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Mon Dec 14, 2015, 01:25 PM

 

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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Reply Robert Reich on FB regarding the differences between Bernie and Hillary (Original post)
SHRED Dec 2015 OP
clydefrand Dec 2015 #1
Fuddnik Dec 2015 #2
Spitfire of ATJ Dec 2015 #3
TIME TO PANIC Dec 2015 #10
daleanime Dec 2015 #14
Rockyj Dec 2015 #4
Rebkeh Dec 2015 #5
TIME TO PANIC Dec 2015 #6
SammyWinstonJack Dec 2015 #7
AzDar Dec 2015 #8
Jack Rabbit Dec 2015 #9
TIME TO PANIC Dec 2015 #12
Vincardog Dec 2015 #11
raindaddy Dec 2015 #13
SusanaMontana41 Dec 2015 #18
raindaddy Dec 2015 #21
SusanaMontana41 Dec 2015 #22
JDPriestly Dec 2015 #15
dirtydickcheney Dec 2015 #16
Paka Dec 2015 #17
Scuba Dec 2015 #19
eridani Dec 2015 #20
Dretownblues Dec 2015 #23
SHRED Dec 2015 #24

Response to SHRED (Original post)

Mon Dec 14, 2015, 01:28 PM

1. I'm going to vote for

B E R N I E

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Response to SHRED (Original post)

Mon Dec 14, 2015, 02:58 PM

2. I'm going with the "radical".

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Response to SHRED (Original post)

Mon Dec 14, 2015, 03:02 PM

3. Funny how going to the Right is never seen as "radical".

 

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Response to Spitfire of ATJ (Reply #3)

Mon Dec 14, 2015, 03:15 PM

10. They say that's pragmatic.

It's fucking sickening!

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Response to TIME TO PANIC (Reply #10)

Mon Dec 14, 2015, 03:29 PM

14. Amen....

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Response to SHRED (Original post)

Mon Dec 14, 2015, 03:06 PM

4. Bernie will win!

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

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Response to SHRED (Original post)

Mon Dec 14, 2015, 03:08 PM

5. Bernie

Obviously

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Response to SHRED (Original post)

Mon Dec 14, 2015, 03:08 PM

6. I'm for the "radical" as well.

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Response to SHRED (Original post)

Mon Dec 14, 2015, 03:08 PM

7. Too radical...I'm going with radical.

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Response to SHRED (Original post)

Mon Dec 14, 2015, 03:09 PM

8. It's time for REAL change...RADICAL change!

 

Bernie!!!

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Response to SHRED (Original post)

Mon Dec 14, 2015, 03:14 PM

9. Hillary isn't radical enough

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.

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Response to Jack Rabbit (Reply #9)

Mon Dec 14, 2015, 03:18 PM

12. EXACTLY !

We can't take potentially eight more years of the status quo.

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Response to SHRED (Original post)

Mon Dec 14, 2015, 03:15 PM

11. he’ll win the primaries, and kick ass in the general

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Response to SHRED (Original post)

Mon Dec 14, 2015, 03:22 PM

13. Corporations and Wall Street waging economic warfare on the poor and middle class isn't radical?

Why do we shoot ourselves in the foot?

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Response to raindaddy (Reply #13)

Tue Dec 15, 2015, 03:37 AM

18. I'm guessing "we" = "Democratic Party"?

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!

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Response to SusanaMontana41 (Reply #18)

Tue Dec 15, 2015, 10:58 AM

21. You're right.. The Democratic party has gone through a transformation and nobody got to vote on it.

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.

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Response to raindaddy (Reply #21)

Wed Dec 23, 2015, 03:29 PM

22. Yessir.

It isn't our fault the Democratic Party is Republican Lite.

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Response to SHRED (Original post)

Mon Dec 14, 2015, 03:31 PM

15. Reich is right.

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.

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Response to SHRED (Original post)

Mon Dec 14, 2015, 04:26 PM

16. Over 50% of the Public agree w. every one of Bernie's major positions except one.

 

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

That's apparently all "too radical".

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Response to SHRED (Original post)

Mon Dec 14, 2015, 04:27 PM

17. Looks like I favor radical.

Bernie for the win!

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Response to SHRED (Original post)

Tue Dec 15, 2015, 05:17 AM

19. Call me a radical. Which reminds me, I miss Jackpine.

 

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Response to SHRED (Original post)

Tue Dec 15, 2015, 06:27 AM

20. In most other industrialized countries he'd be center-left n/t

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Response to SHRED (Original post)

Wed Dec 23, 2015, 04:24 PM

23. Funny how

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.

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Response to Dretownblues (Reply #23)

Sat Dec 26, 2015, 02:17 PM

24. The big private sector players

 

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

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