It's amazing how crazed people get anytime somebody says "Do you want bureaucrats to get between you and your (name it)?". It's the red meat that sends red-blooded Americans into a frenzied red state of mind.
$9 million in stock options as a 2009 bonus for Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein is now considered a big concession from Wall Street. Before we all start applauding, let's take another look at what's really happening on Wall Street.
In the Senate, chair Christopher Dodd seems to have given up on protecting consumers. If going head to head with bankers alone is too scary for Warren Buffett, why are the rest of us being thrown to the financial wolves?
The two-day F-U which started yesterday is more formally known as "Financial Services University" - a chance for congressional staff-er/students to sharpen their number 2s and head to the Rayburn office building on Capitol Hill for "lessons" from top bankers and industry lobbyists.