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SHRED

(28,136 posts)
Mon Dec 14, 2015, 02:25 PM Dec 2015

Robert Reich on FB regarding the differences between Bernie and Hillary

“I don’t see much difference between Bernie and Hillary,” a friend said this morning over breakfast.
“Wrong,” said my other friend, also at breakfast. She then went through the list:

"Bernie wants to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour. Hillary wants to raise it to $12 an hour.

Bernie wants a single-payer health insurance system. Hillary wants to strengthen Obamacare.

Bernie wants all public higher education to be tuition free. Hillary wants community colleges to be tuition free.

Bernie wants to bust up the biggest banks. Hillary wants to make it more expensive for banks to be very big.

Bernie wants to resurrect the Glass-Staegall Act that separated commercial from investment banking before Bill Clinton joined Republicans in repealing it. Hillary doesn’t think it’s necessary to go that far.

Bernie wants to tax speculative trading on Wall Street. Hillary doesn’t think that’s necessary, either.

Bernie wants to expand Social Security by raising the cap on income subject to the Social Security payroll tax. Hillary wants to protect Social Security as is.

Bernie wants to allow states to legalize marijuana. Hillary wants to put marijuana on a lower drug enforcement classification but doesn’t want it legalized.

Bernie isn’t taking money from corporate PACs or Super PACs. Hillary is."

“See?” she said. “The difference is huge. Bernie is leading a movement for fundamental change. That’s why he’s generating so much enthusiasm, and why he’ll win the primaries.”

“Wrong” he said. “Bernie's too radical. He doesn’t stand a chance.”

What do you think?


https://www.facebook.com/RBReich/?fref=nf


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Robert Reich on FB regarding the differences between Bernie and Hillary (Original Post) SHRED Dec 2015 OP
I'm going to vote for clydefrand Dec 2015 #1
I'm going with the "radical". Fuddnik Dec 2015 #2
Funny how going to the Right is never seen as "radical". Spitfire of ATJ Dec 2015 #3
They say that's pragmatic. TIME TO PANIC Dec 2015 #10
Amen.... daleanime Dec 2015 #14
Bernie will win! Rockyj Dec 2015 #4
Bernie Rebkeh Dec 2015 #5
I'm for the "radical" as well. TIME TO PANIC Dec 2015 #6
Too radical...I'm going with radical. SammyWinstonJack Dec 2015 #7
It's time for REAL change...RADICAL change! AzDar Dec 2015 #8
Hillary isn't radical enough Jack Rabbit Dec 2015 #9
EXACTLY ! TIME TO PANIC Dec 2015 #12
he’ll win the primaries, and kick ass in the general Vincardog Dec 2015 #11
Corporations and Wall Street waging economic warfare on the poor and middle class isn't radical? raindaddy Dec 2015 #13
I'm guessing "we" = "Democratic Party"? SusanaMontana41 Dec 2015 #18
You're right.. The Democratic party has gone through a transformation and nobody got to vote on it. raindaddy Dec 2015 #21
Yessir. SusanaMontana41 Dec 2015 #22
Reich is right. JDPriestly Dec 2015 #15
Over 50% of the Public agree w. every one of Bernie's major positions except one. dirtydickcheney Dec 2015 #16
Looks like I favor radical. Paka Dec 2015 #17
Call me a radical. Which reminds me, I miss Jackpine. Scuba Dec 2015 #19
In most other industrialized countries he'd be center-left n/t eridani Dec 2015 #20
Funny how Dretownblues Dec 2015 #23
The big private sector players SHRED Dec 2015 #24

Rockyj

(538 posts)
4. Bernie will win!
Mon Dec 14, 2015, 04:06 PM
Dec 2015

Plus what's pissing people off more is the obvious media black OUT, which is causing more & more people to #FeelTheBern!

Jack Rabbit

(45,984 posts)
9. Hillary isn't radical enough
Mon Dec 14, 2015, 04:14 PM
Dec 2015

Even if she wins the election, she'll make only cosmetic adjustments to the neoliberal status quo that has brought us steadily increasing income inequality, a disappearing middle class, curtailed civil liberties, more environmental pollution and no action on climate change.

She may stand a chance of being elected, but she doesn't stand a chance of making a needed difference.

raindaddy

(1,370 posts)
13. Corporations and Wall Street waging economic warfare on the poor and middle class isn't radical?
Mon Dec 14, 2015, 04:22 PM
Dec 2015

Why do we shoot ourselves in the foot?

SusanaMontana41

(3,233 posts)
18. I'm guessing "we" = "Democratic Party"?
Tue Dec 15, 2015, 04:37 AM
Dec 2015

I'm a Roosevelt Democrat who barely recognizes today's Democratic Party.

I didn't leave the party. The party left me.

Looks like you're voting for the (d)emocrat, too.

F E E L T H E B E R N!

raindaddy

(1,370 posts)
21. You're right.. The Democratic party has gone through a transformation and nobody got to vote on it.
Tue Dec 15, 2015, 11:58 AM
Dec 2015

How did we get from Roosevelt and JFK to the 3rd way? Sounds like a chant ...

It's the elephant in the room and a discussion that needs to happen and if they truly want to be the new moderate Republican party we need a new party!

It looks like there's a lot of people who feel as we do Susana, the Democratic party loses members every election cycle.

JDPriestly

(57,936 posts)
15. Reich is right.
Mon Dec 14, 2015, 04:31 PM
Dec 2015

In the 72 years I have been alive, the most liked candidate has always won in presidential elections.

The exception is 2000 when Gore won the popular vote, and Bush was handed the election by the Supreme Court.

Gore was liked best although he was rather stiff.

 

dirtydickcheney

(242 posts)
16. Over 50% of the Public agree w. every one of Bernie's major positions except one.
Mon Dec 14, 2015, 05:26 PM
Dec 2015

And that one (Medicare for All) 49% of the Public Agrees with.

That's apparently all "too radical".

Dretownblues

(253 posts)
23. Funny how
Wed Dec 23, 2015, 05:24 PM
Dec 2015

Bernie's policy positions are too radical for Americans yet not too radical for most developed nations. My wife is from Colombia, and she has told me that state schools and healthcare are free, but for some reason those ideas are too radical for Americans. What a shame that Americans always seem to vote against their self-interest.

 

SHRED

(28,136 posts)
24. The big private sector players
Sat Dec 26, 2015, 03:17 PM
Dec 2015

They have brainwashed the masses into believing they should hate their own government.

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