Thursday, July 2, 2009
It is no secret that the banks own the U.S. government. For example:
- Leading economist Dean Baker wrote today "Banks Own the US Government"
- The number two ranking Democrat in the Senate, Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL), said: "Frankly, banks own the place."
- Collin Peterson, Chairman of the Agriculture Committee, said: “The banks run the place ... I will tell you what the problem is — they give three times more money than the next biggest group. It’s huge the amount of money they put into politics.”