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Fri Sep 20, 2019, 01:22 PM

 

Elizabeth Warren has just one plan

A detailed look at Warren’s successes and failures at the start of the CFPB — and what they tell us about how she might govern.

By Emily Stewart
Vox.com, Sep 20, 2019, 8:30am EDT

Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s unofficial campaign slogan is “she’s got a plan for that.” The reality is, she has just one.

She wants to finish what she started when she first came to Washington. And she will bring with her a cadre of energetic, ideologically committed regulators who will go after the bad guys of corporate America who she believes have crippled the national economy.

If Warren wins the presidency, she, like any Democrat, will face steep odds of getting an ambitious legislative agenda through Congress. The real action in any administration is executive in nature: knowing what regulatory buttons to push, which enforcers can really go foor blood, who to put where, and how to manage them.

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Warren saw Geithner and other key members of Obama’s team such as National Economic Council Director Larry Summers (and by extension Obama himself) as too soft on Wall Street and too compromised by ties to the business world. These days, Siewert runs global corporate communications for Goldman Sachs, Geithner is president of the investment bank Warburg Pincus, and Summers has moonlighted as an adviser to Citigroup and D.E. Shaw while teaching at Harvard and taking shots at Warren’s wealth tax.

I spoke with 30 current and former government officials and employees, lobbyists, industry insiders, consumer advocates, and members of Warren’s inner circle to understand who Warren really is, not only as a policymaker but also as an executive, a decisionmaker, and a leader. Her supporters and detractors describe her as ruthlessly committed to her ideals — and ruthlessly effective at making them real.

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https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2019/9/20/20867899/elizabeth-warren-cfpb-founding-plans-obama-president
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DownriverDem Sep 2019 #1
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BlueMTexpat Sep 2019 #7
andym Sep 2019 #4
Kid Berwyn Sep 2019 #5
ms liberty Sep 2019 #2
Kid Berwyn Sep 2019 #6

Response to Kid Berwyn (Original post)

Fri Sep 20, 2019, 01:45 PM

1. Plan or no Plan

 

Can she win the Electoral College which means state by state? I rather she stay in the Senate. We need her there.
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Response to DownriverDem (Reply #1)

Fri Sep 20, 2019, 02:04 PM

3. yes she can

 

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Response to HeartlandProgressive (Reply #3)

Sat Sep 21, 2019, 02:14 PM

7. +1! eom

 

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Response to DownriverDem (Reply #1)

Fri Sep 20, 2019, 02:53 PM

4. I think she would defeat Trump but with a far smaller margin than Joe Biden

 

The best of both worlds might be if Joe wins the nomination, chooses Elizabeth as VP, and then retires after 2 years in office, allowing Warren to become President. Warren's hero Teddy Roosevelt became President via the Vice Presidency so Warren might very well accept. In that way, Biden's coattails get the greatest number of Democratic allies into Congress. Joe can use his skills to begin a progressive agenda and then Warren can advance that agenda further.
I would prefer Warren as President, but I am thinking the scenario I depicted might be the best way to actually get things done.
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Response to DownriverDem (Reply #1)

Sat Sep 21, 2019, 01:06 AM

5. Warren really is doing great in the Senate!

 

She’d bring that kind of effectiveness to the White House, where she would advance the best interests of the nation with integrity.
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Response to Kid Berwyn (Original post)

Fri Sep 20, 2019, 01:59 PM

2. Marking to read later. Looks interesting. K&R n/t

 

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Response to ms liberty (Reply #2)

Sat Sep 21, 2019, 01:11 AM

6. Please tell us what you think.

 

The nation needs a Woman with a Plan. Sen. Warren knows how to make government do its job and work to make life better for ALL the people.
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