July 15th, 2010
11:33 AM ET
11 years ago

Senate votes to end debate on Wall Street reform bill

(CNN) - The Senate voted Thursday to end debate on the financial regulatory reform bill, virtually ensuring final passage of the sweeping measure.

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  1. Anonymous

    All the left wingers on here are financial experts for sure, they are experts at taking other peoples money since they are to lazy to do anything for them selves!!!!!!!!!

    July 15, 2010 01:14 pm at 1:14 pm |
  2. anthony

    Another Bad One,

    The disaster to the economy has already happened. It is called the Wall Street Meltdown. It cost million of jobs, triggered a global financial crisis, and plunged our nation into recession, back in the Bush Administration.

    July 15, 2010 01:28 pm at 1:28 pm |
  3. mj

    You can bet that Frannie & Freddie have been left out. You call this a productive Congress????? Another nail in America's coffin. More bureaucracy, more government, more infringement on our rights. Those that expect goverment to take care of them should be ashamed. America is founded on Free Enterprise. It is horrible what Obama, Pelosi & Reid are doing to our wonderful Nation.

    July 15, 2010 01:28 pm at 1:28 pm |
  4. MsDp

    Please America let's us not forget, Rome was not built in A day. There is more work to be done here, so let's get busy DEMS and vote the slackers aka GOP out!

    July 15, 2010 01:29 pm at 1:29 pm |
  5. p.h

    job well done! now lets bring our troops home. gop=war

    July 15, 2010 01:29 pm at 1:29 pm |
  6. vic

    Well done party of No never realize how hard this recession hurt middle class families

    July 15, 2010 01:31 pm at 1:31 pm |
  7. SA in OO

    I was going to add a comment until I read the many thoughtful ones already posted.

    Well said Colorado Liberal and BobH and several others.

    NOW the job is to get all the too silent majority out to vote in November.

    None of the problems we face can be solved in an election cycle, which will give the advantage to the shrill voices that shout out half thought out half truths to an electorate that is ill prepared or unwilling to try and sort out the validity of their claims.

    July 15, 2010 01:36 pm at 1:36 pm |
  8. virtually ensuring more legal garbage

    if you aren't going to do it correctly, you best you can do it, to fix the problem

    why bother

    July 15, 2010 01:48 pm at 1:48 pm |
  9. Wisconsinite - the GObP Loves Big Oil, But Hates Suffering Americans

    Just like Health Care Reform . . . wish both had more teeth but WAAAAAAAAY better than anything the Party of NO Ideas, NO Help and NO Morals has done in decades!!

    July 15, 2010 01:53 pm at 1:53 pm |
  10. If We Can Defeat Him On Health Care It Will Be His Waterloo

    Vote Republican, bow down to Wall Street, screw the unemployed, help the mega-wealthy, dumb down America.

    In the words (really she said it last night on Hannity) of Sarah Palin:

    It's time to "refudiate", yes r-e-f-u-d-i-a-t-e Obama.

    July 15, 2010 02:04 pm at 2:04 pm |
  11. GI Joe

    Hey folks - Dick Cheney is battery-operated and has no pulse !!!!

    Artificial life support - guess that shoots down the death panel lies of Palin-Bachmann-FOXX

    July 15, 2010 02:13 pm at 2:13 pm |
  12. Gregoire

    Wow... lots of contempt for Wall Street on here today! You people have absolutely NO clear vision of the big picture at stake here. I hope none of you have a retirement fund anywhere except under your bed. Wall Street isn't the problem... lack of enforcement of current regulation and too many regulatory authorities with redundant responsibilities is the problem. These firms play one regulator against the other... and then mix in the rating firms in competition with eachother for business... there in lies the problem... and this useless bill does NOTHING to fix the problem... just creates more unintended consequences.

    July 15, 2010 02:14 pm at 2:14 pm |
  13. glib lib

    "Republicans objected to some of the bill's major provisions, particularly parts that establish the consumer agency and create new rules for the derivatives. While they generally favored more consumer protection and more regulation of derivatives, they argued that the legislation is too heavy-handed in these areas."

    republicans claim they want consumer protection but when it comes down to it they just can't help siding with coporate interests. "Too heavy-handed"?! give me a break John Boehner.

    July 15, 2010 02:17 pm at 2:17 pm |
  14. GOP Admits to Lying About financial reform

    GOP: You're too stupid to understand Financial Reform so we're going to lie about it!

    This is a quotation from a Republican operative that illustrates their November strategy:

    "This bill, in the minds of most Americans, is just a big amoeba," said John Feehery, a Washington-based GOP strategist. "Because this bill is so complicated, it makes it easier for Republicans to oppose it, and by opposing it, call it a job killer."

    See? It's easier to "CALL" it what they want because it is "COMPLICATED".

    Americans, on a whole, are FAR smarter than the Republican Party politicians. We've got your number now, GOP.

    July 15, 2010 02:40 pm at 2:40 pm |
  15. Reborn

    Senate is where bills go to die.

    July 15, 2010 02:41 pm at 2:41 pm |
  16. Fair is Fair

    "This may well end up being one of the most productive Congresses we have ever had"

    Productive???? Try destructive.

    July 15, 2010 02:50 pm at 2:50 pm |
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