Springfield Republican: Sen. Elizabeth Warren says 'system is rigged for powerful interests,' addresses fight to enact new gun control regulations
By: Robert Rizzuto
November 7, 2013
WASHINGTON - In a speech to be delivered at the National Consumer Law Center's three-day Consumer Rights Litigation Conference starting today in Washington, U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., talks about a myriad of issues including the battle to enact federal gun control legislation and the successes of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
Warren, who took office a year ago in a pricey Senate race against Republican Scott Brown, reiterates her position in the speech that the system is rigged for corporations and big business. But she ads that with common sense solutions, government can be part of the solution rather than another problem.
"Now I've been in the Senate for nearly a year and believe as strongly as ever that the system is rigged for powerful interests and against working families. That's why I wanted to be here with you today," Warren says in the speech, which was obtained ahead of delivery by The Republican/MassLive.com. "I have been fighting shoulder to shoulder with NCLC for a very long time now, and I have seen how hard you work to stand up for consumers and to level the playing field for working and middle class families ... We could talk about a lot of ways the system is rigged - lobbyists, campaign finance, the court system. But I want to raise a very specific issue that we need to spotlight: how much powerful interests benefit from a system that is complicated and opaque."