The real one-party rule
The real and true dominant party in national politics (the Party of Corporate Wealth and Power) had its way in the U.S. Senate again yesterday. The subject was proposed bankruptcy reform legislation that would have allowed thousands of American families to stay in their homes, making reasonable mortgage payments.
And the vote was: Rich and powerful bad guys 51, Average consumers 45.
To her credit, after a prolonged period of waffling, Kay Hagan opted to vote for the reforms. Let’s hope it was heartfelt and that she would have done the same thing had it been a closer vote.
Not surprisingly, Richard Burr was among the 51.
Here’s the link to the roll call.