Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act

The House passed this act on June 30th. If there was mention of it here, I didn't see it. Anyway, here's how the U.S. House from North Carolina voted:

• Rep. G.K. Butterfield (D-1) Y
• Rep. Howard Coble (R-6) N
• Rep. Bob Etheridge (D-2) Y
• Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-5) N
Rep. Walter Jones, Jr. (R-3) Y (good on him!)
• Rep. Larry Kissell (D-8) Y
• Rep. Patrick McHenry (R-10) N
Rep. Mike McIntyre (D-7) N (pathetic)
• Rep. Brad Miller (D-13) Y
• Rep. Sue Myrick (R-9) N
• Rep. David Price (D-4) Y
• Rep. Heath Shuler (D-11) Y
• Rep. Melvin Watt (D-12) Y

It should be noted that McIntyre is the ONLY Democrat who voted against it, and Walter Jones the ONLY Republican who voted for it. I wonder what McIntyre and the rest of the Republicans have against their fellow citizens?


Not sure about McIntrye, but the R's agenda is clear

From Jed Lewison:

Summers's words are unimpeachably correct, but they will fall on deaf ears. The reason is simple: Republicans in Congress simply aren't listening to rational economic analysis. The only thing they care about is that cutting unemployment benefits hurts the economy and they believe hurting the economy will help them win the election.

It's shocking and sad that a major political party would resort to such craven tactics for partisan gain, but it is what it is. And at this point, trying to sit down with them and talk as adults just isn't working. It's time to unleash the facts and call them out for what they are trying to do: wreck the economy to win a campaign.

The only way to get Republicans to the table will be to make them pay a political price for their malicious obstruction, and the best way of doing that is expose them for who they are.