In an op-ed, Warren didn’t mention a dollar figure for expected Biden tax hikes that some experts have pegged as high as $4 trillion
Joe Biden denied President Trump a second term in the White House last week in part because he and running mate Kamala Harris ran on “the most progressive economic and racial justice platform” ever, a prominent Democrat wrote Wednesday.
What U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., didn’t mention, however, was that critics including some Democrats have blamed progressive positions such as “defund the police” for the party’s loss of seats in the U.S. House and its failure so far to retake control of the Senate – pending the outcome of two Senate runoff contests in Georgia in January.
Biden and Harris “ran on explicit plans to create new union jobs in clean energy, increase Social Security benefits, expand health care, cancel billions of dollars in student-loan debt, hold law enforcement accountable, make the wealthy pay their fair share, tackle climate change and provide for universal child care,” Warren, who is rumored to be vying for a Biden cabinet post, wrote in an op-ed in The Washington Post.
Warren also listed what she described as progressive victories on ballot initiatives in states across the country.
“Florida became the eighth state to pass a $15 minimum wage,” she wrote. “Arizona voted to increase taxes on the wealthy to fund public schools. Multiple states – red and blue – passed ballot measures to legalize marijuana. And Colorado said yes to 12 weeks of paid family leave.”
The lesson is clear,” Warren added. “Bold policies to improve opportunity for all Americans are broadly popular. Voters recognize that these reforms are necessary to fix what is broken in our nation.”