The Financial Services Modernization Act of 1999, also known as the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act , was the single piece of legislation sponsored by Republicans, and signed by Democratic President Bill Clinton, which brought about the repeal of the Glass-Steagall Act and deregulation, or what could, and should be seen as lawlessness in the financial services sector ultimately ending in the Second Great Depression costing millions of American jobs, home foreclosures, and trillions of dollars in taxpayer bail outs.
Many people will ask, "What is Occupy?", and you would get many different answers, because Occupy is an inclusive "platform of people", not of party ideology. The Occupy Movement is people focused on people issues, not in manipulating others for personal and/or political gain. Instead of demanding that you conform, Occupy draws it's vision and direction from the hopes, dreams, and voices of the 99%.
People often seem puzzled how corporate profits have rebounded since the Great Recession, with many corporations making record earnings, Wall Street booming and the Dow Jones, S&P500, and Nasdaq Indexes at or near historical highs.
The Legacy of the Great Recession using Charts