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Sun Apr 3, 2016, 04:33 PM

Bernie: Multinational CEOs won't like me, & Wall St even less!



DAVID MUIR: Senator Sanders, ... How big a role does corporate America play in a healthy economy, and will corporate America love a President Sanders?

SEN. BERNIE SANDERS: No, I think they won’t. So Hillary and I have a difference. The CEOs of large multinationals may like Hillary. They ain’t going to like me, and Wall Street is going to like me even less. And the reason for that is we’ve got to deal with the elephant in the room, which is the greed, recklessness and illegal behavior on Wall Street. When you have six financial institutions in this country that issue two-thirds of the credit cards and one-third of the mortgages, when three out of four of them are larger today than when we bailed them out because they are too big to fail, we have got to re-establish Glass-Steagall. We have got to break the large financial institutions up. So I don’t think—having said that, I don’t think I’m going to get a whole lot of campaign contributions from Wall Street. I don’t have a super PAC. I don’t want campaign contributions from corporate America.

And let me be clear: While there are some great corporations creating jobs and trying to do the right thing, in my view—and I say this very seriously—the greed of the billionaire class, the greed of Wall Street is destroying this economy and is destroying the lives of millions of Americans. We need an economy that works for the middle class, not just a handful of billionaires. And I will fight and lead to make that happen.
http://www.democracynow.org/2015/12/21/bernie_sanders_on_challenging_wall_street

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TheDormouse Apr 2016 OP
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TheDormouse Apr 2016 #3
JaneyVee Apr 2016 #2
Odin2005 Apr 2016 #4
TheDormouse Apr 2016 #5

Response to TheDormouse (Original post)

Sun Apr 3, 2016, 05:17 PM

1. An echo of a famous FDR quote...

(Speaking about the business and financial interests lined up against him): "They are unanimous in their hate for me — and I welcome their hatred."

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Response to Wednesdays (Reply #1)

Sun Apr 3, 2016, 07:09 PM

3. cool!

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Response to TheDormouse (Original post)

Sun Apr 3, 2016, 05:29 PM

2. Bernie will tank the economy.

 

You want them to pay fair share in taxes? Fine, lets do it. But you cannot dictate how private companies operate and you can't force them how to spend their money. Like, you cant call them greedy and reckless without them responding greedy and reckless. Lets try some unity.

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Response to JaneyVee (Reply #2)

Sun Apr 3, 2016, 08:08 PM

4. Right-wing garbage.

Free Republic is that way.

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Response to TheDormouse (Original post)

Tue Apr 5, 2016, 12:19 PM

5. the debate in Brooklyn needs to be about Wall St

and how the financial markets can help lift up all Americans, not just the privileged few.

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