Elizabeth Warren Money Quotes

  • [Mnuchin’s] selection as Treasury Secretary should send shivers down the spine of every American who got hit hard by the financial crisis, and is the latest sign that Donald Trump has no intention of draining the swamp and every intention of running Washington to benefit himself and his rich buddies
  • [Mnuchin] spent two decades at Goldman Sachs helping the bank peddle the same kind of mortgage products that blew up the economy and sucked down billions in taxpayer bailout money, before he moved on to run a bank that was famous for aggressively foreclosing on families
  • Does the senate work for big pharma that hires lobbyists and people who make giant campaign contributions, or does the senate work for the American people who actually sent us here?
  • A bank CEO should not be able to oversee a massive fraud & simply walk away to enjoy his millions in retirement
  • The problem for these guys is that I fully understand the system, and I understand how they make their money, And that’s what they don’t like about me
  • A man who cares about no one but himself. A small, insecure money-grubber who doesn’t care who gets hurt, so long as he makes some money off it. What kind of man does that
  • And no Best Picture award, but ‘The Big Short‘ made clear we will not forget that Wall Street broke our economy
  • Anyone who shrugs and claims that change is just too hard has crawled into bed with the billionaires who want to run this country like some private club
  • In 2012 about 3.7 million Americans gave modest donations under $200 to President Obama and Mitt Romney. Those donations add up to three hundred and thirteen million dollars. In the same election 32 people gave monster donations to super PACs. 32 people spent slightly more on the 2012 elections than the 3.7 million people who sent modest dollar donations to their preferred presidential candidate. When 32 people can outspend 3.7 million citizens it’s pretty obvious that democracy is in real danger
  • The bankers … strategy emerged: Target families who were already in a little trouble, lend them more money, get them entangled in high fees and astronomical interest rates, and then block the doors to the bankruptcy exit if they really got in over their heads
  • Trickle-down was nothing more than the politics of helping the rich-and-powerful get richer and more powerful, and it cut the legs out from under America’s middle class
  • The trickle-down experiment that began in the Reagan years failed America’s middle class. Sure, the rich are doing great. Giant corporations are doing great. Lobbyists are doing great. But we need an economy where everyone else who works hard gets a shot at doing great!
  • Even when your ears are stuffed with money, you get a little sound that comes through … Billionaires should not be paying taxes at a lower rate than teachers and firefighters
  • The supreme court overturned a century of precedent voiding campaign finance restrictions passed by congress and making it far easier for millionaires biliionaires and big corporations to flood our elections with massive amounts of money. The supreme court is helping them buy elections
  • We are here to fight back against a supreme court that says, ‘there is no difference between free speech and billions of dollars spent by the privileged few to swing elections and buy off legislators’. We are here to fight back against a supreme court that has overturned a century of established law in an effort to block congress from solving this problem
  • The American people sent us here. Republicans, democrats, and independents. They sent us here to stand up for them, to stand up for taxpayers, to protect the economy. Nobody sent us here to stand up for Citigroup
  • This legal change could trigger more taxpayer (funded) bailouts and could ultimately threaten our entire economy – but it will also make a lot of money for Wall Street banks
  • This fight isn’t about conservatives or liberals, it’s not about democrats or republicans, it’s about money – and it’s about power right here in Washington
  • If you’re caught with an ounce of cocaine, the chances are good your going to go jail. If it happens repeatedly, you may go to jail for the rest of your life, But evidently if you launder nearly a billion dollars for drug cartels and violate our international sanctions, your company pays a fine and you go home and sleep in your own bed at night
  • How do you make sure that when we’re talking about cost/benefit, that the costs, not just of enforcing regulations, but the cost of under-enforcing those regulations, is also accounted for?
  • What are the costs of people being cheated on mortgages and credit cards? What are the costs when money launderers are not prosecuted? What are the costs when big financial institutions crash our economy?
  • There are still no rules for the SEC to require disclosure of CEO pay relative to regular employee pay
  • There are still no rules from the SEC to deal with the derivatives that were right at the heart of the financial crisis
  • There are still no [SEC] rules for credit rating agencies that took money to sign off on risky deals that crashed the economy and still operate with big conflicts of interest
  • The American people deserve a Congress that worries less about helping big banks and more about helping regular people who have been cheated on mortgages, on credit cards, on student loans, on credit reports
  • Americans understand that building a prosperous future isn’t free. They want us to invest carefully and prudently, sharply aware that Congress spends the people’s money
  • Lobbyists and lawyers are lining up by the thousands to push for new laws — laws that will help their rich and powerful clients get richer and more powerful
  • Americans … are appalled by Wall Street banks that got taxpayer bailouts and now whine that the laws are too tough, even as they rake in billions in profits
  • The American people want a fighting chance to build better lives for their families. They want a government that will stand up to the big banks when they break the law
  • Americans … have been burned enough times on tax deals that carefully protect the tender fannies of billionaires and big oil and other big political donors, while working families just get hammered
  • The only chance we’ve got is if those families will turn back to their government and say, ‘I demand that you work for me, not for the billionaires, not for the millionaires. That you work for me.’
  • Elizabeth Warren Government works for Billionaires

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