Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Live-blogging the Democratic debate
Bankrupcy law

Good question from Russert to everybody's favorite economic populist, John Edwards, son of a millworker, about whether he regretted voting for a 2001 bankruptcy bill that was the precursor to the current law, which is truly punitive.

Yes, he did regret it.

Same question to Hillary: She regrets making the same vote. But that bill did not become law (no thanks to Edwards or her), she reminds us, and she opposed the 2005 bill that ultimately became law.

We need to reform that law, now, she says.

UPDATE: Obama was asked if he, too, opposed those bills, but that's not exactly an even question, since he was not in Congress. Of course, he opposed them both.

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