Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg referred to Social Security as a "Ponzi scheme" as mayor and called for cuts to the program as well as to Medicare and Medicaid."I don't know if Bernie Madoff got his id...
Month: February 2020
Bloomberg once said Social Security was the biggest Ponzi scheme and argued for cuts to entitlements
Mike Bloomberg has vowed as a Democratic candidate for president to "strengthen entitlement programs." But when he was mayor of New York City, Bloomberg twice compared Social Security to a "Ponzi scheme" and repeatedly said cuts to that program as well as Medicare and Medicaid had to be part of any serious solution to reducing the federal deficit.
Sanders pressed on Medicare math, Biden guarantees a win: How each candidate fared at SC debate
Warren attacks Bernie at debate, says his team ‘trashed’ her
Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) began Tuesday's South Carolina debate with an attack on fellow progressive Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), saying his team "trashed" her on universal health care."Bernie and I both want...
Bernie Sanders comes under attack as latest Democratic debate kicks off – live
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Asked about his declining support among African American voters, Joe Biden expressed confidence he would win Saturday’s South Carolina primary.
Biden noted polls indicate he still leads the Democratic field with black voters. “I’ve worked like the devil to earn the vote of the African American community,” Biden said.
Elizabeth Warren has taken aim at Bernie Sanders tonight. It’s not the first time she’s tried to contrast herself with him, but it’s definitely her sharpest rebuke of the senator yet. And it hasn’t gone unnoticed:
That’s the most direct criticism @ewarren has ever laid at @BernieSanders: “I dug in, did the work, and Bernies team trashed me for it.”
Warren has had to figure out how to deal with Sanders for the entire length of the campaign — contrast without alienating mutual supporters. This answer tonight is the first true, direct attempt at that. This was a huge moment, no question. #DemDebate
Wow. Big moment.Continue reading...
Elizabeth Warren has seemed to drop her truce with Bernie Sanders. She just said she did the work to fight banks and figure out how to pay for Medicare for all and Bernie’s supporters “trashed me for it.”
“I would be a better president than Bernie,” she said.
Sanders Campaign Senior Adviser: Medicare For All Saves “a substantial amount of money”
Senior Adviser to the Bernie Sanders Campaign, Jeff Weaver, joins Craig Melvin to talk South Carolina strategy and Medicare for All.
Congresswoman continues to push for Medicare for all
Health Policy Chair for Sen. Sanders presidential campaign, Rep. Pramila Jayapal, D-Wash., joins Morning Joe to discuss her impressions of the Nevada caucuses and her thoughts on Medicare for All a year after she introduced a bill in the House.
Despite attacks, Sanders’ Medicare for All boosts early-state triumphs
Bernie Sanders’ plans may be expensive but inaction would cost much more | Robert Reich
Facing existential challenges, we must spend heavily on a Green New Deal, Medicare for All and similar plans
In Wednesday night’s Democratic debate, the former South Bend mayor Pete Buttigieg charged that the Vermont senator Bernie Sanders’ policy proposals would cost $50tn. Holy Indiana.
Larry Summers, formerly chief White House economic adviser for Barack Obama, puts the price tag at $60tn. “We are in a kind of new era of radical proposal,” he told CNN.Continue reading...