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Elizabeth Warren Details Her Own Plan For Returning Integrity To Politics In Wasington

President Donald Trump assumed office with a mission to shake things up in the nation’s capital. To date, he has been unable to do that. Despite the fact that the Republican Party has firm control of Congress as well, Trump’s agenda has run into roadblock after roadblock. Part of that is due to self-inflicted wounds from Trump and his administration, but a great deal of that is due to the fact that DC lifers do not want things to be shaken up.

Nonetheless, it’s quite clear that business as usual is not working in the nation’s capital. Virtually any talking point from the Republican Party is shouted down by opponents across the aisle - and vice versa - and not all that much gets done at the end of the day. As the Huffington Post shares, even Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) is acknowledging that things need to change.

“Over the past few decades, money has fundamentally re-ordered Washington. Money slithers through Washington like a snake,” she said discussion at the Center for American Progress’ ‘Ideas Conference.’

Many voters have suspected that to be the case, but Warren quickly veered off course to point out that it’s even worse now that Trump is in office.

“The president did not invent these problems but, boy, has he made them worse,” she said.

“The CEO of Exxon Mobil is now the secretary of state. Goldman Sachs has enough people in the White House to open up a new branch office. Do you get the feeling that if Bernie Madoff weren’t in prison, that he’d be in charge of the SEC right now?”

After getting the obligatory shot against Trump off of her chest, Warren actually began to focus on some real problems.

“In every corner of our economy, competition is increasingly choked off. Airlines, banking, healthcare, pharma, agriculture, telecom, tech - in industry after industry, a handful of giant corporations control more and more and compete less and less,” Warren said.

Warren is spot on with her assessment, and perhaps the lawmakers in DC can stop with all the incessant bickering to actually put their heads together to do something about it. We’ll keep our fingers crossed, but we’ll be smart enough not to hold our breath.

“It is time to do what Teddy Roosevelt did: pick up the antitrust stick again. The stick has collected some dust, but the laws are still on the books,” Warren added.

Source: HuffPost
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