Democracy is two wolves and sheep voting on what's for dinner. Liberty is a well armed sheep willing to contest the vote.
90-8 ... anybody really think a veto would have been effective?... In 1999, Bill Clinton signed the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act, a bank deregulation bill that swept away a Depression-era law known as Glass-Steagall. The new law had such a chorus of bipartisan support that it passed the Senate 90-8. One of the few who raised a cry against it was Byron Dorgan. “I think we will look back in 10 years’ time and say we should not have done this, but we did because we forgot the lessons of the past,” said Dorgan, a populist North Dakota Democratic senator, “and that that which is true in the 1930s is true in 2010.” ...
btw: Sen. Phil Gramm (R, Texas), Rep. Jim Leach (R, Iowa), and Rep. Thomas J. Bliley, Jr. (R, Virginia)
search for phil gramm's wife in this article ... dare you: The Subprime Mess and Phil Gramm: An Experiment in Deregulation | InjuryBoard Los Angeles
You are ALL CORRECT!!
BIPARTISAN support, there were only 8 people that said no... This wasn't 'deregulation' this was anarchy... a wild wild west of white collar crime, ponzi schemes of unimaginable scope... I don't even blame people for calling this a 'conspiracy theory' for so long.
Thank you, Quazi!