As the economy continues to struggle, New York Times columnist Paul Krugman is among those who are tired of bankers getting the "kid-gloves treatment." The situation began under President Bush but includes current federal officials' efforts to get state attorneys general to "accept a very modest settlement from banks that engaged in abusive mortgage practices," he writes. Krugman argues that going easy on bankers won't help the housing market or threaten the overall economy. "When officials tell you that we must rush to settle with the banks for the sake of the economy, don't believe them. We should do this right, and hold bankers accountable for their actions." In response, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., tweeted: "It may surprise you to know that I completely agree with Paul Krugman's column. . . ."