Sunday, September 19, 2010

A cop who will take on bullying banks

President Obama has just appointed this woman, Harvard Law professor Elizabeth Warren, to set up a Consumer Finance Protection Agency mandated by the new financial reform law. Because of Republican and bank opposition, he had to jump some procedural hoops to do it, but he did. Some people wonder, because Obama didn't put her through the ordinary appointment process, maybe he is not serious about letting her have the authority to set up the agency.

Watch this -- then you decide whether this person would take the job if she didn't think she would have the authority to get the job done. The video is a little long [10:38], but well worth our time.

Elizabeth Warren on Consumer Protection (MMBM) from Roosevelt Institute on Vimeo.

This one seems a fighter.

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