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Sat May 18, 2019, 10:50 PM

 

Why isn't Bernie/Liz's pet issue of "breaking up the big banks" discussed anymore?

Yes, it is 2019 and the Financial Collapse of 2008 is way behind us. Banks are financially healthy again.

In reality Dodd-Frank forces the banks to keep enormous amounts of capital to absorb losses.

But they never mention it anymore.
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Reply Why isn't Bernie/Liz's pet issue of "breaking up the big banks" discussed anymore? (Original post)
riverine May 2019 OP
saidsimplesimon May 2019 #1
Billsmile May 2019 #2
George II May 2019 #6
NurseJackie May 2019 #10
saidsimplesimon May 2019 #3
George II May 2019 #4
Nuggets May 2019 #5
welivetotreadonkings May 2019 #7
JI7 May 2019 #8
betsuni May 2019 #9

Response to riverine (Original post)

Sat May 18, 2019, 11:29 PM

1. Short answer,

 

The oxygen in a sealed political closet is limited? Nothing to see here, Biden from 2008...if you wanna find out what I speak of, just let your fingers do the walking. "They never mention it anymore."
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Response to riverine (Original post)

Sat May 18, 2019, 11:36 PM

2. Bernie's Issues Page

 

Here's a link to Sanders' 2020 platform regarding Wall Street reform.

It's the leading bullet point.

"Break up too-big-to-fail banks."


https://berniesanders.com/issues/real-wall-street-reform/
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Response to Billsmile (Reply #2)

Sun May 19, 2019, 12:13 AM

6. So what's the plan? That's just a wish list that every candidate has, but they have plans.

 

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Response to George II (Reply #6)

Sun May 19, 2019, 06:34 AM

10. No plan... just slogans... bumper-sticker politics.

 

No plan... just slogans... bumper-sticker politics. It's just that I have higher expectations. I want more from the candidate who earns my support.
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Response to riverine (Original post)

Sat May 18, 2019, 11:46 PM

3. "Nothing to see here." snark

 

"they never mention it anymore"..once bitten, twice shy..Barney Frank? who was he? I wax past my senior moment, adieu kind friends and those who are not.
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Response to riverine (Original post)

Sun May 19, 2019, 12:00 AM

4. Great question.

 

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Response to riverine (Original post)

Sun May 19, 2019, 12:10 AM

5. The GOP rolled back Dod-Frank provisions

 

May 24, 2018 · Republican lawmakers and the banking industry cheered a measure they said would help unshackle banks — and the economy — from regulatory burdens. ... The Dodd-Frank bill was a Democrat-led initiative that passed with the support of just three Republicans and it has been under constant attack from Republicans ever since.
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/22/business/congress-passes-dodd-frank-rollback-for-smaller-banks.html


https://www.cnbc.com/2018/05/24/trump-signs-bank-bill-rolling-back-some-dodd-frank-regulations.html


Banks may not be as healthy as we think.

That’s a great question. Seems like we’re headed down that path again.
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Response to riverine (Original post)

Sun May 19, 2019, 12:39 AM

7. I think Clinton's Goldman speeches prompted more of the Wall Street questioning in the media.

 

Not to mention Bernie's infamous NY Mag interview. But it's something both Sanders and Warren still discuss to some degree, they just haven't been asked about it.

Much of the policy conversation is in a whole other climate with a GOP administration, as the candidates need to focus more on undoing the horrors being unleashed upon us now rather than building on the successes of a previous Dem White House.

On top of that we've got 20+ other candidates so it's tricky to narrow in on everyone's proposals more thoroughly until candidates start dropping out.
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Response to riverine (Original post)

Sun May 19, 2019, 12:52 AM

8. Sanders was once asked about it and unable to explain exactly what he would do

 

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Response to riverine (Original post)

Sun May 19, 2019, 04:02 AM

9. I'm enjoying the respite from GOLDMAN SACHS/WALL ST./BIG BANKS hysteria every five minutes.

 

It has become one of the U.S.'s many problems as usual and not a juicy personal attack on a Democrat.
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