(Associated Press) "The House [financial regulatory] bill, which passed 223-202, would grant the government new powers to split up companies that threaten the economy … No House Republicans voted for the bill … Last week, top House Republicans urged more than 100 financial industry lobbyists to work harder to defeat the bill. Lobbyists have spent more than $300 million this year trying to scuttle the bill."
Hmmmm. Republican leaders asking out loud for more lobbyist cash? Is that intended as a subtle reminder that Congress can be bought, but the banks have not yet raised their bid high enough?