Why I’m for Elizabeth Warren

(And why I hope you’ll join me)

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There is nobody in this country who got rich on his own. Nobody. … You moved your goods to market on the roads the rest of us paid for; you hired workers the rest of us paid to educate; you were safe in your factory because of police forces and fire forces that the rest of us paid for. You didn’t have to worry that marauding bands would come and seize everything at your factory, and hire someone to protect against this, because of the work the rest of us did. Now look, you built a factory and it turned into something terrific, or a great idea. God bless. Keep a big hunk of it. But part of the underlying social contract is, you take a hunk of that and pay forward for the next kid who comes along.

“She was warned. She was given an explanation. Nevertheless, she persisted.”

The game is rigged, the playing field is tilted, and Washington is working really well for those who’ve already made it... The question is, what have the rest of us got?

We’ve got our voices and we’ve got our votes and if we use them we can make real change.

I wrote this book out of gratitude to my mother and father… they died knowing their children had done better than they did. To my mum and dad, that was success.

I wrote this book out of gratitude to an America that once invested in a future for its kids.

I wrote this book out of determination that we will once again make sure that all our kids get a fighting chance.

Editor of WALK WITH US: How the West Wing Changed Our Lives; author of the novel UNSCRIPTED and of CONQUERING BABEL: a Practical Guide to Learning a Language.

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