No More Wall Street Giveaways

By AFL-CIO

Every single challenge faced by working people can be traced back to the greed of powerful corporations and CEOs, which is why America’s leaders should be holding Wall Street accountable, not weakening consumer protections and opening the door to risky banking practices and predatory lending.

Working people call on our elected leaders to oppose legislation from Sen. Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) to roll back and eliminate sections of the 2010 Dodd–Frank Act. Congress should be building on that landmark law so working families and our communities can thrive.

The bill from Sen. Crapo to roll back or end some banking regulations is bipartisan corporate welfare, and working families will not stand for it.

Every single challenge working people face, from trade to wages to retirement security and infrastructure, has made Wall Street richer and Main Street poorer.  

Politicians who says they support working families should vote NO on this bad Crapo bill.

Congress should be tightening regulations on Wall Street, strengthening consumer protections and doing everything in its power to ensure Wall Street is the servant of Main Street, not the other way around.

The focus of America’s independent labor movement is always on creating a fair, equitable and good economy, so working people and our communities can enjoy broadly shared prosperity.  

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He Gets the Bucks, We Get All the Deadly Bangs

Sam Pizzigati

Sam Pizzigati Editor, Too Much online magazine

National Rifle Association chief Wayne LaPierre has had better weeks. First came the horrific early August slaughters in California, Texas, and Ohio that left dozens dead, murders that elevated public pressure on the NRA’s hardline against even the mildest of moves against gun violence. Then came revelations that LaPierre — whose labors on behalf of the nonprofit NRA have made him a millionaire many times over — last year planned to have his gun lobby group bankroll a 10,000-square-foot luxury manse near Dallas for his personal use. In response, LaPierre had his flacks charge that the NRA’s former ad agency had done the scheming to buy the mansion. The ad agency called that assertion “patently false” and related that LaPierre had sought the agency’s involvement in the scheme, a request the agency rejected. The mansion scandal, notes the Washington Post, comes as the NRA is already “contending with the fallout from allegations of lavish spending by top executives.”

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