For all the years in which Democrats ruled Capitol Hill, bank lobbyists looked to the Republican minority to save them from what they saw as the excesses of liberal policy. So it's strange that with Republicans now in control, bankers are beginning to look upon the GOP as the enemy.

"The general feeling among bankers is one of great disappointment in what the Republican Congress is doing," said Edward L. Yingling, chief lobbyist for the American Bankers Association.

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