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LETTER: Elizabeth Warren Invests in People

Watertown's Isaac Maze-Rothstein writes about why he is throwing his support behind Democratic Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren.

Editor

I did not attend the Watertown party for Elizabeth Warren, but it makes me proud to live in . I'll be volunteering for her over the summer, and hopefully will go to the next big events in Watertown. 

I love her because she is an advocate for the people. She has been a champion of medicare and social security. This means a lot to me because my grandpa recently fell and has been able to go to the Sherrill House in Boston because of medicare. Seeing grandfather improve makes me realize how important this program is for my family and for so many other families across the Commonwealth. 

By contrast, Scott Brown has invested in corporations. He voted to maintain massive subsidies for oil companies. This is not making government more efficient or cutting wasteful spending. He supports giving money to some of the most profitable companies in the world. 

The reason why I volunteer for Elizabeth, and not Scott, is simple: he invests in companies, she invests in people.

 

Isaac Maze-Rothstein

Watertown Resident

Jamison Tomasek July 03, 2012 at 08:39 PM
Warren has never run for office and has trouble with the truth. Warren is the only law professor at Harvard who did not go to a top 10 law school. She went to #82 Rutgers. She is the only Rutgers law grad who is a professor other than at Rutgers. Some star.
Jeremy July 03, 2012 at 09:28 PM
Brown has raised huge amounts of money in the past from out of state interests on the far right. Whomever you vote for is your business. However, your belief that "Brown is for us, Warren is for them" is very naive. Personally I don't really care for either candidate.
Julie Greene July 04, 2012 at 02:16 PM
Oh honestly, who cares if Rutgers is #82. A school is more than its public image or how rich it is. Most people can't afford to go to college. For those that do get this opportunity, if they can manage to get through and graduate it's a spectacular accomplishment.
Richard Marcus July 05, 2012 at 01:01 AM
An educational lightweight? She had Penn and Harvard trying for her for two years. She is one of the foremost recognized business law professors in the US. Through this understanding she has been talking about how the system has been gamed toward business for more than 30 years. Scott Brown was a lazy legislator in MA (that's why he had so much time to take care of his daughters and fold laundry), and he's no better now either. Try dealing with his office, try to find how he is going to vote on a bill, and you'll see how quickly he has become isolated from his constituency.
M C Stringfellow July 05, 2012 at 02:54 PM
Thank you. More of the public needs to look at the voting records of their Representatives. I may not agree with everything you said, but at lest you seems to be informed. Keep it up

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