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America Speaks, Will Wall Street and Washington Listen?

Posted by Larry Doyle on December 10, 2009 9:38 AM |

In terms of favorability ratings, Congress has almost always occupied the lowest rung on the ladder. Not that Congress is improving much, but Wall Street executives are currently viewed with the greatest disdain, as highlighted in a recent Bloomberg poll contained in the article, Bankers Lose to Congressmen Among Americans Furious Over Pay.  This article and accompanying poll are captivating in terms of capturing the pulse of the country across a wide array of issues.

Is America angry? You bet it is. America realizes that Wall Street ran roughshod over America with regulators either negligent or complicit in the process. Bloomberg offers:

Devin O’Leary, 41, a film critic from Albuquerque, New Mexico, welcomed tougher oversight. “They’ve had little control up to now and if you give a big corporation little control, they’re going to do everything they can get away with.”

Who will hold Wall Street and Washington accountable? America is speaking. Is anyone listening? Will America be heard?

This poll touches on a host of critically important topics including health care, the economy, Wall Street bonuses, President Obama, and more. America is pissed off, in general, and not optimistic about our future. Should we be surprised?

For those who would like to capture a sense of America’s anger, I strongly recommend reviewing the Bloomberg poll:


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