“It’s Our Money with Ellen Brown” – An Electoral Lock-Out of Political Challengers Helps Guarantee Wall Street Profits

The major political parties have effectively locked-out any serious democratic challengers to their control on creation of public policy. This week, Green Party candidate for CA Controller Laura Wells talks with Ellen Brown (herself a Green running for CA State Treasurer) about the increasingly difficult path required of challenger candidates to even get their voices heard. They discuss Governor Jerry Brown’s proposed constitutionally-mandated rainy fund that would guarantee the state’s commitment to pay Wall Street at the expense of its own needs, the subject of Ellen’s latest article (“Robbing Main Street to Prop Up Wall Street: Why Jerry Brown’s Rainy Day Fund Is a Bad Idea for California“)

On the Public Banking Report, co-host Walt McRee talks with Lauren Steiner about a new initiative underway in Los Angeles to create a public partnership bank even as a new report shows that the city pays significantly more to Wall Street for fees and interest than it does on its own needs – to the tune of over ¾ of a billion dollars!


4 Responses

  1. Hi Ellen, I have heard that you will be skyping into the Alameda Co. Green Party candidate forum this Sunday. Would you be able to do the same thing…or even come in person!…to a similar forum in San Francisco at Occupy Forum on May 26th from 6:30-9pm? I am ccing Ruthie who sets these events up. She and I put together this forum for Jill Stein last Sept. and Galye McLaughlin this past Jan. Both were well attended 150/80+ people respectively. Best of luck to our next state treasurer,

    Sandra “Ignore your rights & they’ll go away.”

    Date: Fri, 9 May 2014 18:23:10 +0000 To: revdecker@msn.com

  2. […] Ellen Brown The major political parties have effectively locked-out any serious democratic challengers to their […]

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