I want to note that there are district attorneys and U.S. attorneys who are out there everyday squeezing ordinary citizens on sometimes very thin grounds and taking them to trial to ‘make an example,’ as they put it. I am really concerned that too-big-to-fail has become too-big-for-trial.
. . . nobody believes that the banks' books are honest. Second, would be that nobody believes that the banks are really manageable. That is, if they are too complex either for their own institutions to manage them or for the regulators to manage them.
~ Senator Elizabeth Warren, D-Massachusetts, to Bank Regulators
- At 1:20, she asks the question we've all been wanting someone to ask FOREVER. Then a government lawyer stumbles over his words.
- At 2:20, she rattles off another one. Then a government lawyer stumbles over his words.
- At 2:55, she asks another lawyer the same question. Said lawyer then tries to not stumble over her words.
- At 3:25, she asks the same question again. That lawyer asks for some time.
- At 3:45, she gets our back and goes for the knockout punch.
- And then right after that you reward her good behavior by sharing this with everyone on the Internet. You know you want to.
By raising of the issue of prosecuting banksters, Elizabeth Warren renews checks & balances - w/Senate as watchdog on watchdogs. @thenation
— John Nichols (@NicholsUprising) February 15, 2013
OMG - if loving a middle aged bankruptcy law professor is wrong, I don't want to be right. Elizabeth Warren - my new hero. #politicsnation
— scary lawyerguy (@scarylawyerguy) February 15, 2013
WARREN TERRIFIES BANKERS IN FIRST HEARING
~ Headline on Politico's Morning Money
While Senator Warren had every right to ask pointed questions at today's Senate Banking Committee hearing, her claim that 'nobody believes' that bank books are honest is just plain wrong. Perhaps someone ought to remind the Senator that the campaign is over and she should act accordingly if she wants to be taken seriously.
~ An Anonymous "Top Executive" Angry at Elizabeth Warren
People love when Warren squares off on Wall Street. It delights them, the sight of a bespectacled middle-aged professor absolutely hammering suit-clad financiers.
. . . She is ...talking to Wall Street in a way it's not used to hearing from elected officials, and it's making her a rising star in the Democratic Party. Bankers should probably stop griping, and start getting used to it.
~ Kevin Roose on NY Mag
The more scared the banksters get, the more satisfied I am.
Go get 'em, Sen Warren!
We couldn't be more proud!
~ RillyKewl on Huffington Post
They say when you hear a bell ringing an angel is getting their wings ...
I am sure there are belling ringing all over because a really honest , good person has been elected.
~ Enough240 on Huffington Post
I failed to mention the beauty of irony and Karma.
The banking industry fought hard to prevent Elizabeth Warren from running the new U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau that she developed with her team at Obama's direction.
Oh are they sorry now. It makes me punch drunk that the great residents of Massacheusetts voted her into office. They know a winner when they see one.
Wall Street, Paybacks are a Beach! She's got your number...
~ California TowHead on Huffington Post