Friday, February 7, 2014
Elizabeth Warren for President
(Elizabeth Warren, photo courtesy of Wikipedia.)
Time and time again, Elizabeth Warren has fought for the middle-class and poor. Whether the issue is unemployment, or Social Security, or health care, or stagnant wages, or the tidal wave of crime coming out of Wall Street & Corporate America, you can count on Elizabeth Warren to advocate for the 99%.
Our choices for the next president, unfortunately, are probably going to be Hillary Clinton and whatever crazy Republican the GOP/Tea Party throws out there (Bachmann? Cruz? Palin?). I think Hillary Clinton will be a lot like Obama--very corporate friendly, out of fear of appearing too "socialist," or too "populist." Thus, she won't fight hard for things that help the middle-class and poor. Like Obama, she'll call for minor changes around the fringes, changes that won't challenge the stranglehold that the 1% now have over our lives. In sum, Clinton will not challenge plutocracy, Warren will.
By 2016, we'll have had 28 straight years of the Bush-Clinton-Obama dynasty of kowtowing to Corporate America. And look where it's gotten us: Stagnant wages, high unemployment (much higher than the main official number we see every month), the largest prison-industrial complex in the world, a looming old-age poverty crisis, 35,000+ suicides every year (caused in part by unemployment and financial stress), white collar crime that goes unpunished, and much more.
We need a fighter in the White House, not another Bush, Clinton, or Obama. We need an Elizabeth Warren.