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Bought and Paid For: The Unholy Alliance Between Barack Obama and Wall Street

3.68 of 5 stars 3.68  ·  rating details  ·  41 ratings  ·  8 reviews

A top reporter exposes the deep ties between the Obama administration and the big banks that are bankrupting our country.

As the recession continues, President Obama has chastised the "fat cats" who feast off government bailout money while unemployment remains high and smaller businesses struggle.

But according to Gasparino, Obama is faking his outrage, and his calls for

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Published October 5th 2010 by Tantor Media, Inc.
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Matt
Jan 24, 2011 Matt rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Everyone who believes the myth
Recommended to Matt by: Mom
Bush43's signing of the massive Wall Street bailouts was nothing surprising. After all, it is common knowledge that the Republicans are in bed with big business and Wall Street. Strangely, however, Obama continued the policy of Wall Street bailouts, as well as many other unpopular policies of the Bush administration. This book exposes the largely unnoticed friendship between Obama and Wall Street, one characterized by record breaking campaign contributions and an anything goes attitude from regu ...more
Joseph
Not so sure the relationship between Wall Street and Washington is "hidden" as the revolving door between financial companies and Washington is pretty well known. That said, readers can still be outraged at the different rules of the game between big business and consumers--savers punished by low interest rate, tax funded rescues of companies that went on to pay millions in bonuses to executives whose recklessness caused great harm to our economy, underwater home owners struggling to get loan mo ...more
Randy Daugherty
Though dry at times this was a good read, I enjoyed Charlie when he was a guest reporter on CNBC and always was impressed at his facts and informants.This gives an interesting insight into the quiet meetings between Barrack Obama then the junior senator from IL and the leaders of the financial community.
Later the newly elected President Obama facing a financial melt down called on these same people for advice on what went wrong and how to fix it.Even when calling them fat cats and calling for re
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Thomas Ray
Although the writer is a right-winger, he's right about Obama. Obama is no liberal. He's working for the moneyed interests of Wall Street.
Kevin
Charles Gasparino has written an frustatingly easy to understand and follow expose of how Obama formed an alliance with Wall Street to leverage their campaign contributions to win the presidency in 2008. Although he set them up as "whipping boys" publicly, bahind the scenes he continues to turn a blind eye to their excess and greed and how they are sucking the rest of us dry.
Michael Merwitz
i'm about half way thru, and it's tough going -- every time i pick it up to read more than a few pages, my blood pressure spikes and i want to punch someone in the face.
Chris
Interesting discussion of a highly unknown side of Obama's success. Informative, if not a little too long-winded.
Richard
Good stuff (the book, not the story told).
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