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Thu Mar 28, 2013, 05:33 AM

Why Sherrod Brown Is Wall Street's Biggest Nightmare In Washington DC

Why Sherrod Brown Is Wall Street's Biggest Nightmare In Washington DC
Grace Wyler | Mar. 28, 2013, 4:45 AM

With the impending retirement of Sen. Tim Johnson (D-S.D.), a vacancy will open up at the top of the Senate Banking Committee and Wall Street lobbyists are terrified that one raspy-voiced man from Ohio will step in to fill the post.

Ohio Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown has kept a relatively low-profile since his election to the Senate in 2006. But behind-the-scenes, he has built up a reputation as biggest bank-buster in the Democratic Party, superseding even Massachusetts' Sen. Elizabeth Warren as the top bogeyman for financial industry lobbyists.

Since the passage of the Dodd-Frank financial reform bill, Brown has become the leading voice in the Senate calling for breaking up big banks, introducing legislation in the last Congress that would have ensured that no bank held more than 10 percent of total insured deposits and capped non-deposit liabilities at 2 percent of GDP.

In practice, that measure would have forced the six biggest banks Bank of America, JPMorgan Chase, Citigroup, Wells Fargo, Goldman Sachs, and Morgan Stanley to shrink significantly, effectively putting an end to financial institutions that are "Too Big To Fail."

More:
http://www.businessinsider.com/sherrod-brown-wall-street-big-banks-2013-3#ixzz2OpTtbqOK

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Thu Mar 28, 2013, 10:13 AM

1. He and Warren and Sanders should form a "Dem Wing" caucus

 

and battle the president on all of his DINO giveaways, appeasements, and party sell-outs. A grass roots effort like that could actually catch on, especially if MSNBC (our only media outlet) runs with it

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