Democrat and Senator of California Kamala Harris has delivered her campaign launch speech for her bid at the 2020 presidential election. It makes some laughably outrageous claims.
“I’m running to fight for an America where the economy works for working people,” Harris said. “I am running to declare, once and for all, that health care is a fundamental right, and to deliver that right with ‘Medicare for All.’ To declare education is a fundamental right, and we will guarantee that right with universal pre-K and debt-free college.”
Harris championing both free education and Medicare for everyone certainly seems like admirable ideals, but it’s just talk without funding.
That’s what people were served, large quantities of big words with little to show in the way of practical implementation. The senator offered no explanation of how she would fund such ambitious projects.
While Harris did threaten to repeal the Trump administration’s tax cuts, which would mean an influx of funds, she didn’t indicate that the money would go to these issues. Instead she explained how a new tax cut would be provided to the middle and working class.
The fact that Harris was able to deliver such a speech without being called out immediately most likely has to do with her choice of venue.
Republican National Committee spokesman Michael Ahrens offered his perspective on the event and the possible future.
“It’s fitting that Harris chose the most liberal district in deep-blue California to launch her campaign,” Ahrens said. “Government-run health care, weaker borders and higher taxes might be popular there, but her liberal policies are totally out-of-step with most Americans. President Trump has led this country to record economic highs and strengthened our national security, and it’s why he’s going to be re-elected in 2020.”