Bernie Sanders

Bernard "Bernie" Sanders (born September 8, 1941) is an American politician and the junior United States senator from Vermont. He is a candidate for the Democratic nomination for President of the United States in the 2016 election. A member of the Democratic Party since 2015, Sanders had been the longest-serving independent in U.S. congressional history, though his caucusing with the Democrats entitled him to committee assignments and at times gave Democrats a majority. Sanders became the ranking minority member on the Senate Budget Committee in January 2015; he had previously served for two years as chair of the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee. A self-proclaimed democratic socialist, Sanders is pro-labor and favors greater economic equality. Sanders was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York City, and graduated from the University of Chicago in 1964. While a student he was an activ... More

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Bernie Sanders Quotes

Bernie Sanders #Age

As a result of the digital age and the decline of first-class mail, there is no question that the Postal Service must change and develop a new business model.
Bernie Sanders #Education #Health

You go to Scandinavia, and you will find that people have a much higher standard of living, in terms of education, health care and decent paying jobs.
Bernie Sanders #Health

These are the same people who believe, in some cases, the federal government should not play any role in providing health care to our people or protecting the environment.
Bernie Sanders #Health #Trust

People don't trust private health insurance companies for all the right reasons.
Bernie Sanders #Health

As a single-payer advocate, I believe that at the end of the day, if a state goes forward and passed an effective single-payer program, it will demonstrate that you can provide quality health care to every man, woman and child in a more cost-effective way.
Bernie Sanders #Health

If the goal of health-care reform is to provide comprehensive, universal health care in a cost-effective way, the only honest approach is a single-payer approach.
Bernie Sanders #Health

Look, if you have somebody who doesn't have health insurance, who doesn't have a doctor or dentist, and in order to deal with their cold or flu or dental problem, they go to an emergency room - in general, that visit will cost ten times more than walking into a community health center.
Bernie Sanders #History

Of course the Republicans have long wanted to privatize Social Security and destroy it. But Social Security has been the most important and valuable social program in the history of the United States.