In the usually opaque world of congressional debate, it’s rare to see such a clear difference between the two political parties. But we saw it last night.
At issue was what to do about the big banks on Wall Street, the very financial institutions which – through their funny, phony money schemes – brought our economy to the brink of disaster just 18 months ago.
On one side were the Democrats, fighting to protect middle-class Americans by proposing a new set of rules to make sure those wholesale financial abuses could never happen again.
On the other side were Republicans, fighting to protect the banks and big financial institutions by keeping the old rules in place.
It was, in other words, Main Street vs. Wall Street. And when it came time to vote, not ONE Republican stood up for Main Street. Every single Republican, and one Democrat, instead, stood up for Wall Street.
So, don’t tell me there’s no difference between the two political parties. The whole difference is: who are you fighting for?
Democrats are fighting for the people. Republicans are fighting for the bankers.
But, at least, that should make it a whole lot easier to decide whom to vote for, come November.
That’s my parting shot for today.