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"Congress doesn't regulate Wall Street. Wall Street regulates Congress." - Bernie Sanders

"Children and dogs are as necessary to the welfare of the country as Wall Street and the railroads." - Harry S Truman

"Wall Street is stronger than ever." - Cornel West

"Occupy Wall Street is a real movement." - Russ Feingold

"Panic in Wall Street, brokers feeling melancholy." - Scott Joplin

"If Wall Street crashes, does Main Street follow? Not necessarily." - Ben Bernanke

"Wall Street is in trouble because Main Street is broke." - Peter Schiff

"On Wall Street, there is no "Wall Street"; there are individuals." - Jamie Dimon

"We should be worrying about Wall Street - run health care." - Wendell Potter

"Wall Street. - The abode of the Brokers and the Broke." - Carolyn Wells

"When we talk about power, we talk about Wall Street." - Bernie Sanders

"End perverse incentives that reward Wall Street speculators." - Ralph Nader

"I'm not in Wall Street for my health." - J P Morgan

"History repeats itself all the time on Wall Street." - Edwin Lefevre

""What's the latest dope on Wall Street?" "My son!"" - Henny Youngman

"There are a lot of ethical firms on Wall Street." - John J Mack

"It's a very enclosed world on Wall Street." - Leslie Cockburn

"Wall Street people learn nothing and forget everything." - Benjamin Graham

"I have watched Occupy Wall Street mostly from the sidelines." - Jami Attenberg

"The history of Wall Street is inseparable from New York." - Ron Chernow

"I believe Wall Street needs serious ongoing regulation." - Andrew Cuomo

"People are rightfully upset about Wall Street abuses and excess." - Andrew Cuomo

"In 'Wall Street,' Charlie Sheen carried that movie." - Michael Douglas

"Wall Street excesses helped lead to the Great Recession." - Chuck Schumer

"Wall Street has too much wealth and political power." - Charlie Munger

"Do you have any idea how cheap stocks are? Wall Street is now being called Wall Mart Street" - Jay Leno

"I'm not going to let Wall Street get away with murder. Wall Street has caused tremendous problems for us." - Donald Trump

"Im not averse to helping Wall Street when it helps Main Street." - Ben Nelson

"I'm not averse to helping Wall Street when it helps Main Street." - Ben Nelson

"People who are tired of K Street corruption and Wall Street greed are ready for Main Street Values." - Mike Huckabee

"All roads lead to Wall Street, but we feel the effects of Wall Street on every street corner. Certainly in Syracuse, N.Y., where I live." - Dana Spiotta

"I've never been on Wall Street. And I care about Wall Street for one reason and one reason only because what happens on Wall Street matters to Main Street." - Ben Bernanke

"We ought to say, "Occupy Wall Street, not Iraq," "Occupy Wall Street, not Afghanistan," "Occupy Wall Street, not Palestine." The two need to be put together. Otherwise people might not read the signs." - Arundhati Roy

"You can't manage Wall Street. Wall Street has its own viewpoints on everything. I have always believed, if you manage your business correctly, Wall Street will take care of itself." - Ross Levinsohn

"Wall Street never changes, the pockets change, the suckers change, the stocks change, but Wall Street never changes, because human nature never changes." - Jesse Lauriston Livermore

"Change the way we fund campaigns. Until we do, Wall Street will always be able to blackmail the Dems and GOP to giving them what Wall Street wants." - Lawrence Lessig

"Who passed Wall Street deregulation that enabled the meltdown of Wall Street and the disappearance of nine million jobs, the theft of 5 million homes?" - Jill Stein

"I think any time you couple the term "Wall Street" with "bailout" or something like that, you know - I don't like what's going on in Wall Street." - Warren Buffett

"Conservative evangelicals don't want government support for our faith, because we believe God created all consciences free and a state-coerced act of worship isn't acceptable to God. Moreover, we believe the gospel isn't in need of state endorsement or assistance. Wall Street may need government bailouts but the Damascus Road never does." - Russell D. Moore

"In Wall Street, the only thing that's hard to explain is next week." - Louis Rukeyser

"Wall Street is one big turf war. By benefiting one person you are disadvantaging another person." - Bernard Madoff

"I have been around a long time and Wall Street has changed a lot." - Walter Schloss

"It's common knowledge that a large percentage of Wall Street brokers use astrology." - Donald T Regan

"Wall Street owns the country. It is no longer a government of the people, for the people and by the people, but a government for Wall Street, by Wall Street, and for Wall Street. The great common people of this country are slaves, and monopoly is the master...Let the bloodhounds of money who have dogged us thus far beware." - Mary Elizabeth Lease

"Instead of bailing out Wall Street for the fourth time.. let's bail out the students." - Jill Stein

"I made a killing on Wall Street a few years ago...I shot my broker." - Groucho Marx

"Today, basically, on Wall Street, the big money is made by taking risks." - Bernard Madoff

"Wall Street is not being made a scapegoat for this crisis: they really did this." - Michael Lewis

"Wall Street makes its money on activity. You make your money on inactivity." - Warren Buffett

"Wall Street is a place where the day begins with good buys." - Leopold Fechtner

"I would rather be arrested as a traitor than fight a war for Wall Street." - Eugene V Debs

"Hillary Clinton is totally controlled by Wall Street and all these people that gave her millions." - Donald Trump

"[Occupy Wall Street] had an impact on consciousness. It was not effective in realizing change." - Edward Snowden

"Not one Wall Street executive has been charged with crimes since the 2008 financial crash." - Haskell Wexler

"If you take donations from Wall Street, you can't be independent." - Bernie Sanders

"Wall Street criminality is growing by leaps. There are no bounds." - Robert Brault

"Wall Street indexes predicted nine out of the last five recessions." - Paul Samuelson

"I'm not a Wall Street expert, but I can read the papers." - Mickey Kaus

"Mutual funds are an overrated investment heavily promoted by Wall Street." - Peter Schiff

"Nowhere does history indulge in repetitions so often or so uniformly as in Wall Street." - Edwin Lefevre

"Wall Street is greedy, reckless and they operate illegally. That's fine. But what do you do?" - Bernie Sanders

"The individual incentive not to commit crime on Wall Street now is almost zero." - Matt Taibbi

"I believe in humanitarian capitalism, and there are good people on Wall Street." - Andrew Young

"If you think Wall Street firms have it good, you haven't looked closely at Big Oil." - Jeff Goodell

"Wall Street sees a social fabric or social contract as inefficiencies, which need to be removed." - David Korten

"Imminent GM bankruptcy was always fiction, created by Wall Street and the media." - Robert Lutz

"I'm not anti-Wall Street - I'm anti-distortions to free markets." - Dave Brat

"I was not a student of Wall Street, but I was a quick study." - Mitch Kapor

"Hillary Clinton at the end of the day will be a friend of Wall Street." - Hillary Clinton

"Wall Street has enormous power over the Republican Party, enormous power over the Democratic Party." - Bernie Sanders

"Murdoch paid too much for the Wall Street Journal even when he didn't have any competition." - Sumner Redstone

"The war to rein in Wall Street excess is never over." - Timothy Noah

"In truth, government has been good to Wall Street and big business." - Robert Reich

"Congress, the White House, and Hollywood, Wall Street, are owned by the Zionists." - Helen Thomas

"It's impossible to translate Wall Street greed into one or two demands." - Cornel West

"Both Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich supported the Wall Street bailout." - Michele Bachmann

"Wall Street owns the country. It is no longer a government of the people, for the people and by the people, but a government for Wall Street, by Wall Street, and for Wall Street. The great common people of this country are slaves, and monopoly is the master...Let the bloodhounds of money who have dogged us thus far beware." - Mary Elizabeth Lease

"A collapse in U.S. stock prices certainly would cause a lot of white knuckles on Wall Street. But what effect would it have on the broader U.S. economy? If Wall Street crashes, does Main Street follow? Not necessarily." - Ben Bernanke

"Wall Street shouldn't be deregulated. I think Wall Street and Main Street need to play by the same set of rules. The middle-class can't carry the burden any longer, that is what happened in the last decade. They had to bail out Wall Street." - Stephanie Cutter

"They [the Reagan Administration] want to put street criminals in jail to make life safer for the business criminals. They're against street crime, providing that street isn't Wall Street." - George Carlin

"Ive been on Wall Street once in my life in 1980 as a tourist. I went to see the stock exchange when I was 18 years old. Im not a Wall Street lawyer, Im a Stanwix Street lawyer. Stanwix Street is a street in downtown Pittsburgh." - Keith Rothfus

"I've been on Wall Street once in my life in 1980 as a tourist. I went to see the stock exchange when I was 18 years old. I'm not a Wall Street lawyer, I'm a Stanwix Street lawyer. Stanwix Street is a street in downtown Pittsburgh." - Keith Rothfus

"The dirty little secret, folks, is Obama is not only for occupying Wall Street. He also wants to occupy Main Street." - Rush Limbaugh

"If we're going to be an effective, efficient economy, we need to have all part of that engine running well, and that includes Wall Street and Main Street." - Hillary Clinton

"Wall Street can never be allowed to threaten main street again. No bank can be too big to fail, no executive too powerful to jail." - Hillary Clinton

"Too many Oregonians know the heartbreak of a jobless economic recovery. To create new, high-paying jobs, we need investment in Main Street as well as Wall Street." - David Wu

"Ultimately, there is no dividing line between Main Street and Wall Street. We will rise or we will fall together as one nation." - Barack Obama

"I'm not wedded to covering the markets. I'm intrigued by the markets. If I can connect Main Street with Wall Street, then I've succeeded." - Neil Cavuto

"The issue is the Republican Party has been paying too much attention to Wall Street and not enough attention to Main Street." - Dave Brat

"If you like what Wall Street did for the housing market, you'll love what Wall Street is doing for commodities, Goldman's ability to influence any portion of the price for a key component of the industrial economy is simply unacceptable." - Carl Levin

"Wall Street is at best ambivalent. The size of the accounts is nothing big. How many Wall Street firms do you know that are running after people with $5,000 accounts?" - Robert Pozen

"WALL STREET, n. A symbol for sin for every devil to rebuke. That Wall Street is a den of thieves is a belief that serves every unsuccessful thief in place of a hope in Heaven." - Ambrose Bierce

"I think what the secretary Hillary Clinton has recognized is the American people are extremely angry about the power of Wall Street, the greed, the illegal behavior of Wall Street." - Bernie Sanders

"People talk about Wall Street greed, but one of the things many people don't understand is that there are a lot of organizations that have been the recipient of largess from the same Wall Street." - Geoffrey Canada

"It appears that Wall Street is not acting as a force for economic expansion, providing access to capital for companies that make things. Rather, it seems, Wall Street is using government bailouts to lever up." - Maria Cantwell

"You know, I think many people have the mistaken impression that Congress regulates Wall Street. In truth that's not the case. The real truth is that Wall Street regulates the Congress." - Bernie Sanders

"After all, Wall Street is clearly the most powerful lobbying force on Capitol Hill. From 1998 through 2008, the financial sector spent over $5 billion in lobbying and campaign contributions to deregulate Wall Street." - Bernie Sanders

"What you're seeing with Occupy Wall Street and the others are people who are unhappy and they're directing their unhappiness now toward Wall Street and toward those they think are doing too well in our society." - Colin Powell

"Bonuses balance my budget in New York City. The bigger the bonuses on Wall Street, the more money I had to spend on poor people. The New York City budget is determined greatly by the bonuses given on Wall Street." - Rudy Giuliani

"One of the things Wall Street does not like is ambiguity. Now that the agreement is there, it begins to make the future look a little less cloudy, and that's positively received by Wall Street." - Philip M. Condit

"Occupy has to continue as a bold, in-your-face movement - occupying banks, corporate headquarters, board meetings, campuses and Wall Street itself. We need weekly - if not daily - nonviolent assaults right on Wall Street." - Michael Moore

"The Tea Party grew out of indignation over the Wall Street bailout - an indignation shared by the vast majority of Americans. But the Tea Party ended up directing its ire at government rather than at big business and Wall Street." - Robert Reich

"Every president needs to deal with the permanent government of the country, and the permanent government of the country is Wall Street oligarchs and corporate plutocrats and the questions becomes what is the relationship between that president and Wall Street." - Cornel West

"Occupy Wall Street means making Wall Street and the corporate power elite understand that the people affected by the binge of unregulated greed are not going away, and they are not going to give up." - Dana Spiotta

"This might explain why Obama gave billions to Wall Street crooks, and dragged the Iraq and Afghan wars on and on. Happily for the busy lunatics who rule over us, we are permanently the United States of Amnesia. We learn nothing because we remember nothing... We have ceased to be a nation under law but instead a homeland where the withered Bill of Rights, like a dead trumpet vine, clings to our pseudo-Roman columns." - Gore Vidal

"Am I going to regret leaving Wall Street? No. Will I regret missing the beginning of the Internet? Yes." - Jeff Bezos

"Nothing important on Wall Street can be counted on to occur exactly in the same way as it happened before." - Benjamin Graham

"The rich get richer and the poor get the picture. I think this Occupy Wall Street thing is great." - Simon Baker

"While enthusiasm may be necessary for great accomplishments elsewhere, on Wall Street it almost invariably leads to disaster" - Benjamin Graham

"Let Wall Street have a nightmare and the whole country has to help them back to bed again." - Will Rogers

"The transfer of Wall Street from private ownership to public ownership has been a big step backward." - John C. Bogle

"A prominent mention in The Wall Street Journal a couple of weeks ago garnered me a whopping 40 visitors." - Steve Rubel

"Right now, with terrorism and poverty and Wall Street and Social Security having problems, nudity should not be the issue." - Robin Thicke

"It`s one thing for Hillary Clinton to adopt some anti-Wall Street language to try to appeal to progressives." - Elizabeth Warren

"From 1934 to 1963, the biggest criminals in America ended up on Alcatraz. Nowadays they end up on Wall Street." - Craig Ferguson

"Asking Wall Street to provide financial education is the same as asking a fox to raise your chickens." - Robert Kiyosaki

"[Donald] Trump suggesting to "The Wall Street Journal" that he would stop aiding the rebels fighting [Bashir] Assad." - George Stephanopoulos

"The patient that's on the floor with the cardiac arrest is not Wall Street. It's the American economy." - Warren Buffett

"Together we have sent a message that will echo from Wall Street to Washington, from Maine to California." - Bernie Sanders

"Let Wall Street have a nightmare and the whole country has to help get them back in bed again." - Will Rogers

"Wall Street is where prophets tell us what will happen and profits tell us what did happen." - Robert Orben

"Journalism was being whittled away by a Wall Street theory that profits can be maximized by minimizing the product." - Russell Baker

"Wall Street wants to keep its schemes too complicated to understand so that the roulette wheel can keep turning." - Maria Cantwell

"I really like to read when I'm eating - 'The New York Times' or the 'Wall Street Journal,' paper version." - Kevin Nealon

"Wall Street has a few prudent principles; the trouble is that they are always forgotten when they are most needed." - Benjamin Graham

"When a Wall Street analyst or broker expresses optimism, investors must take it with a grain of salt." - Seth Klarman

"An unregulated derivatives market essentially gives Wall Street a way to place hidden taxes on everything in the world." - Matt Taibbi

"You're not going to hear me singing songs about Wall Street because I don't know anything about that." - Jason Aldean

"First of all, no candidate is going to win by catering to the alleged Occupy Wall Street vote." - Jim Demint

"Wall Street has come to America's heartland, really. The only thing missing are the skyscrapers, you know?" - Dennis Quaid

"Within the cult of Wall Street that forged Mitt Romney, making money justifies any behavior, no matter how venal." - Matt Taibbi

"For decades, Wall Street has charged companies a standard fee of 7 percent to sell their shares to the public." - Alex Berenson

"Wall Street is broken for sure because it succumbed to greed and corruption and pure speculation with no values." - Deepak Chopra

"I loved working on Wall Street. I loved the meritocracy of it and the camaraderie of the trading floor." - Chelsea Clinton

"Barack Obama is Occupy Wall Street. Barrack Obama is plugged into that world. That's what he believes." - Monica Crowley

"I don't think anyone would argue with the notion that there have been serious abuses on Wall Street." - Andrew Cuomo

"The people who work in Wall Street still look up to Gordon Gekko. He's sort of a guru." - Michael Douglas

"Is Wall Street the rightful master of our economic fate? Or should we choose a broader form of sovereignty?" - Thomas Frank

"Me and the Dap-Kings, the whole band is playing a wedding band in 'The Wolf of Wall Street.'" - Sharon Jones

"If stocks double but the dollar loses half its value, who beyond Wall Street are the winners and losers?" - David Malpass

"Governor Romney supported the bailout of Wall Street and decided not to support the bailout of Detroit." - Rick Santorum

"I look back on my years as a Wall Street lawyer as time spent in a foreign country..." - Susan Cain

"If we take care of the customers and associates and grow the business, Wall Street will be pleased." - Lee Scott

"The upper 1 percent, the people down on Wall Street, the corporate executives, they're the people that control this economy." - Michael Moore

"On Wall Street, financial crisis destroys jobs. Here in Washington, it creates them. The rest is just details." - Timothy Noah

"I opposed the Medicare prescription drug entitlement. I opposed the Wall Street bailout. I opposed the stimulus bill." - Mike Pence

"Wall Street has come a long way from the insider-dominated world that was blown apart by the Great Depression." - James Surowiecki

"On Wall Street, fraudulent schemes tend to thrive during economic booms, and to blow up when times turn tough." - James Surowiecki

"I supported myself by delivering the 'Wall Street Journal' and doing odd jobs. I love plumbing and carpentry." - David Lynch

"With the derivatives market larger than ever, we need way more regulation of Wall Street, not less." - Adam Mckay



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