I still haven’t come to terms with the fact that Elizabeth Warren is my new senator.
Via The Hill:
Newly elected Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren (Mass.) declined to endorse President Obama’s “fiscal cliff” proposal to Congress.
In an interview with the Boston Globe, Warren played it safe and declined to endorse any plan to prevent scheduled tax hikes and spending cuts next year that economists warn could trigger a recession.
“I don’t know how to answer the question,” she told the Globe. “Let’s see what they’ve got.”
Warren offered aspects of a deal she had already outlined on the campaign trail — higher taxes on top earners, the elimination of oil and agriculture subsidies and cuts to military spending — but also said she’d support “technocratic” changes to Medicare, which she declined to explain further.