Robert Rubin Mouthing Off: The Turd That Won’t Go Away

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Robert Rubin is like that turd that just won’t flush away. You know, no matter how many time you keep pressing the lever, it sticks around. That’s Robert Rubin. And here he is again, swirling around the toilet bowl of corrupt politics, of financial elite arrogance, mouthing off when, in a just world, he’d either be in jail, without a job or, at least, irrelevant.

Restoring Glass Steagall

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The bankers and other elites who were behind the global financial crisis are still out there making a whole lot of money — so the system has not really changed much. The message has been: hey, screw millions of people, no problem, go right ahead and keep your jobs. But, a smidgen more of this might help.

Rise of Another Corporate Mouthpiece to Destroy The Middle Class

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Yet another installment in the decades-long white flag of surrender to the corporate elite took place in a relatively unnoticed vote — what, with the more important, front-page, relentless coverage of the passing of what’s-his-name Gandolfini. The country has a new trade representative…well, that’s not really accurate — Citibank has a new trade representative.

Bob Rubin Dodges Another Bullet, His Reign Continues

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Citibank’s decision to settle a huge lawsuit over misrepresentations it made to investors is yet another moment to consider how people who contributed to the financial crisis just skate free and clear. Such is the good fortune of Robert Rubin — unscathed, rich and, hard to believe, still listened to.

The False Prophets From the “Center” Elite

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It is a waste of time to jump up and down and scream about the ludicrous nature of the Republicans “ideas” about the economy, and, specifically, the proposal put forth by John Boehner regarding the phony debt and deficit “crisis”. These people are nuts and, worse, they either lie or are ignorant about the facts when it comes to the economy. So, it’s more important, in my humble opinion, to ponder the proposals floated out there by people who claim to be representing the “left” or “center” and, even more astonishing, “the last good economy”.

Robert Rubin Is Lying

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   Yesterday, Robert Rubin testified before the commission investigating the financial crisis: But Robert E. Rubin, the former Treasury secretary, faced withering questions from the panel, the Financial Crisis Inquiry …