Cruel: Lizzie Warren Fought to Deny Health Benefits to Retired Coal Miners and Asbestos Victims

Posted by on Sep 25, 2012 at 8:00 am
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So the alleged  champion of the workers and the middle class has actually made a career trying to deny benefits to retired miners and asbestos victims? Curious how she doesn’t mention this stuff in her campaign ads, huh?

Democrats gleefully ran ads accusing Mitt Romney of murder this past summer for something entirely unrelated to him, but are curiously silent as their golden girl heartlessly fought to deny benefits to the sick and elderly.

Democrat Elizabeth Warren, who has made fighting for workers a focus of her Senate campaign, was a hired legal gun for a steel conglomerate trying to dodge paying health and pension benefits to thousands of retired coal miners, records show.

Warren represented LTV Steel in 1995, when she was a Harvard Law professor, aiding the bankrupt company’s bid to overturn a court ruling forcing it to pay its former employees and dependents $140 million in retirement benefits.

Warren was one of two LTV lawyers who wrote a petition to the U.S. Supreme Court challenging the appellate court decision siding with the coal miners, documents obtained by the Herald show. The high court never took up the case.

Warren was paid about $10,000 for her work, according to her campaign. The latest disclosure comes after the Herald reported that Warren defended an insurance giant against asbestos victims.

Richard Yauger, 58, who worked in an LTV Steel coal mine in Southern Pennsylvania between 1976 and 1986, called Warren’s campaign claims of fighting for the little guy “hypocritical.”

“She’s just trying to win some votes for the working class. You have to have the blue-collar votes to win,” said Yauger, who just started to get his pension from the mining company last year. “If you do one thing and you say you’re doing another, I don’t think you have to look very far to see what’s going on.”

For shame, Lizzie, for shame. As for another heaping helping of hypocrisy, this is just unbelievable:

Warren’s work for LTV did not keep her from slamming the company 11 years later. In a 2006 PBS interview, she upbraided LTV for treating employees “like paper towels. You use them and you throw them away.”

Warren did not mention in the interview she was a paid lawyer for LTV.

How does this woman get away with this crap?

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4 Responses to “Cruel: Lizzie Warren Fought to Deny Health Benefits to Retired Coal Miners and Asbestos Victims”

  1. Chipperoo on 25/25/12 at 9:00 am

    You know, she’s been getting away with this crap her whole life. I think we know the type. She’s consumed with ambition and greed. She hid her self-seeking behavior behind a facade of Left-Lib-Prog ideology.

    It provided her with cover to represent giant corporations and be paid very large sums for the work, without tarnishing her reputation. It helped excuse shoddy academic work, while she rose through the elite law schools. It worked beautifully in her claiming an affirmative action two-fer, a female Native American. It allowed her to purchase and flip foreclosed houses while berating financial institutions. It gave her an opportunity to make a huge power grab in the Dodd-Frank legislation, although it didn’t pan out.

  2. Buck O'Fama on 25/25/12 at 10:31 am

    How does she get away with this crap? Gee, doncha know? It’s only hypocritical when conservatives do it. Duh.