Warren embraces Thiel label: 'Good'

Warren embraces Thiel label: 'Good'
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Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenDemocrats ask if they have reason to worry about UK result Buttigieg releases list of campaign bundlers Krystal Ball rips Warren's 'passive-aggressive' swipes at rivals MORE (D-Mass.) embraced the title of most "dangerous" 2020 Democrat, bestowed on her Monday night by billionaire venture capitalist Peter Thiel.

"Good," Warren tweeted in response Tuesday.

Thiel, an adviser to President TrumpDonald John TrumpDemocrats ask if they have reason to worry about UK result Trump scramble to rack up accomplishments gives conservatives heartburn Seven years after Sandy Hook, the politics of guns has changed MORE, told Fox News's Tucker CarlsonTucker CarlsonAlexandria Ocasio-Cortez blasts Tucker Carlson as 'white supremacist sympathizer' Karen McDougal sues Fox News over alleged slander Conservative Dan Bongino launches alternative to the Drudge Report MORE Monday that out of the crowded Democratic primary field, he is "most scared" by Warren

"I think she’s the one who’s actually talking about the economy, which is the only thing that I think matters," Thiel said. 

Warren proposed a plan to break up big tech companies which she said have gained "too much power over our economy, our society, and our democracy."

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She was the first major 2020 Democratic presidential candidate to call for breaking up Sillicon Valley giants such as Facebook, Google and Amazon. 

The progressive candidate has also set herself a part from her challengers, such as Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersDemocrats ask if they have reason to worry about UK result Buttigieg releases list of campaign bundlers Reject National Defense Authorization Act, save Yemen instead MORE (I-Vt.), by rejecting a "socialist" label. 

Warren has repeatedly called herself a capitalist, but has said that capitalism needs rules.

She's proposed an "ultra-millionaire tax" which would apply a 2 percent tax annually on net worth between $50 million and $1 billion, and a 3 percent tax on net worth above $1 billion.

Warren says the revenue from the tax on the wealthiest class could help fund different programs including child care, student loan debt relief and bringing down the cost of health care.