Former Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley (D) declared to “the bullies of Wall Street,” “the presidency is not a crown to be passed back and forth by you between two royal families” during his campaign announcement on Saturday.
O’Malley said, “We must put American first and we cannot and will not rebuild the American Dream here at home though by catering to the voices of the privileged and the powerful. Let’s be honest, they were the ones who turned our economy upside down in the first place. And they are the only ones who are benefiting from that. We need to prosecute cheats, we need to reinstate Glass–Steagall, and if a bank is too big to fail without wrecking our nation’s economy, then we need to break it up before it breaks us again.”
He continued, “True story. Goldman Sachs, Goldman Sachs is one of the biggest repeat investment banks in America. Recently, the CEO of Goldman Sachs let his employees know that he’d be just fine with either Bush or Clinton. I bet he would. Well, I’ve got news for the bullies of Wall Street, the presidency is not a crown to be passed back and forth by you between two royal families. It is a sacred trust, to be earned from the American people, and exercised on behalf of the people of these United States.”
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