The bill — which was rushed through the Senate near the end of the session — would have helped get the banks out of the growing foreclosure-gate scandal, whereby firms like Bank of America, JPMorgan, and GMAC found that their practices were flawed.
One piece of evidence that the legislation was a rush-job bank payoff was its brevity. It was less than a page, in sharp contrast to most financial legislation.
Anyway, don’t look for the financial industry to switch their allegiance back to Democrats anytime soon.
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