Trump weighs breaking up Wall Street banks

U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during an interview in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Monday, May 1, 2017.

https://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2017-05-01/trump-says-he-s-considering-moves-to-break-up-wall-street-banks

President Donald Trump said he’s actively considering a breakup of giant Wall Street banks, giving a push to efforts to revive a Depression-era law separating consumer and investment banking.

“I’m looking at that right now,” Trump said of breaking up banks in a 30-minute Oval Office interview with Bloomberg News. “There’s some people that want to go back to the old system, right? So we’re going to look at that.”

Trump also said he’s open to increasing the U.S. gas tax to fund infrastructure development, in a further sign that policies unpopular with the Republican establishment are under consideration in the White House. He described higher gas taxes as acceptable to truckers — “I have one friend who’s a big trucker,” he said — as long as the proceeds are dedicated to improving U.S. highways.

During the presidential campaign, Trump called for a “21st century” version of the 1933 Glass-Steagall law that required the separation of consumer and investment banking. The 2016 Republican Party platform also backed restoring the legal barrier, which was repealed in 1999 under a financial deregulation signed by then-President Bill Clinton.

A handful of lawmakers blame the repeal for contributing to the 2008 financial crisis, an argument that Wall Street flatly rejects. Trump couldn’t unilaterally restore the law; Congress would have to pass a new version.

Trump officials, including Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and National Economic Council Director Gary Cohn, have offered support for bringing back some version of Glass-Steagall, though they’ve offered scant details on an updated approach. Both Mnuchin and Cohn are former bankers who worked for Goldman Sachs Group Inc.

Wall Street has repeatedly shrugged off politicians’ calls for bank breakups in recent years.

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i got $20 says he doesnt..unless they are a zombie bank and need to offload more “bad bank debt”..

“I’m looking at that right now,” Trump said”

right…

401

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~ by seeker401 on May 4, 2017.

5 Responses to “Trump weighs breaking up Wall Street banks”

  1. i raise your $20 for $2K .. that he ain’t
    & . . .

  2. i think we know where all da trillion$ went..

    old vid

  3. Yeah right.
    Its a tui ad right?
    The bankers will break up banks sure “establishment trump.”
    When pigs fly.

  4. Reblogged this on World Peace Forum.

  5. Trump is not going to withdraw from Afghanistan

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