Republicans have been against blocking outrageous pay and bonuses for years

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee reminds us that not so long ago, Republicans were adamantly opposed to Democratic attempts to regulate the exotic salaries and bonuses that Wall Street executives and managers have paid themselves. Republicans actually went on the record in 2007 opposing measures to require corporate leaders to be more accountable to their shareholders.

If only Republicans had actually been interested in working with Democrats earlier this decade, we wouldn’t be in such a big mess right now. Sadly, for Republicans, bipartisanship just means demanding that Democrats roll over and agree with them.