The incoming Democratic House majority is preparing dozens of measures aimed at expanding the federal government in 2019; including a potential vote on ‘Medicare for All,’ free college tuition, a jobs guarantee bill, and more.
“Come January, proposals like ‘Medicare for all’ and a host of other generous-but-costly welfare programs that were little more than talking points in recent years could have a shot at passing a chamber of Congress,” writes Fox News.
“There are dozens of measures like this that have been languishing with Republicans at the helm for years, and I expect to see many of them finally come to the floor under Democratic leadership,” said one Democratic lawmaker.
“The American people picked Democrats in November because they were tired of watching Republicans ignore working families and pass laws lining the pockets of big corporations, millionaires and billionaires,” added the lawmaker.
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SOCIALISM USA! Bernie Slams ‘Wealth Inequality,’ Says 40% of US ‘Can’t Afford Basics'
Vermont Senator and potential 2020 candidate Bernie Sanders identified a major “moral issue” plaguing the nation this week; saying “wealth inequality” needs to be “addressed” because 40% of Americans “cannot afford the basics to live.”
“Wealth inequality is a profound moral issue this country must address. The richest 3 Americans cannot continue owning more wealth than the bottom half of our country, while over 40% cannot afford the basics to live,” said Sanders.
Wealth inequality is a profound moral issue this country must address. The richest 3 Americans cannot continue owning more wealth than the bottom half of our country, while over 40% cannot afford the basics to live.
— Bernie Sanders (@SenSanders) December 24, 2018
The self-described Democrat-Socialist found himself in hot water from supporters and climate change activists just weeks ago, when recent FEC filings revealed he spend large sums of money on private jet travel during the 2018 midterm elections.
SOCIALISM USA! Dem Senator Says ‘American Capitalism’ Hasn’t ‘Worked for Enough People’
Democrat Senator Mark Warner told a group of supporters this week that free-market capitalism hasn’t “worked for enough people,” doubling-down in his party’s heated rhetoric ahead of the 2018 midterm elections.
“I think we ought to realize that the economy we grew up in isn’t going to take place in 2017, 18, 19,” said Warren.
“I was blessed to do really well in business,” he continued. “I believe in the free enterprise system. But I don’t believe modern American capitalism has worked for enough people. And we need to shake things up,” he added.
In 2017, Warner called for ‘Capitalism 2.0’ that would ensure all people have a “fair shot” in the American free-market system.
At the end of the day Capitalism 2.0 is about making sure everybody’s got a fair shot in a changing economy. #AspenIdeas @AspenFutureofWork
— Mark Warner (@MarkWarner) June 30, 2017