Elizabeth Warren Calls On Americans To Fight Wall Street

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On Tuesday, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) headlined an event that launched a new coalition calling itself “Take On Wall Street.”

The group includes lawmakers like Warren, Reps. Keith Ellison (D-MN) and Nydia Velazquez (D-NY), labor leaders like the AFL-CIO’s Richard Trumka and the AFT’s Randi Weingarten, as well as civil rights groups, community groups, and the organizing giant Move On. It aims to put pressure on lawmakers at all levels to pass stricter rules governing the financial system.

Operating on two principles — “No cheating, and no pushing the risks on taxpayers,” as Warren put it — it’s making five key demands: breaking up the biggest banks; ensuring access to non-predatory banking products, including through the United States Post Office; ending the carried interest tax loophole that allows hedge fund managers to use a tax break for investment income on the income they make at work; reining in executive…

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2 thoughts on “Elizabeth Warren Calls On Americans To Fight Wall Street

  1. Most of us, who are still standing after years of abuse, wonder why the biggest fraud in the history of the U.S.A. is still devastating homeowners. The abusive and fraudulent behavior of banks, servicers and myriad companies dba banks, has continued, unabated, despite the many settlements. 8 years since the crash. All we hear is silence. This is major theft of America’s wealth.

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