Kill them. And I have a certain sympathy with that view. Especially when I read things like this:
The far-reaching new banking and consumer protection bill awaiting President Barack Obama’s signature now shifts from the politicians to the technocrats.
The legislation gives regulators latitude and time to come up with new rules, requires scores of studies and, in some instances, depends on international agreements falling into place.
For Wall Street, the next phase represents continuing uncertainty. It also offers banks and other financial institutions yet another opportunity to influence and shape the rules that govern their businesses.
In hailing the bill’s passage in the Senate on Thursday, Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner acknowledged that implementing the new law will take time.
“But we are determined to move as quickly as we can to provide clarity and certainty,” he said.
These miserable little socialist bastards have just told business "Here's ANOTHER big pile of crap that nobody actually knows what all is in it; so there's ANOTHER big "How can I even think of investing or expanding when I don't know what's going to happen?" for us to deal with?" And it especially makes me lean toward ropes when you add this in:
Sen. Richard Shelby of Alabama, the top Republican on the Senate Banking Committee, criticized the bill as not “real reform,” saying it doesn’t address the problems of mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, whose questionable lending helped start a collapse in the housing market.
So. The corrupt bastards not only made another step toward ruling us, they exempted all their little buttmonkeys at Fannie and Freddie from 'regulation' in this.
But, I an a merciful sort. I'll settle for floggings. Followed by tar and feathers and a lifelong ban on EVER serving in any public office or lobbying position.