Bernie Sanders receives positive response to “Medicare for all” proposal from Fox News crowd.

By |2019-04-16T05:31:26-08:00April 16th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , |7 Comments


Courtesy of The Hill:

The audience at a Fox News town hall erupted in cheers and applause when asked by moderator Bret Baier if they would support Sen. Bernie Sanders’s (I-Vt.) “Medicare for All” proposal.

“I want to ask the audience a question here. … How many are willing to transition to what the senator says, a government-run system?” Baier asked before the crowd burst into cheers.

The question comes a week after Sanders introduced updated Medicare for All legislation in the Senate.

His proposed bill would largely eliminate private insurance and institute a single-payer system managed by the government.

The updated version would also include coverage for long-term care, such as nursing homes, which is not covered by Medicare currently. Home- and community-based care would also be covered.

I have to give Sanders a little credit here. 

Going on Fox News and getting that level of support for a policy that has been repeatedly vilified by the Right Wing media is no small thing. 

On this same note, we should also acknowledge that Sanders kept his word and released ten years of his tax returns. 

Courtesy of NYT:

Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont, a leading candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination, disclosed 10 years of tax returns on Monday, providing a more detailed look at his finances than what he offered when he ran for the White House in 2016.

The returns show that Mr. Sanders’s earnings shot up after his first presidential bid, when he built up a vast national following. He and his wife, Jane O’Meara Sanders, reported income that topped $1 million in 2016 and 2017, lifted by proceeds from his books.

The couple had an adjusted gross income of $561,293 in 2018, according to their most recent tax return. Mr. Sanders had about $393,000 in book income last year, and he and his wife reported giving nearly $19,000 to charity.

Their federal taxes came to $145,840, for an effective federal tax rate of 26 percent.

I have not changed my opinion that Sanders is the wrong candidate to represent the Democrats in 2020 (For one thing he is not a Democrat,) but I will give him credit for talking directly to the Fox News crowd and releasing his tax returns. 

I think Sanders provided some cover for Trump not releasing his tax returns and now that has been removed. 

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7 Comments

  1. Anon April 16, 2019 at 8:45 am

    100% taxes for all!!! Send it all to Jesus!!!!!

    (kidding)

  2. Anon April 16, 2019 at 11:20 am

    For one thing he is not a democrat? How does that even hurt anyone? Honest question.

  3. Anonymous April 16, 2019 at 2:57 pm

    They need to take some lessons from the lawyers. Never ask a question unless you know the answer. They only *THOUGHT* they knew the answer.

  4. Mark Ehle April 17, 2019 at 4:56 am

    Last time the “democrat” lost to an adulterous moronic con man. Just sayin’.

  5. anon April 17, 2019 at 6:19 am

    fuck bernie sanders> that commie spoiler

  6. ANON April 17, 2019 at 7:05 am

    https://www.huffpost.com/entry/trump-bernie-sanders-tweetbomb_n_5cb69035e4b098b9a2dbfcad

    Trump tweeted about “Crazy Bernie Sanders” four times in less than 12 hours from Monday to Tuesday.

    “I look forward to facing whoever it may be. May God Rest Their Soul!” Trump declared

    @6:11AM
    So weird to watch Crazy Bernie on @FoxNews. Not surprisingly, @BretBaier and the “audience” was so smiley and nice. Very strange, and now we have @donnabrazile?

    @5:11PM
    Bernie Sanders and wife should pay the Pre-Trump Taxes on their almost $600,000 in income. He is always complaining about these big TAX CUTS, except when it benefits him. They made a fortune off of Trump, but so did everyone else – and that’s a good thing, not a bad thing!

    @5:24PM
    I believe it will be Crazy Bernie Sanders vs. Sleepy Joe Biden as the two finalists to run against maybe the best Economy in the history of our Country (and MANY other great things)! I look forward to facing whoever it may be. May God Rest Their Soul!

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