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Comment by Anonymous
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Red perhaps this is a story you will find more to your taste from the Dummies Underground Wall Street, known variously as a barren wasteland for diver sity or the last plantation in America, has defied courts and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) for decades in its failure to hire blacks as stockbrokers. Now it’s marshal ling its money machine to elect a black man to the highest office in the land. Why isn’t the press curious about this? Walk into any of the largest Wall Street brokerage firms today and you’ll see a self-portrait of upper management rac ism and sexism: women sitting at secre tarial desks outside fancy offices occupied by predominantly white males. According to the EEOC as well as the recent racial discrimination class actions filed against UBS and Merrill Lynch, blacks make up between 1 per cent to 3.5 per cent of stockbrokers - and this after 30 years of litigation, settlements and empty prom ises to do better by the largest Wall Street firms. The first clue to an entrenched white male bastion seeking a black male occupant in the oval office (having placed only five blacks in the U.S. Senate in the last two centuries) appeared this month on a chart at the Center for Responsive Politics website. It was a list of the 20 top con­tributors to the Barack Obama campaign, and it looked like one of those compre hension tests where you match up things that go together and eliminate those that don’t. Of the 20 top contributors, I elimi nated six that didn’t compute. I was now looking at a sight only slightly less fright ening to democracy than a Diebold vot ing machine. It was a Wall Street cartel of financial firms, their registered lobbyists, ! and go-to law firms that have a death grip on our federal government. Why is the “yes, we can” candidate in bed with this cartel? How can we, the people, make change if Obama’s money backers block our ability to be heard? Seven of the Obama campaign’s top 14 donors consist of officers and em ployees of the same Wall Street firms charged time and again with looting the public and newly implicated in originat ing and/or bundling fraudulently made mortgages. These latest frauds have left thousands of children in some of our largest minority communities coming home from school to see eviction notices and foreclosure signs nailed to their front doors. Those scars will last a lifetime. These seven Wall Street firms are (in order of money given): Goldman Sachs, UBS AG, Lehman Brothers, JP Morgan Chase, Citigroup, Morgan Stanley and Credit Suisse. There is also a large hedge fund, Citadel Investment Group, which is a major source of fee income to Wall Street. There are five large corporate law firms that are also registered lobbyists; and one is a corporate law firm that is no longer a registered lobbyist but does legal work for Wall Street. The cumula tive total of these 14 contributors through February 1, 2008, was $2,872,128, and we’re still in the primary season. But hasn’t Senator Obama repeatedly told us in ads and speeches and debates that he wasn’t taking money from reg istered lobbyists? Hasn’t the press given him a free pass on this statement? more...

Comment by Lola Flores
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 The FDIC is broke anyway so who cares?  This is like giving an unsecured loan to someone who's homeless, unemployed and living in a cardboard box.  The entire system is broke from top to bottom from the inside out...and yeah, yeah, yeah, of course, it's all Obama's fault

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