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5. I don't agree with that
Thu Jun 2, 2016, 06:43 PM
Jun 2016

Sanders was known as the amendment king and got more amendments through than anyone else during his periods in congress. He also contributed more in legislation than he gets official credit for because he was an independent and they passed off his stuff to others in the Dem party. He didn't care as long as the legislation got done.

He passed more amendments in Republican controlled congresses than anyone. Hillary passed zero amendments during her time in congress.

How Bernie Gets Things Done in Congress Without Being Bought Off
Unlike Clinton, who courts corporations, Sanders isn't afraid to stray from the pack for his principles

Throughout his career, Mr. Sanders stood in opposition to many egregious legislative blunders now retrospectively viewed as mistakes. He voted against the disastrous trade deal, NAFTA, in 1993 and was one of the earliest voices of opposition against the TPP—which doubles down on many of NAFTA’s fallacies. Mr. Sanders was one of 67 legislators who voted against the Defense of Marriage Act in 1996 and against the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” military policy in 1993. He also voted against the Iraq War and the Patriot Act, and helped secure billions in funding under the Affordable Care Act for community health services.

From the above, his judgment on issues blows away Hillary's - no contest.
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