I love Bernie Sanders Bernie Sanders, but the politician that completely awes me is Elizabeth Warren. These progressives both speak powerful truths that America needs to hear, so maybe it’s a style thing – Warren is a bit more polished than Sanders – or, maybe it’s Warren being a woman. All I can tell you is that this lady has become very special to me. And I have a dream … that this outspoken advocate who believes in and champions decent values, dignity and living wages for working Americans, honesty and integrity in the business community; truth in politics and the media and students not being forced into a lifetime of debt in order to get college educated and protection of social security and other social safety nets … will run for president in the 2016 Election and win.
I want a candidate I can wholeheartedly get behind, and one who will truly and effectively fight for the America I believe in. For me, that person is Elizabeth Warren.
If you don’t know much about this courageous lady that fearlessly uses her position as US Senator to stand up to Big Monied interests and the governmental flunkies that support their getting away with thievery every day, watch this interview. I’m pretty sure you’ll end up charmed by Sen. Warren too.
In an introductory email Moveon comments, “The interview’s a little long, but it’s entirely worth it. And be sure to watch the part where the hosts play a special message from actor and activist Mark Ruffalo that he recorded especially for Sen. Warren — it’s just after the 21-minute point.”
Elizabeth Warren became my hero the day I heard her now famous speech: that no business person can claim to make it “on his own” because they all rely on public assets that are collectively bought and paid for.
Transcript: There is nobody in this country who got rich on his own. Nobody. You built a factory out there – good for you. But I want to be clear. You moved your goods to market on the roads the rest of us paid for. You hired workers the rest of us paid to educate. You were safe in your factory because of police forces and fire forces that the rest of us paid for. You didn’t have to worry that marauding bands would come and seize everything at your factory… Now look. You built a factory and it turned into something terrific or a great idea – God Bless! Keep a Big Hunk of it. But part of the underlying social contract is you take a hunk of that and pay it forward for the next kid who comes along.
Bill Moyer’s got some some interesting clips Elizabeth Warren Takes on Hillary Clinton and Alan Greenspan
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