Concord - New Hampshire Democratic Party Chair Ray Buckley released the following statement on the United States Senate Republicans ending their roadblock to the start of the debate on comprehensive Wall Street reform legislation.
"It was unconscionable of Senator Judd Gregg and the senate Republicans to block debate on Wall Street reform. Yesterday's vote in the United States Senate to finally open debate on financial reform legislation is a critical step in addressing the reckless Republican policies and irresponsible behavior of the big banks that led to the economic crisis we are in today."
"It is outrageous that Judd Gregg and congressional Republicans have consistently chosen to side with Wall Street over Main Street in this important debate, and it's time for that to end. In a bizarre statement Gregg even lectured Democrats not to overreact to the abuses on Wall Street; what part of economic collapse doesn't he understand? Meanwhile Republican candidates in New Hampshire are echoing Gregg's nonsense, including Charlie Bass who has described the policy as "extremist," and still other Republican candidates, including Frank Guinta, Sean Mahoney, and Kelly Ayotte, have decided to stay totally silent on these critical reforms of Wall Street."
"It's time for Republicans to join Democrats to fix this broken system that drove our economy into a ditch and forced Granite State taxpayers to fund a massive bailout. Republicans need to end their "just-say-no" political maneuvering and do the job the American people sent them to Washington to do."