the American Dream for countless families, and crippled the American economy.  In some cases, corrupt bankers even committed outright fraud with their risky schemes that gambled away the nest eggs of millions of hard-working men and women.

That’s why Tammy Baldwin led the charge to reject out-of-hand any settlement with these same banks that -- in exchange for a paltry fee -- would give a free pass to those who got rich and caused a huge economic mess while the middle class suffered.

Crooked bankers must be brought to justice.
 
We must not accept a solution where banks not only escape accountability for their wrongdoing, but the government agrees it will never investigate fraud and abuse.  That's outrageous.

Americans have seen too much of this: Washington politicians cutting backroom deals that let powerful special interests off the hook, and leave middle class families holding the bag.

Progressives like Tammy Baldwin stand ready to fight for justice for working families and the middle class.  And we urge you to stand with us.

UPDATE: President Obama has just named New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman head of a task force to investigate the wrongdoing of Wall Street banks that caused the financial crisis. But, we must continue to send a message to the Department of Justice: do not accept a deal that gives immunity to banks for negligence and malfeasance committed since the crash!

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    • Chloe Hartley FOWLERVILLE, MI
      • about 2 years ago

      Since the economy crashed, I've lost a home to forclosure, suffered with barely any money for food and basic living utilities (let alone paying taxes and bills), and I nearly lost my family.. All while knowing the fat cats in the government could care less about the average joes, the middle class who truely have the power in our country, but have sadly forgotten that we have the power to get rid of this corruption.. and we're still suffering. All the government cares about anymore is power. That's not what George Washington intended when he and our founding fathers originally founded this country. He declined the opportunity to become king of our land because it was too much power over THE PEOPLE, and he believed in democracy. Nowadays the word democracy only brings up one topic: if you are a democrat or a republician. Who cares, as long as our leader is reliable, intelligent, and ready to help THE PEOPLE WHO ELECTED HIM AND WHO HE SERVES! I'm so sick of corruption and ignorant people. People are sheep; afraid to be their own person, let alone call out thier government for screwing them over royally. Keep in mind, I am 16 years old, and I am more concerned about this than most sheep who care more about our president's skin color than what he can do to help us. People need to open their damn eyes and realise what these corrporate bastards really care about: MONEY! I'm worried about becoming older and suffering through this..

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    • MaryAnne Lally-Graves WEST CHESTER, PA
      • over 2 years ago

      Tell Obama that his re-election depends on his getting rid of the very people who encouraged and perpetuated the abuse: Summers, Bernanke, Geithner, Lewis Sacks, Mary Shapiro, Martin Feldstein, and Laura Tyson.

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    • carl mrozek LANCASTER, NY
      • over 2 years ago

      Freedom for all and Justice for all, including the Wall St. Gang. That they've not been prosecuted for high crimes and misdemeanors is a travesty of Justice. Late Supreme Court justice Brandeis said:

      "We can either have a great democracy in this country or we can have great wealth concentrated in the hands of a few, but we can't have both." The choice is ours. If we choose inaction, then we've chosen the latter.

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