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“The policies of the IMF over the past 20 years advocating unfettered free trade, privatizing industry, deregulation and slashing government investments in health, education, and pensions have been a complete failure for low income and middle class families in the developing world and in the United States. Clearly, these policies have only helped corporations in their constant search for the cheapest labor and weakest environmental regulations.” “IMF Bailout for Brazil is Windfall to Banks, Disaster for US Taxpayers.”
Bernard Sanders, United States Congressman, Ranking Member of the International Monetary Policy and Trade Subcommittee, congressional press release regarding a call for an immediate Congressional investigation of the recent $30 billion International Monetary Fund bailout of Brazil, 1998, as quoted by Patrick Wood on newswithviews.com, and in Marco Saba, O la Banca o la Vita (Your Bank or Your Life)

“As it happened, she didn’t actually know what the IMF was, so I offered that the International Monetary Fund basically acted as the world’s debt enforcers — You might say, the high−finance equivalent of the guys who come to break your legs.”
David Graeber, Debt: The First 5,000 Years

“Beyond the wasted money and the environmental devastation, there was an even more sinister side to the Bank during the McNamara years: the World Bank's predilection for increasing support to military regimes that tortured and murdered their subjects, sometimes immediately after the violent overthrow of more democratic governments. In 1979, Senator James Abourezk, a liberal Democrat from South Dakota, denounced the Bank on the Senate floor, noting that the Bank was increasing «loans to four newly repressive governments [Chile, Uruguay, Argentina and the Philippines] twice as fast as all others.» He noted that 15 of the world's most repressive governments would receive a third of all World Bank loan commitments in 1979, and that Congress and the Carter administration had cut off bilateral aid to four of the 15 – Argentina, Chile, Uruguay and Ethiopia – for flagrant human rights violations. He blasted the Bank's "excessive secretiveness" and reminded his colleagues that «we vote the money, yet we do not know where it goes.»
Kevin Danaher, 50 Years is Enough: The Case Against The World Bank and the International Monetary Fund, as quoted in Marco Saba, O la Banca o la Vita (Your Bank or your Life)