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Elizabeth Warren visits Southwest Iowa

Posted at 6:26 AM, Aug 07, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-07 23:30:34-04

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa. (KMTV) — A recent poll done after the last Democratic Debate has Senator Elizabeth Warren in second place, behind Joe Biden. The surging candidate spoke tonight to a packed house in Council Bluffs.

"I've got a lot of plans,” says Senator Elizabeth Warren,

She's not kidding. The Senator from Massachusetts has put out a series of plans on items like climate change, childcare and taxes.

Warren told the crowd that the country needs structural change, that includes taxing Americans that make over $50 million a year even more.

"The 50 millionth and first dollar, you've got to pitch in two cents, and two cents for every dollar after that,” says Warren.

With that money she says she would help wipe away the country's student loan debt. Provide free childcare and pre-school to children and provide broadband internet to the most rural parts of the country.

"When the giants don't want to serve, I'm for a public option, lets let the community build it themselves,” says Warren.

That is one of several issues she came to Iowa to focus on. She's labeling the stop as her farm tour, first going to Pacific Junction earlier in the day.

In the speech, she rarely mentioned President Trump, but did say that she believes he embraces dictators. She said after the speech that she'll flip that. Working with allies on trade, securing the world and investing in struggling nations.

"When we work with our allies on one thing, it makes it easier on another and yet another,” says Warren.