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Comment for Proposed Rule 77 FR 41213

  • From: Lois J Hemm
    None, consumer.

    Comment No: 58681
    Date: 8/27/2012

    Comment Text:

    “I am Lois Hemm, and here is how my family and I were affected by the financial crisis. Overtime has dried up. My brother and my nephews lost their jobs due to cutbacks from the private sector, my mortgage insurance went up while my property values went down tourism and restaurants laid people off because consumers had to cut back on entertainment and eating out. I never again want to be called on to bail out big corporations and Wall Street banks for irresponsible “heads I win, tails you lose” gambles.

    Effective oversight of the $700 trillion global derivatives market is a key to meaningful reform. Because this market is inherently global, risks can be transferred around the world with the touch of a button. The proposed guidance you have issued on cross-border application of Dodd-Frank derivatives rules shows that you understand the importance of this issue. But the proposal contains multiple loopholes that could allow foreign affiliates of Wall Street banks to escape regulation. Big U.S. banks and other major U.S. derivatives users are global corporations with hundreds if not thousands of foreign affiliates. If we don’t regulate them everywhere, we can’t regulate them anywhere. Please make this guidance stronger to ensure that new Dodd-Frank derivatives protections will directly apply to the full global activities of all important participants in the U.S. derivatives markets.

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