For the Tea Party and Republican Party, if it's not spelled out in the constitution it isn't legal, even though the constitution is merely a framework, and not a detailed list of rights.
With that in mind, gas prices at the pump would not be as high as they are now if Dodd-Frank had been allowed to oversee the commodities market. So as you might have guessed, Republicans have gone after Dodd-Frank as unconstitutional, and call it a liberal overreach. Check out the ad Rachel Maddow includes in her look at the attempt by Republicans to return Wall Street to its risky past.
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