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Everything Sen. Bernie Sanders Said at the Las Vegas Democratic Debate | NBC New York

Everything Sen. Bernie Sanders Said at the Las Vegas Democratic Debate | NBC New York
since the last time you all shared the stage senator

Sanders

a self-described

Democratic

Socialist has surged into the lead nationally in the

Democratic

race and there's a new person on the stage tonight Mayor Michael Bloomberg a former Republican who spent millions of his own dollars to run on this race what hasn't changed a majority of

Democratic

voters still say their top priority is beating President Trump the senator senator

Sanders

the first question to you Mayor Bloomberg is
everything sen bernie sanders said at the las vegas democratic debate nbc new york
pitching himself as a centrist who says he's best positioned to win in November why is your revolution a better bet in order to beat Donald Trump we're gonna need the largest voter turnout in the history of the United States mr. Bloomberg had policies in New

York

City of stop-and-frisk which went after african-american and Latino people in an outrageous way that is not a way you're going to grow voter turnout when our movement is about is bringing working-class people together black
and white and Latino Native American Asian American around an agenda that works for all of us and not just the billionaire class and that agenda says that maybe just maybe we should join the rest of the industrialized world guarantee health care to all people as a human right raise that minimum wage to a living wage of 15 bucks an hour and have the guts to take on the fossil fuel industry because they're short-term profits are not more important than the future of this planet and the need to
combat climate change those are some of the reasons we have the strongest campaign to defeat Donald Trump if speaking to the needs in the pain of a long-neglected working class is polarizing I think you got the wrong word what we are trying finally to do is to give a voice to people who after 45 years of work are not making a nickel more than they did 45 years ago we are giving a voice to people who are say we are sick of die a billionaires like mr. Bloomberg seeing huge expansions of their
wealth while a half a million people sleep out on the street tonight and that's what we are saying Pete is maybe at the time for the working class of this country to have a little bit of power in Washington rather than your billionaire campaign contributors huh we have over ten point six million people on Twitter and 99.9 percent of them are decent human beings are working people are people who believe in justice compassion and love and if there are a few people who make ugly remarks who
attack trade union leaders I disown those people they are not part of our movement well let me also say what I hope my friends up here will agree with is that if you look at the wild west of the internet talk to some of the African American women on my campaign talk to senator Nina Turner talk to others and find the vicious racist sexist attacks that are coming their way as well so I would hope that all of us understand that we should do

everything

we possibly can to end the viciousness and
ugliness on the internet our campaign is about issues it's about fighting for the working families and the middle class it is not about vicious attacks on other people senator when you say that you disown these attacks and you didn't personally direct them I believe you both know what it is but at a certain point you got to ask yourself why did this pattern arise why is it especially the case among your support I don't think it is actually the case that's just not true look
people know people if you want to talk to some of the women on my campaign what you will see is the most ugly sexist racist attacks that are I would even describe them here they're so disgusting and let me say something else about this not being too paranoid all of us remember 2016 and what we meant what we remember is efforts by Russians and others to try to interfere in our election and divide us up I'm not saying that's happening but it would not shock I saw some of those tweets
regarding the culinary Workers Union I am have a 30-year 100% Pro Union voting record you think I would support or anybody supports me with the attacking union leaders it's not thinkable there are some Democrats who like you a lot but worried that this plan medicare-for-all is going to take away private insurance and that it goes too far are they right no let me be very clear two points for a hundred years from Teddy Roosevelt to Barack Obama this country hasn't been talking about the
everything sen bernie sanders said at the las vegas democratic debate nbc new york
need to guarantee health care for people and yet today despite spending twice as much per capita chuk twice as much as any other major country on earth we got 87 million who are uninsured or underinsured we got over 60,000 people who die every year because they don't get to a doctor on time we're getting ripped off outrageously by the greed and corruption of the pharmaceutical industry which in some cases charges us ten times more for the same drugs because of their price-fixing five
hundred thousand people go bankrupt every year because they can't afford medical bill so let me be very clear for my good friends in the culinary Workers Union in great union I will never sign a bill that will reduce the health care benefits they have we will only expand it for them for every union in America and for the working class of this country somehow or another Canada can provide universal health care to all their people have half the cost UK can do it France can do it Germany did
all of Europe to do it gee-whiz somehow or another we are the only major country on earth they can't do it why is that and I'll tell you why it's because last year the health care industry made a hundred billion dollars in profits pharmaceutical industry top six companies sixty nine billion dollars in profit and co-ceos are contributing to Pete's campaign and other campaigns akhiya let's clear this up maybe maybe it is finally time that we

said

as a nation and not there's
enough the function of a rational health care system is not to make the pharmaceutical industry and the drug companies rich it is to provide health care to all people as a human right and out of prison vice-president 3 no customers ain't got no deductibles well I think we did let me tell you what happened first of all you're right and thank you Las

Vegas

for the excellent medical care I got in the hospital two days and I think the one area maybe the Mayor Bloomberg and I share you have
two stents as well all right in five years ago well we both have two stents it's a procedure that it's done about a million times a year so we released the full report of that heart attack second of all we released the full my whole 29 years in the Capitol the attending position all of my history medical history and furthermore we release reports from two leading Vermont cardiologists who described my situation and by the way who

said

Bernie

Sanders

is more than able to deal with the
stress in the vigor of being president of the United States they follow me around the campaign trail three four or five events a day see how you're doing compared to me double let's level people under your plan which is a maintenance continuation of the status quo that's yeah can I finish the average American today is paying $12,000 a year that's what that family is paying 20% of a 60,000 income $12,000 the highest prices in the world for prescription drugs just the other day a
major study came out from Yale epidemiologist in Lancet one of the leading medical publications in the world what they

said

my friends is Medicare for all will save four hundred and fifty billion dollars a year because we are the absurdity of thousands of separate plans that require hundreds of billions of dollars of administration and by the way ending the hundred billion a year in profiteering from the drug companies planned here just you know we talk about electability and everybody up here
wants to be Trump and we talked about stop and frisk and we talked about the workplace that Mayor Bloomberg has established and the problems there but maybe we should also ask how Mayor Bloomberg in 2004 supported george w bush for president put money into republican candidates for the united states senate when some of us Joe and I and others were fighting for Democrats to control the United States Senate and David working talk maybe we can talk about a billionaire saying that we should not
everything sen bernie sanders said at the las vegas democratic debate nbc new york
raise the minimum wage or that we should cut Social Security Medicare and Medicaid if that's a way to beat Donald Trump wow I would be very surprised you want a total ban on that natural gas extraction no fracking in the next five years the industry obviously supports a lot of a lot of jobs around the country including thousands in the battleground state of Pennsylvania one unit official there told the New

York

Times quote if we end up with a

Democratic

candidate that supports a fracking ban
I'm gonna tell my members that either you don't vote you vote for the other guy what do you tell these workers it's supporting a big industry right now sir what I tell these workers is that the scientists are telling us that if we don't act incredibly boldly within the next six seven years there will be irreparable damage done not just to Nevada not just a Vermont or Massachusetts but to the entire world Joe

said

it right this is an existential threat you know what that means
Chuck that means we're fighting for the future of this planet and the green new deal that I support the way will create up to 20 million good-paying jobs as we move our energy system away from fossil fuel to energy efficiency and sustainable energy this is a moral issue my friends we have to have take the responsibility of making sure that the planet we leave our children and grandchildren is a planet that is healthy and habitable that is more important than the profits of the fossil fuel
industry you know when we talked about a corrupt political system bought by billionaires like mr. Bloomberg it manifests itself in a tax code in which not only is Amazon in many are the major cooperation some owned by the wealthiest people in this country not paying a nickel in taxes we have the insane situation that billionaires today if you can believe it have an effective tax rate lower than the middle class so maybe just the tax code why are you complaining what about the code did you and
your kid not me you and your campaign contributions electing people who represent the wealthy and the powerful those are the thermic rats thank you Wehling Republicans - okay and George W Bush as well we have a grotesque and immoral distribution of wealth in income Mike Bloomberg owns more wealth than the bottom a hundred and twenty five million Americans that's wrong that's immoral that should not be the case when we got a half a million people sleep it out on the streets where we have
kids who cannot afford to go to college when we have 45 million people dealing with student debt we have enormous problems facing this country and we cannot continue seeing a situation where the last three years billionaires in this country soar at eight hundred and fifty billion dollar increase in their wealth congratulations mr. bloom but the average American last year so less than a 1% increase it is our income that's wrong thank you it's my policy and I'm very proud of that
policy all right what we need to do to deal with this grotesque level of income and wealth inequality is make sure that those people who are working you know what mr. Bloomberg wasn't you who made all that money maybe your workers played some role in that as well and it's important that those workers are able to share the benefits also when we have so many people go to work every day and they feel not good about their jobs they feel like cogs in a machine I want workers to be able to sit
on corporate boards as well so they can have some say over what happens to their lives senator

Sanders

our latest NBC news/wall Street Journal poll released yesterday two-thirds of all voters

said

they were uncomfortable with a socialist candidate for president what do you say to those voters sir what was the result of that poll what was winning impressions questions to you well the question was that I was winning and I think by a fairly comfortable margin might mention that but here is the
point let's talk about

democratic

socialism not communism mr. Bloomberg that's a cheap shot let's talk about

democratic

let's talk about what goes on in countries like Denmark with people correctly pointed out they have a much higher quality of life in many respects than we do what are we talking about we are living in many ways in a socialist society right now problem is as dr. Martin Luther King reminded us we have socialism for the very rich rugged individualism for the poor
wait a second Donald let me finish when Donald Trump gets eight hundred million dollars in tax breaks and subsidies to be linked to build luxury condominiums that's socialism for the rich Great Wall thought we have to subsidize Walmart's workers who are on Medicaid and food stamps because the wealthiest family in America pays starvation wages that socialism for the rich I believe in

democratic

socialism for working people not billionaires health care for all educational opportunities
well the process includes 500 super-delegates on the second ballot so I think that the will of the people shall prevail yes thank you God those folks should be covered on my fortunately like among other groups Latino groups saw that bill having provisions akin to slavery Joe but the bottom line is all of us are united in defeating the most dangerous president in the modern history of this country that we agree with but where we don't agree I think is why we are today the only major country
on earth not to guarantee health care to all people why three people are more wealth than the bottom half of America when 500,000 people sleep out on the street why hundreds of thousands of bright young kids can afford to go to college and forty five million remaining student debt bottom line here real change never takes place from the top on down never takes place from an oligarchy controlled by billionaires we need to mobilize millions of people to stand up for justice that's our campaign
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