Editor note: Scroll halfway down the page to see the war between Warren and police.
Senator Warren believes she’s figured out the key to winning the American vote. Attacking police and spending money like it’s going out of style.
She took part in a CNN townhall on Monday night that ran nearly an hour and a half. And to nearly every question, she responded with a proposed new government program.
In it, she endorsed Medicare-for-All, slavery reparations, universal childcare, universal pre-K, “universal pre-pre-K,” the creation of 3 million new federal housing units, increasing infrastructure spending several times, forgiveness of student loan debt, and the Green New Deal.
What’s the total price tag? More than $100 TRILLION dollars.
But The Wall, she and other Democrats argue, is far too expensive for America.
The Green New Deal alone has been projected to cost at LEAST $93 trillion dollars.
Slavery reparations have previously been pegged at more than $14 trillion – and it’s worth pointing out that the “reparations” are discriminatory in who they are handed out to.
Warren says her universal child care, universal pre-K, and universal pre-pre-K programs can be done for $3 trillion.
On Gas Taxes
Now despite the flood of proposed new expenditures, Warren was very careful about calling for new taxes. She says her plans greatly increase the percentage of GDP spent on infrastructure. When she was asked whether a gas tax might be necessary to finance it, she said she’s opposed to it because it’s “regressive against the poor.”
Instead, she turned to her old standby – a single tax on the very wealthy that she claims would be enough to pay for “universal child care, universal pre-k, universal pre-pre-K for every child in America.”
She also claims the tax would leave “$2 trillion left over.” She gave nothing in the way of data or plans that would back her numbers.
On Spend, Spend, Spend on Housing
Warren also pitched the construction of 3 million new federal housing units, calling “decent” housing a “basic human right.”
“I have a proposal to build about 3 million new housing units across America,” Warren said. “Anybody in here worried about the rise price of housing? That’s pretty much everybody, right? The idea is that we need to make a real investment in housing. In the same way that we think about health care as a basic human right. Having a decent and safe place to live should be a human — a basic human right.”
On Infrastructure, Because… China
Now to infrastructure, where Warren says we need to follow the lead of China, which spends “nine times” more than America. She called on our country to increase its .6 percent of GDP spending to a range closer to China, which spends 5 percent of its GDP:
China’s spending “is building a future for those small businesses, for those medium-sized businesses, for those giant businesses; it is building a future for work in China,” Warren said. “We need to step up our investment in infrastructure right here in the United States of America.”
Doubling Down On The Green New Deal
Now onto Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s “Green New Deal”, which includes retrofitting every building in the United States:
“That’s how we build a future. And I’ll add one little piece to it and say when you take a look at the Green New Deal, understand this is about building the infrastructure for the 21st century, for a sustainable world.”
Warren brought the numbers back around to her proposed “wealth tax”, which she says will provide enough revenue to finance much of her ambitious agenda:
“So I’m going to put a wealth tax in place, and I just want to talk to you for one minute about how that restructures our whole economy,” she said.
“We get a 2% tax on the 75,000 richest families in this country, we would have enough money to provide universal child care, universal pre-k, universal pre-pre-k for every child in America and still have $2 trillion left over. Let’s make it happen.”
She didn’t answer any questions on how she would pay for Medicare-for-All, slavery reparations, 3 million new housing units, expanded infrastructure spending, or the Green New Deal.
On Policing In America
Last August, Warren made enough waves to elicit a response from the Yarmouth, Massachusetts Police Department over her anti-law enforcement commentary.
It was damn well needed.
This, after Senator Elizabeth Warren – the same Senator who fraudulently declared herself a Native American for money and votes – said that every police officer is racist.
“The American criminal justice system is racist… front to back.”
Here’s the post from Yarmouth PD, unedited:
“Chief’s Response To Senator Warren”
Good afternoon, last week, Senator Elizabeth Warren stated “The American criminal justice system is racist … front to back.” This statement is an insult to the hard working men and women of the Yarmouth Police Department as well as other Local, State and Federal Law Enforcement Agencies who are part of the criminal justice system. Additionally there are many District Attorneys, Judges, Probation Officers, Parole Officers and other parts of the system that she slapped in the face.
It is more bothersome that a short time ago Sen. Warren made some efforts to pay respects to Sgt. Sean Gannon and Sgt. Michael Chesna who lost their lives while protecting us all. Sen. Warren’s recent statement tarnished us all and dimished the sincerty of her condolence efforts. I now cannot trust her actions or words are real. I have a lot of repect for those who serve in elected positions even though we may disagree at times, however statements like this are disrespectful and divisive. In spite of what Sen. Warren said, the Yarmouth Police Department will continue to serve ALL people with dignity and fairness.
Chief Frank G. Fredrerickson
Below is a letter sent to Senator Warren by the Massachusetts Chief of Police Association Chief President Steven J. Wojnar
August 7, 2018
The Honorable Elizabeth Warren
United States Senate
317 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington DC 20510
Dear Senator Warren,
As President of the Massachusetts Chiefs of Police Association, I felt compelled to write you and ask for clarification of your recent comments. An article that appeared in The Worcester Telegram and Gazette from August 4, 2018 was entitled “Elizabeth Warren: Criminal Justice System “racist” front to back.”
. While at a Congressional Black Caucus event at Dillard University in New Orleans, you are quoted as saying, “the hard truth about our criminal justice system: It’s racist…I mean front to back.”
As a police chief in your home state of Massachusetts, as well as the statewide association representative, I am extremely troubled by this statement.
Labeling the entire criminal justice profession as “racist” spreads false and damaging information about our members. We feel we do a very good job in Massachusetts of producing professional and community-oriented police officers.
These men and women, from a variety of backgrounds, provide dedicated service to their respective communities under difficult and highly scrutinized circumstances each day. As leaders, we are always concerned about having our officers conduct themselves professionally and fairly when dealing with the public.
When our elected officials make generalized and inflammatory statements about our entire profession, without any information to back their position, it creates further hostility toward our officers and can damage the positive relationships with our residents that we have worked long and hard to establish.
From the outside, it appears your statement was strategically placed to gather support for your position. As you may know, this is troubling to the law enforcement professionals in the state you represent. In recent months, we have seen the murder of two officers in Yarmouth and Weymouth.
In only the last two weeks, two officers were shot in Falmouth. All of these officers were simply doing their jobs when they encountered dangerous individuals. The outpouring of community support for these officers and their departments would appear to be contrary to your position.
On each occasion mentioned above, the respective chiefs were contacted by their elected local, state, and federal officials. They were offered any support necessary.
I am sure the discussion about the profession being racist was never brought up during these times. Why is it appropriate now? At bare minimum, we are requesting an explanation for your comments. As law enforcement professionals, as well as your constituents, that is deserved.
I gladly offer you the opportunity to discuss anything with us that you feel appropriate. We always remain open to a conversation. Should you wish to do so, please feel free to contact me.
Thank you for the time and attention.
Chief Steven J. Wojnar
Dudley Police Department
President, Massachusetts Chiefs of Police Association