A bipartisan group of Senators is ramming through legislation that would make it tougher for consumers to have their debts dissolved by filing for bankruptcy. This is legislation bought and paid for through millions of dollars in campaign contributions by credit card companies and banks, and I find it disgusting. Over the past 10 years or so, the availability of credit has increased to a ridiculous degree. Those credit cards were handed out under the current bankruptcy statutes, and now that the irresponsibility of the lenders has come back to bite them in the ass, they want to make things tougher on consumers. Give me a break. Banks seem to be developing a pattern of getting themselves into trouble and asking the government to bail them out — let’s not forget the S&L bailout from the eighties that wound up costing us over 150 billion dollars.