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  •  Also. Congrats. Heard the news first from a... (43+ / 0-)

    Dailykos diarist earlier today.
    Thanks for personally sharing the great news. The nation will be better due to your appointment to this important committee.

    I share a birthday with John Lennon and Bo Obama.

    by peacestpete on Wed Dec 12, 2012 at 03:30:30 PM PST

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    •  I got the news when I opened dKos (18+ / 0-)

      on my browser.  I no longer detest pop-ups.

      Congratulations, Professor Warren!  

    •  Dear SENATOR Warren (2+ / 0-)
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      Neon Mama, mrkvica

      From the time I first heard you articulate the challenges of the middle class and the system they struggle against, I supported you.....I was enraged when you were denied a position as head of the Consumer agency you fought to see created, but that just made all of us more determined to help you find a place to carry forward with the issues you knew were vital to the future of our country.

      Perhaps the saying, "All things happen for a reason" applies here.  They blocked you from the Consumer agency, but look what your opponents got as a result:  A U.S. Senate seat, one of an expanded crop of women Senators, most of them Democrats, and now a first-term seat on the Senate Banking Committee.

      I contributed to your campaign and I signed petitions for your appointment, but I was only one of thousands who stood behind you.

      I did not hope for your election with visions of a vendetta against the banking and securities industries (although Lord knows they surely deserve it....the latest "fine but no real sanctions or legal charges" settlement with HSBC for blatant money laundering is only the latest example).

      I applaud your appointment to the committee and Senator Reid's strength and courage in making it in the face of what I am sure has been intense opposition from big money forces.  Now, we ask only that  you do what is right:  Regulate these industries in a way that levels the playing field, that makes understandable the mountains of legalese they commonly use to obscure potential exploitation of consumers, restore the Glass Stegal regulations which kept banks from getting into non banking activities and led to the creation of institutions too big to fail and apparently too big to prosecute, and eliminate the travesty which is Citizens United.

      Democracy depends heavily on what you and the Committee do during the next four years.  I can't think of anyone better educated and more experienced to carry out those tasks.

      Good luck and know that we are behind you!

      Free markets would be a great idea, if markets were actually free.

      by dweb8231 on Thu Dec 13, 2012 at 11:21:22 AM PST

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