Wall Street banks were given a huge giveaway in the recent budget bill passed by Congressional Republicans, and as 2015 gets underway, the big banks are hoping that weakened consumer financial protections will help 2015 to be their best year ever.

Ring of Fire’s Farron Cousins talks about this with Richard Eskow, host of The Zero Hour.

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Richard Eskow is host and managing editor of The Zero Hour, a weekly radio program produced by We Act Radio. He was the senior writer and editor for the Bernie Sanders presidential campaign. Richard has written for a number of print and online publications, was a founding contributor to the Huffington Post, and is a longtime activist. He is also a Senior Fellow with the Campaign for America’s Future.