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The tweet got ratioed and mocked very quickly.
The Republican National Committee’s official Twitter account, @GOP, tried to attack the policy proposals of 2020 Democratic hopeful Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) on Wednesday night, with some extremely misleading information.
The account criticized Warren’s plan to fix the student debt crisis in the country, her healthcare proposals, and plan to raise the federal minimum wage by declaring that “everyday Americans can’t afford Warren’s agenda.”
“Elizabeth Warren plans to give the gov’t control of education, health care, & jobs. Her solution to pay for it: —Raise taxes to cancel student debt —Raise taxes to fund gov’t-run health care —Raise taxes to increase min. wage Everyday Americans can’t afford Warren’s agenda,” the Republican Twitter account wrote.
Elizabeth Warren plans to give the gov't control of education, health care, & jobs. Her solution to pay for it:
—Raise taxes to cancel student debt
—Raise taxes to fund gov't-run health care
—Raise taxes to increase min. wage
Everyday Americans can't afford Warren's agenda.
— GOP (@GOP) June 6, 2019
The critical tweet seems to have found many people on Twitter who don’t agree with its assessment. Many pointed out that the @GOP’s assertion that “everyday Americans” would be paying for Warren’s proposals doesn’t square with that the Massachusetts senator has said.
Warren has said raising taxes on extremely wealthy Americans could help pay for many of her proposals. She’s detailed it in extensive fashion.
That's why she's taxing the rich instead of everyday Americans you idiots. https://t.co/zVojPzcMYn
— Jacques (@jpmarcotte) June 6, 2019
So we tax the rich cause they can afford it! Great idea GOP https://t.co/eG3aKwbKZF
— Gravy Chase (@KnowledgeRun) June 6, 2019
Here's a thought, maybe people are quite easily able to afford this when they're no longer dealing with massive medical bills and paying back hundreds of thousands in student loans and also payday lenders and also overdraft fees and honestly just fuck off into the sun https://t.co/n2kOqVBP7F
— Perceived Rapid Onset of Zinnia Jones (@ZJemptv) June 6, 2019
Everyday Americans don't have fortunes of over 50 million dollars!
It's called a wealth tax on the top 1/10th of the 1% can you BELIEVE? https://t.co/kNobdh8dYz
— Juliana Amin (@jules_amin) June 6, 2019
when the only people you consider "everyday americans" are billionaires https://t.co/tbwIzRINQn
— maura quint (@behindyourback) June 6, 2019
We all know those "everyday Americans" with over $50 million in wealth. https://t.co/6f6LZVHUad
— Erick Fernandez (@ErickFernandez) June 6, 2019
Others were here for Warren’s plans presented in the @GOP tweet.
This sounds fucking great https://t.co/Gq4ZosflVb
— Mythical Moose™️ (@vanweezer) June 6, 2019
Stop getting me excited to vote for her! https://t.co/0DhjpgODZw
— JenD🎨👩🏻💻💫 (@jenmakesthings) June 6, 2019
Sign me the eff up https://t.co/xHfJivnzcr
— Rebecca Schuman (@pankisseskafka) June 6, 2019
I know you mean this to sound like a bad thing, but… https://t.co/BdTpPb0aM6
— Andrew Therriault (@therriaultphd) June 6, 2019
Warren has been rising in polls among the crowded field of Democrats vying to take on President Donald Trump in the 2020 presidential election, as she continues to churn out policy proposal after policy proposal.
Andrew Wyrich is a politics staff writer for the Daily Dot, covering the intersection of politics and the internet. Andrew has written for USA Today, NorthJersey.com, and other newspapers and websites. His work has been recognized by the Society of the Silurians, Investigative Reporters & Editors (IRE), and the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ).