September 6, 2012 by David K. Sutton
DNC – Two Resonating Quotes from Elizabeth Warren’s Speech
Elizabeth Warren is a financial expert, particularly in bankruptcy law. She is also a consumer advocate and a Senate candidate for the state of Massachusetts. But most importantly, Elizabeth Warren is a champion for the average low and middle-income American. She is right to say the system is rigged. Rich and powerful interests have greater access to our elected officials and that leads to legislation that favors narrow agendas. The people who already have everything get even more and the people who have little or nothing continue to be overlooked. As Jon Stewart put it, “Poor people have shitty lobbyists.” — Here are two resonating quotes from Elizabeth Warren’s Democratic National Convention speech:
THE SYSTEM IS RIGGED
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. – Elizabeth Warren
CORPORATIONS ARE NOT PEOPLE
The Republican vision is clear: “I’ve got mine, the rest of you are on your own.” Republicans say they don’t believe in government. Sure they do. They believe in government to help themselves and their powerful friends. After all, Mitt Romney’s the guy who said corporations are people.
No, Governor Romney, corporations are not people. People have hearts, they have kids, they get jobs, they get sick, they cry, they dance. They live, they love, and they die. And that matters. That matters because we don’t run this country for corporations, we run it for people. And that’s why we need Barack Obama. – Elizabeth Warren