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By Richard Rahn
Treaty would let tyrants peer into Americans' financial information
Topic - Adam Green
President Obama, after enduring global criticism of U.S. financial policy on a 10-day trip to Asia, is facing renewed anger at home from his own base, many of whom have two words of advice when it comes to thorny policy fights such as the Bush-era tax cuts: Toughen up.
"The Elizabeth Warren wing of American politics is on the rise. From the moment Elizabeth Warren set foot in Washington, she changed the national conversation by fearlessly standing up to powerful interests on behalf of everyday people — fighting to make college affordable, expand Social Security benefits, and reform Wall Street," said Adam Green, co-founder of the Progressive Change Campaign Committee. "President Obama and Democratic candidates nationwide are embracing Warren's economic populist message because it is popular with Americans and is what our nation needs."
If her populist message sounds like political opportunism, however, she risks damaging herself and being overtaken by someone who can more forcefully take on the nation's 1 percent, said Adam Green, co-founder of the increasingly powerful Progressive Change Campaign Committee.