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#1. If Scott Walker sees 100,000 teachers & firefighters as his enemies, maybe it's time we take a closer look at his friends. - Author: Elizabeth Warren
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#2. For capitalism to work, we all need one another. - Author: Elizabeth Warren
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#3. You built a factory out there, good for you. But I want to be clear. You moved your goods to market on the roads that the rest of us paid for. You hired workers that 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. - Author: Elizabeth Warren
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#4. You didn't have to worry that marauding bands would come and seize everything in your factory and hire someone to protect against this because of the work the rest of us did. - Author: Elizabeth Warren
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#5. A good education is a foundation for a better future. - Author: Elizabeth Warren
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#6. The over-representation of Wall Street banks in senior government positions sends a bad message. It tells people that one - and only one - point of view will dominate economic policymaking. - Author: Elizabeth Warren
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#7. I held my father's hand while he died of cancer, and it's really painful when you do something like that up close and personal. My mother was already gone, and I was very, very close to my father. - Author: Elizabeth Warren
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#8. The Postal Service is huge - employing more than a half million people - and its history is long and complicated. - Author: Elizabeth Warren
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#9. Keep a little space in your heart for the improbable. You won't regret it. - Author: Elizabeth Warren
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#10. Enforcement isn't about big government or small government. It's about whether government works and who it works for. - Author: Elizabeth Warren
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#11. Consumer banking - selling debt to middle class families - has been a gold mine. - Author: Elizabeth Warren
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#12. The people on Wall Street broke this country, and they did it one lousy mortgage at a time. It happened more than three years ago, and there has been no real accountability, and there has been no real effort to fix it. - Author: Elizabeth Warren
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#13. A lot of people think that regulations bring higher costs, but regulation is also about making sure that someone doesn't get to beat out the competition because they're dumping filth in the river or spewing poisons in the air. - Author: Elizabeth Warren
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#14. Truly successful lives are about family. - Author: Elizabeth Warren
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#15. We should stop having a conversation about cutting Social Security a little bit or a lot. - Author: Elizabeth Warren
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#16. Washington is rigged for the big guys - and no person has more consistently called them out for it than Jon Stewart. Good luck, Jon! - Author: Elizabeth Warren
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#17. I don't want to overstate the gender difference. But women are more sensitized to the way that larger issues affect their pocketbooks, like pay equality or cost of living changes. - Author: Elizabeth Warren
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#18. It's so easy to focus on what could go wrong, on what else you could do before you try the thing you really want to do. No. Just get out there and try. - Author: Elizabeth Warren
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#19. Does anyone believe that Goldman Sachs is gonna give up a deal that would yield millions of dollars because someone fussed at them behind closed doors? - Author: Elizabeth Warren
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#20. I'm not running for president. - Author: Elizabeth Warren
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#21. Balancing your money is the key to having enough. - Author: Elizabeth Warren
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#22. It is not the job of the Department of Education to maximize profits for the government at the cost of squeezing students who are struggling to get an education. - Author: Elizabeth Warren
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#23. Refinancing won't fix everything that's broken with our [American] higher education system. We've got to bring down the cost of college. And we need more accountability for how schools spend federal dollars. - Author: Elizabeth Warren
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#24. Cars, toys, aspirin, meat, toasters, water - nearly every product sold has passed basic safety regulations well in advance of being marketed and sold. But consumer credit is a kind of buyer-beware, wild west. That is partly the result of history. - Author: Elizabeth Warren
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#25. The banks lobbied Washington so they could write the rules that got us into this crisis. They then lobbied Washington to get the money to bail them out. And then they are lobbying Washington to write the rules so they can get us into the next crisis. It's perfect circularity. - Author: Elizabeth Warren
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#26. I have a daughter and I have granddaughters and I will never vote to let a group of backward-looking ideologues cut women's access to birth control. We have lived in that world, and we are not going back, not ever - Author: Elizabeth Warren
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#27. I'm really concerned that too-big-to-fail has become too-big-for-trial. - Author: Elizabeth Warren
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#28. We can't go out and tell ourselves we've done good if we haven't. - Author: Elizabeth Warren
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#29. Others have said it before me. If you don't have a seat at the table, you're probably on the menu. And so it is important that we have women in the United States Senate - strong women, women who are there to help advance an agenda that is important to women. - Author: Elizabeth Warren
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#30. Some of the largest financial institutions can build a profit model on tricking people. - Author: Elizabeth Warren
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#31. Even families with health insurance are quite vulnerable to a severe economic reversal if someone gets sick. - Author: Elizabeth Warren
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#32. I think a lot of Americans are not sure which side Washington is on: the side of banks or the side of the people. - Author: Elizabeth Warren
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#33. We don't win what we don't fight for. - Author: Elizabeth Warren
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#34. I want to be blunt: We should not be fighting about equal pay for equal work, and access to birth control, in 2012. These issues were resolved years ago - until the Republicans brought them back. - Author: Elizabeth Warren
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#35. And that's how we build the economy of the future. An economy with more jobs and less debt, we root it in fairness. We grow it with opportunity. And we build it together. - Author: Elizabeth Warren
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#36. I hope Hillary Clinton runs for president. - Author: Elizabeth Warren
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#37. My mother had taught me about the importance of finding a 'good provider,' so when my boyfriend proposed, I said 'yes' in a heartbeat. I was still just a kid, and I didn't know what was coming in life. - Author: Elizabeth Warren
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#38. When billionaire car dealers or manufacturers pay for ambassadorships, at least they pay with money earned by selling something of value. - Author: Elizabeth Warren
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#39. It is not good not to have health insurance; that leaves the family very vulnerable. - Author: Elizabeth Warren
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#40. America's middle class is getting hammered, and Washington is rigged to work for the big guy. - Author: Elizabeth Warren
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#41. With post offices and postal workers already on the ground, USPS could partner with banks to make a critical difference for millions of Americans who don't have basic banking services because there are almost no banks or bank branches in their neighborhoods. - Author: Elizabeth Warren
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#42. Israel has the right to shell Palestinian hospitals and schools out of self defense ... - Author: Elizabeth Warren
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#43. The trickle-down experiment that began in the Reagan years failed America's middle class. Sure, the rich are doing great. Giant corporations are doing great. Lobbyists are doing great. But we need an economy where everyone else who works hard gets a shot at doing great! - Author: Elizabeth Warren
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#44. I was 30 before I realized, you know, that I probably was an accident. These things just suddenly hit you one day. - Author: Elizabeth Warren
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#45. There are very few people at the decision-making table to argue for minimum-wage workers. Very few people. - Author: Elizabeth Warren
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#46. Bankruptcy exposes the economic vulnerability and insecurity of middle class women. - Author: Elizabeth Warren
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#47. Cops on the beat can stop problems before the damage spreads. - Author: Elizabeth Warren
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#48. Every time the U.S. government makes a low-cost loan to someone, it's investing in them. - Author: Elizabeth Warren
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#49. We need a new model: If you can't explain it, you can't sell it. - Author: Elizabeth Warren
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#50. What I've learned is that real change is very, very hard. But I've also learned that change is possible - if you fight for it. - Author: Elizabeth Warren
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#51. Never be so faithful to your plan that you are unwilling to consider the unexpected. Never be so faithful to your plan that you are unwilling to entertain the improbable opportunity that comes looking for you. - Author: Elizabeth Warren
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#52. What we collectively decide about how to bail out our economy, how to pull our economy out of a ditch and what rules we put in place to make sure this problem does not happen again, will shape our country for the next 50 years. This is it. - Author: Elizabeth Warren
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#53. Some economists estimate that for every family that goes bankrupt, there are about 15 more who are in the same amount of financial trouble and would profit from bankruptcy but just haven't filed. - Author: Elizabeth Warren
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#54. President Obama believes in a country where we invest in education, in roads and bridges, in science, and in the future so we can create new opportunities so the next kid can make it big and the kid afer that and the kid after that, that's what President Obama believes. - Author: Elizabeth Warren
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#55. My mother saved our home with a minimum wage job. But in the 1960s, a minimum wage job would support a family of three above the poverty line. Not today. Not even close. I understood right then that people can work hard, they can play by the rules, and they can still take a hard smack. - Author: Elizabeth Warren
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#56. If there's any lesson I've learned in the last five years, it's don't be so sure about what lies ahead. There are amazing doors that could open, - Author: Elizabeth Warren
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#57. Early 2000s, we get Enron, which tells us the books are dirty. And what is our repeated response? We just keep pulling the threads out of the regulatory fabric. - Author: Elizabeth Warren
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#58. Thomas Piketty assembles the facts to prove a central point about trickle-down economics: Doesn't work. Never did. He has cold, hard data showing how the rich keep getting richer and how the playing field is rigged against working families. - Author: Elizabeth Warren
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#59. These families need you." I said it quietly, and the silence stretched some more. I tried to steady my breathing. He paused again, then gave a deep sigh and said, "All right. I'll do it. I'll do what I can. - Author: Elizabeth Warren
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#60. Republicans say they don't believe in government. Sure they do. They believe in government to help themselves and their powerful friends. - Author: Elizabeth Warren
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#61. Everyone would like the world always to be in bubble times. But that doesn't happen. - Author: Elizabeth Warren
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#62. I think Hillary Clinton is terrific. - Author: Elizabeth Warren
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#63. Consumers get used to reading and understanding their credit card contracts, their mortgages, their check overdraft agreements, those are good things. That puts power back in the hands of consumers. - Author: Elizabeth Warren
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#64. Democrats fought to get health insurance for more Americans. Democrats fought for a strong consumer agency so big banks can't cheat people. We fought, we won, and we improved the lives of millions of people - thank you, President Obama! - Author: Elizabeth Warren
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#65. People feel like the system is rigged against them, and here is the painful part, they're right. The system is rigged. - Author: Elizabeth Warren
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#66. For many women, the on-time payments of domestic support obligations are essential to economic survival. - Author: Elizabeth Warren
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#67. I think I grew up with a profound sense of watching people who were good people, who were smart people, who were hardworking people - God, nobody on this Earth worked harder than my mom and dad - and they had very little. - Author: Elizabeth Warren
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#68. I have to prove myself to everybody. - Author: Elizabeth Warren
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#69. Rising student-loan debt is an economic emergency. - Author: Elizabeth Warren
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#70. Like a lot of you, I grew up in a family on the ragged edges of the middle class. My daddy sold carpeting and ended up as a maintenance man. After he had a heart attack, my mom worked the phones at Sears so we could hang on to our house. - Author: Elizabeth Warren
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#71. When people feel like, 'Lenders weren't fair with me; I don't have any responsibility to be fair with them.' If we go far enough down that line, much of the fabric of our economy starts to unravel. - Author: Elizabeth Warren
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#72. I once had half a cup [of coffee], twenty years ago, and I'm still working it off. - Author: Elizabeth Warren
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#73. Part of my job is to make sense of all that I hear, and to retell it in a forceful way so that the decision-makers at Treasury can hear it. At least that's how I see it. - Author: Elizabeth Warren
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#74. It worries me about what happens if people in government are looking for that next job: 'Yeah I'm working now, not as much money as I could be making, but when I leave here, that's where I'm headed.' That ultimately infects whatever it is that they're doing. - Author: Elizabeth Warren
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#75. Wall Street banks have the right to express their views to lawmakers and regulators through lobbying, but the law is clear: If they want to influence lawmakers, they must disclose their lobbying expenditures. - Author: Elizabeth Warren
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#76. I'm not a Washington person. - Author: Elizabeth Warren
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#77. We need to align the incentives so that colleges have an incentive to keep down their costs ... to graduate students on time with degrees in areas where they're going to be able to get jobs and going to be able to pay back those loans. - Author: Elizabeth Warren
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#78. In the 1960s, a minimum wage job would keep a family of three afloat. - Author: Elizabeth Warren
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#79. The word's out: I'm a woman, and I'm going to have trouble backing off on that. I am what I am. I'll go out and talk to people about what's happening to their families, and when I do that, I'm a mother. I'm a grandmother. - Author: Elizabeth Warren
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#80. The financial services industry has seemed to treat the crisis like a little rainfall - inconvenient, but no significant changes needed. The real question moving forward is how the industry will respond to Wall Street reform and growing public anger. - Author: Elizabeth Warren
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#81. We're Americans. We celebrate success. We just don't want the game to be rigged. - Author: Elizabeth Warren
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#82. Are you ready to fight for good jobs and and a solid level playing field? Are you ready to prove to another generation of Americans that we can build a better country and a newer world? Joe Biden is ready. Barack Obama is ready. I am ready. You're ready. - Author: Elizabeth Warren
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#83. The people who are filing for bankruptcy in increasing numbers every year, it's not the poorest. It's not the people at the economic fringes. It's people who worked hard and played by the rules. - Author: Elizabeth Warren
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#84. We should be talking about expanding Social Security benefits; not cutting them. - Author: Elizabeth Warren
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#85. I have voted against only one of President Obama's nominees: Michael Froman, a Citigroup alumnus who is currently storming the halls of Congress as U.S. Trade Representative pushing trade deals that threaten to undermine financial regulation, workers' rights, and environmental protections. - Author: Elizabeth Warren
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#86. Writing laws based on an abstract theory, rather than reality, is a dangerous undertaking. - Author: Elizabeth Warren
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#87. If Federal Reserve loans are subsidies, it doesn't show up in the federal budget. - Author: Elizabeth Warren
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#88. We shouldn't be profiting from our students who are drowning in debt while giving a great deal to the banks. That's just wrong. - Author: Elizabeth Warren
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#89. Groupthink can become a serious issue - old ideas stay around after they're useful, and new ideas too often don't get a fair hearing. - Author: Elizabeth Warren
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#90. If President Barack Obama had not been in the White House, we would not have the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau today. - Author: Elizabeth Warren
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#91. Marathon Day in Boston and all of Massachusetts, it's Patriot's Day, and it's a big celebration for us. It's a day when we're kind of the whole world's city there. - Author: Elizabeth Warren
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#92. No matter how good a deal sounds, if your name goes on the bottom line, you need to understand it and be sure you'll be able to pay. You are responsible for yourself forever. Forever. - Author: Elizabeth Warren
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#93. There is one thing Anthony Weiner and I agree on: there are a lot of smart, hard-working people in the financial industry. - Author: Elizabeth Warren
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#94. Citigroup has a lot of money, it spends a lot of money, and it uses that money to grow and consolidate power. And it pays off. - Author: Elizabeth Warren
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#95. I loved my mother. I wanted her to smile, to believe that I was doing the right thing. But that wasn't going to happen. So I ducked my head and kept on going. - Author: Elizabeth Warren
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#96. Our number one responsibility is to protect Americans from terrorism, that's our job, so being tough on terrorism is enormously important. - Author: Elizabeth Warren
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#97. I'll work with anyone - and I really do mean that - Democrat, Republican, independent, Libertarian, contrarian, vegetarian. - Author: Elizabeth Warren
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#98. I talk to nurses and programmers, salespeople and firefighters - people who bust their tails every day. Not one of them - not one - stashes their money in the Cayman Islands to avoid paying their fair share of taxes. - Author: Elizabeth Warren
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#99. I grew up in the Methodist church and taught Sunday school, and one of my favorite passages of scripture is, 'in as much as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.' Matthew 25:40. - Author: Elizabeth Warren
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#100. Because policymakers often rely on think tanks' research when crafting laws and regulations, it's critical to know whether these organizations are truly independent. - Author: Elizabeth Warren
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