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Illinois Taxpayers Demand that Wall Street Pays Their Fair Share

George Goehl | Posted 07.13.2011 | Business
George Goehl

In the face of Illinois' $6 billion budget deficit, the state says there is no alternative but to continue to cut public services. Meanwhile, Wall Street and big banks are foreclosing on hundreds of thousands of Illinois families and neglecting to pay their fair share.

Round Two: Banks Need to Rebuild What They Broke

George Goehl | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
George Goehl

Moving forward we need more lending activities to be covered by our community reinvestment laws. Here are three ways our community reinvestment regulations need to be modernized.

Wall Street to Protestors: Get a Job! (PHOTOS: Bankers React to Thursday's March)

Michael Gould-Wartofsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Michael Gould-Wartofsky

Yesterday Wall Street, for perhaps the first time, answered directly to the people, as more than ten thousand union members and community members took the streets in the heart of New York's Financial District.

Showdown in Senate Meets Showdown in Streets

George Goehl | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
George Goehl

Today, thousands of Americans -- workers and small business owners, students and retirees, clergy and veterans, are forcing a Showdown on Wall Street, marching directly to the scene of the crime.

Ms. Wegner Takes On Wall Street

Sally Kohn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sally Kohn

An 81-year-old widow from Des Moines, Iowa, Ferol Wegner wasn't the type of person who would normally go to a protest against the banking industry. B...

Not a Time to Compromise

George Goehl | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
George Goehl

So, a Showdown in the Senate is officially on. The question is, who's winning? Yesterday Republicans succeeded in blocking a vote to begin debate on a...

Video: How Else to Spend Goldman's $5.5 Billion in Bonuses

Sally Kohn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sally Kohn

What else could we do with $5.5 billion in bonuses Goldman Sachs is giving its employees for the first three months of 2010? You'd think that after r...

Coddling Capitalism

Sally Kohn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sally Kohn

As Americans, we buy a lot of crap, but we've finally stopped buying the lie that capitalism in its current form works in our collective best interest.

Massachusetts Voters Take Over Sen. Scott Brown's Office

Sally Kohn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sally Kohn

A hundred-plus everyday folks from Massachusetts paid a visit to their newly-elected Senator to ask him to live up to his "big tent" promises.

This is What Democracy Looks Like

George Goehl | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
George Goehl

Today, thousands of everyday people came to Washington DC for a Shutdown of K Street. The message was simple: Reclaim our democracy and hold Wall Str...

Wall Street to K Street to Capitol Hill - One Big Revolving Door

George Goehl | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
George Goehl

Big bank CEOs make their most lucrative moves not from their offices on Wall Street but from their DC addresses on K Street and Capitol Hill. A new...