Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) is to the left of President Obama when it comes to Social Security. She thinks the program needs to be expanded, you know, because it isn’t underfunded enough and the $17 trillion national debt isn’t high enough.
“We have a retirement crisis in America,” Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) told MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow Wednesday night.
“This is no time — this is the last time — to be talking about cutting Social Security. This is the moment when we talk about expanding Social Security.”
Warren said Social Security is all that stands between 14 million Americans and poverty, and she called for “modest adjustments,” such as taxing the wealthy more, and bringing more people into the system, an apparent reference to immigration reform.
Warren increasingly has been mentioned as a presidential contender. Promising to expand Social Security would appeal to the growing number of government-dependent Americans, and it would allow Warren to tout Democrats’ “values.” In fact, Warren did exactly that on Wednesday night:…
Read the whole thing. What’s really scary is that liberals are urging Warren to run for President in 2016. Can you imagine things getting worse?