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.
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— 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.