03/30/2010 - Americans are angry at Wall Street, holding the big banks responsible for the recession and demanding action on financial reform to forestall more job loss. For most Americans, financial reform is about jobs.
In a poll we recently conducted for the Pew Financial Reform Project, together with our Republican colleagues at Ayres, McHenry & Associates (though I take sole responsibility for the conclusions here), a 41 percent plurality blame big Wall Street banks and other companies for the recession — even more than the 37 percent who place primary responsibility on bad decisions by the government.
Read the entire op-ed On to Financial Reform on The Hill Web site.
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