Matt Taibbi blasts the JOBS Act: It almost boggles the mind

By Eric W. Dolan
Monday, April 9, 2012 22:45 EDT
google plus icon
Matt Taibbi screenshot
  • Print Friendly and PDF
  • Email this page

Matt Taibbi of the Rolling Stone on Monday slammed the loosening of regulations under the JOBS Act.

“They’ve gone so far, it almost boggles the mind,” he told Viewpoint host Eliot Spitzer.

The bill was aimed at making it easier for small business’s to raise capital. But critics warned the bill severely weakened investor protections by easing various Securities and Exchange Commission regulations.

“It places honest companies at an active disadvantage because they’re expending all this energy trying to conform and make all the numbers really add up, whereas this other company can just make up all the numbers and go to investors and say, ‘Here’s some numbers that we just cooked up and you’re free to believe them or not,’” Taibbi explained.

Watch video, courtesy of Current TV, below:

Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan has served as an editor for Raw Story since August 2010, and is based out of Sacramento, California. He grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and received a Bachelor of Science from Bradley University. Eric is also the publisher and editor of PsyPost. You can follow him on Twitter @ewdolan.
By commenting, you agree to our terms of service
and to abide by our commenting policy.