It’s a wet, rainy day in Washington D.C. Enough to soak anyone who stands outside long enough. But it wasn’t enough to put out the fiery anger of hundreds of activists who took to the streets of the capitol today, to deliver a message to Wall Street’s K Street lobbyists: Stop standing in the way of financial reform, and start taking responsibility for your failure.
The "Main Street lobbyists," as AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Liz Schuler dubbed them, crowded Franklin Square in numbers greater than the Wall Street lobbyists who are the focus of the new Campaign for America’s Future report "Big Bank Takover: How Too-Big-Too-Fail’s Army of Lobbyists Has Captured Washington." The report’s findings include: