I have not faced the fear, oppression, and pain that confronts African-Americans every day. But none of us can ignore what is happening in this country. Not when our black friends, family, neighbors literally fear dying in the streets.
We know what changes we need to make financial markets work better. The key steps aren’t hard. It just takes political courage and a strong demand from the public to complete the unfinished business of financial reform.
For all the talk of change in Washington, families are getting squeezed by an economy that isn’t working for them. The solution requires recognizing the kind of changes needed if families are going to get a shot at building a secure future.
The game is rigged. The rich and the powerful have lobbyists, lobbyists and lawyers and plenty of friends in Congress. Now we can whine about it. We can whimper. Or we can fight back. Me? I’m fighting back.
On the Senate floor, Sen. Elizabeth Warren placed the Social Security debate in the context of a broader “retirement crisis” for the middle class, and condemns The Washington Post for pitting seniors against hungry children.