Financial Reform Is Being Gutted ... And Congress Might Not Even Realize It

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Thu, 12/10/2009 - 22:38 | 159736 Screwball
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Why would we expect congress to realize anything?  Other than undeserved pay raises of course.

Thu, 12/10/2009 - 20:32 | 159645 Shameful
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Put me down for dumb and complicit in the vote.  Though we wouldn't need the regulation if we didn't have the fed and we did have cash givaways ala the banker bailout.  They would just fail and go bankrupt the way god intended, then maybe we could get some legal prosecution happening to and a fraud investigation.  Man that would be sweet!

Thu, 12/10/2009 - 22:17 | 159719 Anonymous
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Amen. If there hadn't been a bailout, all the derivatives would have simply disappeared, extincted by the free market. Instead, the bailout opened up the citizens' safety deposit boxes, and handed over their savings to the derivatives fraudsters. And then told the fraudsters to go out and do it again. And they say that "capitalists" are against socialism. HA!

Thu, 12/10/2009 - 20:05 | 159623 starfish
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OK, I called my congressman...they will look into it and call me back...its HR 4173 right?

Thu, 12/10/2009 - 19:51 | 159608 Missing_Link
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Hey Washington, I no longer read your posts, since you are a yellow-bellied anti-war nutjob and you have nothing in common with your namesake.

Did not read your post.  Do not like you.  Hope you stop posting here soon.

Thu, 12/10/2009 - 22:31 | 159731 BoeingSpaceliner797
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When you chose your login ID for ZH were you also considering Obtuse_Angle?

Thu, 12/10/2009 - 22:08 | 159712 Anonymous
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Hey, Missing_Link, is your icon a fairy? What's that yellow thing on your icon's belly? Are those high-heeled slippers?

Thu, 12/10/2009 - 20:48 | 159654 Anonymous
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You need to wear a t-shirt around that says: 'I support the bombing of Afghan weddings'.

When people get in your face tell 'em: 'You are a yellow-bellied anti-war nutjob'.


Thu, 12/10/2009 - 23:30 | 159773 WaterWings
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Show some respect.

Thu, 12/10/2009 - 20:46 | 159652 Anonymous
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(here's a good useless post to put this on)

Thank gawd it was only an ICBM!

Thu, 12/10/2009 - 20:03 | 159621 sysin3
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Hey "missing_link" ... try "eponymous"

Thu, 12/10/2009 - 19:14 | 159574 AnonymousMonetarist
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At no time do their hands leave their arms

Thu, 12/10/2009 - 18:45 | 159543 Andrei Vyshinsky
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