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CrowJD (talk|edits) said:

19 May 2010
Who's your friend? Neither Party. Make-believe reform.

You can still call your Senator on these 3, I think:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/05/18/gop-blocks-two-key-anti-w_n_580747.html

At least Senator Harkins tried to get ATM fees capped at .50, didn't work it seems:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/05/18/attempt-to-cap-atm-fees-a_n_581168.html

Snowbird (talk|edits) said:

19 May 2010
The Dem's have no one to blame but themselves. Your links make my point. Only the Dem's would consider ATM fees to be a national crisis in the same league as nake credit default swaps! Since these are amendments, they are probably both hastly conceived and will have major unintended consequences. BTW, here is an opinion about derivatives piece by Ed Rapp CFO of Caterpillar A company that actually manufactures products in the US and exports.

I know of no one that pays ATM fee unless that are just plain lazy. However, there are probably areas in Atlanta where banks do not have convenient ATM and the only ones are private ATM's in liquor stores! Once these private ATM are priced out the market, the Dem's will next be scream "Red Lining" because there are no ATM's.

Davidcpa (talk|edits) said:

19 May 2010
Of all the things our govt needs to worry about...Iran with nukes, Iraq, Taliban, al Qaeda, economy, trade deficits, budget deficits, oil spills, etc.....we are worried about atm fees?!?! Come one, next they will be worried about steroids in baseball & hip hop lyrics. Oh wait, they were worried about that a couple of years ago as Madoff made off with billions.

Snowbird (talk|edits) said:

19 May 2010
One of my favorite themes is "Unintended Consequences" of action not well planned or thought out ... Bush in Iraq, Obama and Health Care, and now LA Boycott - I tried to find this news in the NYT and Huffington but I guess it is just not PC to say there can be unintended consequences. Bet Obama would send troops to Arizona to turn the power back on ... maybe they could also seal the border!

CathysTaxes (talk|edits) said:

19 May 2010
If they are so interested in saving taxpayers money, why don't they vote on an amendment that prohibits them from voting themselves a pay increase.

CrowJD (talk|edits) said:

20 May 2010
It's both Parties. We'll see what comes out of this financial reform. I'm not expecting much, as most public attention is on the BP spill. The BP spill has been great for the Wall Street lobbyists.

Anyway, there's enough going on the world right now to keep everyone distracted. More than enough.

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