Town Hall with Bernie Sanders | Part 1
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Town Hall with Bernie Sanders | Part 1


>>HE CAME WITHIN A HAIR OF THE 2016 DEMOCRATIC NOMINATION.>>THIS TIME, SENATOR BERNIE SANDERS SAYS HE’S GOING ALL THE WAY.>>WHAT’S GOING TO BE DIFFERENT THIS TIME?>>WE ARE GOING TO WIN.>>WITH A PART OF A ECONOMIC PARTY MOVING LEFT, THE INDEPENDENT OF AQUATIC SOCIALIST FROM VERMONT REMINDS VOTERS HE’S THE ORIGINAL.>>THREE YEARS AGO DURING OUR 2015 CAMPAIGN, WE WERE TOLD THAT OUR IDEAS WERE RADICAL AND THEY WERE EXTREME.>>AND IN THE SHADOW OF THIS ONCE ICONIC STEEL PLANT…>>SENATOR BERNIE KEMP DOMINICK SANDERS TALKS ABOUT THE ECONOMY, JOBS AND HIS VISION FOR THE FUTF AMERICA. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪>>GOOD EVENING HERE AND BEEN SLAPPED DOMINIC BETHLEHEM, PENNSYLVANIA, . I’M BRET BAIER.>>Martha: AND I MARTHA MacCALLUM. INCORPORATED YOU SO MUCH. GREAT TO HAVE EVERYBODY HERE. BEHIND US, AS YOU CAN SEE, IS THE NOW SHUTTERED BETHLEHEM STEEL PLANT.>>Bret: IN ITS HEYDAY THE BETHLEHEM STEEL PLANT BLASTS THOSE FURNACES AND PRODUCED THOUSANDS OF TONS OF STEEL A DAY. THAT STEEL BUILT SKYSCRAPERS AND HELPED THE U.S. WIN TWO WORLD WARS. THE PLANT CLOSED IN 1995. IT REALLY DEVASTATING WAS WORKING CLASS COMMUNITY.>>Martha: NOW THERE IS A NEW DAY DAWNING BETHLEHEM ECONOMICALLY AND POLITICALLY. HERE IN NORTHAMPTON COUNTRY — NORTHAMPTON COUNTY, WHICH IS WHERE WE ARE, THEY VOTED FOR BARACK OBAMA IN BIG NUMBERS AND FOR THE DEMOCRAT ALL THE WAY BACK TO BUSH 41 ACTUALLY, BUT IT FLIPPED THE SCRIPT IN HIS COUNTY AND THEY VOTED FOR DONALD TRUMP IN 2016 BY A SHIFT OF NINE POINTS.>>Bret: AND THAT’S ONE OF THE REASONS WE ARE HERE. SENATOR SANDERS IS HOPING TO GET THOSE VOTERS BACK IN THE BLUE COLUMN. ACCORDING TO ALL RECENT POLLS, HE IS LEADING AMONG DECLARED DEMOCRAT CANDIDATES. LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, SENATOR BERNIE SANDERS. [CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]>>Senator Sanders: THANK YOU VERY MUCH. THANK YOU.>>Bret: SENATOR, WE WANTED TO START — WE WILL GET A LOT OF QUESTIONS FROM THE AUDIENCE, MARTHA AND I WILL FOLLOW UP THROUGHOUT. LET’S START BY GETTING WORK TO OUR AUDIENCE. OUR FIRST QUESTION IS FROM JOE. HE IS A STUDENT FROM ALLENTOWN, PENNSYLVANIA. WHAT IS YOUR QUESTION?>>HI, SENATOR SANDERS. NOW THAT YOUR TAX RETURNS HAVE BEEN RELEASED AND YOU HAVE BEEN IDENTIFIED AS A MILLIONAIRE AND IN THE TOP 1%, WILL YOU PAY YOUR FAIR SHARE, AND HOW DO YOU PLAN TO APPLY THE POLICIES THAT YOU’VE BEEN TALKING ABOUT ENFORCING ON TOP EARNERS? THANK YOU, SENATOR SANDERS.>>Senator Sanders: I HAPPEN TO BELIEVE, JOE, THAT WE HAVE AN ABSURD TAX SYSTEM, AND WHILE MILLIONS OF PEOPLE TODAY ARE PAYING ACTUALLY MORE IN TAXES THAN ANTICIPATED, AMAZON, NETFLIX, AND DOZENS OF MAJOR CORPORATIONS, AS A RESULT OF TRUMP’S TAX BILL, PAID NOTHING IN FEDERAL TAXES. I THINK THAT’S A DISGRACE. SO TODAY — [CHEERS AND APPLAUSE] YOU RAISED THE ISSUE I’M A MILLIONAIRE. ACTUALLY THIS YEAR WE HAD $560,000 INCOME. THAT’S A LOT OF MONEY, AND THAT MONEY, IN MY CASE, MY WIFE’S CASE, IT CAME FROM A BOOK THAT I WROTE, PRETTY GOOD BOOK, YOU MIGHT WANT TO READ IT. [LAUGHTER] BEST SELLER, BEST SELLER SOLD ALL OF THE WORLD, AND WE MADE MONEY. IF ANYONE THINKS THAT I SHOULD APOLOGIZE FOR WRITING A BEST-SELLING BOOK, I’M SORRY, I’M NOT GOING TO DO IT. [CHEERS AND APPLAUSE] BUT LET ME REITERATE, I VOTED AGAINST — I GUESS I’M FOX NEWS YOU SO THAT IT BENEFITED FROM TRUMP’S TAX BILL, DID YOU TELL PEOPLE I VOTED AGAINST TRUMP’S TAX BILL? SURE.>>Bret: BUT YOU DID BENEFIT FROM IT.>>Senator Sanders: BUT I VOTED AGAINST IT. AND I HAPPEN TO BELIEVE THAT A TAX BILL WRITTEN AND PUSHED BY TRUMP, WHO TOLD THE AMERICAN PEOPLE THAT THAT TAX BILL, SOME OF YOU MAY RECALL, WOULD NOT BENEFIT THE WEALTHY. DO REMEMBER THAT? NOT GOING TO BENEFIT THE WEALTHY. 83% OF THE BENEFITS WENT TO THE TOP 1%. I THINK THAT’S A BAD IDEA AND IN MY VIEW, PEOPLE, WHETHER IT’S ME, YOU, PROBABLY MAKE A LOT MORE MONEY THAN I DO, BUT WHETHER IT’S ME OR YOU ARE ANYBODY ELSE, I THINK WEALTHY PEOPLE AND LARGE CORPORATIONS THAT ARE MAKING BILLIONS OF PROFITS SHOULD START PAYING THEIR FAIR SHARE OF TAXES. [CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]>>Bret: TO YOUR POINT, AND TO JOE’S POINT, YOUR TAXES TO SHOW THAT YOU’RE A MILLIONAIRE. YOU DID MAKE 1 MILLION IN 2016-2017. YOU’RE RIGHT ON THE 561 IN 2017-2018 FOR YOUR MARGINAL TAX RATE WAS 26% BECAUSE OF PRESIDENT TRUMP’S TAX CUTS. WHY NOT SAY ON LEADING THIS REVOLUTION, GOING TO TAKE THIS?>>Senator Sanders: COME ON. I PAY THE TAXES THAT I OWE, AND BY THE WAY, WANT TO GET DONALD TRUMP UP HERE AND ASK THEM HOW MUCH HE PAYS IN TAXES.>>Bret: WE WILL.>>Senator Sanders: I AM AWAITING YOUR DOING THAT.>>Bret: WE WOULD LOVE TO HAVE THEM.>>Martha: WE ABSOLUTELY WILL. SPEECH REC IS THE PRESIDENT WATCHES YOUR NETWORK A BIT, RIGHT? [LAUGHTER] HEY PRESIDENT TRUMP, MY WIFE AND I JUST RELEASED TEN YEARS. PLEASE DO THE SAME. LET THE AMERICAN PEOPLE KNOW.>>Bret: JUST TO WRAP THAT UP, YOU DO SPEND A LOT OF TIME VILIFYING –>>Senator Sanders: I DON’T VILIFY. THE FACT THAT I THINK PEOPLE ARE DOING PHENOMENAL AND PHENOME DOING PHENOMENAL AND PHENOMA DOING PHENOMENAL AND PHENOML DOING PHENOMENAL AND PHENOMY WELL, FOR FOUR YEARS WE HAVE BEEN A SHRINKING MIDDLE CLASS, 40 MILLION PEOPLE LIVING IN POVERTY AND TODAY JUST SO HAPPENS THAT THE VERY WEALTHY ARE DOING INCREDIBLY WELL. IT’S NOT VILIFYING TO SAY THAT PEOPLE WHO HAVE A WHOLE LOT OF MONEY, AND SOME CASES BILLIONS OF DOLLARS OF WEALTH, THEY SHOULD PAY THEIR FAIR SHARE OF TAXES. I’M NOT VILIFYING.>>Bret: LAST QUESTIONS ON THIS. A LOT OF MILLIONAIRES AND BILLIONAIRES GIVE A TIME TO CHARITY. YOU GAVE 3.4%.>>Senator Sanders: YEAH. MY WIFE AND I DO GIVE MONEY TO CHARITY. AND WE ARE PROUD TO DO WHAT WE DID. YOU’RE QUITE RIGHT. THERE ARE PEOPLE, GATES FOUNDATION, DO A PHENOMENAL JOB. WE DO WHAT WE DO.>>Martha: I’VE GOT A COUPLE QUESTIONS FOR YOU. YOU RECOMMENDED A WELL TAX. 70% –>>Senator Sanders: ACTUALLY I DIDN’T, THAT WAS SOMEBODY ELSE. I THINK ANOTHER PERSON.>>Martha: WHAT’S HER NUMBER?>>Senator Sanders: WHAT’S MY NUMBER? I WILL TELL YOU WHAT I THINK. I THINK THAT IN ORDER TO MAKE SURE THAT ELDERLY PEOPLE DO NOT CONTINUE TO LIVE IN POVERTY AND YOU’VE GOT 20% OF ELDERLY PEOPLE TRYING TO GET BY ON 13,000 OR $14,000 A YEAR, I THINK WE SHOULD RAISE THAT GAP FOR PEOPLE MAKING $250,000 OR MORE SO WE CAN MAKE SURE THAT OUR PARENTS CAN LIVE OUT THEIR LIVES IN DIGNITY. I WILL TELL YOU ELSE DOMINIC WOULD ALSO THINK. A TIME WHEN WALL STREET IS DOING PHENOMENALLY WELL AND WE HAVE MILLIONS OF YOUNG PEOPLE WERE DEEPLY IN DEBT FOR THE CRIME OF HAVING GONE TO COLLEGE, I BELIEVE WE SHOULD PASS A SPECULATION TAX ON WALL STREET.>>Martha: THAT’S FINE, BUT I MET ASKING ABOUT THE WEALTHY AND HOW MUCH HIGHER YOU WOULD MAKE IT. YOU DON’T AGREE WITH 70%, WHAT WOULD YOUR NUMBER BE?>>Senator Sanders: IN THE CAMPAIGN OF 2016 WE TALKED ABOUT 52%.>>Martha: 52%, WOULD YOU BE WILLING TO PAY 52% ON THE MONEY MAY? YOU CAN VOLUNTEER.>>Senator Sanders: YOU CAN VOLUNTEER TOO. [CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]>>Martha: EVERYBODY IN YOUR BRACKET SHOULD DO.>>Senator Sanders: MARTHA, YOU MAKE MORE MONEY THAN I DO. WHY DON’T YOU DO THAT CONNECT>>Martha: I DIDN’T SUGGEST THE WEALTH TAX.>>Bret: AND SHE’S NOT RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT.>>Senator Sanders: WE ARE GOING TO FIGHT FOR THE WEALTH TAX AND WE ARE GOING TO DEMAND THAT WE END THE ABSURDITY WERE MAJOR CORPORATION AFTER MAJOR CORPORATIONS — DO YOU KNOW WHA WHAT? IN THIS TAX BILL THAT YOU ARE DEFENDING –>>Martha: ARE NOT DEFENDING ANY TAXABLE, WE ARE ASKING QUESTIONS ABOUT WHAT YOU PROPOSE.>>Senator Sanders: FAMILIES LIKE THE KOCH BROTHERS GET BILLIONS AND BILLIONS OF DOLLARS IN SAVINGS. THAT IS ABSURD. TRUMP WANTS TO REPEAL THE ENTIRE ESTATE TAX. HUGE TAX BREAKS FOR BILLIONAIRES. YOU HAVE ANOTHER QUESTION?>>Bret: WE HAVE MANY QUESTIONS.>>Martha: WE HAVE MANY QUESTIONS ASKED LIKE>>Bret: WE WANT TO GET SUBSTANCE, WE WANT TO GET DETAIL.>>Senator Sanders: LET’S DO IT.>>Bret: THE AUDIENCE HAS A TON OF QUESTIONS TOO.>>Martha: ARE QUESTION COMES FROM KATHY HARRINGTON. KATHY, WHAT’S YOUR QUESTION?>>HI, SENATOR SANDERS GRADE WELCOME TO THE LEHIGH VALLEY. MY QUESTION IS THE DEFINITION OF SOCIALISM IS JUST A SOCIETY AGREEING TO WORK TOGETHER AND COMBINING THEIR RESOURCES TO MAKE SURE EVERYONE IS PROTECTED AND TAKEN HOW CAN YOU CHALLENGE THE IDEA THAT SOCIALISM IS BAD? IN THE MINDS OF THE PUBLIC?>>Senator Sanders: ASK THEM, NOT ME.>>Bret: IS THIS GOING TO BE A CONSTANT THING?>>Senator Sanders: NO. IT WILL NOT.>>Bret: ALL RIGHT.>>Senator Sanders: YOU ASK ME FOR QUESTIONS, I WILL GIVE YOU FOR ANSWERS.>>Bret: THANK YOU, SIR.>>Martha: THAT’S THE DEAL. [APPLAUSE]>>Senator Sanders: NOT EVERYONE THOUGHT THAT I SHOULD COME ON THE SHOW.>>Bret: AND WE APPRECIATE IT.>>Senator Sanders: ALL RIGHT. YOUR NETWORK DOES NOT NECESSARILY HAVE A GREAT DEAL OF RESPECT, IN MY WORLD, BUT I THOUGHT IT WAS IMPORTANT FOR ME TO BE HERE AND HAVE A SERIOUS DISCUSSION ABOUT SERIOUS ISSUES. THANKS FOR THE QUESTION. LET’S TALK ABOUT IT. I THINK IT’S AN IMPORTANT ISSUE AND IT WILL COME UP, WHAT IS DEMOCRATIC SOCIALISM? FAIR QUESTION. LET’S TALK ABOUT IT. DEMOCRATIC SOCIALISM, TO ME, IS CREATING A GOVERNMENT AND AN ECONOMY AND A SOCIETY WHICH WORKS FOR ALL RATHER THAN JUST THE TOP 1%. IT MEANS ENDING THE ABSURD INEQUALITIES THAT EXIST TODAY AND I WANT TO LAY THIS OUT, BECAUSE YOU’RE NOT GOING TO HAVE AS MUCH ON FOX, AND YOU’RE NOT GOING TO HAVE THIS MUCH IN THE MEDIA IN GENERAL. THE AMERICAN PEOPLE HAVE GOT TO CONCLUDE WHETHER WE THINK IT IS APPROPRIATE, AND WHAT AMERICA IS ABOUT, HAVE THREE FAMILIES OWN MORE WEALTH THAN THE BOTTOM, HALF OF AMERICAN SOCIETY, 169 PEOPLE. WHETHER WAS APPROPRIATE FOR THE TOP 1% TO OWN MORE WEALTH THAN THE BOTTOM 92%. WHETHER IT IS RIGHT THAT 49% OF ALL THE INCOME GOES TO THE TOP 1%, WHEN MANY PEOPLE, BRET AND MARTHA, WERE WATCHING THIS PROGRAM, OR WORKING TWO OR THREE JOBS JUST TO PAY THE BILLS. SO FIRST OF ALL, WE WANT TO CREATE A GOVERNMENT THAT WORKS FOR ALL OF US, AND WE WANT GREATER POLITICAL SYSTEM WHICH IS BASED ON ONE PERSON, ONE VOTE, NOT BILLIONAIRES BUYING ELECTIONS AS A RESULT OF THIS DISASTROUS CITIZENS UNITED — [CHEERS AND APPLAUSE] AND FURTHERMORE, FURTHERMORE, WHEN I TALKED — PEOPLE HAVE DIFFERENT VIEWS OF CAPITALISM OR DEMOCRATIC SOCIALISM, WHATEVER IT MAY BE, BUT THIS IS MY VIEW. I BELIEVE THAT HUMAN BEINGS, ESPECIALLY IN A WEALTHY DEMOCRATIC CIVILIZED SOCIETY LIKE OUR OWN, ARE ENTITLED TO CERTAIN BASIC RIGHTS. IF SO LET ME BE VERY CLEAR AND I’M SURE WE WILL DISCUSS IT LATER IN THE SHOW, BRET. I BELIEVE THAT HEALTH CARE IS A HUMAN RIGHT. [CHEERS AND APPLAUSE] AND I BELIEVE — I BELIEVE THAT THERE IS SOMETHING EMBARRASSINGLY WRONG WHEN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA IS THE ONLY MAJOR COUNTRY ON EARTH NOT TO GUARANTEE HEALTH CARE TO ALL PEOPLE. I LIVE 50 MILES FROM THE CANADIAN BORDER.>>Bret: WE WILL GET IN DETAIL ABOUT MEDICARE.>>Senator Sanders: HEALTH CARE IS A RIGHT. I BELIEVE THAT EDUCATION, WHETHER POOR, WHETHER YOU’RE RICH, YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO GET ALL OF THE EDUCATION YOU NEED, AND THAT IS WHY I BELIEVE WE SHOULD MAKE PUBLIC COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES TUITION-FREE.>>Bret: WE ARE GOING TO TALK ABOUT ALL OF THIS AND WE ARE GOING TO TRY TO TALK ABOUT HOW TO PAY FOR IT, WHICH IS A REAL QUESTION.>>Senator Sanders: ABSOLUTELY.>>Bret: BACK ON THE TAXES BRIEFLY. WHEN YOU WROTE THE BOOK AND YOU MADE THE MONEY, ISN’T THAT THE DEFINITION OF CAPITALISM AND THE AMERICAN DREAM?>>Senator Sanders: NO. I MEAN, YOU KNOW, WHAT WE WANT IS A COUNTRY WHERE EVERYBODY HAS OPPORTUNITY. I HAVE A COLLEGE DEGREE. I’M A UNITED STATES SENATOR. A LOT OF PEOPLE DON’T HAVE A COLLEGE DEGREE. A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE NOT UNITED STATES SENATORS. I WANT EVERYBODY IN THIS COUNTRY TO BE ABLE TO HAVE HEALTH CARE, EDUCATION SO WHEN THEY TURN ON THE WATER, HAVE DRINKABLE WATER, NOT TOXIC WATER. SO WHAT WE ARE FIGHTING FOR, BRET, IS NOT A SOCIETY WHERE A FEW PEOPLE CAN MAKE A LOT OF MONEY, BUT A SOCIETY WHERE EVERYBODY IN THIS COUNTRY HAS THE OPPORTUNITY TO LIVE IN SECURITY AND DIGNITY.>>Martha: THIS WEEKEND, WANT TO TALK A LITTLE BIT ABOUT THE FIELD OF DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATES WHO ARE OUT THERE. THIS WEEKEND PETE BOOTED B THIS WEEKEND PETE BOOTED T THIS WEEKEND PETE BOOTED I THIS WEEKEND PETE BOOTED G THIS WEEKEND PETE BOOTED , THIS WEEKEND PETE BOOTED T THIS WEEKEND PETE BOOTED E MAYOR OF SOUTH BEND ANNOUNCED HE IS ALSO A CANDIDATE FOR THE DEMOCRATIC NOMINATION. HE IS RUNNING. AND HERE’S WHAT HE SAID IN SOUTH BEND.>>A MOMENT LIKE THAT CALLS FOR HOPEFUL AND AUDACIOUS VOICES FROM COMMUNITIES LIKE OURS, AND YES, IT CALLS FOR A NEW GENERATION OF LEADERSHIP IN THIS COUNTRY. [CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]>>Martha: SO BUTTIGIEG OBVIOUSLY HAS BEEN THE YOUNGEST CANDIDATE — HE WOULD CERTAINLY BE THE YOUNGEST PRESIDENT IF HE WERE TO WIN AT 37 YEARS OLD, AND YOU ARE 77 YEARS OLD. HE’S CALLING FOR A NEW GENERATION. HE DIDN’T NAME ANYONE SPECIFICALLY, BUT WHAT DO YOU SAY TO THOSE WHO HAVE RAISED THE QUESTION OF WHETHER OR NOT HE WOULD BE TO ALL THAT 79 AS PRESIDENT?>>Senator Sanders: FOLLOW ME AROUND THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL. [CHEERS AND APPLAUSE] MARTHA, IT IS A FAIR QUESTION. IT’S A FAIR QUESTION AND ALL I CAN SAY IS IF THERE WAS WHAT HE OR I WOULD KNOCK ON THE GREATEST THANK GOD MY HEALTH IS GOOD. WHEN I WAS A KID I WAS A LONG DISTANCE RUNNER, ONE OF THE BETTER MILERS IN NEW YORK CITY AND CONTINUE TO HAVE MY ENDURANCE. BUT I THINK WHEN YOU LOOK AT A CANDIDATE, YEAH, YOU CAN LOOK AT IT, THAT’S FAIR. YOU CAN LOOK AT EXPERIENCE. I WAS A MAYOR FOR EIGHT YEARS, A LITTLE BIT ABOUT LOCAL GOVERNMENT. I WAS A MEMBER OF THE HOUSE, I’M A MEMBER OF THE UNITED STATES SENATE, I’VE BEEN ALL OVER THE WORLD TALKING TO HEADS OF STATE. SO I MEAN I THINK IT IS A COMBINATION OF FACTORS, BUT THE END OF THE DAY, THIS IS WHAT I HONESTLY BELIEVE, IT’S NOT WHETHER YOU’RE YOUNG, NOT WHETHER YOUR OLD, IT IS WHAT YOU BELIEVE IN. AND I HAVE TO SAY — AND I HAVE TO SAY, THIS IS NOT A CRITICISM OF FOX, THIS IS A CRITICISM OF MEDIA IN GENERAL. THERE IS TOO MUCH FOCUS ON INDIVIDUALS AND NOT IN A ON THE AMERICAN PEOPLE. AND I WANT TO TELL YOU — AGAIN, THIS IS NOT JUST FOX, THIS IS ALL THE REST. I GO OUT AND I LISTEN TO THE PEOPLE AND THEY SAY — THEY ASKED ME QUESTIONS, THOSE QUESTIONS ARE OFTEN VERY, VERY DIFFERENT THAN THE ISSUES BEING DISCUSSED BY MEDIA ON CAPITOL HILL.>>Bret: WE WANT TO GET BACK TO AUDIENCE QUESTIONS. I DO WANT TO SAY WE UNDERSTAND AND WE’RE VERY GRATEFUL THAT YOU’RE HERE. WE ARE GIVING YOU AN HOUR OF SUBSTANCE AND TALK ON OUR AIRWAVES, SO WE CAN GET OVER THE FOX THING. IF YOU’RE ALL ALL RIGHT WITH IF YOU’RE ALL ALL RIGHT WITT IF YOU’RE ALL ALL RIGHT WITA IF YOU’RE ALL ALL RIGHT WIT. OKAY. BRIAN IS A CITY COUNCILMAN HERE IN BETHLEHEM. WHAT’S YOUR QUESTION? GO AHEAD, BRIAN. HOLD ON ONE SECOND, BRIAN HAS GOT THE FLOOR.>>SENATOR SANDERS –>>Senator Sanders: WHERE IS BRIAN?>>AS A MEMBER OF THE COUNCIL, WELCOME TO THE CITY, MY QUESTION IS AS A LIFELONG KENNEDY DEMOCRAT, MORE SPECIFICALLY CENTER LEFT, MY CONCERN IS PRESIDENT TRUMP IS SO INFLAMED THE DEMOCRATIC BASE THAT WE WILL SHIFT TO FAR LEFT AND OVERREACHED THE COMIC LIKE THE REPUBLICANS DID WITH THE TEA PARTY IN 2010, WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON THAT?>>Senator Sanders: GOOD QUESTION. THIS IS WHAT I SAY EVERY DAY. I DISAGREE WITH DONALD TRUMP ON VIRTUALLY EVERY ISSUE, AND I TALK ABOUT IT, AND I WILL TELL YOU WHAT UPSETS ME — BUT I WILL TELL YOU WHAT UPSETS ME THE MOST, AND I’M GOING TO ANSWER YOUR QUESTION, IS THAT WHETHER YOUR CONSERVATIVE OR MODERATE OR PROGRESSIVE, I DON’T THINK THE AMERICAN PEOPLE ARE PROUD THAT WE HAVE A PRESIDENT WAS A PATHOLOGICAL LIAR. AND I SAY THAT — IT DOES NOT GIVE ME PLEASURE TO SAY THAT. I DISAGREED WITH GEORGE W. BUSH ON ALMOST EVERYTHING. BUSH WAS NOT A PATHOLOGICAL LIAR. TRUMP CANNOT EVEN TELL THE TRUTH EVEN AS TO WHERE HIS FATHER WAS BORN. REALLY THAT CRAZY, HIS FATHER WAS BORN IN NEW YORK, HE CLAIMS HE WAS BORN IN GERMANY, BUT IF YOU CAN EVEN TELL THE TRUTH ABOUT WHERE YOUR FATHER WAS BORN, IT’S HARD TO BELIEVE ANYTHING THAT HE SAYS. BUT TO ANSWER YOUR QUESTION, LOOK, IF WE SPEND ALL OF OUR TIME ATTACKING FROM, YOU KNOW WHAT, DEMOCRATS ARE GOING TO LOSE. ALL RIGHT? [APPLAUSE] OUR JOB — OUR JOB IS TO LAY OUT A VISION THAT MAKES SENSE TO THE WORKING FAMILIES OF THIS COUNTRY, AND THAT’S KIND OF WHAT I’M TRYING TO DO. OVER A FOUR-YEAR PERIOD, AND THE VIDEO THAT YOU SHOWED EARLIER, I THINK CAPTURED THAT, WE RAISED ISSUES FOUR YEARS AGO WHICH WERE THOUGHT TO BE EXTREME AND A LITTLE BIT OUT THERE, BUT TODAY THERE ARE ACCEPTED BY THE AMERICAN PEOPLE, SO I THINK YOU TALK TO THE PEOPLE OF BETHLEHEM AND BURLINGTON, VERMONT, AND YOU SAY WHAT’S ON YOUR MIND? YOU KNOW WHAT? AMONG OTHER THINGS, IF YOU WORK 40 HOURS A WEEK, PEOPLE DON’T WANT TO LIVE IN POVERTY. WITH GOT TO RAISE THAT MINIMUM WAGE TO A LIVING WAGE. [APPLAUSE] IN MY STATE OF VERMONT AND ALL OF THIS COUNTRY WITH GOT AN INFRASTRUCTURE THAT IS FALLING ABOUT, ROADS AND BRIDGES AND WATER SYSTEMS, WE COULD PUT 50 MILLION PEOPLE BACK TO WORK WITH A TRILLION DOLLAR INVESTMENT. IT DOES THAT MAKE SENSE TO PEOPLE? [APPLAUSE] SO I AGREE WITH YOU. I THINK TRUMP IS A DANGEROUS PRESIDENT, BUT IF ALL WE DO IS FOCUS ON HIM, WE LOSE. OUR JOB IS TO DEVELOP AN AGENDA THAT SPEAKS TO THE NEEDS OF WORKERS. WHEN WE DO THAT WE ARE GOING TO WIN AND WIN BIG.>>Martha: SENATOR, IT LOOKS LIKE — AND NOBODY KNOWS FOR SURE BUT IT LOOKS LIKE VICE PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN IS LIKELY TO GET INTO THE RACE. ARE YOU WORRIED THAT THE DNC, THAT HE WOULD BE A STRONG ESTABLISHMENT CANDIDATE, OBVIOUSLY BEEN AROUND FOR A LONG TIME, ARE YOU WORRIED THAT THE DNC MIGHT PUT ITS FINGER ON THE SCALE AGAIN THE WAY THAT THEY DID TO YOU BACK IN 2016 WITH HILLARY CLINTON?>>Senator Sanders: ARE RIGHT, WE WENT THROUGH THAT IN 2016 AND I THINK WE HAVE COME A LONG WAY SINCE THEN. WE SPEAK TO THE DNC EVERY WEEK AND I THINK THE PROCESS WILL BE FAIR. ONE OF THE IMPORTANT CHANGES THAT WE MAKE AND WE WANT IS, AS YOU RECALL, BOTH OF YOU WILL RECALL, AND THE LAST TIME AROUND IN 2016, SECRETARY CLINTON HAD 500 SUPERDELEGATES LINED UP BEHIND HER BEFORE THE FIRST VOTE WAS CAST IN IOWA, AND THAT SEEMED TO ME PRETTY DUMB AND UNFAIR. THAT PROCESS HAS BEEN CHANGED AND I THINK THAT WORKS WELL FOR EVERYBODY.>>Martha: LET ME ASK YOU, BECAUSE NOW THE PROCESS IS THAT IN THE NEXT ROUND THE SUPERDELEGATES WILL COME INTO PLAY AND WITH SO MANY CANDIDATES ON THE DEMOCRATIC SIDE, IT’S POSSIBLE THAT SOMEBODY DOESN’T GET 50%. ARE YOU CONCERNED — ARE YOU TALKING TO THE DNC ABOUT THAT?>>Senator Sanders: THAT’S WHAT THE RULE IS. THAT’S WHERE WE ARE RIGHT NOW, BUT YOU’RE RIGHT. I WOULD HOPE THAT THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY UNDERSTANDS WHAT THEY DIDN’T SOME YEARS AGO, AND THAT IS WHAT WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU IS NOT POLITICAL INSIDERS AND CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTORS. IF YOU WANT TO HEAR FROM ORDINARY PEOPLE IN IOWA AND PENNSYLVANIA, AND THEY SHOULD DETERMINE WHO THE NEXT DEMOCRATIC NOMINEE WILL BE.>>Bret: LET’S GO TO ANOTHER QUESTION. JORDAN, A STUDENT FROM SCOTCH PLAINS. HE HAS THE NEXT QUESTION.>>HI, SENATOR, THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR BEING HERE. MY QUESTION IS WHY HE BELIEVED THE GOVERNMENT CAN PROVIDE BETTER HEALTH CARE FOR THEM THE PRIVATE SECTOR AND WASH PEOPLE WHO LIKE THE PLANS BE FORCED TO SWITCH?>>Senator Sanders: OKAY. FIRST OF ALL, LET’S BE CLEAR WHAT WE MEAN BY MEDICARE FOR ALL. OKAY? MEDICARE IS A GOVERNMENT-RUN PROGRAM FOR SENIORS, WHICH IS WIDELY POPULAR AND QUITE EFFECTIVE. IN 1965 WHEN LYNDON JOHNSON PASSED THAT BILL, IT WAS CALLED BY SOME REPUBLICANS SOCIALISM IN EVERY THING ELSE BUT YOU GO TO THE AVERAGE SENIOR NEWS AND HOW DO YOU FEEL ABOUT MEDICARE, AND THEY WILL TELL YOU THAT THEY WILL OPPOSE ANY REPUBLICAN EFFORT TO CUT MEDICARE, AND BY THE WAY, AND TRUMP’S BUDGET, HE HAS PROPOSED AN $845 BILLION CUT OVER A 10-YEAR PERIOD MEDICARE, WHICH SENIORS DON’T WANT TO. SO TO ANSWER YOUR QUESTION, WE ARE NOT TALKING ABOUT GOVERNMENT-RUN HEALTH CARE. THE VETERANS ADMINISTRATION AND MOST VETERANS THINK THAT THAT’S A PRETTY GOOD HEALTH CARE SYSTEM, TALK TO THE AMERICAN LEGION AND THE VFW, THEY STRONGLY DEFEND THE VETERANS HEALTH CARE. THAT’S GOVERNMENT-RUN. WHAT WE ARE TALKING ABOUT IS SIMPLY A SINGLE-PAYER INSURANCE PROGRAM, WHICH MEANS THAT YOU WILL HAVE A CARD WHICH SAYS MEDICARE ON IT, YOU WILL GO TO ANY DOCTOR THAT YOU WANT, YOU WILL GO TO ANY HOSPITAL THAT YOU WANT, AND BY THE WAY, MILLIONS OF PEOPLE TODAY ARE IN NETWORKS WHICH PREVENT THEM FROM DOING THIS, SO THIS GIVES YOU FREEDOM OF CHOICE WITH REGARD TO THE DOCTORS YOU GO TO FOR THE HOSPITALS YOU GO TO, BUT HERE IS THE MAIN POINT WHEN WE TALK ABOUT HEALTH CARE. RIGHT NOW WITH GOT 30 MILLION PEOPLE, ZERO HEALTH INSURANCE, AND MANY OF YOU AND TENS OF MILLIONS OF AMERICANS ARE UNDER-INSURED WITH HIGH DEDUCTIBLES AND CO-PAYS, IS THAT CORRECT? ALL RIGHT. SO WHAT HAPPENS IS THERE ARE ESTIMATES THAT SOME 30,000 AMERICANS DIE EVERY SINGLE YEAR BECAUSE THEY DON’T GO TO THE DOCTOR WHEN THEY SHOULD. MEANWHILE, WE PAY THE HIGHEST PRICES IN THE WORLD FOR PRESCRIPTION DRUGS, 1 OUT OF 5 AMERICANS ARE GETTING RIPPED OFF BY THE DRUG COMPANIES WHO MAKE BILLIONS IN PROFITS WHILE CHARGING US THE HIGHEST PRICES IN THE WORLD, AND ON TOP OF ALL OF THAT, WE SPEND TWICE AS MUCH PER CAPITA ON HEALTH CARE AS DO THE PEOPLE OF ANY OTHER NATION SO THE QUESTION A THROWBACK TO, DO YOU THINK IT MAKES SENSE TO SPEND TWICE AS MUCH PER CAPITA AS THE PEOPLE OF ANY OTHER NATION AND BE THE ONLY COUNTRY IN THE WORLD NOT TO GUARANTEE HEALTH CARE TO ALL PEOPLE? [APPLAUSE]>>Bret: THIS AUDIENCE HAS A LOT OF DEMOCRATS IN IT. IT HAS REPUBLICANS, INDEPENDENTS, DEMOCRATIC SOCIALISTS, CONSERVATIVES. I WANT TO ASK THE AUDIENCE A QUESTION, IF YOU COULD RAISE OR HINDER, SHOW OF HANDS OF HOW MANY PEOPLE GET THEIR INSURANCE FROM WORK, PRIVATE INSURANCE, RIGHT NOW? HOW MANY GET IT FROM PRIVATE INSURANCE? OKAY. OF THOSE, HOW MANY ARE WILLING TO TRANSITION TO WHAT THE SENATOR SAYS, A GOVERNMENT-RUN SYSTEM? [CHEERS AND APPLAUSE] 180 MILLION PEOPLE IN PRIVATE INSURANCE. THEY WOULD BE LOST, RIGHT? TO YOUR SYSTEM.>>Senator Sanders: FAIR QUESTION. LET ME ANSWER IT. MILLIONS OF PEOPLE EVERY SINGLE YEAR LOSE THEIR HEALTH INSURANCE. IF YOU KNOW I? THEY GET FIRED OR THEY QUIT AND THEY GO TO ANOTHER EMPLOYER. I WAS A MAYOR FOR EIGHT YEARS. WHAT I DID PROBABLY EVERY MAYOR IN AMERICA DOES, JUST LOOK AROUND FOR THE BEST INSURANCE PROGRAM, THE MOST COST-EFFECTIVE INSURANCE. IF YOU CHANGE INSURANCE. EVERY YEAR MILLIONS OF WORKERS WAKE UP IN THE MORNING AND THEIR EMPLOYER HAS CHANGED THE INSURANCE THAT THEY HAVE. MAYBE THEY LIKED THE DOCTORS — PEOPLE ARE NODDING THEIR HEADS. OKAY, SO THIS IS NOT NEW. EVERY YEAR. WHAT WE ARE TALKING BUT ACTUALLY IS STABILITY, THAT WHEN YOU HAVE A MEDICARE FOR ALL, IT IS THERE NOW, IT IS THERE IN THE FUTURE. [CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]>>Martha: LET ME ASK YOU A QUESTION ABOUT VERMONT, BECAUSE VERMONT TRIED TO HAVE A SINGLE-PAYER PROGRAM AND IN 2014 THE DEMOCRATIC GOVERNOR ABANDON IT BECAUSE HE HAD TO RAISE INCOME TAXES, HAD TO RAISE PAYROLL TAXES AND THE PEOPLE OF VERMONT DIDN’T WANT THEIR TAXES TO GO UP.>>Senator Sanders: THAT’S NOT QUITE TRUE.>>Martha: THEY ABANDON THE PROGRAM.>>Senator Sanders: INTERNAL VERMONT POLITICS OF WHICH I KNOW A LITTLE BIT.>>Martha: I’M SURE YOU DO.>>Senator Sanders: THE GOVERNMENT GOVERNOR DID A RATHER POOR JOB. IF YOU LOOK AT THE POLLING ESPECIALLY AMONG DEMOCRATS, YOU TELL ME, STRONG MAJORITY OF DEMOCRATS, AND MORE THAN A FEW REPUBLICANS WANT TO SEE A MEDICARE FOR ALL PROGRAM. LET’S BE CLEAR ABOUT THIS. WHEN YOU ARE DEALING WITH HEALTH CARE, WHICH IS, WHAT IS IT, 18% OF OUR GDP? TALKING ABOUT THREE AND A HALF TRILLION DOLLARS PER YEAR AND YOU HAVE INSURANCE COMPANIES THAT MAKE BILLIONS AND BILLIONS OF DOLLARS IN PROFIT, LET ME GIVE YOU AN EXAMPLE, IF I MIGHT, OF THE DYSFUNCTIONALITY OF THE CURRENT HEALTH CARE SYSTEM. RECENTLY, AETNA MERGED WITH CPS, BIG MERGER, WHICH MIND YOU, WILL DRIVE HEALTH CARE COSTS UP. THE GENTLEMAN WHO WAS HEAD OF AETNA, AND YOU KNOW HE GOT FOR PUTTING TOGETHER THAT MERGER? HE GOT A $500 MILLION BONUS. TO THINK THAT’S HOW WE SHOULD SPEND HEALTH CARE DOLLARS?>>Martha: I THINK EVERYBODY IS IN AGREEMENT THAT HEALTH CARE NEEDS TO BE FIXED IN THIS COUNTRY, THE QUESTION IS HOW, AND MY QUESTION TO YOU WAS, IT WILL DRIVE UP TAXES TO PAY FOR HEALTH CARE, AND NOT JUST THE WEALTHY WILL PAY FOR THAT, THE MIDDLE CLASS WILL ALSO PAY FOR IT.>>Senator Sanders: VERY GOOD.>>Martha: HOW DO YOU JUSTIFY IT?>>Senator Sanders: MARTHA, WHAT ARE YOU NOT INCLUDING IN YOUR DISCUSSION?>>Martha: YOU TELL ME.>>Senator Sanders: I WILL TELL YOU. YOU’RE NOT GOING TO PAY ANY HEALTH INSURANCE PREMIUMS.>>Martha: YOU’RE GOING TO PAY ONE WAY OR THE OTHER.>>Senator Sanders: H>>Senator Sanders: T>>Senator Sanders: S>>Senator Sanders: O>>Senator Sanders: R>>Senator Sanders: I>>Senator Sanders: C>>Senator Sanders: M>>Senator Sanders: E>>Senator Sanders: T>>Senator Sanders: X OR PAYROLL TAX.>>Senator Sanders: HEALTH CARE IS NOT FREE.>>Martha: OF COURSE NOT, YOU JUST SAID IT’S GOING TO BE FREE FOR EVERYONE.>>Senator Sanders: IS GOING TO BE FREE OF THE POINT OF WHEN YOU USE IT, OKAY? WHY ARE YOU SO SHOCKED BY THIS?>>Martha: BECAUSE SOMEONE’S GOING TO PAY.>>Senator Sanders: SOMEBODY IS GOING TO PAY.>>Martha: WHO ARE THEY?>>Senator Sanders: LET ME TALK. IT WILL GET THROUGH THIS TOGETHER.>>Martha: IT’S A COMMON QUESTION.>>Senator Sanders: OKAY. HERE WE GO.>>Martha: SO MANY QUESTIONS, ASK SENATOR SANDERS HOW HE IS GOING TO PAY?>>Senator Sanders: I GOT IT. LET’S JUST SAY HYPOTHETICALLY, YOU ARE SELF-EMPLOYED AND YOU’VE GOT A HUSBAND AND TWO KIDS, OKAY? FAMILY OF FOUR COMING TO KNOW HOW MUCH THAT FAMILY IS PAYING TODAY FOR HEALTH CARE?>>Martha: TELL ME.>>Senator Sanders: $20,000. $11,000 PER PERSON. WHERE THINK OF THAT FAMILY BEFORE YOU AREN’T GOING TO PAY MORE THAN 20,000. YOU’RE NOT PAYING ANY MORE COPAYMENTS, MORE PREMIUMS, ANYMORE DEDUCTIBLES. HOW IS THAT? 28,000 YOU ARE NOT PAIN, BUT DOES THAT MEAN YOU’RE NOT GOING TO PAY SOMETHING CANNOT OF COURSE IT DOES. YOU’RE GOING TO PAY MORE IN TAXES.>>Bret: MEMBERS OF CONGRESS, WE NOW HAVE GOLD PLATED HEALTH INSURANCE –>>Senator Sanders: NO WE DON’T.>>Bret: HAVE A SPECIAL PLAN THAT’S OUTSIDE OF OBAMACARE, A DIFFERENT PLAN. TWO MEMBERS OF CONGRESS, ARE THEY GOING TO DO THE TRANSITION AS WELL?>>Senator Sanders: DAMN RIGHT RIGHT. OF COURSE. I WANT TO MAKE THE POINT — I WANT TO GET BACK TO THE POINT THAT MARTHA RAISED. LOOK, HEALTH CARE COSTS MONEY. EVERY OTHER COUNTRY, VIRTUALLY EVERY COUNTRY DOES IT IN THE SAME WAY WE DO EDUCATION FOR OUR KIDS. OKAY? WHEN A KID WALKS INTO SCHOOL, THE KID DOESN’T HAVE TO TAKE OUT A CREDIT CARD, RIGHT? IT GETS PAID FOR OUT OF PUBLIC FUNDS. THAT’S WHAT MOST COUNTRIES DO. IF YOU’RE ASKING ME — IT’S A FAIR QUESTION, ARE PEOPLE GOING TO PAY MORE IN TAXES? YES. BUT AT THE END OF THE DAY, THE OVERWHELMING MAJORITY OF PEOPLE ARE GOING TO END UP PAYING LESS

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  1. It's not a common question about who will pay for healthcare. If they received thousands of those questions, I bet it was all from Russian and Republican bots, or Martha just made that up out of thin air. Everybody knows that it woudl come out of taxpayer funds, but you WON'T pay premiums, you WON'T be a slave to stay at your employer, and you WON'T lose your healthcare if you lose your job. I live in Canada and we have AWESOME health care. Without it, I would be dead. But guess what, my American friends? I have never paid a single penny for my healthcare, regardless of whether I was employed, or who I was employed with. Yes, we pay taxes though. Ask ANY Canadian if we want to move to a private system where health company CEOs get GIANT bonuses and then the costs go to us. WE DON'T WANT IT!!!! We hope our American brothers and sisters can have great health care like we have. THe American people deserve it. Shame on the media and lobbyists, and shame on all politicians and predatory businessmen that have worked for decades to prevent the people from getting great health care.

  2. Amazing, the rich have everything in such control that if you simply say how much money they have they say you're " Vilifying " them ? Ha, hey bud I'm stating facts but if you feel like the villain in this story then the shoe fits.

  3. Bernie willingly played the football game on the opponents home field and won. fox news tried to word their questions to have no positive answer , and he still express clean ideas and explains how they will be paid for. Bernie isn't fake and cannot be defeated by modern attempts to distract or humiliate.

  4. Just like Bernie, if you want to see what Tulsi Gabbard and Andrew Yang are about, go watch their podcasts with Joe Rogan.

  5. The fact that FOX NEWS watchers actually like Bernie says something to his character. He is the only one who can beat Trump.

  6. im not voting in the primary, but whether bernie wins the primary or not he should run for president…because i will vote FOR him instead of AGAINST trump.

  7. interviewer just completely blew past the fact that the entire audience cheered and applauded for switching over to single-payer

  8. I STRONGLY BELIEVE… IF A DEMOCRAT GETS ELECTED PRESIDENT THEN A REPUBLICAN TAKES A VICE PRESIDENT SEAT AND VICE VERSA… THIS WAY BOTH PARTIES HAVE TO WORK AND GET ALONG TOGETHER…. I THINK THIS IS FAIR TO BOTH PARTIES… And each party practically become president… AND THEY WORK TOGETHER TALK TOGETHER FOR THE BETTER GOOD OF THE WORLD. GOD BLESS AMERICA HOME THAT I ONLY KNOW AND I LOVE. I STAND BESIDE HER TO GUIDE HER🇺🇸💜😇 The BETTER GOOD OF PEOPLE MAKE AMERICA GREAT… ESPECIALLY HER GREAT SPIRIT😇💜🇺🇸🙏 NOT WEALTH… NOR DOES WEALTH GUIDE HER MAJESTIC ENDURING LOVING SPIRIT😇🇺🇸but I am worthy of a full happy filled belly of 🍯☺️☺️☺️☺️☺️☺️please forgive my spelling and sorts.. lol

  9. I love how he just avoids all of their questions…

    I think Bernie is a good person and he believes in good things but the stuff he says just doesn’t add up. He has a bunch of crazy ideas and they just don’t work. (Though he is liberal)

  10. Bernie you should’ve said that you won’t volunteer to pay that percentage bc the government wastes tax payers money

  11. Just before the general election cammarade bernie sanders will sell out his supporters to the highest payer. People remember that " the word democracy is the direct opposite of socialism! .

  12. Why is there so much inequality in this nation? There IS an effect! The top ten percent lives 20 years longer than the bottom ten percent!

  13. Everything about Bernie Sanders is un-American and weak. No wonder feeble minded, entitled millennials love him. Give me free stuff that someone else is paying for. Give me a free education in art history or some other crap degree so that even if I find a low paying job in my career field, I will not be able to pay my loans back. At least I can grow a beard while living in my parents basement and pretend I am a real man! Feel the Bern? Maybe in Denmark, not in the USA 🇺🇸.

  14. It’s unbelievable how poorly he does at answering questions. It’s really embarrassing. I know Trump does that in his own way but he’s masterful at it. I don’t remember cringing when Trump avoids a direct answer. This guy is atrocious at sidestepping. Horrible. It seriously got cringey right at the outset. He really should not have come on this show, not because of Fox but because of his inability to answer questions.

    And I would love to hear a Democrat give a definition of any thing at all without saying “_______ to me is/means”. A definition is what something means. Not what something means TO YOU!

  15. That’s funny he said that, and the reason why trump wins in a landslide for 2020 cause that’s what happens when anyone from the left speaks or debates, they just sit a bash trump.. they offer nothing they don’t talk about policies or anything.. they just bash trump so that’s why they will lose and he said that right..

  16. See they always have ideas but never say how it will get paid for.. it will never be free..it will have to be paid for one way or another..

  17. Wow.. Fox is so petty…
    Bernie: "It's not just Fox but all media"
    Moderator: "we are giving you an hour so be grateful and stop criticizing the media"
    Anyone that watches Fox but claims all other news is "Fake News" are just straight up stupid

  18. I love his personality, i love his attitude, but he is just unfit for president. If i were president he would make a good cabinet position

  19. I really hope that Americans open their eyes. I live in Belgium with all sorts of different party's going from extreme right to extreme left and I can guarantee you that I wish we had a guy like sanders. We have state health insurance and our current right wing government wouldn't think about abolishing it because that would be political suicide. It's one of the things we are proud of. This has nothing to do with socialism or communism. This is a human right. One of the saddest things in the U.S. is that the 1% convinced the common people that bills that would be good to them (but bad for them) is a bill made by 'communists'. I know some Americans and they are dear friends. And I wish them the same benefits we have. I really hope, for their sake, it once will become truth.

  20. Why not get rid of the corporate tax rate or let dividends paid out reduce taxable income to corporations. Corporate taxes as double taxation!

  21. “Are you worried about us going a little too far left?” “Trump is a pathological liar and I agree with you trump is a horrible president and we’re going to win and win big. Bigger than Donald Trump it’s going to be enormous huuuuuggggge” “Donald is that you?”

  22. man!
    These fox new imbeciles are impossible, they can not hide their hate and zero empathy for regular people, notice how these idiots spent a good amount of time speaking on behalf MILLIONAIRES AND BILLIONAIRES .
    BERNIE IS JUST TOO MUCH FOR THESE TWO .

  23. Asking Bernie to pay more tax than he needs to is dumb. Bernie is not asking companies and billionaires to volunteer to pay more taxes; he is wanting to pass legislation to REQUIRE the top 1% to pay their fair share. Why would Bernie pay 52% when he doesn’t need to by law. He will pay that 52% when the law he wants is passed that will require him to pay it.

  24. Health care for all.😆😆😆People that not working getting free heath care,People that are working is going to pay more taxes to cover over can we all say more taxes

  25. I live in Ireland and as look at America I honestly can’t stop laughing Ireland may not be the greatest country in the world compare to the u.s it is free healthcare ✅ free education ✅ no assault riffles & hand guns ✅ no mass shootings ✅ low crime rate ✅.a lot of Americans friends say to me they want to leave. I like Bernie but I think his age might hold him back but he his a wonderful activist and a good role mode on how to improve America even though I don’t agree with him on everything.

  26. In Australia, we do exactly what Bernie talks about. Everyone has a medicare card which allows us to go to the doctors and walk out with no bill. Why can't America?

  27. Kudos to him for going into the lion's den but i was turned off within 5 minutes of talking and mentioned Trump at least 3 times. Typical Democrat, unfortunately.

  28. And of course he didn't give any substantial answers to anything. Just more passing the buck to the rich. This guy needs to go away.

  29. Why are we even discussing any politics with a socialist? How are we allowing a known socialist to run for the the Presidency of this country? Has America fallen this far from the truth? Socialism is a proven, time and time again, a total failure.

  30. To those of you frustrated with many of these indirect responses to Fox's questions (and many of the indirect responses during the debates and other interviews): Bernie would also prefer to reply directly, I'm sure. But he has many opponents who want to see his campaign fail and keep establishment/corporate-backed politicians in place. They will cut out these questions and immediate replies, and take them completely out of context to make him look as bad as possible.

    Take the question on paying for universal Medicare, for instance. Will your plan for universal healthcare raise taxes? Yes it will. CNN: "tune in tonight when we'll talk about how Bernie Sanders wants YOU to pay HIGHER TAXES to pay for his healthcare plan."

    This is one of the most frustrating things about today's mainstream media. Bernie has clarified this issue repeatedly since he began campaigning for the 2016 election. The VAST MAJORITY of Americans will pay significantly less for their healthcare because the increase in taxes is far outweighed by the ballooning costs of health insurance premiums and prescription drugs, etc. AND roughly ONE THIRD of Americans who are uninsured or underinsured will be able to afford high quality medical care they never had before. This is a no-brainer!!

    And for reference, I am an American medical student. Bernie's proposal for addressing our health crisis is far superior to any of his opponents', past or present.
    Poverty, homelessness, lack of insurance, food insecurity, these are all HEALTH ISSUES. America, stop putting health-related decisions in the hands of politicians who don't know a thing about medicine. Let physicians care for our patients, aka EVERYONE.

  31. The guy who asked why his book selling is proof of capitalism and the american dream shows that he doesn't understand the american dream, and furthermore suspects that Bernie wants to abolish capitalism. Bernie wants to do what FDR did, save capitalism from the capitalists and infuse semi-socialist institutions to function for those structures in which profit creates bad results

  32. Bernie is pathetic. A craby lazy old man. Still pushing socialism( he went to the USSR) for his honeymoon. He is a millionair who pays less than most working people. Pays his workers less than the 15 dollars an hour he says should be minimum wage. All taxes a corporation pays are added to the prices of their product and paid by the people buying it. Only a fool thinks the taxes paid by companies doesn't get passed onto the consumers. Besides most large billion dollar companies are owned by millions of americans in their retirement plans. And the wealth of companies is in land, buildings, equipment. The big tax break went to companies that then created millions of new jobs. I have traveled to and lived in 20 countries almost all have socialized medicine, and it sucked.

  33. Marx was dead in London 10 years before the birth of Communism, it goes to the Texas Mocking Bird with emphasis on Mocking and the Bird .  Read a book Ignoroti Masses

  34. Everything he say make Dollars
    And cents
    When you are working in this
    Country to pay the bills
    Time to make a better Future
    We cannot wait any longer 👹👹👹👹👹👹

  35. Here are some INDISPUTABLE republican socialist truths, trillions of your tax dollars to the rich & corporations for their tax give away, trillions of your tax dollars to bail out corporate American wall street banks, billions of your tax dollars to subsidize the fossil fuel & chemical industries, billions to possibly trillions of your tax dollars to subsidize "Private" for profit prisons, millions of your tax dollars to help Trump enrich his corrupt family at his resorts, hotels & golf courses. Trillions of your tax dollars that go to military contractors & not actually to the men & women serving. Now tell me again how you can't afford to help the tax payer with less costly social programs? I dare you to argue these truths that you the tax payer socialize for the rich!

  36. Loony Bernie trying to buy college kid votes. That's all it is. I told this to a liberal "friend" on FB and she deleted my comments and blocked me. She completely shut down and ran to her safe space because I mentioned how taking from wall street to pay kids bills was not right. Oh, and before she blocked me she said she didn't want to hear my opinion and if I respond at all she'll lose respect for me. How's that for a mature respectful discussion? Liberals cannot comprehend logic and if they don't get their way they have a temper tantrum.

  37. Bernie can do this all day folks. This is making too much sense for the Fox show hosts. They look confused and overloaded…must shutdown….makes too much sense… lmao

  38. He never answered whether or not he was going to give up 52 percent of his own money to the tax laws he's himself is proposing…..

  39. God I hate that woman asking him questions. Typical inflammatory conservative news anchor who loves to yell over other people, while not listening to what they're saying, or letting them speak.

  40. martha is a such a dumb bimbo….GIRL, YOU DONT PAY PREMIUMS, CO PAYMENTS WITH MEDICARE FOR ALL. YOU WILL PAY IN TAXES THAT BENEFITS EVERYONE AND NOT JUST YOU. THATS A BETTER TRADE OFF!

  41. "Hey, why don't you give the benefits you get from tax cuts back to the government if you're such a big fan of that?"
    NO U!

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