kilativ (kilativ) wrote,

Коррупция в законе

`Ten years after the financial crisis brought the U.S. economy to its knees, about 30 percent of the lawmakers and 40 percent of the senior staff who crafted Congress’ response have gone to work for or on behalf of the financial industry, according to a Washington Post analysis. | The pattern, which applies about equally to both parties, is a stark illustration of how policymakers sought to profit from the financial sector after dealing with one of the worst financial episodes in U.S. history. | Critics of the revolving door say it helps explain why Congress — even as it deployed hundreds of billions of dollars to bail out Wall Street — didn’t take tougher steps to rein it in. | “Some folks that softened Congress’ crackdown on Wall Street shortly after went to work for the companies that benefited from the softening,” said former congressman Brad Miller (D-N.C.), who served on the House Financial Services Committee and now works for a law firm that represents whistleblowers. | Former lawmakers and staffers who went to work for Wall Street say they are taking part in a long tradition of entering the private sector after playing a role in significant legislation. | In 2010, Congress passed the Dodd-Frank financial oversight law that established new rules for Wall Street, including requiring banks to hold more capital in reserve and creating a new federal agency to protect consumers. | “We’ve resolved virtually all the major reforms that needed to be done to avoid a repeat of 2008 — they have already been done,” said Scott Olson, who started a financial services consulting and lobbying firm in Northern Virginia after serving as a top Democratic aide on the Financial Services Committee. (Olson said more needed to be done to reform Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.) | The debate over how the revolving door may have affected Congress’ response to the crisis echoes today as financial industry lobbyists and lawmakers work to soften Wall Street regulation.`
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Напоминает вот это:

Если коротко, то спустя 10 лет после финансового кризиса, одна ТРЕТЬ тогдашних депутатов (почти все, кто в отставке, учитывая, что некоторые заседают по 40 лет в Конгрессе) теперь работает на банки. Можете представить, в чьих интересах писались регуляции этих самых банков? Эти те же самые люди, что отвалили триллион баксов, треть из которых никто никогда не вернул - пошло на спасение государственных страховщиков, из которых заплатили банкам, и которые пели нам в уши: эти банки слишком велики, что бы обанкротиться! Как банкротить граждан - да пожалуйста, какой там социализм вы хотите? А банкам социализЬма пролной горстью.
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