Wall Street Comes to Washington


Politico seems to be suggesting that Wall Street has just discovered Washington. They’ve been here a long time.

“Wall Street Comes to Washington” is the title of the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association event convening Thursday. Attendees will be entertained by media celeb Tucker Carlson and will hear from House Minority Leader John A. Boehner (R-Ohio). They’ll have dinner with Sen. Richard Burr (R-N.C.) and Rep. Joseph Crowley (D-N.Y.), and they’ll participate in panel discussions about the ongoing credit crunch and the regulatory future for their industry.

This industry doesn’t have trouble attracting lawmakers to their lobbying-fest. They represent Rep. John Boehner’s fifth largest source of campaign funds; and Sen. Richard Burr’s seventh largest. As for snaring Rep Joseph Crowley’s? No problem. They are his largest contributor.