Elizabeth Warren

Democrats fought to get health insurance for more Americans. Democrats fought for a strong consumer agency so big banks can't cheat people. We fought, we won, and we improved the lives of millions of people - thank you, President Obama!Elizabeth Warren

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Because policymakers often rely on think tanks' research when crafting laws and regulations, it's critical to know whether these organizations are truly independent.Elizabeth Warren

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We need to hold Wall Street accountable for issuing the kinds of deceptive loans that nearly brought our economy to its knees in 2008.Elizabeth Warren

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A good education is a foundation for a better future.Elizabeth Warren

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Regulators all meet with Goldman Sachs executives and employees day after day after day. They don't see the people who get tricked, the people who get cheated, the people who get fooled by the products that Goldman turns out.Elizabeth Warren

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A pension is nothing more than deferred compensation.Elizabeth Warren

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If there had been a Financial Product Safety Commission in place 10 years ago, the current financial crisis would have been averted.Elizabeth Warren

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Republicans say they don't believe in government. Sure they do. They believe in government to help themselves and their powerful friends.Elizabeth Warren

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Bankruptcy is about financial death and financial rebirth. Bankruptcy is the great American story rewritten. We're a nation of debtors.Elizabeth Warren

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You built a factory out there, good for you. But I want to be clear. You moved your goods to market on the roads that the rest of us paid for. You hired workers that 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.Elizabeth Warren

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Credit cards are like snakes: Handle 'em long enough, and one will bite you.Elizabeth Warren

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I will work my heart out to earn the trust of the people of Massachusetts.Elizabeth Warren

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You can't predict it all. People will tell you to plan things out as best you can. They will tell you to focus. They will tell you to follow your dreams. They will all be right.Elizabeth Warren

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Some economists estimate that for every family that goes bankrupt, there are about 15 more who are in the same amount of financial trouble and would profit from bankruptcy but just haven't filed.Elizabeth Warren

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It is easy when you are successful to think that you did it all by yourself and to forget that you didn't. You got here because a lot of things broke your way. You were lucky enough to be born into a family that could afford to take care of you well.Elizabeth Warren

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I learned early on what debt means, how vulnerable it makes people, what the security of owning a home means.Elizabeth Warren

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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.Elizabeth Warren

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I grew up in the Methodist church and taught Sunday school, and one of my favorite passages of scripture is, 'in as much as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.' Matthew 25:40.Elizabeth Warren

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Big corporations have money and power to make sure every rule breaks their way; people have voices and votes to push back.Elizabeth Warren

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I pay for homeowner's insurance, I pay for car insurance, I pay for health insurance.Elizabeth Warren

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I hear all this, you know, 'Well, this is class warfare, this is whatever.' No. There is nobody in this country who got rich on his own - nobody.Elizabeth Warren

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You didn't have to worry that marauding bands would come and seize everything in your factory and hire someone to protect against this because of the work the rest of us did.Elizabeth Warren

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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 paid forward for the next kid who comes along.Elizabeth Warren

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I do not understand how it is that financial institutions could think that they could take taxpayer money and then turn around and act like it's business as usual. I don't understand how they can't see that the world has changed in a fundamental way, that it is not business as usual when you take taxpayer dollars.Elizabeth Warren

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You have two pages, that's the whole credit card agreement. The terms are clear and flat and easy to see so anyone can read them. So you could lay four credit cards in front of you and say, 'Oh, that's the one that has the highest rate, that's the one that has the really scary provision that could hurt me.'Elizabeth Warren

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Part of my job is to make sense of all that I hear, and to retell it in a forceful way so that the decision-makers at Treasury can hear it. At least that's how I see it.Elizabeth Warren

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It is critical that the American people, and not just their financial institutions, be represented at the negotiating table.Elizabeth Warren

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What we collectively decide about how to bail out our economy, how to pull our economy out of a ditch and what rules we put in place to make sure this problem does not happen again, will shape our country for the next 50 years. This is it.Elizabeth Warren

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Me, I was waiting tables of 13 and married at 19. I graduated from public schools, and taught elementary school.Elizabeth Warren

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People feel like the system is rigged against them, and here is the painful part, they're right. The system is rigged.Elizabeth Warren

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