Progressive and moderate Democrats squared-off Tuesday night on the first round of CNN’s presidential debates; with centrist lawmakers calling far-left policies “fairytale economics.”
“The ideological divide between Democratic presidential hopefuls came into focus Tuesday as leading progressive candidates Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren defended their liberal policies on healthcare and immigration against surprisingly energetic attacks from moderate rivals,” reports Yahoo News.
“The fault lines emerged immediately in the second debate of the 2020 Democratic primary race, with lesser-known candidates taking sharp digs and warning that forcing radical change could ensure President Donald Trump’s re-election,” adds the website.
Senators Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders repeatedly called for massive, “structural” change to the US economy and political system on issues including Wall Street, healthcare, taxation, immigration, and more.
Democratic frontrunner Joe Biden will share the stage Thursday with Senator Kamala Harris; clearing the path for a potential rematch from weeks ago.
This is a developing story. Check back for updates.
APOCALYPSE NOW? BBC News Claims Humans Have Just 18 MONTHS to ‘Save the Planet’
Forget the 12 year deadline touted by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Beto O’Rourke, and Bernie Sanders; the BBC News is now reporting that humans have just 18 months to “save the planet.”
“Do you remember the good old days when we had ‘12 years to save the planet’? Now it seems, there’s a growing consensus that the next 18 months will be critical in dealing with the global heating crisis, among other environmental challenges,” reports the BBC. “Last year, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) reported that to keep the rise in global temperatures below 1.5C this century, emissions of carbon dioxide would have to be cut by 45% by 2030.”
“But today, observers recognise that the decisive, political steps to enable the cuts in carbon to take place will have to happen before the end of next year,” adds the article. “The idea that 2020 is a firm deadline was eloquently addressed by one of the world’s top climate scientists, speaking back in 2017.”
“The climate math is brutally clear: While the world can’t be healed within the next few years, it may be fatally wounded by negligence until 2020,” said one scientist.
Democratic Socialist Bernie Sanders doubled-down on his non-stop climate crusade last week; suggesting the USA should direct upwards of $1.5 trillion to reduce the global risks posed by rising temperatures.
“Instead of spending $1.5 trillion on weapons to kill one other, let us unite against the common enemy that is climate change,” posted Sanders on social media.
Instead of spending $1.5 trillion on weapons to kill one other, let us unite against the common enemy that is climate change.
— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) July 20, 2019
Sanders blamed the current heat-wave sweeping the Northeast USA on Donald Trump’s two-year presidency Friday; saying the Commander-in-Chief is “is threatening the lives of our children.”
“The past 5 years are the hottest on record
This June is the hottest June recorded
Thousands die in heatwaves around the world
Trump’s ignorance is threatening the lives of our children. For their sake, we must stand up to the fossil fuel industry and build a green economy,” posted Sanders on social media.
⚠️The past 5 years are the hottest on record
⚠️This June is the hottest June recorded
⚠️Thousands die in heatwaves around the world
Trump's ignorance is threatening the lives of our children. For their sake, we must stand up to the fossil fuel industry and build a green economy. https://t.co/kCe0KfZClg
— Bernie Sanders (@SenSanders) July 19, 2019
BAD BUSINESS: Home Depot Founders Say Bernie Sanders is the ‘Enemy of Every Entrepreneur’ in America
Home Depot founders Bernie Marcus and Ken Langone spoke with Fox Business this week; saying Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders is the biggest “enemy of every entrepreneur” in the United States.
“Do you get annoyed when you have big old targets, not specifically on you, but that the rich, all these Democratic candidates, to a man and woman, they single out guys like you as, this is what has happened to capitalism. Unfair,” asked host Neil Cavuto.
“Bernie Sanders is out today with a plan that will tax Wall Street trades pennies on the dollar. But it’s a start to pay for, among other things, college debt and maybe free college down the road,” he added.
“Well, look, don’t bring up Bernie Sanders, because that’s a red flag in front of me, because he’s the enemy of every entrepreneur that’s ever going to be born in this country and has been born in the past,” said Marcus. “Our kids today don’t learn Western civilization. They don’t learn history. History repeats itself. You see things happening over and over again.”
Bernie Marcus, Home Depot co-founder: “[Bernie Sanders] is the enemy of every entrepreneur that's ever going to be born in the country and has been born in the past.”https://t.co/W46jWwMLab
— GOP (@GOP) June 25, 2019
Sanders continued his calls for free public college and the elimination of student debt Monday; asking his fellow Americans if they were “truly free to pursue their dreams.”
“Are you truly free if you graduate hundreds of thousands of dollars in debt? Are you free if you cannot pursue your dream because you don’t make enough to cover your student loan payments? We will #CancelStudentDebt because there is no freedom without economic freedom,” asked Sanders on social media.
Are you truly free if you graduate hundreds of thousands of dollars in debt?
Are you free if you cannot pursue your dream because you don't make enough to cover your student loan payments?
We will #CancelStudentDebt because there is no freedom without economic freedom.
— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) June 24, 2019
Sanders unveiled his latest proposal Monday to cancel the nation’s entire student loan debt; a move economists say will cost more than $1.6 trillion for American taxpayers.
“Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., will propose on Monday eliminating all $1.6 trillion of student debt held in the United States, a significant escalation of the policy fight in the 2020 Democratic presidential primary two days before the candidates’ first debate in Miami,” reports the Stamford Advocate.
“Sanders is proposing that the federal government pay to wipe clean the student debt held by 45 million Americans – including all private and graduate school debt – as part of a package that also would make public universities, community colleges and trade schools tuition-free,” adds the newspaper.
Sanders confirmed last week that his socialized health care proposal will “absolutely” provide coverage to every single illegal immigrant in the United States.
“We will organize the American people around the concept that all people in this country have the right to health care, and at the end of the day, we are going to win that struggle,” said Sanders during a recent speech.
“Senator, would you include the 11 million undocumented immigrants in America?” asked the moderator.
“Absolutely. When I talk about health care being a human right, the last time I heard that undocumented people are human beings,” he fired-back.