2,300-page legislation is a complicated, far-reaching piece of lawmaking that has unfolded while the public’s attention has been far more fixed on the economy, the Gulf oil spill, even an old-fashioned Russian spy swap.
In that environment, both parties are trying to fashion simple selling points.
The Democrats’ line: The bill reins in big banks and protects consumers.
The Republicans’: The bill is a government overreach and it doesn’t help create jobs.
Republican operatives believe the complexity of the bill gives them an advantage.
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