Entries Tagged as 'Elizabeth Warren'

Scott Brown’s Path to Victory

October 4th, 2011 at 1:45 pm 25 Comments

The recent UMass Lowell/Boston Herald poll of the 2012 Massachusetts Senate race has some sobering news for Scott Brown: among registered voters, he has a slim three-point (41-38) lead over Democratic frontrunner Elizabeth Warren. Other polls have also suggested that this could be a close race.

However, there is plenty of good news for Brown here. 54% of voters think that Brown met or exceeded their expectations. His favorability/unfavorability ratings remain a healthy 52%/29%, respectively. Massachusetts voters don’t hate Brown, and they’re willing to give him a chance. Moreover, this race is still very fluid. Over 20% of voters are undecided, giving both Warren and Brown plenty of room to grow.

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I’m Already Paying “My Share” Ms. Warren-And More

September 22nd, 2011 at 5:29 pm 113 Comments

A video from Elizabeth Warren’s campaign tour in Massachusetts, has been circulating online. In it she justifies on moral grounds the need to raise taxes on “the rich”.

As her thin platform from which to launch a tax-the-rich clarion call, she refers to a hypothetical factory owner who must use roads ”the rest of us paid for” utilizing workers educated in schools “the rest of us paid for” and whose workplaces are protected by police “the rest of us paid for.”

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Who’s Afraid of Elizabeth Warren?

August 11th, 2011 at 7:36 am 76 Comments

On July 21st, we marked the one year anniversary of the passage of the Dodd–Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, the Democratic Congress’ legislative response to the catastrophic financial collapse of 2008.

Dodd-Frank failed to end the Too-Big-To-Fail doctrine.  Quite the opposite. By creating  a new category of “systemically important institutions” Congress has put a gold star on institutions which will always be bailed out.

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