On a vote to buck the Banksters and help out everybody except our financial wizards, the Senate passed the Dick Durbin Amendment to reform Debit fees with a whopping 64 votes. In even more unlikely anti bankster behavior, 17 GOP Senators voted FOR the bill.
As of the typing of this article, hell has yet to begun to freeze.
The final vote tally was 64-33.
Voting in favor: 46 Democrats, 17 Republicans and Independent Sen. Bernie Sanders [I, VT].
Voting against: 9 Democrats, 23 Republicans and Independent Sen. Joseph Lieberman [I, CT].
Good ole Joey Lieberman. He’s with us on everything but the war and Barack Obama.
But this is a great win that will benefit everyone who isn’t a MegaBank or n executive or a servant of them, and a win for everyone else, but, as always, politics make strange bedfellows.
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