Elizabeth Warren, who is running to be the Democratic nominee against President Trump in 2020, offered a new tax proposal that would punish people for having too much money.
Before sharing her tax proposal, the Massachusetts Senator spoke on the opioid crisis in America and said she wanted to hold corporate executives personally responsible, threatening “handcuffs and perp walks.”
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Warren made her $100 billion plan to fight against the opioid epidemic a central part of her talk in the small town of nearly 400 people in Mingo County, where four out of five voters cast their ballot for Trump in 2016.
She continued her theme of condemning the rich and giant corporations in Washington and Wall Street for controlling the nation’s economy as she zeroed in on greed as a major problem facing the nation.
“People didn’t get addicted all on their own, they got a lot of corporate help. They got a lot of help off of corporations that made big money on getting people addicted and keeping them addicted,” she said.
“We need to hold those executives personally liable. I’m talking handcuffs and perp walks,” Warren declared to applause.
Warren also said she was planning to impose a much larger tax on very wealthy people in the country, including a 7 percent tax on corporations that make more than $100 million a year, a 2 percent tax on individuals who make more than $50 million a year, and a 1 percent tax on billionaires.
Here’s what people online said about the proposal: