Elizabeth Warren Shreds Congress For Screwing The Middle Class While Passing Keystone XL

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While discussing the unveiling of the Middle Class Prosperity Project along with Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD), Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) ripped Congress for wasting months on passing Keystone XL for an oil company and shutting down DHS while the middle class gets screwed.

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Sen. Warren said on MSNBC’s Morning Joe:

Look, coming out this Great Recession the administration has done a lot, the economy is surely recovering, but what it really means is that rich people are doing well. Giant corporations are doing well, and the middle-class is just getting hammered. And what is this Congress doing? You know, The United States Senate, the Republicans are now in charge, and what have they spent their time on?

First they wanted to spend weeks passing a pipeline that principally benefit some foreign oil company, and now they want to spend a month on shutting down Homeland Security at a time when we face terrorist threats. So, what we’re trying to do is get some focus on what’s happening to America’s working people. What’s happening to the middle-class, and to remind people that the middle-class is in trouble because of deliberate policy choices made in Washington.

That means that we can make changes here in Washington, and that’s what we want to draw some attention to.

Warren and Cummings explained in a piece for USA Today that their goal is to give a voice to the middle-class, and undo a Washington that only works for the special interests, “That’s why this week we’re launching a new Middle Class Prosperity Project to give a voice in Washington to those who need it most — hard-working people across this country. On Tuesday, we will hold the first in a series of forums to examine economic policies threatening the middle class, and we’ll hear from leading economists about how to help families rebuild economic security. After the Great Depression, Congress enacted progressive policies to build and expand the middle class. But Washington became captive to powerful interests that game the system at the expense of the middle class. It’s time to change that system. We must free our government from the grip of armies of lobbyists and the corruption of corporate influence.”

What Warren and Cummings are doing is not about passing a specific bill. Their goal is to galvanize a movement that give Washington back to the people. Sen. Warren was right. The Republican-controlled Congress is ignoring the middle-class. The Keystone XL pipeline is a microcosm of how Congress no longer works for the middle-class.

Every moment begins with a message and voice. Sen. Warren and Rep. Cummings are giving a voice to the plight of millions of hard working Americans. It is up to the people to join the cause.

10 Replies to “Elizabeth Warren Shreds Congress For Screwing The Middle Class While Passing Keystone XL”

  1. Why is she alone? Come on, Democrats! Get your faces on teevee and denounce the Neo-Confederates in Congress for trying to pass another bill that makes the little guy/gal pay while securing a huge pay-out for John Boehner and the Koch Bros!

    When will it be OUR turn?

    It’s time Democrats in Congress follow Senator Warren’s lead and get their mugs on every teevee show they can – and not only on MSNBC! ALL shows.

  2. The corporate owned MSM doesn’t want progressives on their shows telling Americans what the corporate owned MSM doesn’t want them to know. That’s why they continuously have on the Republicans on their Sunday shows.

  3. Let Elizabeth be The North Star to Hillary’s passions, ambitions and goals for 2016-2024, and this nation will sail in stormy, but hopeful waters.

    We, as a nation, will be better for the journey.

  4. It is a way of demeaning the Senator, placing her on a lower plain. “Mika” was planted to be the “liberal” voice on Morning Joe, however when she does stuff like this, you know she is backing Scarborough and is no friend to liberals.

  5. Murkowski Threatens To Fire Park Rangers In Continued Fight With Obama Administration

    Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) threatened to cut thousands of park ranger and natural resource management jobs across the country — including in her home state of Alaska — escalating an ongoing fight with the Obama Administration over its plans to protect the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

    . In response to Jewell’s comment that “jobs in Alaska are on the line” if the budget is reduced, Murkowski said that she is “fighting for access to land,” and “if budgets are reduced and people lose their jobs, then that is an outcome.”
    http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2015/02/23/3625872/murkowski-threatens-ranger-jobs-in-anwr-tiff/

  6. congress is the nucleus of our judicial system we know that they are deep in citi banks pockets and a that they are in fact corrupt in many other ways ,WE NEED TO RESEAT ALL CHAIRS OF CONGRESS TO UPDATE AND PUT A FRESH START IN OUR SYSTEM SO WE MAY ACTUALLY PROCEED DISOLVE CONGRESS AND HAVE A FRESH START FOR THE PEOPLE THEY ARE THE ANCHOR OF OUR PAST AND WILL FIGHT TO KEEP US IN THE PAST UPDATE CONGRESS OR KEEP STRUGLING

  7. I agree wholeheartedly, Robyn, but in order for that to happen we’ll need an educated and informed electorate – and the United States has recently won second place as the most ignorant country in the developed world, so I don’t see that happening anytime soon.

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