Michael Greenberger: Setting The Stage For The Next Wall Street Crisis

Michael Greenberger has long been one of my favorite commenters on regulation, and in particular on futures price manipulation.

Within the context of the uphill battle against the status quo, Gary Gensler and Bart Chilton may have looked 'good' as regulators, but all in all they looked better only by comparison with some very horrible alternatives. Chilton, as you may recall, did not waste much time going through the revolving door to put on the feedbag from the HFT crowd.

I think that as Greenberger points out, once we were able to see Obama's early financial appointments, we knew that we had been had, once again.  Despite his soaring rhetoric for change, he was a loyal member of the Wall Street wing.

Obama and the Wall Street wing of the Democratic party, founded by the Clintons, is a brand, cobbled together and groomed for office by the moneyed interests, designed to misdirect and diffuse the angry reaction for reform by the people in the aftermath of the financial crisis. And it was a job well done.

No matter what she says, no matter what promises she may make, no matter what identity branding they may choose to spin for her, Hillary also is a product of Wall Street money. The only major difference between the parties now is that the Republicans sold out wholesale to the moneyed interests, whereas the Dems have been doing it one despicable betrayal at a time.

Financial reform comes with political campaign money reform. The two are inseparable.

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