Americans for Financial Reform and Bold Nebraska issued the following statement regarding Senator Johanns’ silence on if he will block the vote to hold Wall Street accountable for playing tricks with taxpayers’ hard-earned money.
Senator Johanns has yet to make public if he will vote for cloture on Wall Street Reform. Senator Nelson announced this morning he will vote for cloture.
We have a plain and simple question for Senator Johanns—will you vote for the bill that prevents a Wall Street takeover of government?
By not allowing a vote on Wall Street Reform, Senator Johanns is voting against democracy. By not allowing a vote on Wall Street Reform, Senator Johanns is voting to protect big banks. By not allowing a vote on Wall Street Reform, Senator Johanns thinks our hard-earned money should continue to be gambled with by big banks and that Wall Street lobbyists should have free reign over our government.
Nebraskans deserve and want an answer.
We are extremely disappointed that nearly two years after the financial crisis began, Senator Johanns still refuses to hold those responsible accountable for their actions, which cost this country 8 million jobs and led to taxpayer-funded bailout.
The Senate Wall Street Reform bill ensures transparency and heads off the kinds of dirty, double-dealings we have seen from the likes of Goldman Sachs.
By refusing to vote on this legislation, Senator Johanns is showing Nebraskans one thing—he wants to protect Wall Street’s takeover of our government.