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How and why did Congress move so quickly on the bailout bill? Congress was able to pass this very complex, high-dollar legislation in a matter of days–nevermind the fact there had been signs of a subprime crisis that’s at the root of all this–for months if not years. Relatively speaking, CURIA, which has been floating around the marble halls of Capitol Hill in various forms for the last five years, is simple however, so you’d think they could accomplish this in a matter of hours. But, the fact of the matter is that lawmakers tend to wait until there’s a crisis that finally outweighs political concerns before they act.

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