Still, no matter what, it all points back to Congress [and in some cases state legislatures], that Wall Street/Big Banks were able to do any of this in the first place.
Bush had a majority in both the House and Senate for the better part of his terms. And unlike the wimpy, yellow-spined, weak-kneed, scaredy-cat Democrats .... when they had the opportunity ... they pushed through and passed EVERY piece of "let's-make-the-banks-and-Corporate-America-as-RICH-as-we-can" piece of legislation they COULD ...., as fast as they could write the bills and get it to Bush to sign!!
Which is exactly why I am still pissed with democrats and President Obama for not taking the very same advantage and pushing through each and every bill that the people who voted President Obama in office wanted, (like true and immediately effective Universal Healthcare and not this weak, watered down version we have now), when they had such control of Congress.