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“That’s Politics”: Bernie Fires Back at Hillary on “Meet the Press”

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Bernie Sanders appeared on “Meet the Press” this weekend.  He appeared to push a bill for a single-payer healthcare system in the United States.  Inevitably, talk drifted toward the comments in Hillary Clinton’s new book.

For those who don’t know, Hillary Clinton partially blamed Bernie Sanders for her loss in the 2016 election.  She believes that Bernie’s supporters didn’t Hillary’s cause.  Until now, the Vermont Senator has not addressed her accusations.

People say not everybody who voted for Bernie ended up voting for Hillary. No kidding!  That’s what happens in politics … That’s the nature of politics. Most people, you know, are not rigidly Democrats or Republicans. They vote where they want. I worked as hard as I could to see that Hillary Clinton would be elected president.

Additionally, Sanders cites that 24% of Hillary supporters ultimately voted for John McCain in 2008.

Watch the video below.  The questions about Hillary begin at the 6:30 mark:

Although Sanders brushes off Hillary’s comments, he does not speak about the Democratic party fondly.  With the Republicans controlling three branches of government, Bernie demonstrates that the Democratic party is not working.

Then, he turned talk back to his new plan.  It’s called “Medicare for All”, and it’s one of the most ambitious projects the Democrats have ever put on the table.

From Slate:

The new bill would not only extend Medicare to the entire population, but—much like the plan Sanders campaigned on—make it dramatically more generous by eliminating co-pays and deductibles while adding benefits for dental and eye care. It’s a truly all-encompassing vision of publicly financed government health care.

While the plan sounds almost utopian, Bernie’s healthcare bill has been criticized by the Republican party for requiring a significant tax hike.  In one decade, the costs could add up to $16.9 trillion.

Throughout history, we’ve seen how “efficient” the American government can be.  Let’s hope Republicans fight the good fight and we never see this bill passed.

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1 Comment

  1. CPH

    September 18, 2017 at 1:30 pm

    We have to get rid of obumbledcare and neber let berniecare start. These 2 programs will ruin healthcare for most everyone.

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