• Senate GOP, Ben Nelson Really Getting the Hang of This Blocking Financial Reform Thing

    For the third straight day in a row, Senate Republicans and Democrat Ben Nelson have voted to block discussion of financial regulation reform

    Senate Republicans blocked progress on financial-overhaul legislation for the third straight day Wednesday. The Senate voted 56-42 on a procedural motion early Wednesday afternoon, with Democrats again falling short of the 60 votes needed to start actual debate on the bill. Democratic Sen. Ben Nelson of Nebraska again sided with a unified GOP caucus against the motion

    Coincidentally, for also the third straight day in a row, Sen. Ben Nelson has had millions of dollars worth of stock in a company that was originally supposed to get a sweetheart deal in this bill but, at the last minute, did not…

    Senator Ben Nelson owned with his wife as much as $6 million worth of stock in Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc. and supported an exemption to proposed derivatives rules sought by the Omaha, Nebraska, company

    "It doesn't influence my decision at all; never has, never will," said Nelson, who was governor from 1991 to 1999.

    Coincidences are so coincidental, aren't they? I mean, seriously, what are the odds? They must be astronomical. Am I right? (I'm pretty sure I'm right.)

    Tags: Ben Nelson, Democrats, Financial Reform, Money, Republicans, Senate


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