Vermont Senator and 2020 presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders is set to deliver a major speech on his “Democratic Socialist” principles this week; saying he plans to complete the “unfinished business” proposed by President Franklin Roosevelt’s ‘New Deal.’
“Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., is expected to make a speech on Wednesday touting his idea of Democratic socialism, a system promising Medicare-for-all, free public college and a $15-per-hour minimum wage, all of which have caused Republicans to dismiss him as too far to the left,” reports Fox News.
“Over 80 years ago, Franklin Delano Roosevelt helped create a government that made huge progress in protecting the needs of working families,” Sanders, 77, is expected to say, according to an excerpt from his remarks. “Today in the second decade of the 21st century, we must take up the unfinished business of the New Deal and carry it to completion. This is the unfinished business of the Democratic Party and the vision we must accomplish.”
“We must take the next step forward and guarantee every man, woman and child in our country basic economic rights – the right to quality health care, the right to as much education as one needs to succeed in our society, the right to a decent job, the right to affordable housing, the right to a secure retirement and the right to live in a clean environment,” Sanders said. “We must recognize that in the 21st century, in the wealthiest country in the history of the world, economic rights are human rights.”
This week, Sanders confirmed that “no one” will be able to opt-out of his $32 TRILLION healthcare plan.
Sanders was speaking with MSNBC when he was asked if satisfied Americans can choose to remain with their current healthcare provider.
“If I want to, can I opt out?” asked the interviewer.
“No,” Sanders said immediately. “It’s like social security. It’s like Medicare right now. It’s just an expansion of Medicare.”
Bernie Sanders says Americans would not be able to opt out of his proposed "Medicare for All" plan.
"It's just like social security" he says. pic.twitter.com/2sDhlWmLdl
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) June 11, 2019
Sanders published an op-ed in the New York Times last week; blasting America’s “unfettered capitalism” and “corporate” culture.
“I am running for president because we must defeat Donald Trump, the most dangerous president in the modern history of our country. But, if we are to defeat Mr. Trump, we must do more than focus on his personality and reactionary policies,” writes Sanders.
“We must understand that unfettered capitalism and the greed of corporate America are destroying the moral and economic fabric of this country, deepening the very anxieties that Mr. Trump appealed to in 2016. The simple truth is that big money interests are out of control, and we need a president who will stand up to them,” he adds.
Read the full report at Fox News.
SOCIALISM USA! AOC Says Capitalism ‘Not Sustainable’ Because of the ‘Environmental Costs’
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez blasted the American economic model during a speech in Texas over the weekend; saying “capitalism” was “not redeemable” because it places “profit” over the “human and environmental cost.”
Here's where @AOC says capitalism is "irredeemable."
Under capitalism, "the most important thing is the concentration of capital and it means that we seek and prioritize profit and the accumulation of money above all else, and we seek it at any human and environmental cost." pic.twitter.com/GeZaYILXCo
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) March 11, 2019
“The tough part about this, about like, is capitalism redeemable? For me, when I think about what those definitions are, capitalism isn’t, to me, it’s an ideology of capital. The most important thing is the concentration of capital,” claimed Cortez.
“It means that we seek and prioritize profit […] above all else. We seek it at any human and environmental cost. That is what that means. To me, that ideology is not sustainable and cannot be redeemed,” she added.
SOCIALISM USA! AOC Says Right to ‘Have a Home’ Trumps Americans’ ‘Privilege to Earn a Profit’
Far-left legislator Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez doubled-down on her progressive housing policies this week; telling a crowd in the Bronx that their right to affordable housing is more important than others’ “privilege to earn a profit.”
“What are we doing to make sure housing is being legislated as a human right?” Ocasio-Cortez asked during a town hall in New York City. “It means our access and our ability and our guarantee to having a home comes before someone else’s privilege to earn a profit.”
Socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY): “Our guarantee to having a home comes before someone else’s privilege to earn a profit.” pic.twitter.com/B1qSCK57OQ
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) June 4, 2019
Controversial Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez raised eyebrows throughout the Big Apple again this week; bizarrely suggesting all NYC public housing units should resemble her new “luxury” apartment in Washington, DC.
“I move into this building, and it’s marketed as a ‘luxury’ building in D.C.,” she said. “It’s an efficient building, it’s clean, it has public space, it has a rooftop garden—y’all watching my Instagram—it has clean air, it has clean water. And I think about this and I’m like, ‘Hm, this is what a luxury building is like,” said Ocasio-Cortez.
“I just toured an affordable housing unit yesterday in Queens. This was one of the first developments of its kind… It’s a phenomenal building,” she added.
“I go in and I do a tour with one of these seniors. She opens the door, and I open it, and it looks just like my luxury apartment. What that shows me is that what we have been taught, is a luxury, should not be a luxury,” concluded AOC.
Last month, the left-wing lawmaker made national headlines after posting a bizarre video where she discovers her apartment’s “terrifying” garbage disposal.
— Kevin Jantzer (@kjantzer) May 7, 2019
“I am told this is a garbage disposal. I’ve never seen a garbage disposal, I’ve never had one in any place I’ve ever lived. It is terrifying, I don’t know what to use it for, or what its purpose is. Like, food scraps? Is this environmentally sound? I don’t know,” said Ocasio-Cortez.