Sunday, March 13, 2005

More Bankruptcy Bill "links of shame"

More on the Bankruptcy Deform bill fight that is roiling the blogosphere. This is from Josh Marshall's Talking Points Memo. It has a special "Bankruptcy Page" hosted by Harvard Law Professor Elizabeth Marshall and her law student teammates. Here is a brief excerpt, with the "links of shame":
Because of this fight, there will be no quiet, smooth passage for this bill. Instead, folks are now on record: 58 voted against giving just a little protection for military families set upon by predatory lenders. 74 voted against a 30% usury cap, saying the credit card companies are free to take whatever they can get. 58 voted against treating families beset by cancer and diabetes differently from those that run up bills on fancy vacations and over-priced nonsense.