For the moment I am willing to give Obama the benefit of the doubt…but… he has a damn short leash…

…For the moment I am willing to give Obama the benefit of the doubt…but… he has a damn short leash…

Elizabeth Warren ‘Troubled’ Over Obama’s Lucrative Wall Street Speech

The senator says money in politics is “a snake that slithers through Washington.”

 

By Rebecca Shapiro  ….Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) voiced her concerns over President Barack Obama’s plans to accept $400,000 for giving a speech to Cantor Fitzgerald LP, saying money in politics is “a snake that slithers through Washington.”

 

The senator appeared on Sirius XM’s “Alter Family Politics” program to promote her new book, “This Fight Is Our Fight,” and she was asked about Obama’s upcoming payday.

“I was troubled by that,” she said. “The influence on dollars on [Washington] is what scares me. I think it ultimately threatens democracy … we have to think about what the tools are to fight back against it.”

Warren went on to say that politics has become a money vs. money war, which the rich will always win. “What I’m pushing for … is the rich and powerful, they got money, and they got power … but there’s more of us than there is of them, and we have to use our voices and our votes and fight back.”

Later in the program, host Jonathan Alter also told Warren that her book, which just hit No. 1 on The New York Times bestseller list, bumped Bill O’Reilly’s “Old School” from the top spot.

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