By Chuck Marshall
Well, it didn't take long for the Republican led congress to focus on its true passion and reason for governing. Wall Street. Out of all the possible problems to tackle that our country faces today, they feel the need to relieve Wall Street of the shackles of Dodd-Frank that have held it down for so long ? If things are so bad for Wall Street and the banks then why is the stock market at a record high? I have no doubt that this legislation has some sort of merit, and I'm sure given the nature of any government regulation that the raw product (Dodd-Frank Act) needed tweaking from the right., but that's the first thing they feel compelled to fix as the 114th Congress ? We're $20,000,000,000,000 in debt but they need to fix Wall Street's problems first? Our infrastructure is collapsing in some key areas of the country such that commerce could be hindered and lives could be risked but they need to "fix things" for the banks first off?
Brace yourselves folks, for more incompetence and cronyism from the right now that they are steering the ship. The Republicans have had 6 years to stew over their lack of control and they have many bones to pick. How many of these bones are real concerns and needs of the middle class American? Probably not too much. After 2 years of Democrats in power conjuring up $10 Trillion dollars more in debt, the Republicans are back with no new ideas just more greed and avarice. At least the Democrats could pretend they were "helping" out folks with their bloated, blubbery mess known as "health care reform". The Republicans need a broad paintbrush to conceal this one as anything other than juicy scraps for their lobbyist friends on K Street. What's really scary? I don't think they really care how it looks.
In my humble opinion.......