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Elizabeth Warren is keeping up the drumbeat on the need for further financial reform in the wake of JPMorgan Chase’s $2 billion trading loss. She released a radio ad today, keeping the focus on Wall Street.
I stood up to big banks. I took on their army of lobbyists and helped win the fight for a consumer protection agency. But there's still more to do. Wall Street isn't going to change its ways until Washington gets serious about strong oversight and real accountability. No special deals. We need a tough cop on the beat to make sure that nobody steals your purse on Main Street or your pension on Wall Street. Problem is, in Washington money talks—and Wall Street has plenty of money to spread around. So Wall Street gets all the special breaks while working families get hammered. That's what I want to change.
Meanwhile, Sen. Scott Brown (R-MA), is avoiding the subject all together, still trying to talk about whether or not Warren is Native American. Of course Brown doesn't want to talk about Wall Street, and particularly about JPMorgan Chase, probably because of this.
Chase donated $54,155 to Brown, $0 to Warren
Brown is refusing to return the more than $50,000 he's raked in from Chase. And he's also refusing to talk about financial reform at all. Probably because he doesn't want to remind voters that he was responsible for watering down the Dodd-Frank reform bill, holding out his vote until certain provisions were included, including one "that curbed restrictions on certain investment activities by banks and insurance companies."

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Originally posted to Joan McCarter on Tue May 15, 2012 at 08:56 AM PDT.

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  •  Tip Jar (20+ / 0-)

    "There’s class warfare, all right, but it’s my class, the rich class, that’s making war, and we’re winning." —Warren Buffett

    by Joan McCarter on Tue May 15, 2012 at 08:56:56 AM PDT

  •  GOP can't keep hiding from the truth (6+ / 0-)

    Bravo to Elizabeth Warren for keeping the focus where it needs to be.

    Not my state's race but my family and I sent donation....we need people like her in Congress !

    “And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.” ~ Abraham Lincoln

    by JMoore on Tue May 15, 2012 at 09:05:18 AM PDT

    •  Not our state either, but we have sent in several (4+ / 0-)


      •  I can't because my state is even more critical (4+ / 0-)
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        jarbyus, LSophia, dkosdan, JMoore

        The big money has targeted my senator even more than Elizabeth Warren. I understand that as of today, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, American Crossroads, and other secretive right-wing groups have spent $6.3 million in Ohio, lying about our progressive senator who is already a champion for working people. And his opponent is universes worse than Scott Brown.

        I need to keep my money — what little I have — here.

        Take the "Can't(or)" out of Congress. Support E. Wayne Powell in Va-07.

        by anastasia p on Tue May 15, 2012 at 07:51:13 PM PDT

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    •  It's what they do (3+ / 0-)
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      LSophia, dkosdan, JMoore

      The GOP Senate candidate here in Ohio, Josh "The Empty Suit" Mandel, won't talk about ANYTHING. He has refused to publicly take a stand on almost every significant issue because to do so would be to expose that he stands not with regular working people but with his owners/donors: Big Oil, Big Coal, Big Insurance, Big Finance, and of course the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, which has already spent millions on TV ads lying about Senator Sherrod Brown.

      The only wasy Republicans can win is by concealing whose interests they will really fight for.

      Take the "Can't(or)" out of Congress. Support E. Wayne Powell in Va-07.

      by anastasia p on Tue May 15, 2012 at 07:49:30 PM PDT

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  •  Thanks for sharing Elizabeth Warren's efforts (6+ / 0-)

    and promoting her election.

    We need more like her, and spotlighting her work gives others the chance to see what a "real" Democrat rolls like.

    Rather than hoving to the 3rd way/ neo lib line that some in our party have taken in order to get the big bucks for their campaigns, EW continues to drum up support for change to benefit consumers and investors who want a fair, transparent system with checks on the moneyed and powerful.

    I am all in with that.

     This is good stuff, and worth

    supporting with $3 or whatever one can!
  •  And Scott Brown only wants to talk about (6+ / 0-)

    Warren's Indian Heritage. Brown, his supporters, and the media keep harping on it, as if it had anything to do with the election. Warren DOES have Indian blood in her. So what? Don't we all wish we did? They were the first Americans after all.
    But rather than talk about important issues, or his voting record, brown would rather try smoke and mirrors. It's Republican way.

    Isn’t it ironic to think that man might determine his own future by something so seemingly trivial as the choice of an insect spray. ~ Rachel Carson, Silent Spring ~

    by MA Liberal on Tue May 15, 2012 at 10:56:18 AM PDT

  •  Will Brown commit to a televised debate? Let us (2+ / 0-)
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    hear the debate.  Massachusetts voters want a debate>

    And it feels like I'm livin'in the wasteland of the free ~ Iris DeMent, 1996

    by MrJersey on Tue May 15, 2012 at 07:02:37 PM PDT

    •  I'd be shocked if he ducked one (2+ / 0-)
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      LSophia, dkosdan

      Largely because his performance against Coakley was a large part of what catapulted him into office.  "The people's seat" and all.  And if Coakley can't get away with ducking one, I can't see Brown thinking avoiding it will make him do anything other than look like a coward.

  •  well, geez. (0+ / 0-)

    I wonder why JPMorganChase isn't contributing anything to Elizabeth Warren... hmmmmmm...

    28, white male, TX-26 (current), TN-09 (born), TN-08 (where parents live now)

    by TDDVandy on Tue May 15, 2012 at 07:07:25 PM PDT

  •  Can't say I'm surprised. Warren is awesome. (4+ / 0-)

    She'll be a terrific Senator.

  •  I'm offering an utterly (5+ / 0-)

    self-indulgent and non-political (sort of) comment.  I love every single picture of Warren -- because she is not just photogenic but a strong image for women.  I love the copious pictures of her with both women and men who are engaged with what she is saying.

    I admit to being a consummate snob.  I love truly intelligent people -- whether they are educated to the nth degree or native brilliance.  I can't imagine a better heir to Ted Kennedy's seat which has been lukewarmed by a fraud.

    Vi er alle norske " My faith in the Constitution is whole; it is complete; it is total." Barbara Jordan, 1974

    by gchaucer2 on Tue May 15, 2012 at 07:09:00 PM PDT

  •  New deal you get 10 days to tell me if your too (0+ / 0-)

    big to fail.  then we let those who don't fail.

    those that do we break up to smaller units.

    and knock this shi_ off

  •  Warren is proposing what? (0+ / 0-)

    I have no idea what she is proposing here.

    Banks should never be able to do trades?

    Ok... just split up the banking end of banks and the investment part..  Is that what she's proposing?

  •  $50,000 bucks. Is it me? I'm always shocked at (0+ / 0-)

    What cheap dates these pols are. I mean for $50 g's you get a hell of a lot of sway. It's a damned good deal but jeez you'd think they'd hold out for a bit more than that!

  •  The President took $808,799 (0+ / 0-)

    From JP Morgan/Chase in 2008 and JP Morgan Chase is among his top contributors again for 2012.

    I never could understand the Obama Warren connection - they really seem like different people.

    The care of human life and happiness, and not their destruction, is the first and only legitimate object of good government. - Thomas Jefferson

    by ctexrep on Tue May 15, 2012 at 07:50:36 PM PDT

    •  Wall Street (0+ / 0-)

      Plays both sides, but it's not true that Obama has gotten more in 2012 from JP Morgan-Chase, Wal-Street has withheld funds from Obama this time around, and putting everything in to Rmoney

    •  2012 (0+ / 0-)

      Obama has NOT received one penny from J P Morgan Chase for the 2012 election cycle!!  NOT ONE THIN DIME.

      •  You are 100% wrong (0+ / 0-)
        President Barack Obama’s largest campaign donors last month included employees of Wells Fargo & Co., (WFC) JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM) and Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (GS), according to an analysis of Federal Election Commission records.

        Their support indicates that Wall Street, which gave Obama $16 million for his successful 2008 White House run, is opening its checkbook again for the president. The contributions helped Obama raise $21 million in February, including $6.5 million transferred from a joint fundraising committee with the Democratic National Committee.

        Here is the link.

        The care of human life and happiness, and not their destruction, is the first and only legitimate object of good government. - Thomas Jefferson

        by ctexrep on Wed May 16, 2012 at 06:01:47 AM PDT

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  •  Scott Brown isn't the only one who doesn't want (1+ / 0-)
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    to talk about more financial reform.

    Actually, I take that back.

    I'm sure he'd be pleased as punch to talk about it.

    And, for all the good that Faux Reform We Can Believe In has done, let's just dispense with the pretense and make it even more obvious.

    Pass some bill naming an Airport after Reagan, use the words "Financial" and "Accountable" in the name, and let the clapping begin.

    Remember Glass Steagal?  Sure it worked for decades.  But apparently it wasn't worth bringing back.  Not when the people will be satisfied with Faux Reform.

    There is a reason that Obama's Chiefs of Staff come from Wall Street Banks. And it has nothing to do with Change We Can Believe In.

    by Johnathan Ivan on Tue May 15, 2012 at 09:53:36 PM PDT

    •  Glass Steagal is good retro (0+ / 0-)

      the Nader of the 1960's is another good retro, the one from 2000, not so much for me, but only in retrospect ... while we commiserate about what was promised and what actually happened, let's count the good where it occured above the obstructionist fray, for those tepid stimulus packages there are now fewer potholes than would have been, the economy, while miserable could have been in even greater pain, so please give credit and blame where it is due. Belief in the private sector to magically rebound has been discredited, but who is going to admit to believing that? What modicrum of life support came from the Feds and even Reagan ginned up deficits and the World didn't end, amazing. The best retro of all was and is still Keynes -- a theorist for whom the evidence rung true, Krugman is the next best thing.

      "O you can't scare me, I'm sticking to the union" - Woody Guthrie from Union Maid

      by dkosdan on Wed May 16, 2012 at 12:16:44 AM PDT

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      •  Count the Good? (0+ / 0-)

        JP Morgan just lost 2 Bil in a little "oopsie" moment - doing the very same shit that was going on during the crash.

        What changed?

        Wall Street is still doing the same thing.  None of the execs have been held to account or gone to jail.

        And... should one of them fail... you better believe we will bail them out again.

        The CFPB is housed within the Fed.  Go look up who runs the Fed.  See who sits on the Board of Governors.

        Recall that JP Morgan's Dimon is on the NY Fed.

        Now tell me how on Earth the banksters can be reigned in when they themselves actually run... The Fed.

        It's bullshit.

        The only way we will ever have meaningful change is enough people first wake up and recognize when we don't.

        There is a reason that Obama's Chiefs of Staff come from Wall Street Banks. And it has nothing to do with Change We Can Believe In.

        by Johnathan Ivan on Wed May 16, 2012 at 04:17:00 AM PDT

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  •  scott brown is a slime bag (2+ / 0-)
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    futilitismo, Danali

    talk about being fully owned by wall street.  what a prick.  

    "The real wealth of a nation consists of the contributions of its people and nature." -- Rianne Eisler

    by noofsh on Wed May 16, 2012 at 05:01:40 AM PDT

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