Truth and Consequences
I think part of the problem here is that everyone is shit-scared of what will happen if there really is transparency in the process. Because part of that transparency will be that everyone will get to see just how fucked up some, if not all, of these banks are. And when that happens the economy will REALLY tank.
Those who would accuse the Democrats of being sell outs should ask themselves how they would vote if they were told that their desire for transparency could literally destroy the American economy. Let's not be so eager to paint everyone as bad guys.
I'm all for accountability and oversight, but let's be smart about just what might be the consequences. As bad as things are now it could get a lot lot worse. The choices right now aren't between a bad deal and a good deal. The choices are between a bad deal and a really really bad deal.