Why it mat­ters

Daily Local News (West Chester, PA) - - BUSINESS -

Eight years on, the econ­omy’s re­cov­ery from the havoc brought by the fi­nan­cial cri­sis has been halt­ing and slow.

And pop­u­lar re­sent­ment still smol­ders over the multi­bil­lion-dol­lar bailout by U.S. tax­pay­ers of Wall Street mega-banks and fi­nan­cial firms in the cri­sis. It gave a big lift to San­ders’ up­start cam­paign. It also cre­ated some heart­burn for Clin­ton be­cause of her fi­nan­cial con­nec­tions. She and hus­band Bill have col­lected tens of mil­lions of dol­lars in speak­ing fees from Wall Street banks, in­sur­ance com­pa­nies and other fi­nan­cial firms. Over her 15-year po­lit­i­cal ca­reer, she’s re­ceived tens of mil­lions in cam­paign do­na­tions from peo­ple in the fi­nance, in­sur­ance and real es­tate in­dus­tries.

Be­yond their stake as tax­pay­ers, Amer­i­can con­sumers have an in­ter­est in the fi­nan­cial reg­u­la­tions that came in af­ter the

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