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Americans for Financial Reform

Is the Senate Afraid of Ghosts?

Heather Booth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Heather Booth

How can these bankers justify awarding themselves bonuses that rival the budgets of some small countries? It's shocking, and more than a slap in the face to those millions of unemployed Americans.

Obama Is Right to Fight for Real Financial Reform: Let's Organize to Hold Big Banks Accountable

Heather Booth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Heather Booth

Last night in his State of the Union address, President Obama reinforced his ambitious agenda to fix the economy and enact financial reform, including...

God to Goldman Sachs: You're Not Doing 'God's Work,' Joins Call for Protest at DC Headquarters

Art Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Art Levine

Sources close to God reported Thursday that the Supreme Being was angered at recent comments by Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein that's he's just a banker "doing God's work."

Happy Holidays from America's Banks

Michael Winship | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Michael Winship

Never mind Barack Obama's Audacity of Hope. It's the audacity of the banks that takes your breath away.

Financial Reform Round 1: Obama, Progressives vs. Wall St., Centrist Dems

Art Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Art Levine

The financial industry has already found willing Democrats and Republicans on that key House financial committee willing to help water down key elements of financial reform proposals.

Barney Frank Says He Will Reconsider Derivatives Rules, Acknowledges 'There May Be A Problem'

boston.com | Michael Kranish | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON -- House Financial Services Committee chairman Barney Frank, under fire from some fellow Democrats and consumer groups for carving out what...

Pass Financial Regulatory Reform - Then Break Up the Big Wall Street Banks

Robert Creamer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Creamer

With no regard for history -- and here I mean the events of only 12 months ago -- the Republicans and Big Banks have the audacity to contend that the creation of jobs requires the lowest levels of regulation possible.

Shahien Nasiripour

Ed Yingling: Banking Industry's Top Defender Got It Wrong Over and Over Again

HuffingtonPost.com | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

As the American Bankers Association gathers for its annual convention in Chicago amid hundreds of protesters, and sets off to kill or at least defang ...

Too Big to Fail: Breaking Up These Big Boys Is an Essential Battle for Our Time

Mike Lux | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Mike Lux

With the possible exception of the health care fight, there is no more important battle for the future of our economy and democracy than breaking up these too-big-to-fail financial institutions.