Any member of congress who votes against any stronger regulation of the banking industry should be made to put all of their retirement funds into derivatives handled by JP Morgan bank. And also any funds of any of their donors. President Obama should not sit on the sidelines while this lack of movement on greed in America's banking system continues. It is a ready made campaign issue and it is the right thing to do.
I saw in the paper this morning that Albuquerque's bus ridership is up again to record levels. In 1999 when I was Mayor and fighting for a transportation tax to increase bus service the republicans on the council fought it tooth and nail. We ended up with a successful vote of the public to raise the tax. Now it is paying off.