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Sanders 2016 Nevada and South Carolina comments

Over 250 comments by Bernie Sanders extracted from two primary debates: in Las Vegas, NV and Charleston, SC on October 13, 2015 and January 17, 2016.

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on Affordable Care Act : I'm on the committee that wrote the Affordable Care Act. (2016/01/17)
on Affordable Care Act : I made the Affordable Care Act along with Jim Clyburn a better piece of legislation. (2016/01/17)
on Affordable Care Act : We're not going to tear up the Affordable Care Act. (2016/01/17)
on Afghanistan : I voted for that. I voted to make sure that Osama bin Laden was held accountable in Afghanistan. (2015/10/13)
on Afghanistan : I supported the war in Afghanistan. (2015/10/13)
on background checks : And over the years, I have strongly supported instant background checks, doing away with this terrible gun show loophole. And I think we've got to move aggressively at the federal level in dealing with the straw man purchasers. Also I believe, and I've fought for, to understand that there are thousands of people in this country today who are suicidal, who are homicidal, but can't get the healthcare that they need, the mental healthcare, because they don't have insurance or they're too poor. I believe that everybody in this country who has a mental crisis has got to get mental health counseling immediately. (2015/10/13)
on background checks : A consensus has said we need to strengthen and expand instant background checks, do away with this gun show loophole, (2015/10/13)
on campaign contributions : You know what it all comes down to? Do you know why we can't do what every other country -- major country on Earth is doing? It's because we have a campaign finance system that is corrupt, we have super PACs, we have the pharmaceutical industry pouring hundreds of millions of dollars into campaign contributions and lobbying, and the private insurance companies as well. (2016/01/17)
on campaign contributions : But here is the issue, Secretary touched on it, can you really reform Wall Street when they are spending millions and millions of dollars on campaign contributions and when they are oviding speaker fees to individuals? So it's easy to say, well, I'm going to do this and do that, but I have doubts when people receive huge amounts of money from Wall Street. (2016/01/17)
on campaign contributions : ... campaign contributions. (2016/01/17)
on campaign contributions : Anyone who wants to check my record in taking on Wall Street, in fighting against the deregulation of Wall Street when Wall Street put billions of dollars in lobbying, in campaign contributions to get the government off their backs. (2016/01/17)
on campaign contributions : Republican Party that is so owned by the fossil fuel industry and their campaign contributions that they don't even have the courage, the decency to listen to the scientists. (APPLAUSE) (2016/01/17)
on campaign contributors : So, what my first days are about is bringing America together, to end the decline of the middle class, to tell the wealthiest people in this country that yes, they are going to start paying their fair share of taxes, and that we are going to have a government that works for all of us, and not just big campaign contributors.(APPLAUSE) (2016/01/17)
on campaign contributors : Instead of being dependent on super PACs, what we need is to be dependent on small, individual campaign contributors. (2016/01/17)
on campaign contributors : Not wealthy campaign contributors. (2016/01/17)
on campaign contributors : To say loudly and clearly," that the government of the United States of America belongs to all of us and not just a handful of wealthy campaign contributors. (2016/01/17)
on campaign finance : As a result of this disastrous Citizens United Supreme Court decision, our campaign finance system is corrupt (2015/10/13)
on campaign finance : And let me also tell you that nothing is gonna happen unless we are prepared to deal with campaign finance reform, because (2015/10/13)
on campaign finance : And then, to make a bad situation worse, we have a corrupt campaign finance system where millionaires and billionaires are spending extraordinary amounts of money to buy elections. (2016/01/17)
on campaign finance : You know what it all comes down to? Do you know why we can't do what every other country -- major country on Earth is doing? It's because we have a campaign finance system that is corrupt, we have super PACs, we have the pharmaceutical industry pouring hundreds of millions of dollars into campaign contributions and lobbying, and the private insurance companies as well. (2016/01/17)
on campaign finance : Very little is going to be done to transform our economy and to create the kind of middle class we need unless we end a corrupt campaign finance system which is undermining American democracy. (2016/01/17)
on Citizens United : As a result of this disastrous Citizens United Supreme Court decision, our campaign finance system is corrupt (2015/10/13)
on college : and make every public college and university in this country tuition free. (APPLAUSE) (2015/10/13)
on college : And by the way, I want Wall Street now to help kids in this country go to college, (2015/10/13)
on college : A college degree today, Dana, is the equivalent of what a high school degree was 50 years ago. (2015/10/13)
on college : I think we have to say that is true for everybody going to college. (2015/10/13)
on college : I want every kid in this country who has the ability to be able to go to a public college, or university, tuition free. (2016/01/17)
on college debt : it will substantially lower interest rates on college debt, a major crisis in this country. (APPLAUSE) (2015/10/13)
on Congressional : When the African American community becomes familiar with my Congressional record and with our agenda, and with our views on the economy, and criminal justice -- just as the general population has become more supportive, so will the African American community, so will the Latino community. (2016/01/17)
on Congress : Let's also understand that back in 1988 when I first ran for the United States Congress, (2015/10/13)
on Congress : I don't think I am pandering. But you have not been in the United States Congress. (2015/10/13)
on Congress : In my view, Secretary Clinton, you do not -- Congress does not regulate Wall Street. Wall Street regulates Congress. (2015/10/13)
on Congress : when the Republicans in the Congress and some Democrats were talking about cutting Social Security (2015/10/13)
on congress : I was in 1988, there were three candidates running for congress in the state of Vermont, (2016/01/17)
on Congress : And the main point in the Congress, it's not the Republicans and Democrats hate each other. (2016/01/17)
on Congress : The real issue is that Congress is owned by big money and refuses to do what the American people want them to do. (APPLAUSE) (2016/01/17)
on Congress : The point is, we have to make Congress respond to the needs of the people, not big money. (2016/01/17)
on Congress : The leader of Goldman Sachs is a billionaire who comes to Congress and tells us we should cut Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid. (2016/01/17)
on cops : What I have said, is that gun manufacturer's liability bill has some good provisions among other things, we've prohibited ammunition that would've killed cops who had protection on. (2016/01/17)
on crime : I support what President Obama is doing in terms of trying to close the gun show loop holes and I think it should be a federal crime (2016/01/17)
on criminal : And that includes people of criminal backgrounds, people who are mentally unstable. (2016/01/17)
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on criminal justice : ...are going to get shot. We need to combat institutional racism from top to bottom, and we need major, major reforms in a broken criminal justice system... (APPLAUSE) (2015/10/13)
on criminal justice : We have a criminal justice system that lets CEOs on Wall Street walk away, (2015/10/13)
on criminal justice : ...which has done an enormous amount of damage. We need to rethink our criminal justice system, we we've got a lot of work to do in that area. (2015/10/13)
on criminal justice : We have a criminal justice system which is broken. (2016/01/17)
on criminal justice : ... criminal justice system, investing in jobs, and education not in jails and incarceration . (2016/01/17)
on criminal justice : When the African American community becomes familiar with my Congressional record and with our agenda, and with our views on the economy, and criminal justice -- just as the general population has become more supportive, so will the African American community, so will the Latino community. (2016/01/17)
on democratic socialism : Well, we're gonna win because first, we're gonna explain what democratic socialism is. And what democratic socialism is about is saying that it is immoral and wrong that the top one-tenth of 1-percent in this country own almost 90 percent -- almost -- own almost as much wealth as the bottom 90 percent. That it is wrong, today, in a rigged economy, that 57 percent of all new income is going to the top 1-percent. That when you look around the world, you see (2015/10/13)
on drugs : and yet we are imprisoning or giving jail sentences to young people who are smoking marijuana. I think we have to think through this war on drugs... (APPLAUSE) (2015/10/13)
on drugs : I agree... (APPLAUSE) I agree with everything the Secretary said, but let me just add this, there is a responsibility on the part of the pharmaceutical industry and the drug companies who are producing all of these drugs and not looking at the consequence of it. (2016/01/17)
on drug companies : the power of Corporate America, the power of Wall Street, the power of the drug companies, the power of the corporate media is so great (2015/10/13)
on drug companies : I agree... (APPLAUSE) I agree with everything the Secretary said, but let me just add this, there is a responsibility on the part of the pharmaceutical industry and the drug companies who are producing all of these drugs and not looking at the consequence of it. (2016/01/17)
on economy : Well, we're gonna win because first, we're gonna explain what democratic socialism is. And what democratic socialism is about is saying that it is immoral and wrong that the top one-tenth of 1-percent in this country own almost 90 percent -- almost -- own almost as much wealth as the bottom 90 percent. That it is wrong, today, in a rigged economy, that 57 percent of all new income is going to the top 1-percent. That when you look around the world, you see (2015/10/13)
on economy : Wall Street's greed and recklessness wrecked this economy? (2015/10/13)
on economy : I think everybody is in agreement that we are a great entrepreneurial nation. We have got to encourage that. Of course, we have to support small and medium-sized businesses. But you can have all of the growth that you want and it doesn't mean anything if all of the new income and wealth is going to the top 1-percent. So what we need to do is support small and medium-sized businesses, the backbone of our economy, but we have to make sure that every family in this country gets a fair shake... (2015/10/13)
on economy : I think he is really regretting the decline of his economy. And I think what he is trying to do now is save some face. (2015/10/13)
on economy : helped to destroy this economy and the lives of millions of people. (APPLAUSE) Check the record. In the 1990s -- and all due respect -- (2015/10/13)
on economy : It's gonna take the economy with them." And you know what I said to Hank Paulson? (2015/10/13)
on economy : Well, I remember that meeting very well. I remember it like it was yesterday. Hank Paulson, Bernanke came in, and they say, "guys, the economy is going to collapse because Wall Street is going under. (2015/10/13)
on economy : Your millionaire and billionaire friends caused this problem. How about your millionaire and billionaire friends paying for the bailout, not working families in this country?" So to answer your question, no, I would not have let the economy collapse. (2015/10/13)
on economy : to the billionaire class that has so much power over our economy and our political life. (2015/10/13)
on economy : As we look out at our country today, what the American people understand is we have an economy that's rigged, that ordinary Americans are working longer hours for lower wages, 47 million people living in poverty, and almost all of the new income and wealth going to the top one percent. (2016/01/17)
on economy : Who is satisfied that millions of people have police records for possessing marijuana when the CEO's of Wall Street companies who destroyed our economy have no police records.(APPLAUSE) (2016/01/17)
on economy : When the African American community becomes familiar with my Congressional record and with our agenda, and with our views on the economy, and criminal justice -- just as the general population has become more supportive, so will the African American community, so will the Latino community. (2016/01/17)
on economy : They have too much economic power and they have too much financial power over our entire economy. (2016/01/17)
on economy : Turns out that they were crooks, and they destroyed our economy. (2016/01/17)
on economy : Very little is going to be done to transform our economy and to create the kind of middle class we need unless we end a corrupt campaign finance system which is undermining American democracy. (2016/01/17)
on education : It seems to me that instead of building more jails and providing more incarceration, maybe -- just maybe -- we should be putting money into education and jobs for our kids. (APPLAUSE) (2015/10/13)
on education : Jim and I, under Jim's leadership, as he indicated, passed the most significant veterans education bill (2015/10/13)
on education : And, I intended to tackle that issue. To make sure that our people have education and jobs rather than jail cells. (APPLAUSE) (2015/10/13)
on education : And what we said 50 years ago and a hundred years ago is that every kid in this country should be able to get a high school education regardless of the income of their family. (2015/10/13)
on education : But in terms of education, this is what I think. This is the year 2015. (2015/10/13)
on education : ... in order to make it possible for them to afford their education. And I want colleges to get their costs down. They are outrageously high in what they're charging. (2015/10/13)
on education : ... criminal justice system, investing in jobs, and education not in jails and incarceration . (2016/01/17)
on growth : I think everybody is in agreement that we are a great entrepreneurial nation. We have got to encourage that. Of course, we have to support small and medium-sized businesses. But you can have all of the growth that you want and it doesn't mean anything if all of the new income and wealth is going to the top 1-percent. So what we need to do is support small and medium-sized businesses, the backbone of our economy, but we have to make sure that every family in this country gets a fair shake... (2015/10/13)
on gun : And over the years, I have strongly supported instant background checks, doing away with this terrible gun show loophole. And I think we've got to move aggressively at the federal level in dealing with the straw man purchasers. Also I believe, and I've fought for, to understand that there are thousands of people in this country today who are suicidal, who are homicidal, but can't get the healthcare that they need, the mental healthcare, because they don't have insurance or they're too poor. I believe that everybody in this country who has a mental crisis has got to get mental health counseling immediately. (2015/10/13)
on gun : way back then, I told the gun owners of the state of Vermont and (2015/10/13)
on gun : a gun shop in the state of Vermont that sells legally a gun to somebody, (2015/10/13)
on gun : and that somebody goes out and does something crazy, that that gun shop owner should be held responsible? (2015/10/13)
on gun : I don't. On the other hand, where you have manufacturers and where you have gun shops knowingly giving guns to criminals or aiding and abetting that, of course we should take action. (2015/10/13)
on gun : A consensus has said we need to strengthen and expand instant background checks, do away with this gun show loophole, (2015/10/13)
on gun : Our job is to bring people together around strong, commonsense gun legislation. (2015/10/13)
on gun : I stood up to the gun lobby and came out and maintained the position that in this country we should not be selling military style assault weapons. (2016/01/17)
on gun : I support what President Obama is doing in terms of trying to close the gun show loop holes and I think it should be a federal crime (2016/01/17)
on gun : And what we also said, "is a small mom and pop gun shop who sells a gun legally to somebody should not be held liable if somebody does something terrible with that gun. (2016/01/17)
on gun : What I have said, is that gun manufacturer's liability bill has some good provisions among other things, we've prohibited ammunition that would've killed cops who had protection on. (2016/01/17)
on gun control : I told the people of the state of Vermont, a state which has virtually no gun control, that I supported a ban on assault weapons. (2015/10/13)
on gun control : We can raise our voices, but I come from a rural state, and the views on gun control in rural states are different than in urban states, (2015/10/13)
on gun control : And by the way, as a senator from a rural state that has virtually no gun control, I believe that I am in an excellent position to bring people together to fight the sensible... (2016/01/17)
on healthcare : And over the years, I have strongly supported instant background checks, doing away with this terrible gun show loophole. And I think we've got to move aggressively at the federal level in dealing with the straw man purchasers. Also I believe, and I've fought for, to understand that there are thousands of people in this country today who are suicidal, who are homicidal, but can't get the healthcare that they need, the mental healthcare, because they don't have insurance or they're too poor. I believe that everybody in this country who has a mental crisis has got to get mental health counseling immediately. (2015/10/13)
on healthcare : ... healthcare with mental health... (2016/01/17)
on healthcare : Secretary Clinton does know a lot about healthcare, and she understands, I believe, that a medicare for all, single payer program will substantially lower the cost of healthcare for middle class families. (2016/01/17)
on healthcare : So, instead of paying $10,000 dollars to Blue Cross, or Blue Shield, yes, some middle class families would be paying slightly more in taxes, but the result would be that that middle class family would be saving some $5,000 dollars in healthcare costs. (2016/01/17)
on health : And over the years, I have strongly supported instant background checks, doing away with this terrible gun show loophole. And I think we've got to move aggressively at the federal level in dealing with the straw man purchasers. Also I believe, and I've fought for, to understand that there are thousands of people in this country today who are suicidal, who are homicidal, but can't get the healthcare that they need, the mental healthcare, because they don't have insurance or they're too poor. I believe that everybody in this country who has a mental crisis has got to get mental health counseling immediately. (2015/10/13)
on health : that we have to address the issue of mental health, (2015/10/13)
on health : that veteran could get health care from the community health center, or the private sector. (2015/10/13)
on health : And second of all, when we talk about addiction being a disease, the Secretary is right, what that means is we need a revolution in this country in terms of mental health treatment. (2016/01/17)
on health : ... healthcare with mental health... (2016/01/17)
on health care : every other major country providing health care to all people as a right, except the United States. (2015/10/13)
on health care : in recent history. We followed suit with a few years later passing, under my leadership, the most significant veterans' health care legislation in the modern history of this country. (APPLAUSE) (2015/10/13)
on health care : in improving health care for the men and women of this country who put their lives on the line to defend them. (2015/10/13)
on health care : so that veterans in this country could get the health care when they needed it, and not be on long waiting lines. (2015/10/13)
on health care : that veteran could get health care from the community health center, or the private sector. (2015/10/13)
on health care : We should not be the only major country on Earth that does not guarantee health care to all of our people (2015/10/13)
on health care : It is understanding that in the wealthiest country in the history of the world, we should have health care for every man, woman, and child as a right (2016/01/17)
on health care : And here's the important point, we are spending far more per person on health care than the people of any other country. (2016/01/17)
on health care : My proposal, provide health care to all people, get private insurance out of health insurance, lower the cost of health care for middle class families by 5,000 bucks. (2016/01/17)
on health care : Now, the truth is, that Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Harry Truman, do you know what they believed in? They believed that health care should be available to all of our people. (2016/01/17)
on health care : Secretary -- Secretary Clinton didn't answer your question.(LAUGHTER) Because what her campaign was saying -- Bernie Sanders, who has fought for universal health care for my entire life, he wants to end Medicare, end Medicaid, end the children's health insurance program. (2016/01/17)
on health care : What a Medicare-for-all program does is finally provide in this country health care for every man, woman and child as a right. (2016/01/17)
on health care : Tell me why we are spending almost three times more than the British, who guarantee health care to all of their people? Fifty percent more than the French, more than the Canadians. (2016/01/17)
on health care : The vision from FDR and Harry Truman was health care for all people as a right in a cost-effective way. (2016/01/17)
on health care : A couple of years ago, when we understood that veterans were not getting the quality care they needed in the timely manner, I worked with folks like John McCain and others to pass the most comprehensive veteran's health care legislation in modern history. (2016/01/17)
on health insurance : I voted for it, but right now, what we have to deal with is the fact that 29 million people still have no health insurance. (2016/01/17)
on health insurance : My proposal, provide health care to all people, get private insurance out of health insurance, lower the cost of health care for middle class families by 5,000 bucks. (2016/01/17)
on health insurance : Secretary -- Secretary Clinton didn't answer your question.(LAUGHTER) Because what her campaign was saying -- Bernie Sanders, who has fought for universal health care for my entire life, he wants to end Medicare, end Medicaid, end the children's health insurance program. (2016/01/17)
on health insurance : But with the secretary neglected to mention, not just the 29 million still have no health insurance, that even more are underinsured with huge copayments and deductibles. (2016/01/17)
on health insurance : A little bit more in taxes, do away with private health insurance premiums. (2016/01/17)
on health insurance : So, what we have got to acknowledge, and I hope the Secretary does, is we are doing away with private health insurance premiums. (2016/01/17)
on health insurance : When you are -- it's one thing to say I'm raising taxes, it's another thing to say that we are doing away with private health insurance premiums. (2016/01/17)
on health insurance : So, if I save you $10,000 in private health insurance, and you pay a little bit more in taxes in total, there are huge savings in what your family is spending. (2016/01/17)
on high school : A college degree today, Dana, is the equivalent of what a high school degree was 50 years ago. (2015/10/13)
on high school : And what we said 50 years ago and a hundred years ago is that every kid in this country should be able to get a high school education regardless of the income of their family. (2015/10/13)
on house : (APPLAUSE) I am not raising money from millionaires and billionaires, and in fact, tonight, in terms of what a political revolution is about, there are 4,000 house parties -- 100,000 people in this country -- watching this debate tonight who want real change in this country. (2015/10/13)
on House : the right wing Republicans who are, by the way, I hope will not continue to control the Senate and the House (2015/10/13)
on immigration : I know that. But point being is that progressives did vote against that for that reason. My view right now -- and always has been -- is that when you have 11 million undocumented people in this country, we need comprehensive immigration reform, we need a path toward citizenship, we need to take people out of the shadows. (2015/10/13)
on income : and yet almost all of the new income and wealth being created is going to the top one percent. (2015/10/13)
on income : Well, we're gonna win because first, we're gonna explain what democratic socialism is. And what democratic socialism is about is saying that it is immoral and wrong that the top one-tenth of 1-percent in this country own almost 90 percent -- almost -- own almost as much wealth as the bottom 90 percent. That it is wrong, today, in a rigged economy, that 57 percent of all new income is going to the top 1-percent. That when you look around the world, you see (2015/10/13)
on income : I think everybody is in agreement that we are a great entrepreneurial nation. We have got to encourage that. Of course, we have to support small and medium-sized businesses. But you can have all of the growth that you want and it doesn't mean anything if all of the new income and wealth is going to the top 1-percent. So what we need to do is support small and medium-sized businesses, the backbone of our economy, but we have to make sure that every family in this country gets a fair shake... (2015/10/13)
on income : We have 27 million people living in poverty. We have massive wealth and income inequality. (2015/10/13)
on income : And what we said 50 years ago and a hundred years ago is that every kid in this country should be able to get a high school education regardless of the income of their family. (2015/10/13)
on income : I think we don't need a complicated system, which the secretary is talking about, the income goes down, the income goes down, if you're poor you have to work, and so forth and so on. (2015/10/13)
on income : This is a great country, but we have many, many serious problems. We should not be the country that has the highest rate of childhood poverty of any major country and more wealth and income inequality than any other country. (2015/10/13)
on income : As we look out at our country today, what the American people understand is we have an economy that's rigged, that ordinary Americans are working longer hours for lower wages, 47 million people living in poverty, and almost all of the new income and wealth going to the top one percent. (2016/01/17)
on insurance : And over the years, I have strongly supported instant background checks, doing away with this terrible gun show loophole. And I think we've got to move aggressively at the federal level in dealing with the straw man purchasers. Also I believe, and I've fought for, to understand that there are thousands of people in this country today who are suicidal, who are homicidal, but can't get the healthcare that they need, the mental healthcare, because they don't have insurance or they're too poor. I believe that everybody in this country who has a mental crisis has got to get mental health counseling immediately. (2015/10/13)
on insurance : My proposal, provide health care to all people, get private insurance out of health insurance, lower the cost of health care for middle class families by 5,000 bucks. (2016/01/17)
on insurance : What this is really about is not the rational way to go forward -- it's Medicare for all -- it is whether we have the guts to stand up to the private insurance companies and all of their money, and the pharmaceutical industry. (2016/01/17)
on insurance : You know what it all comes down to? Do you know why we can't do what every other country -- major country on Earth is doing? It's because we have a campaign finance system that is corrupt, we have super PACs, we have the pharmaceutical industry pouring hundreds of millions of dollars into campaign contributions and lobbying, and the private insurance companies as well. (2016/01/17)
on Iran : And that I believe we're seeing a fall in our relationships with Iran is a very positive step. (2016/01/17)
on Iran : I think what we've got to do is move as aggressively as we can to normalize relations with Iran. (2016/01/17)
on Iran : On the other hand, the fact that we've managed to reach an agreement, something that I've very strongly supported that prevents Iran from getting a nuclear weapon and we did that without going to war. (2016/01/17)
on Iran : But the immediate task is to bring all interests together who want to destroy ISIS, including Russia, including Iran, including our Muslim allies to make that the major priority. (2016/01/17)
on Iran : Our second priority must be getting rid of Assad, through some political settlement, working with Iran, working with Russia. (2016/01/17)
on Iraq : I will do everything that I can to make sure that the United States does not get involved in another quagmire like we did in Iraq, (2015/10/13)
on Iraq : What the nightmare is, which many of my Republican colleagues appear to want is to not have learned the lesson of Iraq. (2016/01/17)
on Iraq : I think the vacuum was created by the disastrous war in Iraq, which I vigorously opposed. (2016/01/17)
on job : Our job is to bring people together around strong, commonsense gun legislation. (2015/10/13)
on job : "We know what's going on. You vote against us, you are out of your job." (APPLAUSE) (2015/10/13)
on job : Second of all, and I speak as a mayor who worked very closely and well with police officers, the vast majority of whom are honest, hard- working people trying to do a difficult job, but let us be clear. (2016/01/17)
on job : Our job is to train and provide military support for Muslim countries in the area who are prepared to take on ISIS. (2016/01/17)
on jobs : It seems to me that instead of building more jails and providing more incarceration, maybe -- just maybe -- we should be putting money into education and jobs for our kids. (APPLAUSE) (2015/10/13)
on jobs : Our trade policies have cost us millions of decent jobs. The American people want to know (2015/10/13)
on jobs : And, I intended to tackle that issue. To make sure that our people have education and jobs rather than jail cells. (APPLAUSE) (2015/10/13)
on jobs : And in my view what we need to do is create millions of jobs by rebuilding our crumbling infrastructure; (2015/10/13)
on jobs : and our disastrous trade policies, which have cost us millions of jobs; (2015/10/13)
on jobs : We were losing 800,000 jobs a month. And I know my Republican friends seem to have some amnesia on this issue, (2015/10/13)
on jobs : that we should raise the minimum wage to at least $15 an hour; that we have got to create millions of decent- paying jobs by rebuilding our crumbling infrastructure. (2016/01/17)
on jobs : ... criminal justice system, investing in jobs, and education not in jails and incarceration . (2016/01/17)
on jobs : Rebuilding our crumbling infrastructure, creating 13 million jobs, the American people want it. (2016/01/17)
on jobs : Good. You're right. I want to rebuild our crumbling infrastructure, create 13 million jobs. (2016/01/17)
on jobs : Bottom line is, we need to be bold and decisive, we can create millions of jobs. (2016/01/17)
on Jordan : We should -- we should learn -- we should learn from King Abdullah of Jordan, one of the few heroes in a very unheroic place. (2016/01/17)
on law : I think the governor gave a very good example about the weaknesses in that law and I think we have to take another look at it. (2015/10/13)
on law : He did -- he did break the law, and I think there should be a penalty to that. But I think what he did in educating us should be taken into consideration before he is (inaudible) (2015/10/13)
on law : If a police officer breaks the law, like any public official, that officer must be held accountable.(APPLAUSE) (2016/01/17)
on law : I find it very strange that a major financial institution that pays $5 billion in fines for breaking the law, not one of their executives is prosecuted, while kids who smoke marijuana get a jail sentence. (APPLAUSE) (2016/01/17)
on marijuana : and yet we are imprisoning or giving jail sentences to young people who are smoking marijuana. I think we have to think through this war on drugs... (APPLAUSE) (2015/10/13)
on marijuana : Who is satisfied that millions of people have police records for possessing marijuana when the CEO's of Wall Street companies who destroyed our economy have no police records.(APPLAUSE) (2016/01/17)
on marijuana : I find it very strange that a major financial institution that pays $5 billion in fines for breaking the law, not one of their executives is prosecuted, while kids who smoke marijuana get a jail sentence. (APPLAUSE) (2016/01/17)
on Medicare : Republicans tell us we can't do anything except give tax breaks to billionaires and cut Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid. (2015/10/13)
on Medicare : Secretary -- Secretary Clinton didn't answer your question.(LAUGHTER) Because what her campaign was saying -- Bernie Sanders, who has fought for universal health care for my entire life, he wants to end Medicare, end Medicaid, end the children's health insurance program. (2016/01/17)
on Medicare : What this is really about is not the rational way to go forward -- it's Medicare for all -- it is whether we have the guts to stand up to the private insurance companies and all of their money, and the pharmaceutical industry. (2016/01/17)
on Medicare : The leader of Goldman Sachs is a billionaire who comes to Congress and tells us we should cut Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid. (2016/01/17)
on medicare : Secretary Clinton does know a lot about healthcare, and she understands, I believe, that a medicare for all, single payer program will substantially lower the cost of healthcare for middle class families. (2016/01/17)
on Middle class : Middle class in this country is collapsing. (2015/10/13)
on Middle East : To get American young men and women involved in perpetual warfare in the quagmire of Syria and the Middle East; would be an unmitigated disaster (2016/01/17)
on military : I stood up to the gun lobby and came out and maintained the position that in this country we should not be selling military style assault weapons. (2016/01/17)
on military : Our job is to train and provide military support for Muslim countries in the area who are prepared to take on ISIS. (2016/01/17)
on military : We have a $600 billion military budget. It is a budget larger than the next eight countries'. (2016/01/17)
on NRA : Let's begin, Anderson, by understanding that Bernie Sanders has a D-minus voting rating (ph) from the NRA. (2015/10/13)
on NRA : I have a D-minus voting record from the NRA. (2016/01/17)
on police : Who is satisfied that millions of people have police records for possessing marijuana when the CEO's of Wall Street companies who destroyed our economy have no police records.(APPLAUSE) (2016/01/17)
on police : And fourthly, we have got to make our police departments look like the communities they serve in their diversity.(APPLAUSE) (2016/01/17)
on police : And thirdly, we have got to de-militarize our police departments so they don't look like occupying armies. (2016/01/17)
on police : If a police officer breaks the law, like any public official, that officer must be held accountable.(APPLAUSE) (2016/01/17)
on police : Whenever anybody in this country is killed while in police custody, it should automatically trigger a U.S. attorney general's investigation.(APPLAUSE) (2016/01/17)
on poverty : We have 27 million people living in poverty. We have massive wealth and income inequality. (2015/10/13)
on poverty : This is a great country, but we have many, many serious problems. We should not be the country that has the highest rate of childhood poverty of any major country and more wealth and income inequality than any other country. (2015/10/13)
on poverty : As we look out at our country today, what the American people understand is we have an economy that's rigged, that ordinary Americans are working longer hours for lower wages, 47 million people living in poverty, and almost all of the new income and wealth going to the top one percent. (2016/01/17)
on senate : . I'm the former chairman of the senate Veterans Committee, (2015/10/13)
on senate : The Republican party, since I've been in the senate, and since President Obama has been in office, (2015/10/13)
on senate : the right wing Republicans who are, by the way, I hope will not continue to control the senate and the House (2015/10/13)
on senate : In 2006 when I ran for the senate, Senator Barack Obama was kind enough to campaign for me, 2008, I did my best to see that he was elected and in 2012, I worked as hard as I could to see that he was reelected. (2016/01/17)
on senate : I've got the most comprehensive legislation in the senate to do that. (2016/01/17)
on senator : As a senator from a rural state, what I can tell Secretary Clinton, (2015/10/13)
on senator : along with senator Barbara Boxer, a few years ago, we introduced the first piece of climate change legislation which called for a tax on carbon. (2015/10/13)
on senator : And by the way, as a senator from a rural state that has virtually no gun control, I believe that I am in an excellent position to bring people together to fight the sensible... (2016/01/17)
on senator : I'm the senator from the state of Vermont. (2016/01/17)
on senator : In 2006 when I ran for the Senate, senator Barack Obama was kind enough to campaign for me, 2008, I did my best to see that he was elected and in 2012, I worked as hard as I could to see that he was reelected. (2016/01/17)
on student debt : And, by the way, I want to substantially lower student debt interest rates in this country as well. (2016/01/17)
on super PAC : who has raised substantial sums of money, and I do not have a super PAC. (2015/10/13)
on super PAC : I am very proud, I do not have a super PAC. (2016/01/17)
on super PACs : Millionaires and billionaires are pouring unbelievable sums of money into the political process in order to fund super PACs (2015/10/13)
on super PACs : Jim Webb is right: Money is pouring in to this campaign through super PACs. (2015/10/13)
on super PACs : You know what it all comes down to? Do you know why we can't do what every other country -- major country on Earth is doing? It's because we have a campaign finance system that is corrupt, we have super PACs, we have the pharmaceutical industry pouring hundreds of millions of dollars into campaign contributions and lobbying, and the private insurance companies as well. (2016/01/17)
on super PACs : Instead of being dependent on super PACs, what we need is to be dependent on small, individual campaign contributors. (2016/01/17)
on Syria : Well, let's understand that when we talk about Syria, you're talking about a quagmire in a quagmire. (2015/10/13)
on Syria : We should be supportive, but I do not support American ground troops in Syria. (2015/10/13)
on Syria : she is talking about, as I understand it, a no-fly zone in Syria, which I think is a very dangerous situation. (2015/10/13)
on Syria : But I think when Russians get killed in Syria and when he gets bogged down, (2015/10/13)
on Syria : I support air strikes in Syria and what the president is trying to do. (2015/10/13)
on Syria : To get American young men and women involved in perpetual warfare in the quagmire of Syria and the Middle East; would be an unmitigated disaster (2016/01/17)
on Syria : But where I think we do have an honest disagreement, is that in the incredible quagmire of Syria, where it's hard to know who's fighting who and if you give arms to this guy, it may end up in ISIS' hand the next day. (2016/01/17)
on taxes : Donald Trump and his billionaire friends under my policies are going to pay a hell of a lot more in taxes (2015/10/13)
on taxes : today -- taxes in the future than they're paying today. (APPLAUSE) (2015/10/13)
on taxes : So, what my first days are about is bringing America together, to end the decline of the middle class, to tell the wealthiest people in this country that yes, they are going to start paying their fair share of taxes, and that we are going to have a government that works for all of us, and not just big campaign contributors.(APPLAUSE) (2016/01/17)
on taxes : Demanding that the wealthy start paying their fair share of taxes. (2016/01/17)
on taxes : We do that by doing away with the absurd loophole that now allows major profitable corporations to stash their money in the Cayman (ph) Islands, and not in some years, pay a nickel in taxes. (2016/01/17)
on taxes : A little bit more in taxes, do away with private health insurance premiums. (2016/01/17)
on taxes : So, instead of paying $10,000 dollars to Blue Cross, or Blue Shield, yes, some middle class families would be paying slightly more in taxes, but the result would be that that middle class family would be saving some $5,000 dollars in healthcare costs. (2016/01/17)
on taxes : When you are -- it's one thing to say I'm raising taxes, it's another thing to say that we are doing away with private health insurance premiums. (2016/01/17)
on taxes : So, if I save you $10,000 in private health insurance, and you pay a little bit more in taxes in total, there are huge savings in what your family is spending. (2016/01/17)
on tax : public colleges and universities, free with a Wall Street speculation tax. (APPLAUSE) (2015/10/13)
on tax : I pay for my program, by the way, through a tax on Wall Street speculation, which will not only make public colleges and universities tuition-free, (2015/10/13)
on tax : along with Senator Barbara Boxer, a few years ago, we introduced the first piece of climate change legislation which called for a tax on carbon. (2015/10/13)
on tax : Republicans tell us we can't do anything except give tax breaks to billionaires and cut Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid. (2015/10/13)
on tax : How do I pay for it? (APPLAUSE) I pay for it through a tax on Wall Street speculation. (2016/01/17)
on terrorism : If we are a free country, we have the right to be free. Yes, we have to defend ourselves against terrorism, but there are ways to do that without impinging on our constitutional rights and our privacy rights. (2015/10/13)
on terrorism : Understanding that Iran's behavior in so many ways is something that we disagree with; their support terrorism, the anti-American rhetoric that we're hearing from of their leadership is something that is not acceptable. (2016/01/17)
on terrorism : Unfortunately, much of that budget continues to fight the old Cold War with the Soviet Union. Very little of that budget -- less than 10 percent -- actually goes into fighting ISIS and international terrorism. (2016/01/17)
on tuition : and make every public college and university in this country tuition free. (APPLAUSE) (2015/10/13)
on tuition : ...But the only way we can get things done is by having millions of people coming together. If we want free tuition at public colleges and universities, (2015/10/13)
on tuition : I want every kid in this country who has the ability to be able to go to a public college, or university, tuition free. (2016/01/17)
on undocumented : I know that. But point being is that progressives did vote against that for that reason. My view right now -- and always has been -- is that when you have 11 million undocumented people in this country, we need comprehensive immigration reform, we need a path toward citizenship, we need to take people out of the shadows. (2015/10/13)
on unemployed : Who is satisfied that 51% of African American young people are either unemployed, or underemployed? (2016/01/17)
on unemployment : African-American youth unemployment is 51-percent. (2015/10/13)
on unemployment : Hispanic youth unemployment is 36 percent. (2015/10/13)
on university : and make every public college and university in this country tuition free. (APPLAUSE) (2015/10/13)
on university : I want every kid in this country who has the ability to be able to go to a public college, or university, tuition free. (2016/01/17)
on veteran : if a veteran is living more than 40 miles away from a V.A. facility, (2015/10/13)
on veteran : that veteran could get health care from the community health center, or the private sector. (2015/10/13)
on Veterans : . I'm the former chairman of the Senate Veterans Committee, (2015/10/13)
on veterans : Jim and I, under Jim's leadership, as he indicated, passed the most significant veterans education bill (2015/10/13)
on veterans : and benefits for disabled veterans, for the so-called chained CPI, (2015/10/13)
on veterans : so that veterans in this country could get the health care when they needed it, and not be on long waiting lines. (2015/10/13)
on veterans : A couple of years ago, when we understood that veterans were not getting the quality care they needed in the timely manner, I worked with folks like John McCain and others to pass the most comprehensive veteran's health care legislation in modern history. (2016/01/17)
on wages : Millions of Americans are working longer hours for lower wages, (2015/10/13)
on wages : As we look out at our country today, what the American people understand is we have an economy that's rigged, that ordinary Americans are working longer hours for lower wages, 47 million people living in poverty, and almost all of the new income and wealth going to the top one percent. (2016/01/17)
on wealth : and yet almost all of the new income and wealth being created is going to the top one percent. (2015/10/13)
on wealth : Well, we're gonna win because first, we're gonna explain what democratic socialism is. And what democratic socialism is about is saying that it is immoral and wrong that the top one-tenth of 1-percent in this country own almost 90 percent -- almost -- own almost as much wealth as the bottom 90 percent. That it is wrong, today, in a rigged economy, that 57 percent of all new income is going to the top 1-percent. That when you look around the world, you see (2015/10/13)
on wealth : I think everybody is in agreement that we are a great entrepreneurial nation. We have got to encourage that. Of course, we have to support small and medium-sized businesses. But you can have all of the growth that you want and it doesn't mean anything if all of the new income and wealth is going to the top 1-percent. So what we need to do is support small and medium-sized businesses, the backbone of our economy, but we have to make sure that every family in this country gets a fair shake... (2015/10/13)
on wealth : We have 27 million people living in poverty. We have massive wealth and income inequality. (2015/10/13)
on wealth : This is a great country, but we have many, many serious problems. We should not be the country that has the highest rate of childhood poverty of any major country and more wealth and income inequality than any other country. (2015/10/13)
on wealth : As we look out at our country today, what the American people understand is we have an economy that's rigged, that ordinary Americans are working longer hours for lower wages, 47 million people living in poverty, and almost all of the new income and wealth going to the top one percent. (2016/01/17)
on woman : It is understanding that in the wealthiest country in the history of the world, we should have health care for every man, woman, and child as a right (2016/01/17)
on woman : What a Medicare-for-all program does is finally provide in this country health care for every man, woman and child as a right. (2016/01/17)
on women : raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour; pay equity for women workers; (2015/10/13)
on women : in improving health care for the men and women of this country who put their lives on the line to defend them. (2015/10/13)
on women : The pay equity for women, the American people want it. (2016/01/17)
on women : To get American young men and women involved in perpetual warfare in the quagmire of Syria and the Middle East; would be an unmitigated disaster (2016/01/17)
on workers : raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour; pay equity for women workers; (2015/10/13)
on workers : workers are going to have to come together and look the Republicans in the eye, and say, (2015/10/13)
on 1-percent : Well, we're gonna win because first, we're gonna explain what democratic socialism is. And what democratic socialism is about is saying that it is immoral and wrong that the top one-tenth of 1-percent in this country own almost 90 percent -- almost -- own almost as much wealth as the bottom 90 percent. That it is wrong, today, in a rigged economy, that 57 percent of all new income is going to the top 1-percent. That when you look around the world, you see (2015/10/13)
on 1-percent : I think everybody is in agreement that we are a great entrepreneurial nation. We have got to encourage that. Of course, we have to support small and medium-sized businesses. But you can have all of the growth that you want and it doesn't mean anything if all of the new income and wealth is going to the top 1-percent. So what we need to do is support small and medium-sized businesses, the backbone of our economy, but we have to make sure that every family in this country gets a fair shake... (2015/10/13)

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