This story tells us that a deal was reached to “extend the soon-to-expire $8,000 tax credit for first-time homebuyers.”
Who got the deal done? Senate Banking Committee Chairman Chris Dodd.
This story tells us that a credit card interest rate freeze was proposed after one card rate hit the usurious level of 29 percent.
Who proposed the freeze? Senate Banking Committee Chairman Chris Dodd.
This post tells us that the chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee made sure that the public option was included into the Senate health care bill. The individual who formerly chaired that committee was Sen. Ted Kennedy.
Who chairs that committee now (and kept up the fight for the public option)?
Chris Dodd, that’s who (and this story tells us of an upcoming fundraiser; Dodd has closed the gap against challenger Rob Simmons to approximately five points).
I would ask that you remember this the next time the Murdoch Street Journal and right-wing media sites start caterwauling again about alleged sweetheart mortgage deals (and I think it’s also instructive to remember this when considering Dodd against the wingnut Simmons, whose antics are on display here).
Update: Based on this, the Connecticut senator who should be in trouble is this soulless shill, not Dodd.