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[VIDEO] Alexis Goldstein, Occupy Wall Street Activist, Debates Rep. Jim Himes Over Deregulatory Bill On Twitter


Prominent Occupy Wall Street activist Alexis Goldstein engaged Rep. Jim Himes (D-Conn.) on Twitter on Wednesday over the legislator's sponsorship of a bill to deregulate derivatives and provide taxpayer backing for the complex financial products.

The bill, H.R. 992, passed the House Agriculture Committee in March with the strong support of Wall Street banks. It repeals a provision of the 2010 Dodd-Frank financial reform bill that requires banks to push some of their derivatives operations outside of bank divisions that receive explicit government backing....