Bridge Project responds to Trump Administration again siding with Wall Street lobbyists over American consumers

This morning, the Trump Administration’s Treasury Department issued a paper echoing deceptive talking points regularly used by Wall Street lobbyists and the banking industry in attacking common-sense efforts by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) to protect Americans abused by big banks.  The CFPB is trying to the end the practice of “forced arbitration,” which denies millions of hardworking Americans access to their full legal rights after being defrauded.

American Bridge spokesperson Andrew Bates responded with the following statement:

“Nothing undermines ‘draining the swamp’ more than Donald Trump’s Treasury Department — run by a former Goldman Sachs executive — joining forces with Wall Street’s top lobbyists to fight the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s new effort to protect Americans from corrupt practices.  Just ask the 3.5 million Americans defrauded by Wells Fargo. Like Trump’s tax plan, this is about rigging the U.S. economy in favor of powerful interest groups and the wealthy against the American middle class. Trump is selling-out the […]

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NEW VIDEO: The Price is WRONG, Swamp Edition  

To highlight how much taxpayer money has been wasted by Donald Trump’s cabinet on private and military jets, Bridge Project is releasing a new web video, “Trump’s Swamp Battle Royale,” showing Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, EPA Director Scott Pruitt, and now-foremer Health & Human Services Sec. Tom Price competing to see who can spend the most government money on unnecessary private jets.

To watch the new video, click HERE.

“Donald Trump is exploiting the presidency to cut his own taxes – and lying about it – and his cabinet members have been practically racing each other to see who can waste the most taxpayer money using luxurious private jets for junkets around the country,” said American Bridge Communications Director Harrell Kirstein. “This video may make folks laugh, but there’s nothing funny about what the Trump Administration is doing with our tax dollars. This corrupt cabinet is pummeling taxpayers, and Trump […]

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