Dealbreaker Event: "Town Maul 2016"

The Dealbreaker/Above the Law event that you didn't know you were waiting for!

If you took an informal poll of candidates in both parties during this insane election cycle, we're pretty sure Wall Street's threat level would be somewhere just below "ISIS" and well-above "Climate Change."

A new Glass-Steagall? Making banks pay for everyone's college? Risk taxes on investments? Burning Goldman Sachs to the ground? Taxing "hedge fund guys" into the middle class?

These are things being talked about in a presidential election right now, and they are starting to sound less like "Reasonable policies to curb Wall Street" and more more like a "Cavalcade of populist nonsense."

So come scream about it with us!

We want to invite you out for a night of drinking and yelling that we're hosting alongside our bros at Above the Law.

Put it on your calendars: FEBRUARY 18th at 7PM! The Dealbreaker/Above the Law "Town Maul 2016!"

Come for an open bar and a short panel discussion (featuring special guests!) and then drink and bitch and moan about the vague and irrational threats being thrown at Wall Street by the menagerie of candidates currently in the running.

We'll sound off on Bernie Sanders' rampaging anti-bank socialist agenda, Donald Trump's "hedge fund guys" routine, Ted Cruz's curious relationship with Goldman Sachs and whatever it is that Hillary is up to...

Think of it as a boozy safe space to defend your role in the destruction of America.

And tell your friends!

Dealbreaker and Above the Law present "Town Maul 2016"
When: February 18th, 2016 at 7pm.
Where: Croton Reservoir Tavern, 108 West 40th St. NYC.
How: $10 tickets can be purchased here.

And because our friends at SoFi are generously sponsoring the event and paying for the bar, SoFi members should go here for a special deal.

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