"I am sick and tired of being asked to give billions of dollars to these banks when they won't in any way help the people who are facing mortgage foreclosure," Durbin said. "They're not renegotiating these mortgages and they refuse to support an effort to add legislation that would give them the keys to the courthouse door."Ryan Grim reported on the HuffingtonPost.com,
He added, "The American Bankers Association and the Community Bankers Association walked away from the table."
I hope we will all remember every member of the Senate who took money from the leading banking institutions as part of their campaign contributions and or voted against the Cramdown Bill.
"The banking and real estate industry has funneled roughly $2,000,000 into Landrieu's campaign coffers over her 12-year career, according to data from the Center for Responsive Politics. Bayh has taken in about $3.5 million. The financial sector is Nelson's biggest backer; he's taken $1.4 million from banks and real estate interests and another $1.2 million from insurance firms. Tester has fielded roughly half a million in his two years in office.
That's about nine million dollars -- far, far less than one percent of the amount taxpayers have spent to bail out the financial industry."