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Response to Romulox (Reply #44)

Tue Jul 3, 2012, 04:29 PM

48. Not all Dems are for the bad free trade bills.

You will find a lot more opposition in Congress to NAFTA on the Democratic side than you will the Republican side.

And even with the banking fiasco, Republicans don't support Dodd/Frank. And no, of course it wasn't the greatest reform bill ever, but it went a lot farther towards increasing regulations on financial institutions than anything today's Republicans are willing to do. And if you are looking for regulations that go beyond Dodd/Frank, you will only find support for that among Democrats in Washington. You won't find it among any Republicans.

So no, NOT similar at all, not even close. You can cherry pick a few areas of policy where the 2 parties may have found some common ground or you can cherry pick the views half the Senators and Congress critters that are more centrist/DLC types (while ignoring the other half that aren't) and make an argument... but its an argument based on a false premise that doesn't give a fair and accurate accounting of the whole picture.

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