30 Dec 2015

“When Wall Street greed drove this country into a major economic recession, the middle class bailed them out, now it's time for Wall Street, they're doing great right now, to help the middle class, and help our young people pay-off their student debts."

2016 Presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders is stumping in Southern Nevada.

On Monday Sen. Sanders sat down with News 3's Gerard Ramahlo to talk about his platform and the changes he thinks the next president must make to keep the new generation of America strong and growing. 

"You know, I just want to say; when we began this campaign we were at about 3-percent in the polls, so we've come a long way. The vast majority of people did not know me or what I stand for. I think we're making real progress." 

Vermont senator Bernie Sanders doesn't just want progress; he says he wants change, beginning with the economy. 

“A minimum wage of 7.25 an hour, frankly that's a starvation wage.” He says, “It has to be raised whether you're conservative or progressive I think that 15 bucks an hour over the next couple years... we need to create millions of decent paying jobs in this country by rebuilding our crumbling infrastructure. We need pay equity for women workers, we need a trade policy that work for workers in this country and not allowing corporations to go to China or Vietnam or other low-wage countries." 

Another key point of his platform, and one that seems to be resonating with students: free tuition at public colleges and universities.

“How are we going to fund it? We're going to fund it through a tax on Wall Street speculation. When Wall Street greed drove this country into a major economic recession, the middle class bailed them out, now it's time for Wall Street, they're doing great right now, to help the middle class, and help our young people pay-off their student debts." 

On healthcare, Sanders says he would do away with Obamacare and create a national healthcare program, essentially expanding Medicare. He says it would run as a single payer system. 

And on the war on terror, Sanders says the U.S. should work to defeat Isis by supporting a coalition of forces that includes Muslim boots on the ground. He does not want perpetual warfare involving us-soldiers in the middle-east.


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