Porter McConnell

Porter McConnell is the campaign manager for Take on Wall Street and a co-author — of "Wall Street Makes Bank on Trump: 2017 in Review.

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Voters back home — and now their new representatives in Congress — are seeing past the sheep’s clothing to the Wall Street wolves within.(Photo: Phillipp/cc/flickr) Views
Friday, December 14, 2018
No Labels and the ‘Problem Solvers’ are Wolves of Wall Street in Sheep’s Clothing
all Street’s money oozes into many dark crevices in Washington. The financial services industry pumped $2 billion into the 2015-16 election cycle and managed to easily outpace that amount during this year’s midterm election . Other than the aggregate figures, there is much we don’t know about the...
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"The finance industry overall was the biggest beneficiary of corporate tax cuts, and is expected to take in $250 billion from the corporate income tax cut alone over next decade, an amount that could fund 300,000 elementary school teachers or 6,000 teachers per state for 10 years." (Photo: David Ohmer/flickr/cc) Views
Tuesday, April 17, 2018
Tax Day is a Real Holiday for Wall Street
It’s no secret that corporations and the very rich were the main beneficiaries of the Trump tax legislation passed late last year. But what’s less known is that the financial industry was the single biggest target of the largesse. One private equity fund manager, Stephen Schwarzman, stands to make...
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"Corporate income tax cuts for Wall Street alone could have funded 300,000 elementary school teachers, or 6,000 teachers per state for 10 years." (Photo: Phillipp/cc/flickr) Views
Thursday, February 01, 2018
Wall Street Made Bank on Trump in 2017
It’s been a very good year for Wall Street. The S&P 500 reached record highs week after week, and analysts are upgrading U.S. profit estimates at a brisk pace. The finance industry spent nearly twice the amount of any other industry on campaign contributions in the 2017-2018 electoral cycle so...
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