Elizabeth Warren Enters MA Senate Race

Well, it’s official:  Elizabeth Warren enters the Massachusetts Senate race today (14 Sept 2011).

Smart (Harvard Law professor). Folksy, though I don’t know if she drives a fancy pickup like her incumbent Tea Party opponent.  And I’m almost certain she hasn’t posed nude in Cosmo like he did.

If she can get past the Democratic field, she would be formidable to Brown.  Which means that Wall Street and the RNC will be diverting a ton of money from other races in an attempt to defeat her.

To the Republicans who rejected her for the head of the  Consumer Financial Protection Bureau: be careful what you wish for.  In the Senate she could become your worst nightmare.

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11 responses to “Elizabeth Warren Enters MA Senate Race

  1. TempeBev

    Bring on the nightmares for the repugs.

  2. Dog Hussein Dog

    You’ve probably seen this, but here’s Warren’s 2007 lecture on the Coming Collapse of the Middle Class.

    Look forward to seeing how she does on the campaign trail. Go get ’em!

  3. Breaking News Alert
    The New York Times
    Saturday, September 17, 2011 — 6:00 PM EDT
    —–

    President Obama to Seek Higher Tax Rate on Millionaires

    President Obama on Monday will call for a new minimum tax rate for individuals making more than $1 million a year to ensure that they pay at least the same percentage of their earnings as middle-income taxpayers, administration officials said.

    With a special joint Congressional committee starting work to reach a bipartisan budget deal, the proposal adds a populist feature to Mr. Obama’s effort to raise the political pressure on Republicans to agree to higher revenues from the wealthy in return for Democrats’ support of future savings from Medicare and Medicaid.

    Mr. Obama, in a bit of political salesmanship, will call his proposal the Buffett Rule, in a reference to Warren E. Buffett, the billionaire investor who has complained that the richest Americans generally pay a smaller share of their income in federal taxes than do middle-income workers, because investment gains are taxed at a lower rate.

  4. Dog Hussein Dog

    RIP to Kara Kennedy and Eleanor Mondale Poling. Short lives, and they spent considerable years battling lung and brain cancer, respectively.

    —-

    I LOVE that Obama is calling his tax adjustment for millionaires the “Buffett Rule.”

  5. Dog Hussein Dog

    I see the Republicans have decided to shriek “class warfare” about Obama’s proposed “Buffett Rule.”

    http://www.nytimes.com/2011/09/19/us/politics/republicans-call-obamas-tax-plan-class-warfare.html?hp

    Think that strategy might backfire on them. Badly.

    That we have a term like “bankster” should tell them something.

  6. Dog Hussein Dog

    For reference: Warren Buffett’s August 14 NY Times column, “Stop Coddling the Super Rich.”

    Buffett is my favorite spotted owl.

    “OUR leaders have asked for “shared sacrifice.” But when they did the asking, they spared me. I checked with my mega-rich friends to learn what pain they were expecting. They, too, were left untouched.

    “While the poor and middle class fight for us in Afghanistan, and while most Americans struggle to make ends meet, we mega-rich continue to get our extraordinary tax breaks. Some of us are investment managers who earn billions from our daily labors but are allowed to classify our income as “carried interest,” thereby getting a bargain 15 percent tax rate. Others own stock index futures for 10 minutes and have 60 percent of their gain taxed at 15 percent, as if they’d been long-term investors.

    “These and other blessings are showered upon us by legislators in Washington who feel compelled to protect us, much as if we were spotted owls or some other endangered species. It’s nice to have friends in high places.”

    http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/15/opinion/stop-coddling-the-super-rich.html

  7. TempeBev

    I think this is an interesting article about small town groups that meet and discuss the events of the world or such. I thought of this blog, and I’m glad that we control ourselves and generally don’t fight or lose control. I’m also in a small mall group that meets and talks after walking. We have an unofficial understanding that certain subjects are not discussed unless, and only when, there is a majority of similar minded people. Also glad I’m not from a small town as in the article.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2011/09/20/us/small-town-gossip-moves-to-the-web-anonymous-and-vicious.html?_r=2&nl=todaysheadlines&emc=tha23

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