Even Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein says there's a possibility some new financial rules may not be tough enough.
"A lot of the reforms contained in Dodd-Frank look good to me, and some of them look excessive, and some of them may even turn out to be inadequate," Blankfein saidin an interview with Marketplace on Tuesday.
He added that since the Dodd-Frank Act of 2010 itself is so "skeletal," and because regulators have yet to finish implementing the rules, it's difficult to "make a judgment yet whether it's too much or not enough because we don't really know what it is."
Such a statement by a major Wall Street CEO surprises, given banks last year alone spent $61 million on political lobbying, largely to water down the rules, according to the Center for Responsive Politics. It is unclear how much Goldman Sachs spent on political lobbying last year, since the company is not listed in the Center for Responsive Politics' list of banks whose lobbying expenditures it examined.
Blankfein has been notably open to financial reform since the crisis. He said in Julythat he would not eliminate Dodd-Frank even if he could, according to The New York Times. "The vast bulk of it is good," he said, while adding that "some parts go too far."