And he thinks there is “something fundamentally immoral and wrong” about a nation where there are some very wealthy people. Because…redistribution of wealth!
However, since the median income of the typical Vermont family is approximately $51,000, and Bernie made $1.7M on his socialist revolution books, and he owns three homes, will there be some sort of redistribution of his wealth?
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.) complained Wednesday the media “makes a bigger deal” than it should about the modern debate between socialism and capitalism.
Appearing on “CBS This Morning” following his Democratic primary victory in Vermont, Sanders was asked by co-host John Dickerson about the appeal of democratic socialism to younger party members. Young democratic socialists like New York congressional candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez have challenged older party leaders to shift further to the left….
“I think media makes a bigger deal of it than it should. Look at the issues!” Sanders said impatiently. “Should every American have health care as a right at a time when we spend twice as much per capita on health care as any other country, have the highest prices in the world for prescription drugs, and 30 million people have no health insurance? That is a disastrous system. Of course, we need to move to Medicare for all.”
“Should, at a time we’re in a competitive global economy, we make public colleges and universities tuition-free?” he added. “The answer is yes. Look at the issues out there. But I will also say this, John. I think that there is growing resentment, not only among young people, who in many cases are going to have a lower standard of living than their parents. I think that there is an understanding there is something fundamentally immoral and wrong about a nation in which we have three people who own more wealth than the bottom half of the American people. That does not make sense.”….
A recent study commissioned by the Mercatus Center at George Mason University concluded a “Medicare For All” program would raise government expenditures by $32 trillion over the next decade. Sanders was hit by the Washington Post for misinterpreting the study by claiming it showed his plan would save Americans $2 trillion….