The LA Times' David Lazarus asks a question:
What is it about consumer protection that Republican lawmakers don't like? Is it that they want to see their constituents fleeced and flimflammed by businesses? Is it that they don't care?
Hmmm. Tough question. Let's keep reading:
Or is it something as craven as carrying water for corporate interests simply because that's where the money is?
Bingo! I think we have a winner. Read the whole thing for all the grim details.