The Bankers “Own” The U.S. Congress.

From the category of “Yea, no kidding” comes this gem over at Salon:

Sen. Dick Durbin, on a local Chicago radio station this week, blurted out an obvious truth about Congress that, despite being blindingly obvious, is rarely spoken: “And the banks “” hard to believe in a time when we’re facing a banking crisis that many of the banks created “” are still the most powerful lobby on Capitol Hill. And they frankly own the place.” The blunt acknowledgment that the same banks that caused the financial crisis “own” the U.S. Congress “” according to one of that institution’s most powerful members “” demonstrates just how extreme this institutional corruption is.

Did we really need someone from inside Congress to tell us that? It’s pretty obvious to those of us outside of Congress too…

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  1. Wow- that is pretty appalling that they would admit it straight out like that. Well, good to know that my bailout money will help them to continue to buy congressmen.