By Mark Memmott
"There will be death panels enacted by this Congress, but they will be for non-bank financial institutions that will not be considered too big to die," House Financial Services Committee Chairman Barney Frank, D-Mass., vowed today.
The always quotable Frank's comment came during a hearing in which Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner endorsed Democratic efforts to "narrow the scope of a new consumer protection agency," the Associated Press writes.
Here's Frank making his point -- which is that letting some financial institutions become "too big to fail" is a large part of what caused the financial crisis that erupted one year ago:
"Death panels," of course, have been much discussed -- and debunked -- in the debate over health care.