These are the pillars of the candidate's policy platformby Prospect Team / December 6, 2019 / Leave a comment
Wealth tax: Warren’s “ultra-millionaire tax” is meant to redistribute the tremendous amount of wealth concentrated at the very top of the United States. The tax would impact roughly 75,000 households, which would have to pay a 2 per cent tax on every dollar of net worth above $50m every year (and an annual 6 per cent tax on every dollar of net worth above $1bn).
Health care for all, eventually: Warren supports Medicare-for-all, but the plan she’s outlined to get there involves trying to pass a robust “public option” in her first 100 days and waiting until her third year in office to try to pass Medicare-for-all legislation that would prohibit private insurance.
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Break up big tech: Warren has vowed to make the technology sector more competitive— including by breaking up Amazon, Facebook and Google. She has also said she’ll appoint regulators dedicated to reversing tech mergers.
Combat climate change: Warren has said she will spend $400bn on clean energy research over 10 years and commit $1.5 trillion, also over 10 years, to purchasing US-made clean, renewable emissions-free energy. She will also direct at least $1 trillion to “frontline communities” impacted by climate change, and reimpose environmental protections for air and water.
Root out corruption: Warren’s plans to, as they say, “drain the swamp” involve applying conflict of interest laws to the president and vice president and banning foreign lobbying.