He’s Actually trying to get the deal done before this year’s State of the Union address.
No doubt so that he can spin it as a win for justice.
The problem is that $20 Billion for a crash that has more likely caused American taxpayers $Trillions$ is not only not nearly sufficient to fix the problem, of which fraud and deception on the part of the bankers played a critical role.
But the second slap in the face is that $20 Billion is so little $money$ to the bankers in question that it doesn’t even count as punishment!
Or you can call your State Attorney’s Office and President Obama personally and let them know how you feel about the Banks ending up with 0 responsibility for their role in an economic crash of historic size.
And then leaving working classes left on the hook for a $Trillion dollars. Again.
Attorney’s general don’t often get a groundswell of grassroots support so every voice counts for a lot.