Sunday, June 22, 2014

Elizabeth Warren for President

I have thought long and hard about this choice. This is a turnaround for me. I no longer have complete faith that someone will do the right thing unless that person is Elizabeth Warren. This is certainly not the safe choice, but neither was Barrack Obama after the first primary in 2008.
 (And of course I will support whoever the people choose as the Democratic nominee obviously.)

 For now, with no indication that she is running,
I am positive that she is at the right place in history,
having made the correct choices all along.
She has gained my trust over time.

It is inequality, stupid. 
It is not pandering to the middle class and giving Wall Street free reign in order
 to build campaign war chests and the support of the wealthy. 
That turned out not so well, Bill.

The switch to "middle class" agenda is the old politics of not threatening the
 wealthy's self perpetuating money siphon too much. 
One more time down the unregulated Wall Street road
 and America will be unrecognizable.

Our country needs Elizabeth Warren.

"We didn't truly know the dangers of the market, because it was a dark market," says Brooksley Born, the head of an obscure federal regulatory agency -- the Commodity Futures Trading Commission [CFTC] -- who not only warned of the potential for economic meltdown in the late 1990s, but also tried to convince the country's key economic powerbrokers to take actions that could have helped avert the crisis. "They were totally opposed to it," Born says. "That puzzled me. What was it that was in this market that had to be hidden?"