Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Triumph of the Regulators

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President Obama hailed the financial bill that House-Senate negotiators finally vouchsafed at 5:40 a.m. Friday, and no wonder.

The bill represents the triumph of the very regulators and Congressmen who did so much to cause the financial panic, giving them vast new discretion over every corner of American financial markets. Chris Dodd and Barney Frank, those Fannie Mae cheerleaders, played the largest role in writing the bill...

Congressman Paul Kanjorski even offered a motion to memorialize it as the Dodd-Frank Act, saying

"It's as if Tony Hayward of BP were allowed to write new rules on deep water drilling."



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