Mega-Rich Elizabeth Warren: “System Is Rigged for Rich People”
That’s a pretty big wigwam, Senator.
$1.7 MILLION WOMAN: Elizabeth Warren, who could run against Sen. Scott Brown, owns a $1.7 million home, above, with her husband in Cambridge. (Boston Herald)
Elizabeth Warren, who owns a $1.7 million home, ranted against rich Americans again this week.
ABC News reported:
Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., has served in the U.S. Senate for less than two years, but her message of economic populism and boosting the middle class has catapulted her to stardom with Democrats nationwide.
In her new book, “A Fighting Chance,” Warren reflects on growing up in a middle-class family in Oklahoma and shares how that upbringing shaped her mission to help struggling middle-class families. When Warren’s father suffered a heart attack, her mother got her first job answering telephones at a Sears store so the family could keep their home as they dealt with rising medical bills.
“I learned when I was 12 and my daddy had that heart attack that good people can get smacked in the head economically, and their whole lives can be turned upside down,” Warren told ABC News’ David Muir in an interview at her home in Cambridge, Mass. “After my daddy had a heart attack … that’s when I grew up. That’s when I knew that my mother’s job was to help take care of us, and my job was to help take care of us. I fought all my life for my family. And now for other families…
…“This book is about how Washington is rigged to work for those who can hire armies of lobbyists and lawyers and make sure that everything that they want gets done in Washington,” Warren said. “The game is rigged to work for those who already have money and power. I wrote this book because the way I see it, working families, they’re not looking for a handout. They’re not looking for some special deal. They just want a level playing field. They just want a fighting chance.”