Senator Elizabeth Warren called for the total debt relief of Puerto Rico on social media Friday; saying she’s been fighting for the island “long before the hurricanes.”
“I’ve been fighting for Puerto Rico since long before the hurricanes. I got involved in the issue of debt and how Wall Street was treating Puerto Rico like a cash cow. They traded in vulture funds and then went to the island and squeezed more and more and more money out of Puerto Rico,” said Warren.
Puerto Rico needs debt relief—and they need it now. I have been in this fight since before I ran for president, and I will fight for Puerto Rico as president of the United States. pic.twitter.com/DMEse7soWG
— Elizabeth Warren (@ewarren) February 21, 2020
“If Puerto Rico were a city, Puerto Rico could declare bankruptcy, deal with this debt, and be done,” she added.
Watch Warren’s comments above.
ANOTHER NEW DEAL? Warren Proposes Using US MILITARY to Combat Climate Change
Firebrand Senator and potential 2020 presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren unveiled her latest proposal to combat climate change Monday; suggesting the use of the US military to confront global warming.
“In short, climate change is real, it is worsening by the day, and it is undermining our military readiness. And instead of meeting this threat head-on, Washington is ignoring it — and making it worse,” writes Warren in an op-ed published by Medium.
“We have the most capable military in the world. It’s also the single largest government consumer of energy, and it’s dependent on fossil fuels. The Pentagon spends about $4 billion a year to power its bases at fixed locations and consumes tens of billions of barrels of fuel per year,” she adds.
“Nibbling around the edges of the problem is no longer enough — the urgency of the moment demands more. That’s why today I am introducing my Defense Climate Resiliency and Readiness Act to harden the U.S. military against the threat posed by climate change, and to leverage its huge energy footprint as part of our climate solution,” concludes Warren.
Together, we can work with our military to fight climate change. https://t.co/fYixnw11bz
— Elizabeth Warren (@ewarren) May 19, 2019
The far-left Senator’s comments come weeks after she unveiled a series of new government programs that economists say will cost US taxpayers trillions per year.
“If we put a 2% tax on the wealthiest families in the country, we can provide universal Pre-K, universal free college, knock back student loan debt for 95% of Americans—and still have a trillion dollars leftover,” claimed Warren on social media.
If we put a 2% tax on the wealthiest families in the country, we can provide universal Pre-K, universal free college, knock back student loan debt for 95% of Americans—and still have a trillion dollars leftover. #WarrenTownHall pic.twitter.com/1MMM1eOghf
— Elizabeth Warren (@ewarren) April 23, 2019
According to leading economists, the Senator’s proposal to forgive student loan debt and introduce tuition-free public colleges would cost over $1.25 trillion over the next decade.
BACKLASH: Elizabeth Warren’s ‘Billionaire Tears’ Campaign Merchandise Sparks Criticism
Senator Elizabeth Warren raised eyebrows on both sides of the political aisle this week after her campaign store began selling merchandise labeled with “Billionaire Tears,” a move some are calling inappropriate and distasteful.
“Presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren isn’t backing down from her fight against billionaires — in fact, the Democratic senator from Massachusetts is now selling $25 ‘billionaire tears’ mugs on her campaign website,” reports Yahoo News.
“In November 2019, billionaire and former Goldman Sachs executive Leon Cooperman (who as recently as 2017 settled with the SEC on insider-trading charges) was brought to tears on live television while discussing the prospect that a President Elizabeth Warren might require him to pay his fair share in taxes,” writes Warren’s webstore.
“Savor a warm, slightly salty beverage of your choice in this union-made mug as you contemplate all the good a wealth tax could do: universal childcare, student debt cancellation, universal free college, and more,” adds the site.
By popular demand:
— Team Warren (@TeamWarren) November 14, 2019
“I’ve paid over $10 billion in taxes,” said billionaire Bill Gates when asked to comment on Warren’s ‘Ultra Wealth’ tax. “If I had to pay $20 billion, it’s fine. But when you say I should pay $100 billion, OK then I’m starting to do a little math about what I have left over. You really want the incentive system to be there, and you can go a long way without threatening that.”
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Source: Yahoo News