Financial Reform Newsletter: President Obama signing the historic financial reform law

Jay Owen Reforming Global Finance

On the eve of the 4th anniversary of President Obama signing the historic financial reform law, Better Markets released a national poll of likely 2014 voters to gauge their opinion of Wall Street, big banks and what leaders in Washington, D.C. are doing to protect them from another financial crash: What were the main takeaways?American voters still distrust Wall Street and big banks and strongly support tough financial regulation. The new survey was quickly covered in the media, including in the Los Angeles Times:Poll Finds 64% of voters believe stock market is rigged against them

 Again without transparency, oversight or accountability, the Department of Justice unilaterally cut yet another backroom settlement deal with a too-big-to-fail Wall Street bank, Citigroup: “The settlement announced today (July 14) shows again that the Department of Justice (DOJ) is not serious about punishing Wall Street or holding it accountable for its crimes in causing the worst financial crash since 1929 and the worst economy since the Great Depression of the 1930s,” said Better Markets’ President and CEO, Dennis Kelleher. During an interview that evening, PBS NewsHour anchor Judy Woodruff quoted Kelleher in a key question to a top official at DOJ behind the deal with Citigroup, Tony West: