Nothing new from Bernie Sanders at last night’s CNN town hall

One thing you can count on with Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders is consistency. His positions haven’t evolved much over the last thirty years – instead the Democratic Party has started shifting toward his brand of socialism.

At last night’s CNN town hall, moderated by Wolf Blitzer, Sanders stuck with positions that made him popular in the 2012 election. He was also  brutally honest with his answers on health care, wealth inequality and the job that President Trump is doing.

On health care, Sanders stands by a single payer Medicare for All program. “The only way to provide health care to all people in a cost-effective way is a Medicare for All single-payer program. That’s what I believe and that’s what I will fight for.”

However, if you like your private plan already, you won’t be able to keep it.

He jokingly said he’d bring a lie detector test to a debate with Trump.

And he plans to make the wealthy corporations pay their fair share in taxes. “‘Am I going to demand that the wealthy and large corporations start paying their fair share of taxes?’ Damn right, I will!”

He also talked about Democratic socialism and what it means to him for society.

And like many other candidates, believes that college should be free for all.

Washington D.C. should also become a state, according to Senator Sanders.

But probably the oddest and most awkward exchange of the night was when Blitzer asked him about his tax returns.

 

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