Letter to Senator Elizabeth Warren: Are You Running for President in 2016

Letter to Senator Elizabeth Warren: Are You Running for President in 2016

12/13/2014

(Sent via her Senate web site)

To: Senator Elizabeth Warren

From: John-Henry Hill, M.D.     JohnHenryHill@Yahoo.com

Date: December 13, 2014

Subject: About You Running for President in 2016

 

Dear Senator Warren,                                                 December 13, 2014

I read an article written by Daniel Halper on December 12, 2014 (via a link on www.DrudgeReport.com ) in the Weekly Standard titled “300 Former Obama [Campaign] Staffers Urge Elizabeth Warren to Run for President” (article at http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/300-former-obama-staffers-urge-elizabeth-warren-run-president_821232.html ).

Some ideas to consider BEFORE you make any decision re: the presidency in 2016:

1.) WHO are these people? A bunch of unknown campaign workers, whose endorsement means NOTHING to the average voter. And the percentage of actual voters to eligible voters shrinks every election. (Several years ago I ran an analysis on why Mitt Romney was beaten so badly by Barack Obama. The results were NOT surprising to me: Romney lost so badly simply because a great many people did NOT vote, including those committed to Ron Paul and others who feel that voting accomplishes nothing. The percentage of actual voters to eligible voters hit a new low with Romney, including among Republicans. THAT is why he was slaughtered.) As Mark Twain (Samuel Langhorne Clemens) wrote, “If voting made any difference, they wouldn’t let us do it.”

2.) To MOST Americans, you are an UNKNOWN. You and your husband Bruce Mann have had illustrious careers as professors of law at Harvard Law School. But outside of Boston (and I used to live just outside and worked both in Boston and Washington, D.C. areas for many years), very few people have heard of you. The “political junkies” know about you, of course – but they are hardly main-stream Americans. (My main criticism of Harvard Law School, along with most U.S. law schools, is the failure to teach the Common Law. Of note, after finishing medical school (M.D. degree) and residency training, I went directly in clinical medical research. During that time I earned a Ph.D. degree in American history, with a specialization in the evolution of American law-political history from the colonial period through the American Civil War)

Since you were elected to the U.S. Senate on November 6, 2012 and took office in January 2013, you have become slightly more visible (on YouTube.com videos, anyway), especially due to your membership on the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs. Even as a junior committee member of the majority party, you gave some GREAT SPEECHES. However, NOTHING has changed. And soon the Senate Banking Committee will be controlled by the Republicans, so you will have even less influence to TRULY accomplish anything.

3.) In 2008 voters elected an unknown (Barack Obama) primarily because he was NOT John McCain; he is black; a Democrat; based his campaign on vague slogans; and had NO real voting record as a U.S. Senator – usually voting “Present” on controversial issues. Barack Obama was “whoever you wished him to be”.

I hope that the American people (at least the small percentage that actually vote) have realized that “voting for an unknown quantity” entails real risks! (For example, among Republicans, Senator Ted Cruz of Texas appears to be one of the favorites. But how many people know that his wife, Heidi Nelson Cruz — Mrs. Ted Cruz — is a vice president in the Private Wealth Management Group at Goldman-Sachs in Houston, where she manages the investments of high net worth clients – and she reports to Lloyd Blankfein, Chairman and CEO of Goldman-Sachs in New York. That fact alone would compel me to REJECT Ted Cruz as presidential candidate.)

4.) In your Senate online biography it states, “The Boston Globe named Elizabeth Warren ‘Bostonian of the Year’ and TIME Magazine called her a New Sheriff of Wall Street for her oversight efforts.” It continues, “She called for policies that would level the regulatory playing field for small businesses and ensure that everyone – even large and powerful corporations – pays a fair share in taxes and is held accountable for breaking the law.” That all sounds “fine and dandy” and will certainly appeal to the masses who know nothing about monetary or fiscal policy. But the people know as FACT that NO Wall Street CEO and their top executives of any large commercial bank will ever be indicted, much less prosecuted, convicted and sent to prison!

However, the 2008 “crash” and the continued world-wide recession (or depression” if you have visited several European countries in the last year, as I have) was NOT caused by corporations not paying their “fair share of taxes” – whatever that term is supposed to mean.

In point of fact, the 2008 crash had two main causes:

  • The 2008 crash was caused directly by the REPEAL in 1999 of the GLASS-STEAGALL ACT of 1933 (the Banking Act of 1933) whose primary feature was separating commercial and investment banking. The result was that the huge commercial banks, around the world, were saddled with billions of dollars in losses due to the excessive exposure of their investment banking arms to derivatives and securities (which they created, sold and re-sold) that were tied to U.S. home prices.
  • The so-called “free trade” agreements firstpassed during and since Bill Clinton’s tenure as President, such as NAFTA (North American Free Trade. These many “free-trade” treaties have allowed companies to move production to countries where the labor is cheapest, thereby killing off the U.S. industrial base and the many jobs within the U.S. that worked for these companies when they were still within the U.S.

 

Senator Warren, if you TRULY wish to see the revival of the U.S. economy and REAL job creation (of full-time, highly-paid workers), you will work to:

1.) Re-enact the full GLASS-STEAGALL ACT of 1933 (the Banking Act of 1933) – and let ANY bank fail with no more assistance from the Treasury or the Federal Reserve; and

2.) Repeal and/or withdraw the U.S. from ALL so-called “free trade” agreements (NAFTA and the numerous others), with TARIFFS on all products manufactured outside the U.S. and imported into the U.S.

3.) Allow all U.S.-based companies to transfer their profits from outside the U.S. to within the U.S. with NO tax payments, provided that money is invested in NEW production facilities or used to refurbish/expand existing production facilities.

 

The United States is very soon about to implode fiscally, monetarily and socially – and it will take the rest of the world down with it. Some REAL reforms are needed – and immediately (if not sooner). The Federal Reserve and huge commercial banks will, of course, OPPOSE every attempt at real reform (or at least “water it down” to make it meaningless), but the very survival of the U.S. is at stake. Of course, the alternative (often used in similar crises) is to take the U.S. into a real “shooting war” – but only a mad man desires that option.

 

Thank you for reading my rather lengthy letter.

 

Yours truly,

Letter to Senator Elizabeth Warren re: Running for President in 2016
12/13/2014
(Sent via her Senate web site)

To: Senator Elizabeth Warren
From: John-Henry Hill, M.D. JohnHenryHill@Yahoo.com
Date: December 13, 2014
Subject: About You Running for President in 2016
Dear Senator Warren, December 13, 2014

I read an article written by Daniel Halper on December 12, 2014 (via a link on http://www.DrudgeReport.com ) in the Weekly Standard titled “300 Former Obama [Campaign] Staffers Urge Elizabeth Warren to Run for President” (article at http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/300-former-obama-staffers-urge-elizabeth-warren-run-president_821232.html ).

Some ideas to consider BEFORE you make any decision re: the presidency in 2016:

1.) WHO are these people? A bunch of unknown campaign workers, whose endorsement means NOTHING to the average voter. And the percentage of actual voters to eligible voters shrinks every election. (Several years ago I ran an analysis on why Mitt Romney was beaten so badly by Barack Obama. The results were NOT surprising to me: Romney lost so badly simply because a great many people did NOT vote, including those committed to Ron Paul and others who feel that voting accomplishes nothing. The percentage of actual voters to eligible voters hit a new low with Romney, including among Republicans. THAT is why he was slaughtered.) As Mark Twain (Samuel Langhorne Clemens) wrote, “If voting made any difference, they wouldn’t let us do it.”

2.) To MOST Americans, you are an UNKNOWN. You and your husband Bruce Mann have had illustrious careers as professors of law at Harvard Law School. But outside of Boston (and I used to live just outside and worked both in Boston and Washington, D.C. areas for many years), very few people have heard of you. The “political junkies” know about you, of course – but they are hardly main-stream Americans. (My main criticism of Harvard Law School, along with most U.S. law schools, is the failure to teach the Common Law. Of note, after finishing medical school (M.D. degree) and residency training, I went directly in clinical medical research. During that time I earned a Ph.D. degree in American history, with a specialization in the evolution of American law-political history from the colonial period through the American Civil War. )

Since you were elected to the U.S. Senate on November 6, 2012 and took office in January 2013, you have become slightly more visible (on YouTube.com videos, anyway), especially due to your membership on the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs. Even as a junior committee member of the majority party, you gave some GREAT SPEECHES. However, NOTHING has changed. And now the Senate Banking Committee will be controlled by the Republicans, so you will have even less influence to TRULY accomplish anything.

3.) In 2008 voters elected an unknown (Barack Obama) primarily because he was NOT John McCain; he is black; a Democrat; based his campaign on vague slogans; and had NO real voting record as a U.S. Senator – usually voting “Present” on controversial issues. Barack Obama was “whoever you wished him to be”.
I hope that the American people (at least the small percentage that actually vote) have realized that “voting for an unknown quantity” entails real risks! (For example, among Republicans, Senator Ted Cruz of Texas appears to be one of the favorites. But how many people know that his wife, Heidi Nelson Cruz — Mrs. Ted Cruz — is a vice president in the Private Wealth Management Group at Goldman-Sachs in Houston, where she manages the investments of high net worth clients – and she reports to Lloyd Blankfein, Chairman and CEO of Goldman-Sachs in New York. That fact alone would compel me to REJECT Ted Cruz as presidential candidate.)
4.) In your Senate online biography it states, “The Boston Globe named Elizabeth Warren ‘Bostonian of the Year’ and TIME Magazine called her a “New Sheriff of Wall Street” for her oversight efforts.” It continues, “She called for policies that would level the regulatory playing field for small businesses and ensure that everyone – even large and powerful corporations – pays a fair share in taxes and is held accountable for breaking the law.” That all sounds “fine and dandy” and will certainly appeal to the masses who know nothing about monetary or fiscal policy. But the people know as FACT that NO Wall Street CEO and their top executives of any large commercial bank will ever be indicted, much less prosecuted, convicted and sent to prison!

However, the 2008 “crash” and the continued world-wide recession (or “depression” if you have visited several European countries in the last year, as I have) was NOT caused by corporations not paying their “fair share of taxes” – whatever that term is supposed to mean.

In point of fact, the 2008 crash had two main causes:
a.) The 2008 crash was caused directly by the REPEAL in 1999 of the GLASS-STEAGALL ACT of 1933 (the Banking Act of 1933) whose primary feature was separating commercial and investment banking. The result was that the huge commercial banks, around the world, were saddled with billions of dollars in losses due to the excessive exposure of their investment banking arms to derivatives and securities (which they created, sold and re-sold) that were tied to U.S. home prices.
b.) The so-called “free trade” agreements passed during and since Bill Clinton’s tenure as President. These many “free-trade” treaties have allowed companies to move production to countries where the labor is cheapest, thereby killing off the U.S. industrial base and the many jobs within the U.S. that worked for these companies when they were still within the U.S.

Senator Warren, if you TRULY wish to see the revival of the U.S. economy and REAL job creation (of full-time, highly-paid workers), you will work to:
1.) Re-enact the full GLASS-STEAGALL ACT of 1933 (the Banking Act of 1933) – and let ANY bank fail with no more assistance from the Treasury or the Federal Reserve; and
2.) Repeal and/or withdraw the U.S. from ALL so-called “free trade” agreements (NAFTA and the numerous others), with TARIFFS on all products manufactured outside the U.S. and imported into the U.S.
3.) Allow all U.S.-based companies to transfer their profits from outside the U.S. to within the U.S. with NO tax payments, provided that money is invested in NEW production facilities or used to refurbish/expand existing production facilities.

The United States is very soon about to implode fiscally, monetarily and socially – and it will take the rest of the world down with it. Some REAL reforms are needed – and immediately (if not sooner). The Federal Reserve and huge commercial banks will, of course, OPPOSE every attempt at real reform (or at least “water it down” to make it meaningless), but the very survival of the U.S. is at stake. Of course, the alternative (often used in similar crises) is to take the U.S. into a real “shooting war” – but only a mad man desires that option.

Thank you for reading my rather lengthy letter.

Yours truly,

John-Henry Hill, M.D.

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