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Now is that illegal?
Goldman Sachs' (GS) ties to the Obama Administration are two fold. Financial contributions to Federal Government organizations and U.S. politicians of both parties is the first hand of Goldman Sachs ' business in the affairs of Washington D.C. The second hand is Goldman Sach's many former employees who hold, and have held rather telling positions in the government.
The facts that demonstrate Goldman Sachs is tied to the Obama administration are evident in the statistics of the watch dog group www.opensecrets.org.(4) At the top of the 2008 recipients list was Barak Obama followed by Hillary Clinton who jointly received over $1.4 million from Goldman Sachs. In the 2010 cycle, and as of record on 4/23/2010, Michael E. McMahon, a House of Representatives member is the top recipient of Goldman Sachs funds. McMahon is also a sponsor of the Derivative Trading Accountability and Disclosure Act (H.R. 3300).
Of the Obama administration's employee links to Goldman Sachs are 4 former Goldman Sachs payroll recipients. The 'World Socialist Website' reports these Obama administration representatives to all be affiliated with the U.S. Treasury or U.S. Economic affairs. Specifically, wsws.org lists these people as being Mark Patterson, Jeffery Reuben III, Neel Kashkari, and Diana Farrell. All these individuals were instrumental in the financial decision making surrounding the federal bailout of Wall Street firms of which Goldman Sachs was a major recipient.(5)
The ties between Goldman Sachs (GS) and the U.S. Federal Government aren't really a new thing, as the relationship goes back several administrations. The ties between Goldman Sachs and the Obama administration isn't a one way one either. Former Government officials can also work for Goldman Sachs. One such example being Gregory Craig, former Obama White House Council according to Greg Gordon of McLatchy newspapers. This lawyer has allegedly been hired by Goldman Sachs to assist with the charges held against it by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).
Of previous administrations' links to Goldman Sachs is Henry Paulson, who has not been linked to the hedge fund the SEC claims is fraudulent, and is the former U.S. Secretary of the Treasury as well as former executive of Goldman Sachs...
Not when your close friends/associates/former colleagues are making the rules.
Originally posted by mythatsabigprobe
Originally posted by bigfatfurrytexan
And there are still those who will defend Obama, and his minions.
Yes, we're still here. Probably because it was the republicans that gave Goldman Sachs the $10 Billion TARP Bailout and another $13 Billion by the backdoor through AIG. Not Obama. Not even close.
You deliberately ignored the question and attributed it to something else.
Please, don't do that, it's rather rude.
would it be illegal for ME to use said program in the manner that GS used it?
I just want to leave out the political BS and get a straight answer
Don't get me wrong, I might be on your side about this