05/03/2013 11:31 am ET

Elizabeth Warren: Consumers Must 'Get Up And Fight'

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) rallied a packed Cape Cod cafe Wednesday night, calling upon constituents to "get up and fight" big businesses, the Cape Cod Times reported.

"How do Fortune 500 companies pay zero in taxes while college loans go up to 6 percent?" Warren asked. "This game is rigged."

Warren told attendees at the local community development meeting that consumers must stand up against big businesses and "be there to fight."

The senator, who took office in January, has criticized big corporations for having an unfair advantage over smaller businesses and for having too much influence over government affairs.

She has also been vocal in speaking out against protecting "too big to fail" banks.

“It has been almost five years since the financial crisis, but the big banks are still too big to fail," Warren said in March. "That means they are subsidized by about $83 billion a year by American taxpayers and are still not being held fully accountable for breaking the law. Attorney General Holder’s testimony that the biggest banks are too-big-to-jail shows once again that it is past time to end too-big-to-fail."



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