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Forum Post: Bernie Sanders Lays Out The Big Difference Between Dems And Republicans.

Posted 6 years ago on Aug. 6, 2015, 3:47 p.m. EST by DKAtoday (33802) from Coon Rapids, MN
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Democratic presidential hopeful and self-described socialist Bernie Sanders accused his Republican rivals Thursday of catering to the rich and greedy.

Sanders expressed his viewed during an interview with Ari Rabin-Havt on SiriusXM’s Progress Channel. According to the Vermont senator, Republican policies are clearly catering to the richest Americans. Republicans are set to debate Thurday night for the first time this election cycle.

“This is what they will tell you,” Bernie said. “They want to give more tax breaks to millionaires and billionaires at a time when the rich are getting much richer.”

Sanders and the Republican candidates differ greatly when it comes to tax policy. Sanders has advocated for a progressive tax system similar to what he passed in Vermont. Under such a system, an individual has to pay a higher percentage of taxes based on how much money they make. The more wealthy a person, the higher percentage of their income is taxed. Zero Net Energy Design Competition Winners Announced CA Energy Efficiency Model Could this Start-up be the Next Big Thing?VentureCapital News Rare Photos Reveal Images You Had No Idea ExistedBored Lion by Taboola Sponsored Links

Many Republicans on the other hand have argued for a flat tax system. Under such a system, all taxpayers pay taxes at the same percentage rate. Wealthy individuals would still potentially be taxed more, but only because they make more money. The percentage of their income would still be the same.

Sanders also criticized Republicans for their hesitance to accept the theory of manmade climate change. The issue has often been used to attack Republicans. Calling the theory “settled science,” fellow Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton also attacked Republican skeptics last month.

“There may be one or two on there who actually have listened to the scientific community and think that climate change is real,” Sanders said.

“Most of them refuse to accept that,” Sanders continued. “And none of them are prepared to act aggressively to transform our energy system.”

During the interview, Sanders also took aim at Republicans for wanting to decrease the size of certain government programs.

“They want to cut or privatize Medicare, cut Medicaid, cut Education, cut the Environmental Protection Agency,” he declared.

Republicans have argued government spending is out of control and needs to be reined in. Republican Rep. Tom Price argued such changes are needed to get a balanced budget. Nevertheless, Sanders sees these positions as a clear sign Republicans are not interested in the average American and are only out to help the richest.

“That is what their agenda is,” Sanders concluded. “Essentially, when you watch that debate just imagine if you are one of the wealthiest people in this country and extremely greedy and selfish, and you’re going to have ten candidates more or less talking about your needs and not the needs of working people.”

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[-] 2 points by turbocharger (1756) 6 years ago

Sanders isn't exactly the sharpest tool in the shed.

Talks about tax cuts for the rich? He's right about Republicans. But ignores the Democrats as usual, same for most of his takes.

The dude has already said he's endorsing Hillary if he doesnt get the nod, if that cant open your eyes into how rigged this thing is, then forget about it.

[-] 0 points by DKAtoday (33802) from Coon Rapids, MN 6 years ago

The following post had you exactly in mind: http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/08/05/1408880/-How-a-14-Year-Old-Girl-Decimated-a-Conservative-Academic-Orthodoxy

Because you are so cognitively challenged - I will give away the tag line - and tell you to think of yourself in this position = the Conservative-Academic-Orthodoxy

[-] 1 points by turbocharger (1756) 6 years ago

She should do a paper on the actual vote counts, maybe use newspaper articles for it.

Maybe that would finally open your eyes.

Actually, nope, at this point nothing will.

[-] 0 points by DKAtoday (33802) from Coon Rapids, MN 6 years ago

WTF are you talking about - it is you who is disregarding the vote totals. That is why (in case you missed it) you are exactly who she wrote this about - as to ignoring reality and forwarding BS that you can not confirm - hoping that no one else will bother to look.

[-] 1 points by turbocharger (1756) 6 years ago

Go check that idiot Sander's vote with the rest of the criminals to give Bush a blank check to do whatever he wants.

The votes are the last thing you partisan Dem and Rep hacks want to look at. Yet one more thing you all agree on.

[-] 0 points by DKAtoday (33802) from Coon Rapids, MN 6 years ago

No - it is your empty conjecture - so you go pull the .gov vote tallies that you want to use to demonstrate your point (and I mean - not the point on top of your head).

DO IT !!! Or continue to live up to your rep and continue being an empty rhetoric dancing machine.

[-] 1 points by turbocharger (1756) 6 years ago

Like I said before, you are either really lazy or just really not too bright, politically speaking...

Here ya go. I'll spoon feed you as usual.


[-] 0 points by DKAtoday (33802) from Coon Rapids, MN 6 years ago

United States Congress on September 14, 2001

Yeah - like anyone was gonna vote against taking action against terrorists 13 days after the twin towers.

What else ya got?

[-] 1 points by turbocharger (1756) 6 years ago

Actually a couple did, apparently the only sane ones.

Right? Or were you one of the idiots too who said oh please Mr Bush save us?

[-] 1 points by ImNotMe (1488) 1 year ago

Bernie v. The Republocrats &/or Demoblicans?! Go President Sanders!!

per aspera ad astra ...

[-] 2 points by beautifulworld (23460) 1 year ago

Bernie Beats Trump, Statistics here:


Bernie beats Trump yesterday, today and everyday. Look at that list!

[-] 1 points by ImNotMe (1488) 1 year ago

But Kamala Harris is so focused on helping DNC/Democratic Party Establishment to defy and deny their own constituency, that she'll back Biden irrespective of his self-evident cognitive impairment, as stopping Bernie in 2020 is more important than the fact that "Bernie Beats Trump" &, any stats above be damned! Like so many operatives, agents & stooges in The Demoblican/Republocrat Party, she is A Class Traitor!

Kamala = anguis in herba!

[-] 1 points by beautifulworld (23460) 1 year ago

"Obiden Bama" gaffe should be enough to tell the DNC and the rest of the establishment how weak Biden will be against Trump.

Then there is the GOP already making anti-Biden ads:


Gonna be a problem in the General Election though the truth is that beating Sanders is more important than beating Trump. They don't want to undo the Military Industrial Complex, the Prison Complex, give everyone healthcare and education instead. No, no, no. It's status quo.

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (33802) from Coon Rapids, MN 5 years ago
[-] 1 points by MattHolck0 (3867) 5 years ago

Airstrikes Target ISIL Terrorists in Syria, Iraq

DOD motivate troops

labels targets #terrorist

invoke bias #hate tactics culture

racism follows bias

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (33802) from Coon Rapids, MN 6 years ago

Bernie Sanders gives speech at Liberty University - note = the replay feature seems to be messed up - SO - scroll the program position button back towards the beginning of the recording to where you can see a picture appear above the program bar - Approximately at -1:55:31 - then hit play and the program should play.

[-] 1 points by factsrfun (8294) from Phoenix, AZ 6 years ago

Excellent speech and Q&A it is working now. Thanks!

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (33802) from Coon Rapids, MN 6 years ago

Right now -> Senator Bernie Sanders September 14, 2015 4:00PM - 5:15PM (EDT) WATCH LIVE

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (33802) from Coon Rapids, MN 6 years ago

A good reception there at Liberty University - don't miss the link I posted for 6:PM live link at Manassas - I am looking forward to see what that crowd will look like.

I also sent Bernie a note - that when he was asked about abortion - that he should have responded with a question of his own = If women could afford to have a child - do you think that there would be fewer abortions - if there was abundant affordable child care services (babysitting and health care) - if there was abundant affordable housing (apartments - not just single family homes) - if the minimum wage was a minimum LIVING wage - would there be fewer abortions?

[-] 1 points by factsrfun (8294) from Phoenix, AZ 6 years ago

Good point on abortion and most ture abortion foes know that abortion went down during the Clinton years because of rising wages, so it is not even a rhetorical question we have a track record of this happening.

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

When people are living hand to mouth paycheck to paycheck and are already struggling to keep food on the table and a roof over their heads - any small emergency could see them on the street - does anyone think that a woman would want to risk bringing a child into that situation - where the additional costs of a child would likely be more than the single mom could afford in the 1st place?

[-] 2 points by factsrfun (8294) from Phoenix, AZ 5 years ago

A single payer health care system would reduce abortions.

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (33802) from Coon Rapids, MN 6 years ago

" Sen. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.) was sitting with his campaign staff, tweeting his thoughts on the Republican debate — and his closing thought slamming his GOP rivals grabbed more than 22,000 retweets – more than any other White House hopeful. Second-in-line was Hillary Clinton, who posted a link to her donate button that was retweeted 4,900 times — and was a promoted tweet, meaning the the Clinton campaign paid to increase its reach across Twitter."


[-] 0 points by DKAtoday (33802) from Coon Rapids, MN 6 years ago

LIVE from Manasas, Virginia with Bernie Sanders by Bernie2016tv

Starts: September 14, 2015 at 6:PM

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[-] 0 points by DKAtoday (33802) from Coon Rapids, MN 6 years ago

Looking forward to Monday = http://www.thestar.com/news/world/2015/09/13/bernie-sanders-expected-to-feel-the-bern-during-visit-to-republican-rich-area-of-virginia.html

Would love to see the rethuglicans get totally stunned!

Would be something to see - if Bernie got an enthusiastic reception in what rethuglicans view as a stronghold.