The more things change...
It is one of the serious evils of our present system of banking that it enables one class of society, and that by no means a numerous one, by its control over the currency to act injuriously upon the interests of all the others and to exercise more than its just proportion of influence in political affairs.
- Andrew Jackson, Farewell Address, March 4, 1837
HT: Jesse. Go on over there and read the whole thing for more pearls of wisdom and past parallels to the present.