Romney Fails and T-Paw Bails…to Work for Wall Street?

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By Jeff Waldorf



Yes it’s true, Tim Pawlenty, former candidate, VP hopeful, and one of the few people more uninteresting than Romney, has kicked himself off the Romney campaign. In a statement about him leaving the Romney campaign, Pawlenty said, “I am grateful to have had the opportunity to serve, but I am now moving on and committed to focusing fully on this new opportunity.”

I can’t actually recall anything Tim Pawlenty has done to serve. But of course he’s committed to focusing on how much money he can take from the banks in bribes.

According to opensecrets.org T-paw received $57,500 from top contributor Goldman Sachs, $37,250 from Wells Fargo, $31,715 from Morgan Stanley, and on and on.

This is a chart from Opensecrets.org showing how much money Tim Pawlenty got from the banks. So now that he’s fairly sure Romney is toast, he’s gotta pay the banks back somehow:

Goldman Sachs

$57,500

Moelis & Co

$47,000

Wells Fargo

$37,250

Capital Group Companies 

$32,500

Morgan Stanley

$31,715

Federated Insurance

$24,500

Poet LLC

$20,000

Xcel Energy

$18,750

TCW Group

$17,500

Bank of America

$15,250

Gores Group

$15,000

JPMorgan Chase & Co

$14,550

Sidley Austin LLP

$13,500

Northern Gas & Oil

$12,500

Hicks Holdings

$12,500

Vector Capital

$12,500

PVS Chemicals

$12,500

Apollo Management

$12,500

UBS AG

$12,250

Latham & Watkins

$11,000

What better way to do so than to be a CEO of the Financial Services Roundtable, a lobbying group for Wall Street? 

This Roundtables’s main objective is to repeal the already weakened Dodd-Frank financial reform legislation. It’s also important to note that the Financial Services Roundtable has played a role in making Dodd-Frank as weak as it is. Now they’re trying to go in for the kill.

This is just another example of the revolving door we have in government. The banks buy our politicians, put them in office, and if they win the banks get paid back with tax breaks and bailouts. If they lose, well, that’s okay, because they’ll become lobbyists and go grease the palms of other politicians. It’s win–win to to be wholly owned subsidiaries of Wall Street.. Especially when 93% of candidates who have more money in the House and 94% in the Senate end up winning their races. 

It’s also a win for Pawlenty who will make at least $1 million a year bribing our politicians.

I guess that makes him a hypocrite, as Pawlenty had often talked about how if he won the presidency that he would tell Wall Street: “Get your snout out of the trough.”

Did I mention he’s a hypocrite? 

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commented 2012-10-07 13:52:21 -0400 · Flag
big money job, and the election is not a factor
commented 2012-09-27 02:34:49 -0400 · Flag
Just posted this sit to facebook and no one cared………..CAN’T GIVE UP NOW!

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