So earlier this week the Senate unanimously passes a corporate reform bill that would create a new agency for overseeing auditors and punish various corporate criminals more harshly. Unsurprisingly, House Republicans are trying to stymie the bill because it would hurt their big donors. None of this surprises me or is even that interesting to me. What I do find interesting is that even though there’s a landslide of public support for smacking around the corporate criminals that have put the economy in the toilet, the Republicans are risking political capital to protect their friends who have the money. When there was a landslide of political support for fighting terrorism, these same reptiles in Congress lined up dutifully behind the moronic Patriot Act and screwed us all. None of this surprises me, but it’s worth remembering in November.