We all know about the collapse of Wall Street Banks which turned the nation upside down and robbed Americans of their hard earned savings, and we all know that instead of loaning banks money, some banks should have been allowed to fail, and some of those responsible should be in jail right now. But unfortunately that didn’t happen, and now some of those same bankers are strutting around like roosters in a hen house. One person who will never let the country forget that Wall Street Bankers committed “economic murder”, and should be jailed is Elizabeth Warren, the outspoken senator from Massachusetts.
Senator Elizabeth Ann Warren, whose book “A Fighting Chance” just hit the market, is a no nonsense consumer advocate who worked her way through the ranks after leaving Harvard Law School, where she was a professor, to announcing that she was going to take on incumbent Republican Scott Brown in the race for the Senate in September, 2011. She won the general election in November, 2012, and became the first female Senator in Massachusetts history, and since her election, she has held numerous positions, all having to do with consumer protections. She was a Republican first, until 1994 when she changed her affiliation because she became aware that the Republicans weren’t interested in a “level playing field” for all citizens. Something that’s dear to her, and the reason she wrote the book, which I’m willing to bet, will become a best seller.
Senator Warren is very popular with the poor and struggling population, especially with those who lost so much due to Wall Streets greed, and there is a bit of a buzz about her running for President. The most vocal of the groups who want her to run is Liberals who want her to “save” the country from the Clintons. But Senator Warren emphatically stated that she is not interested in seeking the White House at this time, and called Hillary Clinton a “terrific choice”. This leaves one to believe that she is most fulfilled working for the consumer as she’s been doing for most of her political career. She is a strong advocate of raising the minimum wage, and as she puts it, “if the minimum wage had kept up with worker productivity, the minimum wage would be $22 an hour”. So while the Wall Street Bankers never went to jail, they will never escape the tongue lashing of Elizabeth Ann Warren.