Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren has waged her 2020 presidential campaign on pushing further and further left. Her rallying cry has become free education, unlimited abortion, and universal healthcare, but she sounded very different a decade ago.
Elizabeth Warren’s book The Two Income Trap: Why Middle Class Mothers and Fathers Are Going Broke is filled with economic and social policies that might sink her campaign if she voiced them today. One of the most stark examples, first pointed out by Tucker Carlson of Fox News, is this:
- “Having a child is now the single best predictor that a woman will end up in financial collapse.”
- “When mothers joined the workforce, the family gave up something of considerable (although unrecognized) economic value: an extra skilled and dedicated adult, available to pitch in to help save the family during times of emergency.”
- “The stay-at-home mother gave her family a safety net, an all-purpose insurance policy against disaster.”