Elizabeth Warren to Run for Senate; House Passes FAA Funding Bill

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Consumer advocate Elizabeth Warren officially announced her candidacy for Senate in Massachusetts on Wednesday. Warren was the driving force behind the creation of the Consumer Protection Agency, and has been a lightening rod for Congressional Republicans. She'll be challenging Senator Scott Brown, who was elected in a special election to fill Ted Kennedy's seat in 2010. (You can watch her official announcement after the jump.)

In other Washington news, the House passed a stopgap funding measure of the FAA yesterday, helping it avoid a partial shutdown on Friday. Takeaway Washington correspondent Todd Zwillich has the latest on both stories.

Elizabeth Warren's campaign announcement:

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trevor victor from CA, United States of America

Get your facts straight re national vs state and local benefits and social services. Of course EVERYONE benefits from those services - that's the point of them. The wealthy and job creators in business pay more for those services than anyone else, as well. They additionally employ people to better their lives, which in turn brings more revenue for services as those employees pay taxes.
The argument that the self-made are not is exaggerated to the point of mischaracterization, and serves more to pit one class against another than to deal with the core problem and issue - equal treatment under the law and laws that are upheld.
* Everyone should pay into whatever services they receive - currently they are not.
* All should be treated fairly and equally under the law, and laws should be enforced. Currently they are not.
* Ease of access for civil action against corporations that harm should be in place
But to argue that some pay more when they already pay the lions share and others pay nothing is hypocrisy and completely unfair. The tax code must be overhauled to ensure everyone has "skin in the game."

Oct. 10 2011 10:45 PM

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