Young Voters Speak Out: Each day, RR.com will spotlight politically minded youth writers from throughout the U.S. speaking their minds on Election 2012. First-time voters, student journalists and new graduates will debate the Obama vs. Romney race to the White House. Young Democrats, Republicans and ‘Undecided’ Americans are eager to play politics and choose the next Commander & Chief.
Read James Youngman's thoughts from a right-leaning perspective:
Elizabeth Warren, the Democratic nominee for Senate in Massachusetts, fired up the crowd with her usual class warfare rhetoric. The founder of the You didn't build that, wasted no time in attacking businesses and banks. Playing to the notion of victimization, Warren claimed that the system was rigged. She also spoke of fairness, and how billionaires and millionaires needed to pay their fair share. Regardless of the fact that the rich pay a lot larger percentage than everyone else, and there is no evidence to suggest that raising taxes on the rich would do anything to raise Federal Revenues. She also attacked big oil and the tax benefits that they receive, ignoring the fact that the three biggest taxpayers in the country are Chevron, ExxonMobil, and ConocoPhillips are the three highest taxpayers in the country. This of course is of no importance to Ms Warren, as she is only concerned with riling up her base.
Pat on the Back
Then to tout her and the President's accomplishments Warren praised the passing of the Dodd-Frank bill, and more importantly the Consumer Protection Agency. This, of course, is laughable. Dodd-Frank does nothing to address the real problems with the housing market, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. The financial reform bill, which ironically her opponent Scott Brown voted for, is nothing more than a bureaucratic boondoggle. It creates agency after agency, which will make the rules up as they go along. This of course only creates uncertainty in the market place, and the only jobs that it will create are those of lawyers and accountants as they scramble over the rules and regulations that have yet to be written. Furthermore she praised Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, which ironically will probably do more to hurt women than help them.
Future of the Democratic Party
Many on the left see Elizabeth Warren as the future of the Democratic Party. If this is true then the future of the party lies in more division, class warfare, and more government. An Occupy Wall Street favorite, Elizabeth Warren is the embodiment of the ideas of the radical left. The idea that somehow if you can tear down the top you can somehow bring up the bottom.