Skip to comments.Reid: GOP is 'making love to Wall Street'
Posted on 05/05/2010 1:47:06 PM PDT by MissesBush
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) accused Republicans Wednesday of making love to Wall Street.
Reid charged that Republicans are stalling action on a Wall Street reform bill because they are having difficulty determining how theyre going to continue making love to Wall Street by resisting banking regulation.
The sweeping Wall Street reform bill had stalled on the Senate floor because of a partisan disagreement over how to handle amendments, though shortly after Reids comments, Senate Banking Committee Chairman Chris Dodd (D-Conn.) announced a breakthrough in negotiations.
The deal Dodd struck with Sen. Richard Shelby (R-Ala.), the ranking member on his panel, is focused on how to deal with too big to fail institutions. Its not clear whether the deal to provide for the orderly liquidation of troubled banks would be enough to solve the partisan dispute over other amendments.
They wont let us deal with any amendments, Reid complained before Dodds announcement. He noted that Republicans had objected to amendments offered by Sen. Olympia Snowe (R-Maine) that Democrats would accept without opposition.
Republicans say they are trying to fix provisions they contend would damage the national economy. They argue proposed regulations of the derivatives market could force it overseas. They also contend that a proposed consumer financial protection bureau could stifle businesses and small banks.
Reid, however, accused the GOP of obstruction.
Its obvious they dont want to put any decent restrictions on what Wall Street has done or are doing, he said.
Under the deal with Shelby, Dodd agreed to amend a proposal to set up a $50 billion fund to pay for the dissolution of troubled institutions.
Big banks would no longer have to pay into a rescue fund to liquidate large, troubled financial institutions. Instead, creditors would have to pay liquidation costs that exceed the value of the assets sold off during bankruptcy proceedings.
Creditors will be required to pay back the government any amounts they received above what they would have gotten in liquidation, Dodd announced in a statement. Those who directly benefited from the orderly liquidation will be the first to pay back the government at a premium rate.
Dodd said the agreement would empower the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation to unwind troubled banks that pose a risk to the markets.
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Dodd said the agreement would be offered as an amendment to the broader Wall Street reform bill as soon as Wednesday afternoon.
A Democratic aide expressed hope this would clear the way for other amendments.
We hope that means we can move forward, said the aide. So far, Republicans havent allowed us to vote.
At his press conference, Reid reiterated that he supports adopting amendments to the reform bill by simple majority vote.
Reid said he would also review an amendment offered by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) that would require the Federal Reserve to submit to a Government Accountability Office audit, a proposal the Obama administration staunchly opposes.
Reid touted his long record of supporting greater scrutiny of the Fed, noting he joined Sen. Byron Dorgan (D-N.D.) to call for a study of perks received by the Feds board of directors.
Ive been working on the Fed for many, many years, he said.
On the subject of the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, Reid said he would support legislation co-sponsored by Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) that would raise BPs liability for damages to $10 billion. BP is now protected by a cap that limits its liability to $75 million.
Reid declined to say when he would schedule the legislation for floor consideration.
I would have to ask Reid “If what you say is true, why are you continuing to bend over for them?”
When the Democrats do it, it’s just called screwing.
So that just means what Dems do with Wall Street would make Jenna Jameson blush.
Don’t leave out all the millions and millions Chuckie Schumer has gotten from Wall Street, for himself, the DSCC and the DNC.
I don’t know about WALL STREET, but Business, they need someone to love on them. Many of my friends in small businesses are sucking on the hind teat, and ain’t gettin’ nothing but air. The government has taxed the COW, the MILK, the HIDE before it’s even tanned! My CPA accountant told me many years ago, HEY, TAKE CARE OF BUSINESSES, THEY’LL ALWAYS BE THE ONE PROVIDING YOU WITH THE JOBS, IT’S NOT the Community Organizers, they consume. We need right now PROVIDERS, someone who creates jobs/wealth. PRO BUSINESS leaders need to go to Washington.
Reid: GOP is ‘making love to Wall Street’
Yeah. And Obama is effing Main Street.
Call it even, mmmm-kay?
Former Barney Frank staffer now top Goldman Sachs lobbyist
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The about to die fish flopping and thrashing around on the deck......take a last gasp, Reid!.....
Ask Obama and Reid how GE brings good smooches to life. Oh and ask Barney how lovely it is when it Frankly Reigns kisses from Freddies Fannie.
rintense: ‘DNC telling Americans to bend over and pick up the soap.’
The DNC is fudge packing America.
... as the Obama Administration screws the American people.
At this point I don’t care about anything Reid says. If the polls are correct, he will be job hunting next January. He hasn’t had any credibility for some time and I doubt he’ll get any in the next few months.
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Why Harry? You’ve been screwing America so long, I’m surprised you noticed.
Call it even, mmmm-kay?"
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