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Series_logo.JPGOn Friday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed its major financial reform proposal by a 223-202 vote. Commercial banks and credit and finance companies stood among some of the fiercest opponents of the bill.
Members of the House who voted against the measure collected 70 percent more from commercial banks since 1989, on average, than those supported it. And they raised an average of 50 percent more from credit and finance companies than the bill's supporters, CRP found.
Members who voted against the bill -- sponsored by House Financial Services Committee Chair Barney Frank (D-Mass.) and known as the Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2009 (H.R. 4173) -- received an average of about $133,200 from commercial banks since 1989, while lawmakers who voted for the bill collected an average of about $77,800.
Originally posted by jtma508
Well this has to be one huge Duh!
I'll say it again: we need to go retro on them. Role out the guillotines. It worked for the French.
Originally posted by endisnighe
Wake up people, it is not about the Dems vs Repubs.
It is us (citizens) vs them (elitist, corrupt politicians, MIC, etc etc.)
Quit spreading the divide and conquer propaganda.