Demonstrating why she's such a rockstar in Democratic circles, Elizabeth Warren gave a stirring address at the Democratic Convention - making the case for President Obama's re-election, in the context of fighting for the middle class.
People feel like the system is rigged against them. And here's the painful part: they're right. The system is rigged. Look around. Oil companies guzzle down billions in subsidies. Billionaires pay lower tax rates than their secretaries. Wall Street CEOs—the same ones who wrecked our economy and destroyed millions of jobs—still strut around Congress, no shame, demanding favors, and acting like we should thank them....
These [middle-class] folks don't resent that someone else makes more money. We're Americans. We celebrate success. We just don't want the game to be rigged. We've fought to level the playing field before. About a century ago, when corrosive greed threatened our economy and our way of life, the American people came together under the leadership of Teddy Roosevelt and other progressives, to bring our nation back from the brink.
Immediately after the speech, Senator Jeff Merkley - a longtime ally of Warren's - had this to say:
Elizabeth Warren was fantastic tonight at the Democratic National Convention.
Elizabeth’s right when she says we need to re-elect President Obama, and that Democrats are the ones fighting for middle-class families. It’s time to restore accountability to our economy – holding big corporations and Wall Street responsible for treating everyday investors, homeowners, and consumers with fairness.
My bottom line: We need more Proven Progressives like Elizabeth Warren in the U.S. Senate.
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