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  •  Readers will appreciate this excellent link! n/t (16+ / 0-)

    "I always thought if you worked hard enough and tried hard enough, things would work out. I was wrong." --Katharine Graham

    by bobswern on Sun May 02, 2010 at 08:15:23 AM PDT

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    •  Speaking of links...Dodd not Lincoln the villian? (1+ / 0-)
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      First,, what a FANTASTIC diary you wrote!!!  

      I've got a question about one of your links.  Regarding the disappearance of the word "trading" from the derivatives bill (thus weakening it), the linked article says only that it's not in "the merged Dodd bill", which I'm pretty sure Dodd's people put together.  

      I'm guessing it was Dodd rather than Blanche Lincoln & the Ag Committee who's responsible.  Dodd was going to put absolute crap in until Lincoln came up with very strong legislation.   He was fighting her tooth-and-nail until shortly after a big showdown with Lincoln & Maria Cantwell:

      Dodd has been a "dear friend" of the hedge fund industry for years -- many are based in CT.  I think he'll be looking for ways to gut the bill at every juncture.

      I only mention this because, even if it's because of Halter, I'm so glad Lincoln put forward the stronger bill.  

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