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Monday, July 16, 2012


Elizabeth Warren says she's worried about the nation's future. Education, healthcare, and jobs, she says, are critical topics for Central Mass. The senate hopeful met with local supporters at the Teamsters local 170 in Worcester this weekend, listening to many concerns from others and voicing her own concerning America’s future.

“I’m scared for America’s future. That’s why I’m in this race,” she said. Warren discussed several areas in which America has faltered and opposed its own working middle class families. “Right now, we’re investing 2.4 percent for our future, and the Republicans are looking for a way to cut that too. Not only does 2.4 percent not invest in the future, it doesn’t fund the present.”

Investing in the Future

Warren discussed her education and work with bankruptcy law, saying that with this background, she came to understand what families go through. America, she said, has shifted its focus.

“We made that investment together and created a future for our children. We invested heavily in research. We didn’t know what it would produce or create a huge business or what would be cured,” Warren said. “What we did believe was that if we created a big pipeline of ideas, it would create opportunities. Look at the numbers, for half a century, GDP continued to go up. Median family income, just kept going up.”

Warren said that with the rising costs of healthcare and education, Americans should be concerned about the future.

“This is a real question of who we are as a people and what kind of country we are going to build,” she said. “We believe in accelerating success and that each of us has an obligation to pay forward to make sure everyone has an opportunity.”

America’s mentality then, she said, was much different than today’s “I’ve got mine and you’re on your own” attitude.

“We had invested in opportunities that changed us and who we are. We were committed to the notion that it’s not how you’re born, it’s what you’re doing,” she said. “We made sure children had the opportunities to grow and flourish, but then in the 1980s, it starts to shift. A new leader tells us the job of government isn’t to help us invest together in things we can’t do alone. The job of government is to protect those who have already made it. Let’s roll this forward and see where we stand today.”

Healthcare Concerns

Warren took several questions from the audience, many of which had to do with healthcare costs.

“For middle class hard working families, one bad diagnosis and they end up over the financial cliff,” Warren said. She gave her stance on healthcare, speaking about the benefits of the Affordable Care Act.

“The fight right now the Republicans want to wage is take that fight too many years in the making and so much fight in the making and they want to repeal it,” she said. “They want to tear it up and continue fighting over even basic coverage in healthcare. This is about defending the Affordable Care Act.”

On Iraq

One audience member raised the subject of 9/11 and the Iraq War. When asked whether she would have voted to go to war in Iraq, Warren said no.

“The important lesson to take out of Iraq now is a lesson on how to pay for a war,” she said. “The question at the front end – we have such a dedicated military. We have such a responsibility in terms of thinking about when it is appropriate to use them. It’s easy to say that now. We know it was not.”

Warren added that without a proper spending plan and dwindling support, we should have not been there.

“This was the first time we did not pay for a war as we went along. If we believe it is important enough that we are sending our troops in, we have to be really committed. If there is so little support for a war that our administration believes the people shouldn’t be paying for it as we go, we shouldn’t be there,” Warren said.

Calls for More Regulation

Two issues that Warren called for more regulation included the housing market and student loans.

“You’re talking to the woman who has stamped her foot, when talking about mortgages,” she said. “The foreclosures that came out of this economic downturn… The trickery that came, and the risks. They made extraordinary profits,” she said. “They were multiplying risks in the system, and they still haven’t been held accountable.”

Warren called for more regulation, saying, “No one should be able to steal your purse on Main Street or your pension on Wall Street.”

Student loans were another issue she touched on, calling out banks that give out inappropriate loans to students, and colleges that give them degrees which will not help them get a job. “We need more legislation and more regulation on this issue,” she said.

“This is it,” she said. “We have come to a fork in the road. We’ve withdrawn support and left out children on their own. I know sometimes when you see a fight, you’ve got to square your shoulders and walk right into it. I’m ready for this fight.” 


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Harry Huckum

In her own words.

“You’re talking to the woman who has stamped her foot, when talking about mortgages,” she said. “The foreclosures that came out of this economic downturn… The trickery that came, and the risks. They made extraordinary profits,” she said. “They were multiplying risks in the system, and they still haven’t been held accountable.”



Elizabeth Warren, who has railed against predatory banks and heartless foreclosures, took part in about a dozen Oklahoma real estate deals that netted her and her family hefty profits through maneuvers such as “flipping” properties, records show.
A Herald review has found that the Democratic U.S. Senate candidate rapidly bought and sold homes herself, loaned money at high interest rates to relatives and purchased foreclosed properties at bargain prices.
Land records from Warren’s native Oklahoma City show the Harvard professor was active in the often topsy-turvy real estate market in the 1990s, including:
• Purchasing a foreclosed home at 2725 West Wilshire Boulevard from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for $61,000 in June 1993, then selling it in December 1994 for $95,000 — a 56 percent mark-up in just 18 months.

The name Liarwatha used for her by many, is very appropriate.

Edward Saucier

Ashley, you wrote - The senate hopeful met with local supporters at the Teamsters local 107 in Worcester this weekend, listening to many concerns from others and voicing her own concerning America’s future.

It's Teamsters Local 170, please correct that, will ya?

Edward Saucier

Harry you forgot to mention that prior to 1995 Liz was a republican.

I'm sure all that intel from the right-wing Boston Herald and The Blaze is 100% factual. (I make joke). What's the definition of "high interest rates" she supposedly charged relatives. The IRS doesn't except low interest rate transactions between relatives or friends. They expect the normal rates to be charged. I don't believe Liz charged her relatives interest rates beyond the going bank rate. Besides if she did buy and flip foreclosed homes it's legal. And someone would have done it. It is done all the time. It's called capitalism. And don't forget if she did do that she had to pay taxes at the regular rate. No top 15% rules on flipping properties, foreclosures or not.

Anyway, it will be interesting to see what becomes of those charges. Will she try some kind of coverup like Romney? It rarely the act that causes the most problems, it's the cover up that makes the difference.

Try to keep your hate in a basket and don't forget Scott Brown is a major league liar too. The differences between the two are that Liz Warren will advocate for the middle class and the poor while Scott Brown will advocate for the rich and the richer.

Harry, I think that the wolf that you feed will eventually eat you.

Edward Saucier

Very good Ashley, glad to see your on top of things. Or someone is.

Stephen Quist

Warren was the one qouted in Mother Jones Magazine in an article by David Korn as having stated "I would rather be stabbed in the eyes with a fork than run for the US Senate seat from Massachusetts."
Not sure about anyone else but I am going to be voting for the guy that actually wants to represent our state in Washington and by and large has kept his campaign promises of voting in the best interests of our state regardless of party politics...........
A vote for Scott Brown is a vote for Massachusetts..........

Edward Saucier

Q...... a vote for Scott Brown is a vote for the corporatists not the people. I thought you were smarter than the rest of those clowns who listen to WTAG radio, which you keep saying sucks the big one.

Edward Saucier

Funny thing about that intel about Liz Warren being a "flipper of foreclosure properties" while charging her relatives a "high" rate of interest, which emanated from the great "unfair & biased" mackerel wrapper called the Boston Herald. The funny thing if you want to call it that isn't quite as bad as some (you know who they are) would like you to think.

I had to look hard but found an unbiased new article from The Sun Chronicle from North Attleboro, that stated the Warren campaign said Elizabeth and Bruce bought houses or loaned money to help relatives.

“Elizabeth and Bruce are fortunate to be able to help their family,” Warren spokeswoman Alethea Harvey said.

“They have been able to help relatives buy their homes. And, after Elizabeth’s brother lost his job as a construction worker, Elizabeth and Bruce were able to provide him support to buy and fix up properties.”

At first they said Warren engaged in house “flipping,” but when pressed on the claim, Scott Brown's campaign manager, Jim Barnett said he did not want to get into semantics.

Reports have said that the Warrens held on to most of the houses for months before selling them.

Read the rest of the story GOOGLE: Poirier hits Warren on “hypocrisy” charge in U.S. Senate race


Harry Huckum

A Warren Ad that I saw CLAIMED Warren is 85% better on Debt Reduction than Scott Brown.

She visited the teamsters hall yesterday and advocated for the federal government to invest more in infrastructure and education to save the middle class.

You mean to tell me that 5 freaking trillions dollars in additional spending by the federal government is not enough. She wants more? AND how is she going to be better on the debt reduction front with all of this increased funding, unless she plans to tax everyone into oblivion?

Lizzy Warren will be a rubber stamp for Obama.

Vote for Scott Brown. He votes independently based on the merits of the bill and NOT along party lines.

Harry Huckum

Original Chinese Proverb:

“Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish… and you feed him for a lifetime.”

Latest Chinese Proverb:

“Give a man a welfare check, a cell phone, cash for his clunker, food stamps, section 8 housing, Medicaid, 99 weeks of unemployment checks, a 40-ounce malt liquor, needles, drugs, contraceptives and designer Air Jordan shoes… and he will vote Democrat for a lifetime.

Harry Huckum

Cherokee's still demanding truth from Elizabeth Warren

The Cherokees who traveled to Massachusetts a few weeks ago to meet with Elizabeth Warren have released a video chronicling their trip. They are still demanding answers from Elizabeth Warren.


Harry Huckum

Mr Quist

Here is a citation for the article you referenced:


Meanwhile, Warren had become a progressive icon. Jon Stewart joked about making out with her. For months, she deflected questions about her political aspirations, telling the Wall Street Journal that she'd rather "stab myself in the eye" than return to Washington. She then jumped into a crowded Democratic field in September. But that was the easy part. In order to beat Brown, she'll have to confront the same forces that sent her packing from DC.

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