First is this repost from June 28:
Chris Dodd and Barney Frank are crooks. Being elected officials they get the ultimate area where they can swipe money and spend it. They've thus authored a financial "reform" bill that's about spending money and forcing someone else to pay for it. But they may have sealed their bill's doom.
UPDATE: The Dodd-Frank monstrosity passed, but got somewhat neutered, and the caving of a few weak Republicans helped a bill that otherwise was doomed.