Now this is why we vote for Democrats
The subject of this strong language is a proposed fee, or tax, on financial institutions to recoup as much as possible of the federal money which was spent bailing them out and stabilizing them last year. The days of bonuses in six, seven, and even eight figures having returned, it's hard to argue that these institutions are still in fragile condition -- indeed, they're doing far better than the rest of the economy is doing in the wake of the recession they caused.
Small local banks would be exempt from the proposed tax, which would discourage the big institutions from simply passing along the cost to their customers -- since doing so would put them at a competitive disadvantage against the small banks.
There's some suggestion that the Republicans are nervous about opposing the tax plan, due to a fear of being seen as too blatantly in Wall Street's pocket. And some Democrats in both Houses of Congress want even tougher measures, such as a punitive tax on giant executive bonuses.
This is more like it, guys. Keep it up.