Senator Elizabeth Warren recently sat down
with Salon for an interview. In that interview, the Massachusetts Senator lashed out at President Obama and his administration for protecting the interests of Wall Street over the interests of the American people.
Sen. Warren began, however, on a conciliatory note by stating, "Democrats have not done all that they should, but at least we’re out there fighting for the right things,” whereas “Mitch McConnell has announced that if he gets the majority in the Senate, his first objective is to repeal healthcare and his second is to roll back the financial reforms, and in particular to target the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau — the one agency that’s out there for American families, the one that has returned more than four billion dollars to families who got cheated by big financial institutions.”
She continues by saying, “If Barack Obama had not been president of the United States we would not have a Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Period. I’m completely convinced of that.”
Later on in the interview, Sen. Warren says that though the President did not throw the agency under the bus, he and his economic team picked Wall Street over the American people in a number of other ways. She also says, however, that she can see both sides of the coin and on some level understands why this has happened.
At this point, according to Sen. Warren, corporations have the upper hand, the other side, the people of the US, have voices and votes. She adds that if people get engaged in this fight, things will begin to change.
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