Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders unveiled his solution to America’s unemployed work force Monday; announcing his plan to give every single American a federal job and healthcare benefits “who wants or needs one.”
According to the Washington Post, the socialist lawmaker’s scheme would provide a $15 an hour job for anyone who applies; the largest Democrat-sponsored work program since President Roosevelt’s national response to the Great Depression.
“Sanders’s jobs guarantee would fund hundreds of projects throughout the United States aimed at addressing priorities such as infrastructure, care giving, the environment, education and other goals,” writes the Post. “
“Under the job guarantee, every American would be entitled to a job under one of these projects or receive job training to be able to do so, according to an early draft of the proposal,” the author adds.
The announcement fuels speculation of another Sanders run for the White House in 2020, and signals another lurch leftwards for a party struggling to unify heading into the 2018 midterm elections.
BERNIE’S BILLIONS: Sanders Vows to REPEAL Tax Cuts if DEMS Take Senate
Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders took his all-out war with the GOP tax cuts to a new level this week; pledging to repeal “all of President Trump’s tax cuts” and “rebuild the middle class.”
The liberal legislator released a statement regarding the tax legislation Monday; slamming the bill as a massive “break for the wealthy and large corporations” at the expense of social programs such as Medicare and Medicaid.
“Over and over again, President Trump and his administration falsely claimed that their $1.5 trillion tax cut bill would pay for itself,” said Sanders.
“Republicans are already using the huge increase in the debt that they caused as an excuse to make major cuts to Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid. That is unacceptable,” he added. “At a time of massive wealth and income inequality, we have got to repeal all of President Trump’s tax breaks for the wealthy and big corporations and rebuild the disappearing middle class.”
The socialist lawmaker’s comments come weeks after President Trump pledged to pursue “Phase Two” of his proposed tax cuts; hoping to make the reduced rates “permanent.”
Read Sanders’ full statement here.
DNC CIVIL WAR: Bernie Sanders UNLOADS on ‘Conservative Democrats’
Former presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders called-out “conservative Democrats” during a recent interview this week; saying they had intentionally misinterpreted his comments about Barack Obama.
Sanders was speaking with Al Sharpton when he was asked to comment on his recent “controversial” statements; adding that “conservative” members of the Democratic party were playing politics with his previous remarks.
“We have conservative Democrats who will take anything I say and take it out of context. What I said is that if you look at what’s happening to the Democratic party over the last 10 years, the party’s lost about 1,000 legislative seats,” said Sanders.
“That is not a business model of success for the Democratic party. Sometimes we forget about that because we had an extraordinary candidate [in Barack Obama],” he added.
Watch Sanders’ incendiary comments above.