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Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Washington works great for the rich

Elizabeth Warren. (photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
Elizabeth Warren. (photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

By Elizabeth Warren, Reader Supported News

he rigged game in Washington does a lot more than just help the rich to get richer.

Tax breaks for billionaires mean there’s less money for educating our kids or rebuilding roads and bridges. Trade policies that benefit corporate CEOs make it easier to ship jobs overseas. Subsidies go to Big Oil, while small businesses pay full freight.

The list could go on and on but the point is the same: Washington works really well for those with money and power. For everyone else, not so much.

After two years in the Senate, I see more than ever how much government matters. Our Senate campaign was never just about me – it was about how we all work together to stand up, speak out, and give every kid a fighting chance to succeed.

Government matters. Kids tell me say they did everything they were supposed to do – worked hard and got a good education, but now they are worried that they will never dig out of their mountains of student loan debt.

Seniors stop me on the street. They tell me they worked really hard their whole lives, but now they are in constant fear of how they’ll make it if Congress cuts their Social Security checks.

Fast-food workers tell me they don’t have time to stop and say hello, let alone call or visit one of my offices. They’re too busy and too exhausted working two or three jobs trying to pay the rent and keep groceries on the table.

Student loans. Social Security. Minimum wage. Government matters. We the people need a government that works for the people. This isn’t about big government versus small government. This is about whether we’re going to have a government that works only for the rich and powerful, or a government that works for everyone.

That’s what I’m fighting for – and that’s what this team is fighting for – each and every day.



Comments

+43 # jimmyjames 2015-04-12 13:30
Keep up the fight, Senator Warren! If only we had more Senators that had the same backbone as you. Unfortunately too of our "representative s are more worried about getting re-elected that doing the people's work.
-67 # r.anker@sbcglobal.net 2015-04-12 14:01
This feminized Savonarola becomes tiresome in the extreme except that there are a lot of sheep out there who
happily respond to loud sheep calls. Have a feeling there's
a big future for this energetic propagandizer for dependency.
+42 # Cassandra2012 2015-04-12 15:19
r.wanker? Savanarola was hanged by an angry POPULACE. Warren is the one supported by the populace--- you are way off on this (and rather self-righteousl y pompous besides!)
+21 # NAVYVET 2015-04-12 20:36
I wish that you, some time in your unnatural life, could experience the need for others to help you. If they don't show up, you have only yourself to blame.

Solipsism is a delusion, not a philosophy of life--and Ayn Rand was a lunatic.
+8 # Merlin 2015-04-13 05:31
r.anker@sbcglobal.net 2015-04-12 14:01
“This feminized Savonarola becomes tiresome in the extreme except that there are a lot of sheep out there who happily respond to loud sheep calls. Have a feeling there's a big future for this energetic propagandizer for dependency.”

Unless I have read wrong you are listed as clergy at the Universal Methodist Church. At least that is where your URL leads. A man in your position has a responsibility to understand what you are talking about, before ranting out of your emotions, about a subject you know very little about.

Your reference comparing Savonarola to Elizabeth Warren is so far off base it makes you a laughingstock. Savonarola preached the Apocalypse of religious fantasy, while Warren speaks the reality of humanity right now. Savonarola preached the propaganda of religion. Warren exposes the reality of human greed and, in your world’s view, the anti Christ of the oligarchy.

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+11 # Merlin 2015-04-13 05:32
Continued from above:

The hypocricy of people like you, is frankly disgusting. You are a Christian and you either have not read the Bible or the Gospels of Christ, you don’t understand them, or don’t give a damn about what Christ said. Here is just one lesson from your Good Book, on the reality of “dependency,” that you choose to mock:

From Deuteronomy 15:7-8
“If among you, one of your brothers should become poor, in any of your towns within your land that the Lord your God is giving you, you shall not harden your heart or shut your hand against your poor brother, but you shall open your hand to him and lend him sufficient for his need, whatever it may be.”

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