Second Powerful Congressman Says Banks Run Congress

Last month, the number two ranking Democrat in the Senate, Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL), said: “Frankly, banks own the place.”

Now, Collin Peterson, Chairman of the Agriculture Committee, is saying the same thing.

“The banks run the place,” Peterson told the New York Times in Monday’s editions. “I will tell you what the problem is — they give three times more money than the next biggest group. It’s huge the amount of money they put into politics.”

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