"Consolidation in the financial services industry has given big banks inordinate power, especially over a huge amount of consumer data."
"This should have been a year for shared sacrifice," said one economist. "Instead it became a year of shielding CEOs from risk while it was the frontline employees who paid the price."
"The Democrats in Congress must move forward boldly, protecting the working families of our country and restoring faith in government. Yes, the future of the country is at stake."
"This might be a political show for Biden," said the Sunrise Movement, "but for us it's a fight for our lives and for the communities we love and care about."
"If Democrats decide that climate priorities can be put off for later, don't be surprised if young people put off voting for them again."
In the past decade, with nearly unlimited wealth, Koch's political operation has injected hundreds of millions of dollars into elections through a constellation of nonprofits and LLCs.
"Ceding to Republicans and accepting any GOP proposal will only lead to the death of more people from extreme weather... and will put in jeopardy the Democratic majority in 2022 and 2024."
"This is the first time a court of law, anywhere in the world, has recognized that a government minister has a duty of care to protect young people from the catastrophic harms of climate change."
"It's not an impossible task to make sure workers in the fossil fuel industry are provided with the skills, training, and opportunities to find other jobs," the Center for Economic and Policy Research found.
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