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Tuesday, March 19, 2013

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STAN SCHEINMAN

The history of the OCC bedding down with the Big Banks was epitomized by the disgraceful "legal opinion: declaring the this corrupt agency could sue states engaged in acting to protect consumers, claiming pre-emption

William Peirce

The O.C.C. is completely arrogant about being captured. I spoke with their press officer and quoted Senator Dodd, Chairman of the Senate Banking Committee, who said on television, "The O.C.C. does not appear to be enforcing consumer law."
The O.C.C. press officer laughed heartily and said: "We don't listen to him. We listen to the House Banking Committee." Snubbing a senator seems pretty arrogant. I told Dodd this and he pointed out to me that the banking lobby was number 2 after the NRA in power.
I spoke with Rep. Barney Frank. He didn't seem surprised. He pointed out that the House members have more specialized expertise than the senators.

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