If you have a yellow "Support Our Troops" sticker on your car -- or even if you don't -- you should know the name of the Senators who just sold out our troops, their families, and our military readiness for easy cash offered by auto dealers.
History instructs that the "independence" of the regulator is beside the point. Consumer protection depends on altering the fundamental relationship between the buyers and sellers of financial products.
With the bankers all over Capitol Hill advocating for these reforms, it is entirely unnecessary that anyone else do so. There is no need to find out more about the bill, or to contact your congressman.
Wall Streeters who get millions in bonuses to know better are still trading in derivatives. Nothing is preventing another financial collapse, when Wall Street will come crying to Washington for a new $700 billion
Once upon a time, it seemed as if our leaders understood that "too big to fail" meant "too big to exist." But in Sen. Dodd's financial reform bill, the big banks won't be dismantled -- they'll be watched ... by a committee.