Perry: Wall Street and Washington “have been in bed together way too long”

November 4, 2011

Perry accused lawmakers of being too chummy with Wall Street at a town hall held yesterday in Johnston, Iowa. Asked what he would do to “to stop stupid CEOs of financial institutions from making bad decisions that cause them to fail,” Perry said there are already “plenty of regulations in place to do that.” What’s lacking, he claimed, is “a government that will actually institute the oversight.”  

“I happen to think Wall Street and Washington, D.C., have been in bed together way too long,” he said. “That’s one of the problems that we have in this country, is that there are people that have too much money invested that end up in Washington, D.C. One of the reasons that the establishment really doesn’t like me, and really doesn’t like my tax plan, is because they know that I’m going to show up in Washington, D.C., with a sledgehammer and they’re not going to like it.”

Watch the full clip here, via The Texas Tribune:

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Perry, you and the rest of your repuglican and dummycrat clowns have almost destroyed this once great nation. Occupy will set things straight, once again.

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