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Blog Post
7/24/2012
By Carmen Balber
Marchers shut down the streets on five different routes through the heart of downtown DC, and I lent Consumer Watchdog's voice in support of the Robin Hood Tax and the Fight to End AIDS. The marchers wove a story through downtown DC, stopping in front of lobby shops to call out the worst Wall Street and corporate offenders and demanding a...
Blog Post
7/20/2012
By Carmen Balber
Robin Hood stole from the rich and gave to the poor. But since speculation by the big banks stole trillions in wealth from average Americans and devastated the world economy, I'd call a small tax on financial transactions more like taking our own money back. That’s why I’ll be marching with tens of thousands of people in DC...
Blog Post
1/5/2012
By Carmen Balber
I'm starting to recognize that guy behind the podium. President Obama took a strong stand for consumers not once, but twice, yesterday, first when he did an endrun around Wall Street (and Senate) obstructionists to finalize the appointment of his nominee to head the new financial consumer watchdog agency, and again when his Dept. of Health...
Blog Post
1/4/2012
By Carmen Balber
President Obama shut down the Wall Street lobby today with a recess appointment of Richard Cordray to head his new consumer financial watchdog agency. Wall Street's lackeys in Congress, spearheaded by nearly every Republican Senator, spent the last year and a half trying to block the agency from doing its job to protect consumers from the...
Blog Post
10/31/2011
By Moira Dhaliwal
On November 3rd, you can help give Main Street a mission. March on the Treasury Department in Washington DC to demand that Wall Street, which received a $4.7 trillion dollar bailout, pay America back. U.S. corporations recorded all-time high profits of 1.68 trillion at the end of 2010.  At a time when public programs are on the...
Blog Post
10/27/2011
By Carmen Balber
Today, Consumer Watchdog joined the AFL-CIO, Americans for Financial Reform, Citizens Trade Campaign, Public Citizen, and U.S. Public Interest Research Group (PIRG) in releasing a letter to U.S. Ambassador to the World Trade Organization (WTO) Michael Punke calling for a review of WTO rules to ensure that countries have sufficient policy space...
Blog Post
10/6/2011
By Jamie Court
Occupy Wall Street has now drawn the attention of the labor movement, political cognoscente and the White House.  It’s an authentic movement, born of genuine financial distress and betrayal, which is why it is resonating with Americans and is sparking protests in cities across America. But can Zuccotti Park, the occupiers’...
Blog Post
7/23/2011
By Carmen Balber
10 Days to Default? Washington has been consumed by debt negotiations that escalated again last night when House Speaker Boehner walked out of discussions with the President. The two-fold debate is one half inconceivable -- will House Republicans cling so stubbornly to their anti-tax rhetoric they they remain willfully blind to the consequences...
Blog Post
4/21/2011
By Carmen Balber
It took nearly two years after the nation’s economic meltdown for Congress to finally pass a law reining in some of the most reckless Wall Street practices that caused the crisis. The financial reform law created a strong new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, required transparency and accountability in derivatives trading, and set new...
News Release
9/21/2010
CONTACT CONTACT: Jamie Court, (310) 392-0075, or (310) 874-9989
Call To Get The Change We Voted For And Focus Anger On Corporate Abuses New York, NY – Consumer Watchdog and Jamie Court, author of The Progressive’s Guide to Raising Hell (Chelsea Green Publishing – September 15), are now airing a JumboTron advertisement in the largest public square in America. The ad questions whether the Tea...