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''Wealth Management'' Shall be Buy-Partisan (Original Post) Octafish Jul 2015 OP
If you want to know why the rich keep getting richer... Octafish Aug 2015 #1
K&R JEB Aug 2015 #2
Deregulation led to rip off of Savings & Loans in 1988, dry run for Banks in 2008. Octafish Aug 2015 #3


(55,745 posts)
1. If you want to know why the rich keep getting richer...
Sat Aug 1, 2015, 01:02 PM
Aug 2015

Visit UBS and see with your own eyes:


Or, read and think:

Clinton and Gramm: Crony Capitalism’s Power Couple

Former senator Phil Gramm helped pass laws that let the banks go wild, yet he’s stayed silent on UBS’s crimes.

By Robert Scheer
The Nation, Dec. 21, 2012


As The Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday: “US, U.K. and Swiss authorities alleged a vast conspiracy led by UBS AG to rig interest rates tied to trillions of dollars in loans and other financial products, indicating the practice was far more pervasive than previously known.” But what did Gramm know about this criminal behavior at a bank he helped govern, and when did he know it?

In a deal brokered with the criminal division of the US Justice Department, UBS was also fined $1.5 billion in the massive Libor interest-rate-fixing scam that evidenced a pattern of deep corruption across a score of top banks. But Gramm, the man most responsible for the repeal in 1999 of sixty years of sensible banking regulation that enabled the financial industry to run wild, has not responded to a single question from the mainstream media concerning UBS’ criminal behavior. I assume he has been queried, given his important prior contribution to the sorry state of banking.

When Gramm was still at the bank, his bio page on the UBS website paid tribute to his prior achievements in government: “As chairman of the Banking Committee, Senator Gramm steered through legislation modernizing the nation’s banking, insurance and securities laws.”

That “modernization” in 2000 made legal the mergers that created the too-big-to-fail banks that had to be bailed out by taxpayers, as well as insuring that the burgeoning markets in toxic derivatives and credit default swaps were summarily freed from all government regulation. Bill Clinton signed off on the new laws, and his successor, George W. Bush, enthusiastically enforced them.

How fitting then to find the two presidents united again on several occasions documented on the UBS website participating in bank-sponsored panels on “Revitalizing America.” Clinton’s foundation has partnered with UBS in mentoring small businesses in poorer communities, the very communities hit hardest by the banking shenanigans of the past decade. Ever the optimist, Clinton promised that “Our partnership with UBS Wealth Management Americas will give these businesses essential new opportunities to expand and to make a positive difference in underserved communities.” With friends like these…



DUers! Do what real journalists do: Don't avert your eyes...Plagiarize.


(55,745 posts)
3. Deregulation led to rip off of Savings & Loans in 1988, dry run for Banks in 2008.
Sat Aug 1, 2015, 08:11 PM
Aug 2015

DU Feb. 25, 2008:

Know your BFEE: They Looted Your Nation’s S&Ls for Power and Profit

Pete Brewton's book, “The Mafia, CIA & George Bush,” is a must-own for those interested in the workings of the Bush Organized Crime Family. Written by a former Houston Post reporter, the book documents, literally, the way the Mafia, the CIA and those connected and related to George Poppy Bush -- and to the late Lloyd Bentsen -- looted more than 1,000 of the nation’s Savings and Loans institutions — and pretty much got away with it, scot-free.

DU Sept. 21, 2008:

Know your BFEE: Phil Gramm, the Meyer Lansky of the War Party, Set-Up the Biggest Bank Heist Ever.

And to wonder why we're on the side that wants to see the Banksters, Traitors and War Criminals investigated, prosecuted and incarcerated for the rest of their natural days, JEB?

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