Excerpted from “GOP senators block debate on finance bill; The 57-41 vote marks the first showdown over the financial overhaul. Sen. Bill Nelson, a Democrat, voted with the opposition.” By Janet Hook, Tribune Washington Bureau, The Los Angeles Times, April 26, 2010 | 4:11 p.m.
Senate Republicans, in a resolute show of unity, delayed consideration of far-reaching financial reforms by denying Democrats the needed supermajority of 60 votes. …“A party that stands with Wall Street is a party that stands against families and fairness.” — Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.)†
Somehow I thought one brave Republican would stand up for working people against the fat cats on Wall Street. How foolish was I? Not a single one? Incredible.