Warren Focuses on Wealth Inequality in Presidential Announcement

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Just a day before the world rings in 2019, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) has shifted the conversation to 2020 with a major announcement: She’s forming an exploratory committee for running for president.

In a video released on her social media platforms Monday morning, Warren laid out her promise to fight for middle-class working families. The Massachusetts senator argued that modern government is working against the promise of America, which she described as “if you work hard and play by the rules, you ought to be able to take care of yourself and the people you love.”

Warren is the first major Democratic nominee to throw her hat into the 2020 ring, but many are expected to follow her in the coming weeks. Among them are Sens. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), and Cory Booker (D-N.J.) as well as former Vice President Joe Biden.

The rising star will have a lot of competition in her own party, but the focus of her announcement video was working against the Republican agenda, specifically the party’s economic policies.

“Our government’s supposed to work for all of us, but instead, it has become a tool for the wealthy and well-connected,” she argued.

“This dark path doesn’t have to be our future,” she added.

Watch the video below:

Warren also began her appeal to non-white voters, highlighting recent economic trends that show that black household wealth is on a steady decline.

“Families of color face a path that is steeper and rockier,” she said. “A path made even harder by the impact of generations of discrimination.”

According to The New York Times, Warren launching her presidential exploratory committee means she’s starting to raise funds and hire people for major positions on her campaign. The Massachusetts senator is also reportedly planning to travel to early primary states such as Iowa to kick-start her campaign. Iowa’s caucus is just over a year away.

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Janice
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I so hope she runs!!! As for her dream of wealth equality… I would love for her to and all the others in representing us in a government position to lead by example. $15/hr. and donate all their wealth to those who currently receive welfare. Please, show me how it is done.

Rosstaman
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Thankfully, this woman has already ruined her chances of ever being elected or re elected to any government post. Elizabeth, if you donate all of your wealth to worthy organizations, perhaps someone will take you seriously.

Screwtape
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Lizzie, you’re hardly the poster woman for income inequality with an estimated net worth of $8-14.1M, a Congressional salary of $174k and benefits, and a combined income with your husband that averaged $1.12M since 2013, per your tax returns.

Nan Phillips Puckett
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Same ole democrat playbook—the trusty class warfare gimmick–surely it will inflame the masses & propel Warren straight into the oval office, right?

Paul Delfornia
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Warren sure knows how to game the system ,,, but that’s why she is a demoCrap ,,, in politics to Enrich herself just like the other DipShitDems ,,, they ALL are multi Millionaires off the backs of the taxpayer !!!

Pat Warnock
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Surely not on hers – Warren’s doing fine.

Madison Dibble
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It will be interesting to see who plays the populist card if she becomes the candidate. Both her and Trump seem to want to be considered outsiders.

deb
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Please run, please run, please run!

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