Ok then, please point me to the specific legislation passed by Republicans that deregulated the banking industry.
well, one of the most era-defining bills, the gramm-leach-bliley act, was orchestrated by three republicans. sure, clinton was foolish enough to actually sign it, but it was masterminded by the pro-business-lobby across the gop. hank paulson and many others have confessed that this thing might've been the actual trigger concerning all the madness in the financial sector.
i'll need to get back to you tomorrow or sunday as it'd take quite some time to check what you've come up with. but i will.