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Politics O'Rourke accuses Warren of being 'punitive' in proposals

05:05  16 october  2019
05:05  16 october  2019 Source:   thehill.com

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Amy Klobuchar, who accused Warren of being deceitful by not acknowledging her Medicare for All plan would raise taxes on the middle class, as Sen. Former Texas Rep. Beto O ' Rourke offered that Warren 's tax-the-rich talk sounded too tough, and that she's more focused "on being punitive " than

Ms. Warren was not alone in facing scrutiny early in the debate: Joseph R. Biden Jr. was quickly pressed on the issue of his son Hunter and his work He has chided Ms. Warren for certain aspects of her agenda and more bluntly criticized Mr. O ’ Rourke for his left-wing proposals to examine the

Former Rep. Beto O'Rourke (D-Texas) sparred with Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) over her proposed "wealth tax" to pay for her sweeping policy proposals at the Democratic presidential debate in Ohio on Tuesday night, calling her proposed policies "punitive."

Beto O'Rourke in a suit standing in front of a stage: O'Rourke accuses Warren of being 'punitive' in proposals© Getty Images O'Rourke accuses Warren of being 'punitive' in proposals

O'Rourke, one of several candidates to question Warren's and Sen. Bernie Sanders's (I-Vt.) more liberal proposals, which include "Medicare for All" and a tax on the wealthiest Americans, said Warren "sometimes ... is more focused on being punitive or pitting one part of the country against the other instead of lifting people up."

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Policies that were dividing lines among Democrats have become baselines, and proposals that were Mr. O ’ Rourke accused him of being “afraid of doing the right thing.” That argument continues to Several senators who support gun control measures have worried publicly that Mr. O ’ Rourke ’s

Mr. O ’ Rourke was planning on spending much of the next three days in similar communities across eastern Iowa, the historically Democratic part of the state where Mr. Sanders of Vermont, Ms. Warren of Massachusetts and Senator Kamala Harris of California emailed fund-raising appeals noting Mr

"I'm really shocked than anyone thinks I'm punitive. I don't have a beef with billionaires," Warren responded.

O'Rourke was one of several candidates to accuse Warren of promoting policies too far to the left, with Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) and entrepreneur Andrew Yang also sparring with her on economic and health care issues.

"Medicare for All is the gold standard," Warren said, adding, "I will not embrace a plan like Medicare for all who can afford it."

Warren, who has been surging in recent polls, found herself the target of aggressive rhetoric from her fellow White House hopefuls on Tuesday night.

Elizabeth Warren Says She Will Release a Plan to Finance ‘Medicare for All’ .
INDIANOLA, Iowa — Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts said on Sunday that she would release a plan to finance “Medicare for all” in the coming weeks, bowing to critics who have pressed her to explain how she would pay for a single-payer health care system. Ms. Warren has become known for her towering stack of policy plans, having offered dozens of proposals on a wide variety of subjects. But on health care, she has not been similarly forthcoming, and her repeated refusal to say whether she would raise taxes on the middle class to help finance Medicare for all has drawn sharp criticism from some of her Democratic presidential rivals.

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