Watch Bernanke, Shapiro And Gensler Testify On The "Effectiveness" Of Dodd-Frank

Tyler Durden's picture

Those so inclined can watch the Chairsatan and other regulators testify on financial oversight on year after Dodd-Frank enactment. Dep. Treasury Sec. Wolin, SEC Chair Schapiro, CFTC Chair Gensler, FDIC Acting Chair Gruenberg, Acting OCC Comptroller Walsh will also testify.

From the Senate Banking Committee

Enhanced Oversight After the Financial Crisis: The Wall Street Reform Act at One Year:

The witnesses will be: The Honorable Neal S. Wolin, Deputy Secretary,
U.S. Department of the Treasury; The Honorable Ben Bernanke, Chairman,
Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System; The Honorable Mary
Schapiro, Chairman, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission; The
Honorable Gary Gensler, Chairman, Commodity Futures Trading Commission;
The Honorable Martin J. Gruenberg, Acting Chairman, Federal Deposit
Insurance Corporation; and Mr. John Walsh, Acting Comptroller of the
Currency, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency.

All hearings are webcasted live and Individuals with disabilities who
require an auxiliary aid or service, including closed captioning service
for webcast hearings, should contact the committee clerk at
202-224-7391 at least three business days in advance of the hearing



Panel 1

  • Honorable Barney Frank


Panel 2

  • Honorable Neal S. Wolin

    Deputy Secretary

    U.S. Department of the Treasury

  • The Honorable Ben S. Bernanke


    Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System

  • Honorable Mary Schapiro


    U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

  • Honorable Gary Gensler


    U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission

  • Honorable Martin J. Gruenberg

    Acting Chairman

    Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation

  • Mr. John Walsh

    Acting Comptroller of the Currency

    Office of the Comptroller of the Currency

Watch it live on C-Span below:

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GetZeeGold's picture


Fwank is so big he's a panel unto himself.

Why isn't Walsh honorable.....what did he do?


markbark's picture

Calling that lineup of crooks "honorable" is the oxymoron of all time....

nmewn's picture

Witnesses: Barney Frank

Shouldn't that be defendant?

Johnny Lawrence's picture

Market's up big!

Jobless claims terrible, Morgan Stanley loses 500 million on the quarter, another bailout of Greece!  America - FUCK YEAH!

Dr. Engali's picture

I think they do this just to make logical thinkers go insane.

Cursive's picture

@Dr. Engali

I've seen a lot of weird shit the last 3 years, but this Morgan Stanley thing is completely FUBAR. Dick Bove called them the new Goldman Sachs.

Dr. Engali's picture

Bove needs to retire. The only credibility he has is with the establishment and that is because he is a useful grandfatherly tool to fool the masses.

digalert's picture

Are cream filled pie plates allowed at the hearing?

dropdeadfed's picture

I'm sorry but is Johnson drunk or retarded?

covsire's picture

He had a stroke and couldn't work for a year. like a good liberal though he's held on to his power with the typical satanic fervor you'd expect from a deranged leftist hellbent on a socialist revolution.

dropdeadfed's picture

After reading your first sentence I, for a moment, felt like a complete ass.  The rest of your comment retracted my feelings for me, good times.  I say, let Switzerland manage our monetary policies from here on out.  Is ZH going to follow them any closer?  I heard somewhere they are working toward re-establishing a gold standard....

sheeple2012's picture

"Johnson returned to work in the Senate on September 5, 2007 to both tributes and standing ovations. It was reported that Democrats and Republicans alike had tears in their eyes during his first speech on the Senate floor.["


i'm getting choked up just reading about it... he really must be quite a guy?


covsire's picture

It's all politics. You think a RINO will be caught dead not hailing Satan in a situation that the media could so easily confuse their disgust for the commie with contempt for stroke victims? Ps I love comparing socialists with the darklord.

B-rock's picture

I want Tim Johnson to say "Wascwy Wabbit"

francis_sawyer's picture

can someboy draw a silent thought text bubble over the heads of those 4 photographers standing there that says ("I take fotos of Barney Frank - my life & job actually mean something")...

Dr. Engali's picture

There is nothing honorable about any of that crew.

Cognitive Dissonance's picture

More like The Three Tools.

cosmictrainwreck's picture

good one, Lizzy! perfect. also reminds me of "Dancing Queen" by who?  Abba? (aging myself here)

I'm guessing the junker was laughing so hard he/she wanted to post points for recognition

TruthInSunshine's picture

The disco ball Fwank got to me.

I must concede.

It's so right for him, yet wrong for me, that there's true comedy in the friction.

Syrin's picture

The Chairsatan....   classic

Mr Lennon Hendrix's picture

Instead of "Honorable", I think we should begin to refer to them as "Miserable"....

And now from Massachusetts, the "Miserable" Bawney Fwank.

Tuco Benedicto Pacifico Juan Maria Ramirez's picture

The "honorable" Charles Manson will also testify.


"Am I crazy or is it hot in here".    Charles Manson



Clint Liquor's picture

I would rather watch dogs fuck.

mudduck's picture

Watching these guys reminds me of the old saying that goes something like; 'Spend your whole life working hard at your trade hoping to be recognized as a master of your craft, but suck one dick and you are guaranteed to always be recognized as a cocksucker.'

Kokulakai's picture

Flip Wilson, and Geraldine?

In the White House?



Mr Lennon Hendrix's picture

As to wisk wetentions I tink dey awe pwababwy da cathe dat my fwendth, fwom Wilbo Woth, an inbethto, to uba membethph ob finanth, do expethatwy adhewaw to da weguwathons.  As po dawibatibs, id muth be cweaw dat deaw ith no tathpyaw money.  And I wand do discuth Fannie May and Fweddie Mac, id wath a total admiwathun fo anyone to offol a memoowandim of any sord in da Houth ow Thenad.  Obama wond let them do id!  Obama is da debil!!!!  Da German, he wath athk by Obama to wait, and the no tine to wait, bud twy to aboid thith notun.

-The "Miserable" Bawney Fwank

Samual Adams's picture

Somebody needs to give Fwank the ol' Pie in the Face.  Like Murdoch got a couple days ago.

Infact we should all walk into the Capital Building and give them all Pies in the Face.

SRV - ES339's picture

I can understand the ZH'r contempt for Mr Frank... he clearly understands the details of the legislation and isn't simply reading from 'canned' ideological (T Party) talking points (like Shelby)... Bernie 1 / Shelby!

jmc8888's picture

As effective as a broken condom.


Catullus's picture

This legislation was very effective at quelling demands for "reform" and creating another useless agency called Consumer Protection which was the brainchild of an academic who literally had zero experience with money and probably couldnt create a P&L if her life depended on it. By quelling the demands for real reforms, it took away regulatory uncertainty from large financial institutions by allowing them to write the relevant statues that the bill authorized "regulation" of. You see, by authorizing regulating authority, we in congress don't actually have to debate anything or be held accountable for any specific statue created. Also, we can claim victory without anything having actually being implemented. These meetings on "effectiveness" are great to because it gives us the chance to pay ourselves on the back for nothing having actually changed.

msnrochny's picture

Ummmm.....wouldn't it make a little more sense to ask the former banksters at the CFTC to actually implement what Dodd-Frank ordered them to do, and then see how successful it has been?

SRV - ES339's picture

... he better get questioned on it!


According to this live feed, everything's going great so just get back to work boys & girls...


Bansters-in-my- feces's picture

The Honorable Ben Bernanke,


Make me fucking puke...!!!

Honorable my ass.



Fuck that....

GiantWang's picture

What is the point? Nothing is going to happen! The system should logically collapse and come to a grinding halt. Many of us probably realized that intuitively during our first lessons on bond finance and pricing. The problem is that economics is not like gravity. It is not certain, and nothing is unavoidable.  Economics requires the participation of resilient and dynamic human beings that will buy into anything, and no matter how bad it gets, we will continue participating until creating an alternative is less painful than participation.  We have a LONG way to go . . . . No matter how bad things get, people wake up and face their day--they get on with the business of living.  The "rules" of economics are ignored by the TPTB and altered just to keep the wheels turning for us--the reslient and brainwashed participants in the system.

In the U.S. we drive gas guzzling cars and pay almost $4.00 per gallon for gas.  Gas in the U.K. runs about $10 per gallon.  How much more will we tolerate?  A LOT.  There has been no revolution in the U.K., and there won't be one here in any form in the near future for the simple reason that most people are tuned out.  As long as people can drive to the store to buy food and they have cable television and access to the internet for reading Zero Hedge, nothing will change.

What does all this mean?  It means that it's not surprising at all that the market keeps going up.  It means that being short in this market, while the logical and reasonable choice, does not take advantage of herd psychology.  It means that even if we make fortunes being short, we ironically might not ever see that money or realize its benefits due to lack of liquidity or hyperinflation and the fact that we've been "right" about collapse.

I'll believe economic collapse is imminent when the military gets involved just to maintain the political status quo.

PulauHantu29's picture

I am expecting to see the "Pelosi-Barney Frank, 2012" announcement anytime now.


Sounds like we have "bankers" supervising "bankers." Is that about it?


That Tim Johnson's a really sharp guy. He's just reading like a 3 year old for shits & giggles I would imagine.

TruthInSunshine's picture

Just an FYI  b/c you clearly don't know, but he had a stroke and suffered brain damage.

There are many questions about why, how, who regarding the whethers of legislative service, but I'll leave that debate for others.

wisefool's picture

Loved the image at the start of the paused CSPAN video plug-in. Reporters with all their tools (cameras, microphones, etc)

I could just imagine those reporters in the below music video: Are you sure God did God's Work this way?

"Are you sure Hank (Williams, country singer) did it this way?"

Its the same old tune with fiddles and guitars, where do we take it from here? Rhinestone suits and new shiny cars, its been the same way for years