No, Again

If you “want to participate,” I’m not sure I understand how denying debate works.

If you want transparency, I’m not sure how “secret negotiations” works.

The Republican tactics today baffle me. Secret negotiations likely translates to “what the lobbyists tell us to do.”

Americans widely want tighter regulations on Wall Street and the megabanks. Getting it doesn’t seem likely. Simon Johnson, co-author of 13 Bankers, writes today about Sen. Dodd’s maneuverings that favor Wall Street’s lobbyists.

So, now I have Johnson’s book in my hands. If the story is half the deceit, greed and fraud of Michael Lewis’ The Big Short then I’m in for another deep round of pissed off this weekend.

But, I think that’s what we need: pissed off folk. Not Tea Party misled pissed off. Pissed off and focused on breaking the bankers’ grip on our economy.

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