4 Jan 2016

"In my view, you judge a country not by the number of millionaires and billionaires it produces, but by how it treats the most vulnerable people", Sanders said Sunday morning.

Just six miles away from where Hillary Clinton held an event in Derry Sunday morning, Sen. Bernie Sanders held a round table on senior issues in Londonderry.  
As the two candidates race to the finish for the democratic nomination, Sanders' supporters are feeling good about their chances.
"In my view, you judge a country not by the number of millionaires and billionaires it produces, but by how it treats the most vulnerable people," Sanders said.
In Londonderry on Sunday morning, Sanders railed against attempts to trim the social safety net for seniors, slamming proposals to voucherize medicare.
"And what are you going to get when you're 90 years old dealing with cancer or heart disease?" Sanders asked. "Not much! Needless to say that's a pretty dumb idea."
But first-in-the nation voters want to know: Where does the money come from?
"You're proposing major increases in spending for medicine, medicare, elderly people," said Greg Warner. "My question is how do we afford to pay for this?"
Sanders said the answer lies within the nation's tax system.
"The wealthy and powerful have managed to carve out enormous tax breaks for themselves in a lot respects, and capital gains is taxed at a substantially lower rate than earned income, and that makes no sense to me, a dollar is a dollar," Sanders said.
For some undecided Democrats, electability remains an issue.
"I think he's got a real shot to take New Hampshire," said Bob Gabriel. "I'm not sure how he's going to play nationally."
But for the Sanders faithful, there's a stark contrast with Clinton.
"She seems kind of inauthentic to me," said Michelle Dimartino of Nashua. "And I think with Bernie, you see what you get and he's got a history of consistency."
"I want to make this point for the umpteenth time," Sanders said. "This is the richest country in the history of the world. Millions of our people should not be living in poverty."

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