The Democrats might not want to discuss it, but there is no denying the numerous polls that have them taking massive losses in the upcoming 2022 midterm elections. With the GOP set to gain significant ground and the Biden administration continuously struggling in the White House, Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren recently wrote an opinion piece that warned the entire party of what the winter brings unless policy objectives are met.
In the article, Warren admitted, “Democrats win elections when we show we understand the painful economic realities facing American families and convince voters we will deliver meaningful change. To put it bluntly: if we fail to use the months remaining before the elections to deliver on more of our agenda, Democrats are headed toward big losses in the midterms. Time is running short. We need to finalize a budget reconciliation deal, making giant corporations pay their share to fund vital investments in combating climate change and lowering costs for families, which can advance with only 50 Senate votes.”
Just within this year, Americans have faced rising inflation and gas prices hitting record highs. Even with the Biden administration placing the blame on Russian President Vladimir Putin, Warren explained, “to tackle the urgent challenges we face — climate change, income inequality, systemic injustice — we must root out corruption. To start cleaning up government, members of Congress and their spouses shouldn’t be allowed to own or trade individual stocks, which the vast majority of voters support banning, according to multiple polls.”
The Senator added, “We can also act quickly to rein in costs for middle-class families. In the very short term, that means stopping companies from jacking up prices to boost their profits. Price increases are driven by many factors, including pandemic disruptions to global supply chains and Vladimir Putin’s war in Ukraine.”
Objective reporting for the educated American.
Calling for action to be taken, Warren pushed for up to $50,000 in student debt to be canceled. “Decisive action on everything from lowering prescription drug prices to ensuring that more workers are eligible for overtime pay can be executed by the president alone, using the authority already given to him by existing laws, without rounding up 50 Senate votes,” Warren wrote in her opinion piece. Democrats need to deliver more of the president’s agenda — or else we will not be in the majority much longer.”
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