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Elizabeth Warren is Surging in Iowa

The Des Moines Register poll is considered the gold standard of polling for the first state in the Union to caucus for the next president of the United States. So, when the latest poll rolled out that showed Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass in the lead at 22 percent, eyebrows raised across the political punditry. Former Vice President Joe Biden trailed at 20 percent, with Sen Bernie Sanders, I-Vermont at 11 percent.

While most political observers noted that the poll might be an outlier, that Warren’s surge, while real, has not been as pronounced in national polls, some Democrats are worried. Hot Air explains:

“From the beginning of this mess, I’d never imagined that Donald Trump could be lucky enough to draw Warren as an opponent, but at this point, it’s impossible to deny that she looks like she has a real chance. That’s kind of amazing because she is a dud of a candidate. She’s terrible on the stump and leaves people with the impression that she’s lecturing them more than relating to them. And she’s already gone on the record with a bunch of policies that will ruin people’s financial situations while driving the country in an extreme leftward tilt.”

What sort of policies? Hot Air also relates the consequences of what Warren calls ‘Accountable Capitalism.” The concept involves the government mandating that private corporations pursue policies that will enhance “the public good,” as defined by the government. Germany has already instituted such a policy, which has resulted in slower growth and lower stock prices.

One estimate suggests that Warren’s policy will lower the stock value of American corporations by 25 percent. Since many Americans have their retirement funds invested in stocks, that means their funds that they will depend on in their golden years will take a hit.

Warren has also proposed a wealth tax. Unlike an income tax, such a levy would take away money from people who, in the judgment of the government, are too rich. The Warren version would take away 2 percent of every dollar someone has over $50 million and 3 percent over $1 billion.

According to CNBC, the Warren plan has a perverse marriage penalty in it. A married couple who is worth just shy of $100 million could divorce, split the nest egg in two, and they each have a little less than $50 million and would thus owe no tax. Billionaires who divorce could save even more money by divorcing, even if they continue to cohabit. The result would not be pretty for those who believe the institution of marriage is a good thing.

Forbes notes that Warren would not only ban hydraulic fracking but also harbors a dislike for carbon-free nuclear power. A ban on fracking would mean the end of cheap, abundant energy in America, with the prices of gasoline and electric power skyrocketing. Of course, the cynical might suggest that such a development is the feature and not the bug. How better to force people to accept government-approved ways of generating electricity such as wind and solar?

Warren’s abhorrence of nuclear power is even more puzzling. If one believes that climate change is going to kill us all, nuclear power constitutes a proven technology that will help to stave off that doom. Nuclear power does not emit even an ounce of carbon dioxide and thus does not contribute to climate change.

Finally, Warren is a strong proponent for a version of Medicare for All. The problem is, as the candidate proved when she was on Stephen Colbert’s late-night show, Warren is being just a little coy about how she would pay for nationalizing the health insurance industry. She is pretending that only the wealthy and big corporations will pay the cost. Bernie Sanders, according to the Hill, is upfront with the fact that the plan would require that ordinary people will have to pay more taxes. Sanders claims that the cost would be more than offset by people no longer having to pay premiums and copays, which most analysts consider dubious at best.

Hot Air concludes, “If Trump is running even a modestly competent campaign next year he should be able to tear her to shreds. But I’m not getting my hopes up yet. Joe Biden is still very strong in a lot of other states and he remains the most likely winner in my opinion.”

Comments (16)

  1. Liberalism leads to fascism leads to communism. Begins with women voting, then goes to universal voting (including all criminals & terrorists). A woman in office means the end of our country.

    We have been legally at war since 911. No congressional approval is required or needed to declare martial law & war when we are attacked on our own soil. The mass migration is another act of war on our own soil. Every Islamic terrorist attack is one more act of war. IRAN IS THE KEY PERPETRATOR.

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  2. this is just what we need a left leaning democrat with the thought that we should have open borders and let anyone in

  3. PROGRESSIVE SOCIALIST, WARREN THE FAKE NATIVE AMERICAN INDIAN WAS A COMPULSIVE LIAR ALL HER LIFE. HOW COULD ANYONE WANT A THIEF RUNNING THE COUNTRY. REMEMBER, SHE USED COLLEGE FUNDS THAT WAS FOR REAL NATIVE INDIANS TO BENEFIT HERSELF. WARREN WILL RAISE TAXES SO HIGH ON THE AMERICAN TAXPAYERS IN ORDER TO GIVE EVERYTHING FREE FREE TO ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS, INCLUDING FREE HEALTHCARE AND FREE SOCIAL SECURITY.
    SHE WILL MAKE SURE HER POCKETS WILL BE FILLED WITH MONEY, WHILE THE AMERICAN TAXPAYERS STRUGGLE TO FEED THEIR FAMILIES.

    HISTORICAL PRESIDENT DONALD J. TRUMP WILL WIN AGAIN IN 2020 AND 2024

  4. I live in the desert and we consider water to be sacred., or at least scarce. There are substitutions for oil, but there are no substitutions for water. What I don’t understand when reading articles such as yours, is why wind, solar or nuclear are the only options mentioned in regards to electric power. Nicolai Tesla discovered free – and nonpolluting – energy more than 100 years ago. It’s being suppressed by the government, which may be using it against us (DEWs).

  5. MAKES NO BONES ABOUT TAKING CONTROL OF AMERICANS LIVE EMBRACING SOCIALISM OUR FREEDOM & LIBERTY ARE AT STAKE.

    • The whole lot of Demorats are not worth spit. All are wolves in sheep’s clothing. There goal is to lie, deceive, corrupt and to destroy the country and the American culture and people while lining their pockets with your money and hope for generations to come!

  6. SHE IS A FAKE LIES ABOUT EVERYTHING total trash

  7. The pundits say both parties have unlikable candidates; well here is a reality check; Trump has a record of successes for ALL Americans *** Warren has NO record of any successes, just give every body free 666shit666,, So I guess this election will separate the wheat from the chafe.

  8. Entered Jr college, 16 worked 30 hr / wk for FDA. Fresno State, worse than eating shit, listened a little, voted LBJ? Transfered again Sacramento State. 4 of us, paid to work Dem headquarters Berekley. Director jumped, screaming – Great another dead Republican. Day Martin Luther King jr murdered 4-4-68! We left, drove home knowing we put fake signatures of printed name on thousands of ballots. ”Other than that Mrs Lincoln, How did you like the play?” Nancy Pee-pee calls our President Trump, a racist… Seriously?

  9. Warran is a Socialist and all Socialist are a threat to America’s National Security and should be dealt with accordingly. Adolf Hitler was a Socialist would destroyed Europe and murdered millions.

  10. What is wrong with the people in Iowa ???? After seeing all the corruption that is going on and you are still willing to vote for lies and corruption. I thought people in Iowa were smarter than that. You really want open borders and illegal immigration, take away your guns. I wouldn’t belong to the Democratic party if you paid me (maybe that is what is happening, you are being paid), they are totally corrupt. Be smart this time and vote wisely.

  11. THIS LIB IS ABSOLUTELY INSANE. SHE SHOULD HAVE TO LIVE UNDER THE CONDITIONS SHE WANTS OUR NATION TO LIVE WITH.
    If she were born in a tee-pee and live off the land instead of lying to get a job and secure life she wouldn’t be where she is as a national lying individual that she is.

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