Quotes by Elizabeth Warren (Public Servant/American).

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Writing laws based on an abstract theory, rather than reality, is a dangerous undertaking.
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Too often, people get jobs based on who they know - not what they know.
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The poor pay more, and that's one of the reasons people get trapped at the bottom of the economic ladder.
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Most women file for bankruptcy in the aftermath of a serious medical problem, a job loss, or a family break up. It is hard to protect against those.
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If your plan is to put a product out there that people can see and understand, then by golly, we're going to get along just fine.
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I learned something important in my race against Senator Brown: voters want political leaders who are willing to break the partisan gridlock. They want fewer closed-door roadblocks and more public votes on legislation that could improve their lives.
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There's a lot of talk coming from Citigroup about how Dodd-Frank isn't perfect. Let me say this to anyone who is listening at Citi: I agree with you. Dodd-Frank isn't perfect. It should have broken you into pieces.
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There are lots of families who - who make irresponsible purchases. There are also a lot of families who have debt on credit cards because they use those credit cards to pay for medical bills.
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Markets work when people can evaluate the prices and risks of different products, then pick the ones that work best for them. But when the terms of the deal are hidden, competition doesn't work. And customers aren't the only ones who are hurt.
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There are very few people at the decision-making table to argue for minimum-wage workers. Very few people.
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Because policymakers often rely on think tanks' research when crafting laws and regulations, it's critical to know whether these organizations are truly independent.
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It worries me about what happens if people in government are looking for that next job: 'Yeah I'm working now, not as much money as I could be making, but when I leave here, that's where I'm headed.' That ultimately infects whatever it is that they're doing.
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With post offices and postal workers already on the ground, USPS could partner with banks to make a critical difference for millions of Americans who don't have basic banking services because there are almost no banks or bank branches in their neighborhoods.
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It doesn't make me happy to go back and talk about how great high school was.
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I think a lot of Americans are not sure which side Washington is on: the side of banks or the side of the people.
• Elizabeth Warren
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We need a new model: If you can't explain it, you can't sell it.
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I'm willing to throw my body in front of the bus to stop bad ideas.
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Americans are fighters. We're tough, resourceful and creative, and if we have the chance to fight on a level playing field, where everyone pays a fair share and everyone has a real shot, then no one - no one can stop us.
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Who is Antonio Weiss? He's the head of global investment banking for the financial giant Lazard.
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The Postal Service is huge - employing more than a half million people - and its history is long and complicated.
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I'll work with anyone - and I really do mean that - Democrat, Republican, independent, Libertarian, contrarian, vegetarian.
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I have voted against only one of President Obama's nominees: Michael Froman, a Citigroup alumnus who is currently storming the halls of Congress as U.S. Trade Representative pushing trade deals that threaten to undermine financial regulation, workers' rights, and environmental protections.
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People have hearts, they have kids, they get jobs, they get sick, they cry, they dance. They live, they love, and they die. And that matters.
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Wall Street banks have the right to express their views to lawmakers and regulators through lobbying, but the law is clear: If they want to influence lawmakers, they must disclose their lobbying expenditures.
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I know what I am in Washington to do: I'm here to fight for hardworking families.
• Elizabeth Warren

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