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Sen. Warren says 'system is rigged for powerful interests,' addresses fight to enact new gun control
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Posted on 11/07/2013 4:25:32 PM PST by matt04

In a speech to be delivered at the National Consumer Law Center's three-day Consumer Rights Litigation Conference starting today in Washington, U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., talks about a myriad of issues including the battle to enact federal gun control legislation and the successes of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

Warren, who took office a year ago in a pricey Senate race against Republican Scott Brown, reiterates her position in the speech that the system is rigged for corporations and big business. But she ads that with common sense solutions, government can be part of the solution rather than another problem.

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Warren goes on to discuss her objections to credit card terms and disclosures which are written in legalese and potentially causing issues for average people juggling a family, kids and a job. Some members of Congress have been fighting an uphill battle for clearer disclosures against objections from lobbyists for the credit industry.

Warren likened that fight to the battle in Congress to enact new gun controls, which has been a relatively fruitless fight since the fatal shooting of 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., last December.

"In 2012, the CDC, which conducts research on how other forms of violence affect public health, spent $100,000 out of its $5.6 billion budget on firearm injury prevention. Just for comparison, the NIH spent $21 million studying headaches. Think about that," Warren says in the speech. "If that’s not bad enough, here’s another one: When cities and local governments collect data about guns used during crimes, the ATF is banned from using an electronic database to manage the data. Keeping the public in the dark is dangerous – and it makes it that much harder to keep our children safe."

(Excerpt) Read more at masslive.com ...


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; US: Massachusetts
KEYWORDS: banglist; elizabethwarren; fauxahontas; fauxcahontas; fauxohontas; guncongrol; lieawatha; massachusetts; nra; scottbrown; warren
National Consumer Law Center's three-day Consumer Rights Litigation Conference

The what?

1 posted on 11/07/2013 4:25:32 PM PST by matt04
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To: matt04

“system is rigged for powerful interests”

That’s right. It is “rigged” by the Constitution for “we the people” to be that powerful interest.


2 posted on 11/07/2013 4:32:46 PM PST by unlearner (You will never come to know that which you do not know until you first know that you do not know it.)
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To: matt04
Powerful interests who do not like private ownership of guns.

These politicians think we're really stupid.

3 posted on 11/07/2013 4:34:56 PM PST by skeeter
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Here we go again..

Another gun grabbing attempt...


4 posted on 11/07/2013 4:35:59 PM PST by InsidiousMongo
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To: matt04

Like the powerful interests that elected Terry McAuliffe in Virginia?

Senator Warren? Hellloooooo....


5 posted on 11/07/2013 4:37:26 PM PST by AppyPappy (Obama: What did I not know and when did I not know it?)
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To: matt04

They can just look at the list of her big-money donors and see the ‘powerful interests’ it’s rigged for!

But being fellow “big money” hypocrites, the media will eat this up LOL!


6 posted on 11/07/2013 4:39:03 PM PST by mrsmith (Dumb sluts: Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat Party!)
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To: matt04
This woman is an unabashed communist once you get past the abysmal Faux-cahontas lie.

If she doesn't beat Hillary Clinton outright for the nomination she'll be top candidate for Veep.

7 posted on 11/07/2013 4:47:53 PM PST by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: matt04

Never trust politicians who do not trust you with a gun.


8 posted on 11/07/2013 4:47:54 PM PST by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: unlearner

bttt


9 posted on 11/07/2013 4:48:34 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: matt04

Sounds like a bunch of greedy lawyers gathering like vultures to discuss new ways to line their pockets whiling assisting the expansion of government intrusion into ordinary Americans’ lives.


10 posted on 11/07/2013 4:50:02 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: matt04

The NCLCCRLC or Marxism for short.


11 posted on 11/07/2013 4:53:22 PM PST by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/ ?s)
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To: matt04

“the system is rigged for corporations and big business”


Of course. Anyone who hasn’t spent most of their life in a cave knows that. But she’s still wrong about gun control.


12 posted on 11/07/2013 4:59:20 PM PST by steelhead_trout (MYOB)
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To: matt04

Heap big buffalo chips!


13 posted on 11/07/2013 5:09:36 PM PST by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: matt04

Pokee-Haunt-Us speaks!


14 posted on 11/07/2013 5:28:16 PM PST by Bushbacker1 (Molon Labe! (Oathkeeper))
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To: Bushbacker1

Apparently “we the people” are powerful interests and the poor, downtrodden government must be allowed to take away our guns.


15 posted on 11/07/2013 5:29:29 PM PST by GeronL
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To: GeronL
...government must be allowed to take away our guns.

From my cold, dead hands!

16 posted on 11/07/2013 5:33:40 PM PST by Bushbacker1 (Molon Labe! (Oathkeeper))
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To: Bushbacker1

It’s the evil powerful interests like you who are keeping the poor, sad, pitiful government down! Why do oppress the government like that?

//s


17 posted on 11/07/2013 5:40:07 PM PST by GeronL
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To: matt04

Just part of the Democrat play book. When they are in trouble, they try to put conservatives on defense by dragging out gun control.


18 posted on 11/07/2013 5:40:08 PM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: matt04

President Warren will fight those powerful interests!


19 posted on 11/07/2013 6:01:48 PM PST by Zuse
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To: Red in Blue PA

That has been my motto for at least a quarter-century.


20 posted on 11/07/2013 6:20:49 PM PST by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: matt04
In 2012, the CDC, which conducts research on how other forms of violence affect public health, spent $100,000 out of its $5.6 billion budget on firearm injury prevention. Just for comparison, the NIH spent $21 million studying headaches.

Solution - close them both.

21 posted on 11/08/2013 7:19:00 AM PST by Last Dakotan
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