Among all the things I’m grateful for this year, Senator-elect Elizabeth Warren is not one of them. But like all good citizens, I am willing to give her the benefit of the doubt. Similar to my reaction in 2008 when President Obama won the White House, I try to avoid judgment until after the official’s first one hundred days. On a side note, I’m still confused if I should extend the same courtesy to the President for a second time. As if the first four years weren’t enough time to place judgment, we’ve been saddled with another four. I’m glad to see my Senator-elect has chosen to spend her first months as the next senator for the great state of Massachusetts attempting to pull herself out of her massive pizza induced debt. For obvious reasons this should be reassuring to all citizens.

I’ve worked on my fair share of campaigns, and they are pretty meticulous about spending. Yes, everyone has some debt when all is said and done, but the six figure $400,000 tab the Warren campaign racked up on pizza, coffee, and vans is pretty significant.

In an email to supporters, Warren wrote, “But one of the results of our embarrassment of riches was, well I’ll come out and say it — we ended up with a little bit of debt… we need a little more money to pay off our final bills. Can you help one more time?” Is Warren, the self proclaimed matriarch of the Occupy movement and lover of government spending, “embarrassed” of her success? Possibly the $42 million spent by her campaign to unseat Senator Scott Brown doesn’t bode well for the queen of redistributed wealth.

As the Warren supporters open their email accounts I hope they will understand the impact they have had on the future of our country. Having someone as outspoken as Warren in the Senate to serve as a representative of the people proves a further disillusionment of Americans from their original principals of freedom to the continued evolution into a welfare nation. In Massachusetts its not as shocking to have extreme liberals but I predict the socialist policies Senator Warren plans to support will hopefully be a wake up call for all Americans, especially my neighbors in Massachusetts.

As we prepare to move forward onto the first one hundred days of a new term in Washington, pray that our fellow Americans pay attention to the consequences a vote can cause. Hope for guidance for our new and incumbent leaders in Washington, but also pray for enlightenment among the American voters that they may see the fault in voting for big promises over American values.

Caitlyn Jarvis | Saint Anselm University | @caitlynjarvis