Saturday, September 17, 2016

The Banksters Write The Campaign Checks And The Congressional Conservatives Dance To Their Tune


The Vice-Chair of the Financial Services Committee solicited $3,760,861 in bribes from the Financial Sector

For conservatives-- of either party-- who are in Congress to enrich themselves, there is no better committee assignment than House Financial Services. The committee that's supposed to exercise Wall Street and bankster oversight is, more than any other committee, a fount of bribery and corruption. Backbenchers no one has ever heard of-- take a freshman like Arkansas crook French Hill. He was CEO of a bank in Little Rock before taking office on Jan. 3, 2015. He wrangled an appointment to Financial Services Committee, has faithfully served Wall Street's interests, and has already been rewarded with $1,227,510 in legalistic bribes from the banksters. He's on the sensitive Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, where he and other crooked conservatives-- like subcommittee chairman Sean Duffy (R-WI), Patrick McHenry (R-NC), John Delaney (New Dem-MD), Bruce Poliquin (R-ME), Ann Wagner (R-MO), Scott Tipton (R-CO), Kyrsten Sinema (New Dem-AZ) and Juan Vargas (New Dem-CA) make sure there is no oversight at all and just rake in the "contributions" from the people they should be overseeing. The dozen biggest crooks on that subcommittee (this cycle alone):
Patrick McHenry (R-NC)- $1,219,575
Jeb Hensarling (R-TX)- $1,120,625
Kyrsten Sinema (New Dem-AZ)- $865,909
Sean Duffy (R-WI)- $823,909
Bruce Poliquin (R-ME)- $755,821
French Hill (R-AR)- $747,112
Ann Wagner (R-MO)- $664,400
John Delaney (New Dem-MD)- $504,600
Randy Hultgren (R-IL)- $477,300
Scott Tipton (R-CO)- $424,022
Mick Mulvaney (R-SC)- $395,300
Juan Vargas (New Dem-CA)- $377,499
Yep, this is the subcommittee, in the bowels of the House Financial Services Committee, that makes sure Wall Street has no effective oversight from the House at all.

Tuesday, though, the whole Financial Services Committee met to approve Chairman Hensarling's big wet kiss to his bankster donors, a major dismantling of much of Dodd-Frank that allows banks to avoid regulatory oversight. Hensarling also put in a provision to politicize and neuter the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, bane on Wall Street crooks and crooked congressional conservatives. Maxine Waters, the ranking Democrat on the committee mentioned that “At a time when we learn about Wells Fargo... thank you for bringing this bill forward so we can shine a light on exactly what you’re trying to do in dismantling Dodd-Frank... Democrats will not offer any amendments, and we move to dispense with this political theater."

The Democrats on the committee-- most of whom are corrupt, Wall Street-owned New Dems-- just laughed at the nonsensical bill and followed Waters' lead in declining to offer any amendments, knowing the Republicans intended to pass it on to the full House as is. The only Republican to vote NO was electorally vulnerable Bruce Poliquin (R-ME), normally a reliable sieve for Wall Street interests. Every Democrat-- even Kyrsten Sinema, Jim Himes and John Delaney, the 3 most corrupt New Dems on the committee-- voted NO. The full House is unlikely to take up the bill, which the Senate would just throw out anyway if it passed. One Republican staffer told me McCarthy won't bring it up before the election because it would just "make too many of our members look like tools of the banks." Here's a chart from that shows where the financial sector has put it's biggest bribes this cycle. These are the real "deplorables" ruining our country:

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