Caitlyn Jarvis of the College Conservative takes a close look at Elizabeth Warren’s first week as a United States Senator.
Review: Senator Warren’s First Week
With the first week of the New Year completed, our federal government has already undergone two hefty points of contention, the resolution to the fiscal cliff and the inauguration of a new batch of representatives. My senator, Senator Elizabeth Warren, the outspoken mother of Occupy Wall Street and champion of socialism, is among them.
Recently she was asked by a reporter what income level defines the middle class. Warren asserted there was no number with which we could define the middle class, despite the reporters example that when writing a bill one would need to define different levels of income. She deftly avoided an answer, pointing rather to increased funding in education as a way to strengthen the middle class, whomever they are.
While it is true that all Americans, despite their income level, may define themselves as middle class, there must be statistical data to supplement the title, if only to understand how we can truly help strengthen the middle class. As a reporter from the National Review asserted, “If we offer more subsidies to all Americans of any income level who’d like to attend college, and to the colleges themselves (as Warren would surely like, rather than means-testing college loans and savings programs or spending less on university compensation), then that is actually unlikely to “strengthen America’s middle class.”’
Its curious if Warren would define herself as a member of the elusive middle class, despite her tax returns showing she earned nearly $1 million in two of the last four years. As champion of the working class, does Warren truly understand being a part of the middle class? Warren’s clear avoidance of any statistical measurement for defining the middle class is a heartbreaking foreshadow of what the future holds of Senator Warren for the next years to come.