Elizabeth Warren addresses debt, taxes in popular YouTube video
Most Massachusetts voters have yet to hear Elizabeth Warren speak a word, but the Democratic Senate candidate is the subject of a new YouTube video pinging across the Internet.
Taped during a recent house party in Andover, it shows the Harvard Law School professor offering her take on the nation’s debt crisis and the elements of fair taxation.
“That’s just $4 trillion right there,” she says after ticking off a $14 trillion national debt built, in part, from $1 trillion in Bush-era tax cuts, $2 trillion on post-9/11 war spending, and $1 trillion on the Medicare prescription drug program.
As for efforts to block tax increases for the rich on the argument they are job creators, Warren said: “I hear all this, ‘This is class warfare, this is whatever.’ No. There is nobody in this country who got rich on his own.”
Warren is one of seven Democrats vying for the right to challenge Senator Scott Brown, the Republican seeking his first full, six-year term in November 2012.
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