Tin Cups

Boehner Begs for Wall Street Dough

House Minority Leader John Boehner met with J.P. Morgan CEO Jamie Dimon last week to tell him that congressional Republicans are fighting President Obama’s efforts to curb pay and create new regulations—and, of course, to rattle the tin cup. It was part of Republicans’ efforts to win donations from Wall Street and “make the case that they are the banks’ best hope of preventing President Barack Obama and congressional Democrats from cracking down on Wall Street,” says The Wall Street Journal. A complete picture of Wall Street’s 2009 campaign donations won’t be available for a few weeks, though companies like Bank of America have switched the majority of their donations from Democrats to Republicans.