There are 100 senators in the United States Senate, two representing each of the 50 states that make up our union. Forty-one of those senators voted this evening to block financial reform. As we all know, in a democracy such as ours, the will of the majority prevails. As we are all also aware, forty-one of one hundred is a majority. The United States Senate is a very strange institution.
It doesn’t really matter, because financial reform will pass and President Obama will sign it into law. The Republicans are throwing another of their tantrums. The following image is courtesy of The Huffington Post. Click on it to make it bigger. If you see one or both of your senators pictured, it would behoove you to seek another senator at the earliest opportunity.
These are the people who believe the interests of the Wall Street billionaires trump yours.