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The U.S. public shows no love for the recently passed Dodd-Frank financial reform bill, with 54%...

The U.S. public shows no love for the recently passed Dodd-Frank financial reform bill, with 54% saying they are dissatisfied, according to a new poll. That's an even worse rating than garnered by the banks the new law is designed to police.
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  • bobaka
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    -how many people in the "US Public" have the vaguest clue of what's even in the Dodd-Frank financial reform bill?
    -how many people who answered that poll could quote one single thing that bill does?
    22 Oct 2010, 03:28 PM Reply Like
  • Tony Petroski
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    I is one of those public. I don't love Dodd or Frank, but I must confess I'm woefully uninformred on the "new law."
    22 Oct 2010, 03:30 PM Reply Like
  • Tack
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    Dodd is a four-letter word, and Barney just has a spare.
    22 Oct 2010, 03:33 PM Reply Like
  • Duude
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    That's still a better result than the opposition they're getting on the healthcare plan.
    Just trying to give it a positive spin.
    22 Oct 2010, 03:49 PM Reply Like
  • dfbell
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    which also is not understood by the public. its very much in vogue now to not know much about a subject, yet still criticize vehemently.
    22 Oct 2010, 03:52 PM Reply Like
  • Silentz
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    df, better that than to have voted for it without understanding it either...
    22 Oct 2010, 03:54 PM Reply Like
  • Duude
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    Or having even read it.
    22 Oct 2010, 05:07 PM Reply Like
  • dfbell
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    did you ask your reos and senators if they read the bills?

     

    worse yet to hear a senator say, "I didnt read t and dont know whats in it. But I will vote against them"
    22 Oct 2010, 05:35 PM Reply Like
  • If U Say So
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    Voting against it because they didn't get to read it has my support. Congressional leadership purposely gave them only 24 hours to read 3000 pages because they didn't want them to know what was in it. That's not leadership its tyranny. Voting against it till it could be analyzed was the right thing to do.
    22 Oct 2010, 08:09 PM Reply Like
  • dw57
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    yup we angry about it. after all, the TBTF banks are still around right?
    22 Oct 2010, 03:55 PM Reply Like
  • Anwar Bhamla
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    In a country where a good portion of the populace believes that the earth is approximately 5,000 years old, should we expect anyone to understand the complex issues? Isn't that why we elect representatives so that they can study complex issues and make informed decisions. But that is not what you will hear on Limbaugh or on Fox Entertainment.
    22 Oct 2010, 04:01 PM Reply Like
  • dfbell
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    so true, anwar.
    and fighting those dinosaurs 5000 years ago was hard! didnt even have guns then!
    22 Oct 2010, 05:36 PM Reply Like
  • dfbell
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    Aaaaa I see a 5000 year believer gave that a thumbs down. America has become the land of the stupid. Its fashionable now.
    23 Oct 2010, 06:21 AM Reply Like
  • avocadomousse
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    On bank regulation: It did not fully bring back Glass Steagall. It instead established a watered-down version of the originally proposed Volcker Rule. I think this is why the populace hates it more than the banks. ...Although, only the portion of the populace who have read about it. The other part hates it because they love to hate. They don't think anything is working and they want someone to pay.
    22 Oct 2010, 04:13 PM Reply Like
  • bob adamson
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    Some might have wanted greater control to have been imposed on financial institutions, some others might have wanted less control while still others may simply be angry that the financial system is in turmoil or may be confused but anxious about the whole mess. Is there therefore any wonder that such a vague question would elicit such expressions of vague negativity?

     

    One shouldn’t draw any concrete conclusions from the answers given to such a Rorschach Blot survey question.
    22 Oct 2010, 06:08 PM Reply Like
  • earl880
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    If they are against it, it is only because the bill doesn't go far enough in terms of neutering the banks, and curbing usurious credit card practices. Same thing with the healthcare bill. Most people wanted Medicare for all. But the stupid teabaggers who are so against gubmint run healthcare scream bloody murder if you want to touch their Medicare. Morons all.
    22 Oct 2010, 08:22 PM Reply Like
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