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View Diary: Sen. Corker (R-TN) to GOP on financial reform: "You've got to be kidding me." (update x4) (262 comments)

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  •  Well, it's too late in the House (2+ / 0-)
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    Into The Woods, yella dawg

    The House bill already passed.

    But yeah, McConnell will be using RNC/NRSC money as a whip to hold the GOP in place.

    Must be rough having to take your orders from Droopy Dog.

    Full Disclosure: I am not Ben Leming. But I think he's pretty cool.

    by Benintn on Mon Apr 19, 2010 at 09:17:05 AM PDT

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    •  With ZERO GOP votes. (0+ / 0-)

      Public Citizen via Huffington Post:

      It's no mystery why this legislation is not stronger. Wall Street spent $5 billion in political investments in the decade before the financial crisis to obtain deregulation and non-enforcement of existing rules.

      Despite Wall Street having crashed the economy, nothing has changed on Capitol Hill. Wall Street continues to invest heavily in politics and wield enormous influence. More than 900 former federal employees, including 70 former members of Congress, are working as lobbyists for the financial services sector this year. Wall Street has spent more than $40 million on campaign contributions since November 2008.

      The last dog-whistle has died. What we have now is like blowing a train whistle and then saying "oh sorry, I was just trying to call my dog".

      by Into The Woods on Mon Apr 19, 2010 at 02:19:38 PM PDT

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