Auto dealer lending practices are a disgrace. If bank auto loans are regulated but car dealer loans aren't, unscrupulous bankers will use dealers as minions to make an end run around consumer protection.
Big Bank lobbyists would love to stick a shiv in important provisions of the financial bill as quietly as possible. Unfortunately for them, the Democratic leadership has done everything it can to make quiet back room dealing difficult.
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.