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    Not news to most people but it's news that someone in power finally said it:
    Top Senate Democrat: bankers "own" the U.S. Congress - Glenn Greenwald - Salon.com

    One example:
    A meaty read...
    Top Senate Democrat: bankers "own" the U.S. Congress - Glenn Greenwald - Salon.com

    Sen Bayh says:
    Dick Durbin: Banks "Frankly Own The Place"
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    Lobbyists, of all forms, are the big problem, not just lobbyists for banks.

    This government does not act for the people. It acts for those who pay up through lobbyists, and so works for those with money, whether it be weapons companies, banks, pharma companies, or AIPAC.
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    AGREED!


    Its funny how corporate interests pervert the constitution's right to petition the government as lobbiests.

    I think its time we end corporations, and special interests using the constitution to act like americans.

    Companies are NOT people, and thus not protected under the constitution.





    while we are at it, we need term limits for congress, and a nationaly funded election cycle that lasts 1 month long. thus elimination the need for congress to be thinking about re-election and how they will fund it.
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    Of course but what's a bit different here is that Team Obama happens to be full of bankers, in fact one could say the amount of bankers and Wall Streeters in this administration is almost unprecedented.

    This fact makes these Senators' claims all the more pertinent.
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