Donald Trump and the Republicans are already attacking Elizabeth Warren. They know that her progressive economic populist appeal puts them in danger of losing the national debate on taxes, consumer protection, and health care.
- In the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis, chaired the Congressional Oversight Panel for TARP, the Troubled Asset Relief Program
- Dubbed the “New Sheriff of Wall Street” by TIME Magazine
Why We Like Her:
Credited with the creation of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Warren led efforts to protect consumers from the financial tricks and traps often hidden in mortgages, credit cards and other financial products.
“There is nobody in this country who got rich on his own – nobody. … You moved your goods to market on the roads the rest of us paid for; you hired workers the rest of us paid to educate; you were safe in your factory because of police forces and fire forces that the rest of us paid for. You didn’t have to worry that marauding bands would come and seize everything at your factory, and hire someone to protect against this, because of the work the rest of us did. Now look, you built a factory and it turned into something terrific, or a great idea. God bless – keep a big hunk of it. But part of the underlying social contract is, you take a hunk of that and pay forward for the next kid who comes along.”