I'm Erica Sagrans, a MoveOn member in Chicago, Illinois, and I started a petition to the United States Senate and President Barack Obama, which says:
President Obama has nominated Antonio Weiss, a Wall Street investment banker, to be the next Treasury Undersecretary for Domestic Finance. Senator Warren opposes his nomination, and we agree with her that we shouldn't have Wall Street bankers overseeing Treasury's work supervising banks and protecting consumers.1
Weiss advised Burger King's acquisition of Canadian chain Tim Horton's, a "tax inversion" deal that lets corporations avoid paying their share of taxes by paying another country's tax rate. This summer President Obama called tax inversions an "unpatriotic tax loophole."
1. "Can Elizabeth Warren stop an investment banker from running financial regulation at Treasury?," Vox, November 14, 2014
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