Sanders Planning ‘Major Speech’ on This Subject

Presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders said Sunday that he is preparing to give a “major speech” on democratic socialism, the political philosophy that is guiding him and his upstart campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination.

“I think we have some explaining and work to do,” the Vermont senator told an audience at a house party here in the nation’s first caucus state, acknowledging that the term “democratic socialism” makes some people “very, very nervous.”

Sanders, an independent who caucuses with Democrats in the Senate, has long identified as a democratic socialist. As a presidential candidate, he has put forward policies that try to create more fairness in a country he says is now rigged to favor the rich — but he has stopped short of calling for classic socialist ideas, like government takeovers of private industry.

Sanders, for instance, has advocated free tuition at public colleges and universities, a single-payer health-care system, guaranteed family leave for workers and a “massive” federal jobs program to put more people to work and to fix the country’s infrastructure.

Sanders said his speech on democratic socialism is one of several addresses his campaign is preparing as his race against Hillary Rodham Clinton heads toward the first nominating contests early next year. (Read more from “Sanders Planning ‘Major Speech’ on This Subject” HERE)

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  • Kent2012

    the “reason” that the USA should give up over 200 years of successful capitalism should be interesting…the abused word “fair” comes to mind and of course there will be a number of parasites and coffee shop philosophers that will point to the “success” of Europe…really with one country in particular being in “existence” today due to our involvement in WWII and our generosity during their failed plans that resulted in mass starvation and those other great examples…two of whom were rebuilt by US taxpayers…

  • 4freedom

    The title should be: Bernie gives speech on how my twisted mind will show you why Communism, living penniless, having an extremely over oppressive SS style government, and dying, are all good for you.

  • wandamurline

    The only difference between communism and socialism is that communism enslaves you by force, the other by vote.

  • Paul

    His speech can be real simple: 1) Socialism will work well until we run out of rich people’s money or the business’ leave our nation to a better one. And 2) If you come to the USA, get educated, work hard and become successful, we’ll take all of your wealth away from you and kill your dreams. On a positive note, we won’t have to worry about illegal aliens if Socialism takes root. They’d all go back to where they came from.

  • Kevin

    Bernie just needs to go away. He proved he is not, seriously, interested in actually becoming President with the patty-cake game that he played with Hillary Clinton during the sham the Dems/Communists call a democratic debate.

  • reggiec

    What Socialists like ole Bernie do not explain is where they will get the money to fund their utopia. Eventually the producers/makers get tired of supporting the users/takers when their hard work is punished and either move or quit producing and making.

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    F. A. Hayek stated this very succinctly in his Nobel Prize
    lecture from 1974, “The Pretense of Knowledge.”

    “To act on the belief that we possess the knowledge and the power which enable us to shape the processes of society entirely to our liking, knowledge which in fact we do not possess, is likely to make us do much harm. . . The recognition of the insuperable limits to
    his knowledge ought indeed to teach the student of society a lesson in humility, which should guard him against becoming an accomplice in men’s fatal striving to control society—a striving which makes him not only a tyrant over his fellows, but which may well make him the destroyer of a civilization which no brain has designed but which has grown from the free efforts of millions of individuals.”

  • FlyinyTiger

    Man you fools, Bidden is blackmailing Clinthead NOT to run. Jan. 2017 Bidden’s out a job. So the Crazy Clinthead has all the money in the World (ISIS, SAUDI’s, COMMIE’s) everybody that hates the USA’s People’s Freedoms has that Beatch in Their Pocket. Bidden’s cutting his deal. The Corupt Bastards Club (soft Rinos) are scared to death of the folks I have Named “Bottom Providers” (Folks to tired at the end of a hard day’s work to smack college commie’s with their own Protest Signs) will really get together and in front of these “Sarah Palin” personality type assassinations From the Media Mogul queers. Trashing Trump, Carson and anybody else that can’t be bought off. Bring us back to the Great Country we were before the guilt tripping Dictators push their agenda on us Freedom loving people’s. Good Grief some pot and a bag of Dorritos is all it takes? What a bunch of Losers if we don’t force Trump/Carson to repeal thirty years of legislation that takes our Freedoms with baby steps of legal mumbo gumbo.
    Push back California’s property tax already includes college Tax! That’s a FREEBE on who’s back. ButtHead Clintons policies laid the ground work for the Great Recession.