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By Tammy Bruce
Topic - Financial Services Forum
The Financial Services Forum is a non-partisan financial and economic policy organization comprising the CEOs of 20 of the largest and most diversified financial services institutions doing business in the United States. The purpose of the Forum is to pursue policies that encourage savings and investment, promote an open and competitive global marketplace, and ensure the opportunity of people everywhere to participate fully and productively in the 21st-century global economy. - Source: Wikipedia
Just hours before he met with congressional leaders, President Obama delivered a grim message to America's business community and warned that the current budget impasse and subsequent government shutdown, unlike past partisan squabbles, offer cause for alarm.
Congress is often derided as being in the pocket of K Street lobbyists who use relationships with specific lawmakers to push through legislation favorable to their clients.