Was this what Scott Brown had in mind when he claimed he would be independent voting for what serves his constituents in Massachusetts as opposed to voting the Republican party line? Scott Brown joined 40 other Republican senators to filibuster the Wall Street reform bill. In fact, the bill is not dead but Republicans stand in the way of allowing it to come to the Senate floor for debate. It seems they would prefer back room deals rather than public, open debate, recorded on C-Span available for all to watch.
Once again, Scott Brown has chosen to vote Republican party line instead of for financial regulatory reform that would protect taxpayers from systemic risk that should be limited to the business who are engaged in the risky business.
How's your 401K? Your job? The value of your home? Want to go through a boom and bust economy two or three more times and taxpayer bilouts of financial institutions? If yes deregulate. If no regulate financial markets for system risk.
From the PBS NewsHour, "Could Financial Reform Make Bailouts, 'Too Big to Fail' Less Likely?"