Reprinted from Common Dreams by Jake Johnson on February 9, 2019.
Vowing to take on a “rigged system that props up the rich and powerful and kicks dirt on everyone else,” Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Massachusetts) officially launched her 2020 presidential campaign in Lawrence, Massachusetts on Saturday with a call for bold reforms to America’s dysfunctional economic and political status quo.
Noting that President Donald Trump is an alarming symptom of America’s political crisis, but not its cause, Warren declared that “we can’t afford to just tinker around the edges—a tax credit here, a regulation there.”
“Our fight is for big, structural change,” said the Massachusetts senator, who throughout her speech invoked popular policies like Medicare for All, a Green New Deal, a wealth tax, and ambitious criminal justice reform.
During her remarks, Warren repeatedly lambasted the fundamental injustice of a polical system that rewards those with the deepest pockets at the expense of the most vulnerable. …