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July 18th, 2011
06:27 PM ET

Warren: 'I really don't get it'

(CNN)- White House adviser Elizabeth Warren will not helm the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau permanently after all, but she's not losing sleep over it. Instead, she plans on thinking of another kind of political future once she passes on the baton of leading the agency.

She wouldn't confirm or deny current thoughts of a Senate challenge to Massachusetts GOP Sen. Scott Brown, but she did reveal where heavy thinking may take place in an interview with CNN anchor Wolf Blitzer Monday.


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  1. Alison

    :"Freedom is not a concept in which peolpe can do anything they want, be anything they can be. Freedom is about authority. Freedom is about the willingness of every single human being to cede to lawful authority a great deal of discretion about what you do." ***

    May 24, 2012 at 1:54 am |
  2. Nikoi

    One of the ironies of aisatclipt states is that whilst they push individuality and individuals standing on their own two feet, they have actually created a huge welfare state in order to support individuals who cannot stand on their own to feet for reasons that may be genuine such as disability or for selfiish reasons such as not wanting to work.The missing factor in the equation is the role of the family. In Islam an individual must support himself or his immediate family. If he cannot do this then it falls on his wider family to support him. If and only if the family cannot support the individual will the state then step in. So as an example when parents get old they will be supported by the children, there will be no need for state pensions.This is why in capitalism you get swings between the selfish laissez-faire state that lets people live in povery and the overbearing nanny state which steps in and interferes in peoples' lives. At the heart of this is the individualism and the dog eat dog mentality; and when some of them naturally fail the state has to step in like a nanny to look after them.Islam's emphasis on community and family resolves this issue particularly due to its outlook on life.

    March 2, 2012 at 11:08 pm |
  3. Ann

    I personally know a large family in Wyoming who has lived on a vast amount of inherited wealth (oil) for over 30 years. There are many family members who never even met the person who made the money they live on. They live on the money, they have no businesses, they employ no people and pay very very little in taxes. So much for the "job creators". The majority of their time is spent making sure their cash is protected from going to "the government". These are your fellow Americans who claim to BE Americans. They claim to support our troops while never serving in the US military, and never paying taxes that go towards the military. This is who the republicans serve the interests of. Not the regular worker, NEVER the regular worker.

    August 5, 2011 at 9:25 pm |
  4. Bob

    Stop the wars. Close the offshore bases. Tax the rich and the corporations at their secretaries rates. Stop allowing the offshoring of American corporations profits. Its hard to believe that Apple has the same amount of cash as Treasury on hand. Raise the debt ceiling in the mean time to give us some breathing room to get moving again.

    July 29, 2011 at 9:21 pm |
    • Rhian

      You have a very good grasp of what's needed to correct the economy here. With one four sentence post, you cut right to the chase on what needs to be done. I'd definitely vote for you as president.

      August 2, 2011 at 8:22 pm |
  5. Mark Thompson

    Look the U.S. can not spend 500g a minute on war and get a balanced budget. You have no choice but to tax the hell out of the rich. Most of the millionaires live in the U.S. These people get more tax break then any other person. I guess that is the American way. Tax the shit out of the people that work, and let the people who vacation and jet set all over the world go free. Raising the debt ceiling is not the answer. Would you go to the back and raise you credit card limit if you knew you could not pay it off? I do not understand politics. Just do what will get your country out of debt. OR. Let the world go into absolute HELL ON EARTH.

    July 18, 2011 at 6:42 pm |
    • jp

      Mark...there are NOT enough 'rich' people to can TAKE 100% of what all the rich people have and you will NEVER close the 1.4 trillion dollar deficit much is too much? when do you stop punishing the successful people for being successful?...and you are wrong about the 'rich' getting the MOST tax breaks....the working 'poor' family making less than 50,000 a year PAY NO TAXES at all....and they even get an income tax CREDIT in april....and yes the upper brackets do get to deduct..their houses, their business losses, their jets (because they pay the majority of all the taxes).....but go ahead and take those 'breaks' away...and lets see who that is going to hurt...the guy who works building the , homes, jets employees of his company...or the guy who takes the deduction

      July 25, 2011 at 3:00 pm |
      • rvman

        Yup, the working poor PAY NO TAXES at all...except for Social Security tax (6.2% of labor income, except 4.2% this year, plus another 6.2% picked up by the employer that would at least partly go to the worker if it didn't exist), Medicare tax(1.45% plus another 1.45% like on the SS tax), sales tax, property tax, either directly if they own, or through their landlord if they rent, gasoline taxes, auto registration fees...

        August 1, 2011 at 8:04 pm |
      • Rhian

        "Poor people pay no taxes at all" - I call BS on that. Total BS. I have my own very small business, with one employee, me. I made $17,000 last year and after deductions I paid $3,200 in the "Punish people for not working for corporations tax" - oops, I meant "self-employment tax" - that your Republican idols put in to oppress the real entrepreneurs in this country. I don't live in a rich town, either, yet when I worked at the post office I saw hundreds of payments going out to the IRS in a town that has only several hundred households, every year.

        The poor pay most of the taxes, while the corporations get refunds on top of their obscene profits, and then squeal about how unfortunate rich people are and how nobody else does their fair share. The propaganda of the wealthy and their lickspittles is just disgusting.

        August 2, 2011 at 8:28 pm |

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