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  • Goldman Sachs is committing to maintaining more than 9,000 employees and a significant part of its trading operations in Lower Manhattan through 2028. In addition, Goldman Sachs anticipates creating approximately 4,000 new jobs by 2019
  • This project is a shot in the arm for the development of Downtown and means billions of dollars in tax revenue for New York City and State.  I am particularly pleased that the City, State and Goldman Sachs were able to produce an agreement that maintains Lower Manhattan as the financial capital of the world and generates so many jobs and so much revenue for
     New York.

  • The junior senator from New York rarely signed on to bills related to the financial services industry — whether the banks supported or opposed the measures. Of the 189 Senate bills that their lobbyists identified as significant banking or finance legislation, she cosponsored only 25.

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    Of those, most of the ones she put her name on were also backed by Schumer — a member of the Senate Banking Committee who has never been known as an anti-Wall Street crusader.

  • Financial institutions and their employees were Clinton’s biggest donors when she was in the Senate from 2001 to 2008. The top four banks were Citi, Goldman Sachs, J.P. Morgan Chase & Co., and Morgan Stanley. Over her career, the campaign committees for those four banks and their employees deposited $3 million in Clinton’s various campaign accounts, according to the Center for Responsive Politics.
  • Those four banks — the ones that gave her the most campaign money — also spent $126 million lobbying Congress over the eight years Clinton served.

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  • Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, Governor George E. Pataki, Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver and The Goldman Sachs' Group, Inc. Chairman & CEO Henry M. Paulson, Jr. today broke ground on Goldman Sach's new world headquarters in Lower Manhattan.
  • Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, Governor George E. Pataki, Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver and The Goldman Sachs' Group, Inc. Chairman & CEO Henry M. Paulson, Jr. today broke ground on Goldman Sach's new world headquarters in Lower Manhattan.  The environmentally responsible, 43-story building will be located on Site 26, the last remaining commercial parcel in Battery Park City.
  • "With this new building, Goldman Sachs is making the kind of commitment that ensures that Lower Manhattan will remain a center of global commerce in the 21st Century," said Mayor Bloomberg.  "Today's groundbreaking is yet another important step in the revitalization of Lower Manhattan as Goldman Sachs commits to retaining 9,000 employees in our City and intends to add 4,000 additional jobs in years to come.  I commend Goldman Sachs' sound business decision to remain rooted at the center of the financial service industry and their willingness to serve as a catalyst for the diverse commercial and residential community that is certain to be the future of Lower Manhattan." 

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  • Total cost overruns, losses through fraud, and other damage to the taxpayer from the F-35 project are perhaps 100 times that great, yet the “Solyndra scandal” is known to probably 100 times as many people as the travails of the F-35.

  • Campaign finance reports show Parker’s operation, based in Mobile, racked up at least $216,000 in expenses from July through September
  • a network of limited liability companies set up for individual consultants on Parker’s finance team

  • Unlike non-sexual gifts, lawmakers wouldn’t have to estimate how much the sex is worth monetarily
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