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Forum Post: Claire McCaskill Thinks Bernie Sanders Is 'Too Liberal' And 'Extreme' To Be President

Posted 5 years ago on June 26, 2015, 9:56 a.m. EST by factsrfun (8256) from Phoenix, AZ
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"But then the senator got into a little trouble. Asked to name three specific positions Sanders holds that make him unelectable, McCaskill, a moderate Democrat, was put in the awkward position of criticizing policies supported by many in her party.

"He would like to see Medicare for all in this country," McCaskill said, adding that Sanders "would like to see expansion of entitlement." She further argued that Sanders is "not worried about a debt at all. He is somebody who is, I think, frankly, against trade. Against a lot of things in this day and age."

Sanders supports instituting universal health care through a single-payer system. He has been critical of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a major U.S. pact being negotiated with 11 Pacific nations that Sanders says will exacerbate income inequality and erode important regulations. And he wants to expand Social Security benefits by raising taxes on the extremely wealthy, a position he argues is supported by an overwhelming majority of Americans.

Who else would like to expand Social Security? Why, Claire McCaskill. In fact, the Missouri senator co-sponsored a bill with Sanders in 2011 that would have >applied a payroll tax on incomes over $250,000 a year -- all with the aim of making >Social Security more robust."




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[-] 2 points by DKAtoday (33802) from Coon Rapids, MN 5 years ago

Of course the Missouri Blue Dog would be attacking Bernie - she is one of em on the list that needs to be removed from office if only for the reason of her support for TPP.

Cloture on H.R. 2146: Defending Public Safety Employees’ Retirement Act Senate Vote #218 Jun 23, 2015 11:04 a.m. Cloture Motion Agreed to 60/37 This was the Senate's vote on Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade dea

[-] 2 points by factsrfun (8256) from Phoenix, AZ 5 years ago

Do you know when she will be up for re-election? It would be a good to "primary" her.

[-] 2 points by DKAtoday (33802) from Coon Rapids, MN 5 years ago

No I don't know when she will be up for re-election.

That is why I have been forwarding the breakdown (for/against) congressional as well as the senatorial vote on the TPP - to every social group that I come across.

The people need to be educated on how to look past what a politician says (promises them) and look at their actual actions = voting record in the congress and senate (tool to see the truth of actions).

This tool of truth as to whether an individual supports the people or works against the people - should be shared far and wide to defeat bullshit propaganda funded by the wealthy.

Then the people need to call them out when they act against us - and follow through with removing them from office as the opportunity presents itself.

Intelligent voting - through awareness of actions rather than attention to rhetoric.

[-] 2 points by factsrfun (8256) from Phoenix, AZ 5 years ago

This Thom Hartmann show they talk about this attack, I like Thom, even if some on here try to twist his stuff.