Much like Biden, Harris is an advocate of higher taxes on businesses and high-income households, economists say.
Kamala Harris making her first public appearance as Joe Biden’s choice for vice president, in Wilmington, Del., on Wednesday.Olivier Douliery / AFP – Getty ImagesAug. 13, 2020, 11:16 AM MDTBy Martha C. White
Sen. Kamala Harris has a reputation as a prosecutor who cut both ways. Similarly, her positions on economic issues ranging from affordable housing to Wall Street have elicited muted praise — along with some caveats.
As Joe Biden’s choice for vice president, Harris, a California Democrat, shares many of the former vice president’s economic priorities, but she has also shown a willingness to go her own way or reach into the more progressive end of the party’s toolkit on a broad array of financial and economic hot-button topics.The pandemic
“I think her policy perspective is very consistent with the need to help hard-pressed households that have been slammed by the pandemic,” said Mark Zandi, chief economist at Moody’s Analytics. “I think she’s focused on the right things.”
Most notably, Harris supported the idea of a $2,000