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Sense on Cents Endorses H.R. 3482: Restoring Main Street Investor Protection and Confidence Act

Posted by Larry Doyle on December 16th, 2013 10:10 AM |

A year ago, I strongly endorsed H.R. 757 to restore credibility to the Securities Investor Protection Act that had been decimated by the manner in which the Madoff trustee went about its business.

That act went into committee at year-end 2012 and died there, strangled by those legislators feeding at the financial industry’s trough. Fortunately, the forces behind 757 are not easily swayed and they are back with H.R. 3482, legislation entitled as “Restoring Main Street Investor Protection and Confidence Act.”

I welcome endorsing it. Why?  (more…)

HR 757: “We the People” for Real Investor Protection

Posted by Larry Doyle on July 31st, 2012 10:06 AM |

In the same spirit as that which inspired those who signed our Declaration of Independence, I welcome attaching my name to the following proclamation in support of HR 757 for real investor protection. What makes the proclamation highlighted below so special? It is truly a grass roots effort. As noted attorney Helen Davis Chaitmain asserted:

People are contributing money for these ads in order to educate the electorate that our representatives (and the SEC) have forgotten that they represent the people.  They have allowed Wall Street (“SIPC”) to renege on its statutory obligation to insure each brokerage account up to $500,000.  Why would any honest hard-working American vote for someone who doesn’t support this bill?”

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Sense on Cents Supports HR 757

Posted by Larry Doyle on July 31st, 2012 6:05 AM |

Earlier this year I came out in support of HR 757, legislation drafted and proposed by Rep. Scott Garrett (R-NJ), to address the sham perpetrated by the Securities Investor Protection Corporation (SIPC) upon innocent investors. As I wrote in support of HR 757 then,

Why are we discussing SIPC today? Recall that post Bernie Madoff, the SIPC fund was depleted. Recall also that for approximately 13 years those paying into SIPC were charged an annual premium of $150 in order to put the SIPC stamp of protection on their brokerage statements.

Did you just spill your coffee and think I must have mistyped that figure. I didn’t. I highlighted that ridiculous figure in November 2009.

$150 annual premium paid by each and every Wall Street brokerage house to put a stamp of investor protection on their statements. What type of insurance do you purchase for a $150 annual premium? Seriously.  (more…)






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