4 Reasons Bernie Sanders Could Fight On. Bernie Sanders' American Dream is in Denmark. The Danes are following the race with an astounding level of enthusiasm and interest in part because Bernie Sanders, one of the leading candidates for the Democratic nomination, won't stop talking about them.
Sanders has proudly adopted the label of a "democratic socialist," and he has pointed to Denmark as a model for his vision of an ideal American future. At a presidential debate hosted by CNN in October, Sanders brought up Denmark and the surrounding Scandinavian states when asked to describe what "democratic socialism" means to him. Bill Boyarsky: Why ‘Berniecare’ Has Legs - Columns - Bill Boyarsky. Sen.
Bernie Sanders in 2010, waving after speaking to a rally in front of the Vermont Statehouse, where supporters of single-payer health care had gathered to say that Obamacare didn’t go far enough. (Alden Pellett / AP) Hillary Clinton wants incremental improvement in Obamacare to fix its imperfect and increasingly costly collaboration between the federal government and insurance companies. Bernie Sanders wants Medicare for all—Berniecare—with Americans given full medical benefits financed by a moderate tax increase for most people and heavier taxes for the rich. Bernie Gets It Done: Sanders' Record of Pushing Through Major Reforms Will Surprise You. “I'm a progressive, but I'm a progressive who likes to get things done,” Hillary Clinton said at the first Democratic debate, in response to a question from moderator Anderson Cooper about whether she defines herself as a moderate or a progressive.
The implication was that progressive Bernie Sanders is too far to the left to accomplish anything—all of his ideas are pie-in-the-sky. You have to be able to find the bipartisan, “warm, purple space” as Clinton said earlier this year, to get anything done. Slate's Jamelle Bouie was super-impressed by this rationale, saying Clinton has “skilled use of bureaucratic power.” The problem with this narrative is that it is completely false. Not only has Sanders gotten a lot more things done than Clinton did in her own short legislative career, he's actually one of the most effective members of Congress, passing bills, both big and small, that have reshaped American policy on key issues like poverty, the environment and health care. The "Bernie Bros" Narrative: A Cheap Campaign Tactic Masquerading as Journalism and Social Activism.
Greenwald writes: "The concoction of the 'Bernie Bro' narrative by pro-Clinton journalists has been a potent political tactic - and a journalistic disgrace.
" By Glenn Greenwald, The Intercept 31 January 16 he concoction of the “Bernie Bro” narrative by pro-Clinton journalists has been a potent political tactic – and a journalistic disgrace. It’s intended to imply two equally false claims: (1) a refusal to march enthusiastically behind the Wall-Street-enriched, multiple-war-advocating, despot-embracing Hillary Clinton is explainable not by ideology or political conviction, but largely if not exclusively by sexism: demonstrated by the fact that men, not women, support Sanders (his supporters are “bros”); and (2) Sanders supporters are uniquely abusive and misogynistic in their online behavior.
It is indeed “obviously not the case.” But truth doesn’t matter here – at all. There are two small problems with this example. My Endorsement of Bernie Sanders. Moore writes: "Do you ever wonder why the pundits, the political class, are always so sure that Americans 'just aren't ready' for something - and then they're always just so wrong?
They say these things because they want to protect the status quo. They don't want the boat rocked. " By Michael Moore, Michael Moore's Web Site 01 February 16 y Dear Friends, Bernie Sanders Confronts Alan Greenspan. Bernie Sanders: To Rein In Wall Street, Fix the Fed. WALL STREET is still out of control.
Seven years ago, the and the Treasury Department bailed out the largest financial institutions in this country because they were considered too big to fail. But almost every one is bigger today than it was before the bailout. If any were to fail again, taxpayers could be on the hook for another bailout, perhaps a larger one this time. To rein in Wall Street, we should begin by reforming the Federal Reserve, which oversees financial institutions and which uses monetary policy to maintain price stability and full employment. Unfortunately, an institution that was created to serve all Americans has been hijacked by the very bankers it regulates.
Photo The recent decision by the Fed to raise interest rates is the latest example of the rigged economic system. Bernie Sanders Wants to Turn Post Offices Into Banks. Bernie Sanders on guns: Vermont independent voted against gun control, for PLCAA. Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images When Vermont Sen.
Bernie Sanders jumped into the 2016 presidential race, he was widely hailed as a far-left socialist who would appeal to the liberal wing of the Democratic Party. A liberal challenge to Hillary Clinton, said Politico. The Senate Votes That Divided Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders. Hillary Rodham Clinton is a liberal Democrat on domestic matters, and Bernie Sanders is a socialist.
They voted the same way 93 percent of the time in the two years they shared in the Senate. In fact, from January 2007 to January 2009, Mrs. Clinton, representing New York, voted with Mr. Sanders about as often as she did with the like-minded Democrats Ron Wyden of Oregon and Barbara Mikulski of Maryland. In many of the cases in which she differed with Mr. The 31 times that Mrs. Photo Foreign Policy and Defense The two disagreed most often on military and foreign policy issues, including approval of the civilian nuclear deal between the United States and India in 2008 — Mrs.
Continue reading the main story Date: Feb. 8, 2007 Issue: George W. Sanders: Supported confirmation Clinton: Opposed confirmation Date: March 15, 2007 Issue: Congress should not cut military funding if it would undermine troop safety or mission Sanders: No restrictions on cutting military funding Date: May 16, 2007 Immigration. Bernard “Bernie” Sanders, U.S. Senator for Vermont. Thank you for giving GovTrack a try.
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