DURHAM, NH – Senator Elizabeth Warren is crafting one policy proposal after another and she is attracting a healthy crowd as she crisscrosses the presidential campaign.
But the Democratic hopeful of the Massachusetts White House will not appear in the polls.
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Pointing to schedule – there are still 10 months left before the first primary votes are cast – Warren says she is not worried.
"It's early and I launch the campaign I want to lead," Warren said to a question asked by Fox News if she was concerned about the position of her poll.
"I like that," she said, saying she loved meeting and answering voters' questions during the election campaign. "There is no place I would prefer to be today."
The populist senator, who is a champion of progressives, is in most public opinion polls in most polls of public opinion during the 2020 presidential nomination contest. from a group of rivals, former Vice President Joe Biden – who is almost certain to launch his campaign in the coming weeks – and Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont – another rock star on the left.
Warren quickly walked out of the door after launching a presidential exploratory committee on December 31st. She attracted the attention of the media and a large crowd during the first weeks of her campaign. She officially announced her bid for a big event in Lawrence, Massachusetts in February.
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But since then, Sanders has taken off after announcing his candidacy in mid-February, along with former Texas representative Beto O'Rourke, who declared his candidacy a few weeks later . Over the past month, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg has become a legitimate player.
When asked if his campaign was going on, Warren replied, "I'm happy."
Warren answered questions from Fox News and other media outlets after an event at the University of New Hampshire in Durham, his first stop on a busy two-day tour of the state that is organizing the first primary in the race at the White House. .
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Warren has become a hallmark of her longstanding fight against Wall Street and big business, and has made the fight against corruption and big money in politics two central themes of her presidential campaign.
His latest political proposal, unveiled Thursday, is a surtax on the profits of the largest companies. According to her, this would prevent corporate giants from exploiting loopholes in order to avoid federal tax as a result of corporate tax cuts passed in 2017 by Congress, while controlled by GOP and signed by Republican President Donald Trump.
"What I'm proposing is that every company that publicly declares after-tax income of $ 100 million or more in a single year must pay 7%, so we can invest in the rest of the country," she told the crowd.
She said her proposal on corporate tax, as well as her plan to raise taxes for the wealthy, "would raise $ 4 trillion over the next 10 years. What could we do with that? Think about what it would mean to reduce the debt burden of student loans. "
Warren added that revenues could also increase investments in universal child care, housing construction, infrastructure and pre-kindergarten, as well as paying a down payment for a Green New Deal.
She praised the fact that "people who have the power and a lot of money do not like some of my proposals. But I'll tell you this, in the long run, this is the only way we can keep this economy and this country in business. "
Warren claimed that his plans would have a bipartisan appeal.
She pointed out that Amazon was making more than $ 10 billion in profits last year and was not paying any federal taxes, and said that "this is not acceptable with the Democrats." is not acceptable with the independents, it's not acceptable with the Republicans, it's not right … I do not think it's just the Democrats we're talking to, I think we're talking to people of all the country. "
When asked why she is developing policy proposals at a faster pace than her rivals for the Democratic nomination, Warren explained that "politics is optimism." ".
Warren arrived in New Hampshire a few hours after the US president confirmed his intention to release immigrants detained in so-called sanctuary cities, apparently in part to avenge Democrats who oppose his attempt to extend the wall on along the US border with Mexico.
She targeted the president, stating, "It is President Trump who makes politics with people's lives and does his best to distract him from the fact that his administration does not work for them. That the things that he promised do not happen. And he hopes that if it can cause a little more hatred and division, maybe people will not notice it and it is wrong. "
The Republican National Committee targeted Warren, describing it as mediocre at the White House.
"Even Elizabeth Warren knows that her public health care platform, the free universities and the Green New Deal are too expensive and unrealistic, which is why she continues to come up with new tax hikes to tempt to make up for their billions of dollars, "said RNC spokesman Mandela Merritt told me.
When asked what she would do with the detained immigrants trying to cross the border into the country, she said, "For the newcomers, we should help the Americans in Central America so that moms threatened by gangs do not feel compelled to buckle up. their babies in the middle of the night and run. We need to continue our help and help stabilize the governments there. This is how we avoid crises. This is what makes sense in these circumstances. "