‘We have a chance in 2020 to say enough of government working for the rich and powerful…’
(Kaylee McGhee, Liberty Headlines) Presidential hopeful Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., said that if she were in the White House, she’d consider declaring a national emergency for a variety of progressive initiatives, including climate change and gun control.
In an appearance on “The Late Late Show with James Corden,” Warren said the government should be working to achieve radical, leftist goals, like the Green New Deal.
“If you were in office, to you, what would constitute a national emergency?” Corden asked Warren.
“Oh, let’s do the list: climate change, gun violence, student loan debt,” Warren replied. “That’s what we’ve got to be working on, and we ought to be working on them together.”
Warren has radicalized her policy agenda since entering the 2020 contest, recently introducing a universal child-care plan aimed at limiting American families’ expenses to 7 percent of income regardless of how many children they have in care. Warren proposed an annual wealth tax to fund the program.
Warren’s socialist vision has been coupled with frequent attacks on corporations, wealthy Americans and the government.
“The thing you have to understand is that Washington works. It works fabulously, it works great—if you’re rich,” Warren told Corden.
“Washington is a place that works great for giant drug companies—just not for people who are trying to get a prescription filled,” she added. “It works great for oil companies that want to drill everywhere—just not for people who are worried about climate change.”
Despite benefiting in the past from the support of wealthy, radical campaign-funders like George Soros, Warren has frequently made them a target.
Last month, she called on her fellow executive-office seekers to link arms in repudiating non-grassroots, “dark money” funding sources and self-funded campaigns (as several billionaires are exploring their own runs).
“We have a chance in 2020 to say enough of government working for the rich and powerful, we want to make government work for the people,” she continued.
When asked if she was concerned that the Democratic primary field is already crowded with similar progressive agendas, Warren said it just shows that people are looking for a solution.
“It shows us that the Democrats have a lot of ideas and a lot of energy,” she said. “And a lot of people want to see change, so I think it’s a very exciting moment.”