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Comments of Senator Sanders are extracted from the Democratic Party Presidential Primary Debate in Des Moines, IA on January 14, 2020.

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China

on China : The heart and soul of our disastrous trade agreements -- and I'm the guy who voted against NAFTA and against permanent normal trade relations with China -- is that we have forced American workers to compete against people in Mexico, in China, elsewhere, who earn starvation wages, $1 or $2 an hour. (Jan 14, 2020)

on China : And that is NAFTA, PNTR with China, other trade agreements were written for one reason alone. (Jan 14, 2020)

on China : And the end result of those two, just PNTR with China, Joe, and NAFTA, cost us some 4 million jobs, as part of the race to the bottom. (Jan 14, 2020)

on China : We need some corporate responsibility here and we need to protect good-paying jobs in America, not seee them go to China, Mexico, Vietnam, and all these other countries. (Jan 14, 2020)

on Clinton : Hillary Clinton won the popular vote by 3 million votes. (Jan 14, 2020)

on Clinton : Of -- Hillary Clinton got 3 million votes, more votes than Trump. (Jan 14, 2020)

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economy

on economy : This is the moment when we have got to have the courage to take on the 1 percent, take on the greed and corruption of the corporate elite, and create an economy and create a government that works for all of us, not just the 1 percent. Thank you. (Jan 14, 2020)

on education : We have spent trillions of dollars on that endless war, money which should go into health care and education and infrastructure in this country. (Jan 14, 2020)

on families : No, our plan wouldn't bankrupt the country. And, in fact, it would much improve the well-being of working-class families and the middle class. (Jan 14, 2020)

on family : Sen. Warren is right in saying we need to bring the stakeholders to the table, that -- it is the family farmers here in Iowa and in Vermont and around the country. (Jan 14, 2020)

on family : So the average family in America that today makes $60,000 would pay $1,200 a year, compared to that family paying $12,000 a year. (Jan 14, 2020)

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farmers

on farmers : Sen. Warren is right in saying we need to bring the stakeholders to the table, that -- it is the family farmers here in Iowa and in Vermont and around the country. (Jan 14, 2020)

on farmers : The drought here in Iowa is going to make it harder for farmers to produce the food that we need. (Jan 14, 2020)

health care

on health care : We have spent trillions of dollars on that endless war, money which should go into health care and education and infrastructure in this country. (Jan 14, 2020)

on health care : Eighty-seven million people have no health care or are uninsured or underinsured. (Jan 14, 2020)

on health care : Medicare For All will end the absurdity of the United States paying by far the highest prices in the world for prescription drugs and health care in general, while we have 87 million uninsured -- uninsured and underinsured, and while 30,000 people die each year. (Jan 14, 2020)

on health care : Well, what I will tell you is Medicare For All, which will guarantee comprehensive health care to every man, woman and child, will cost substantially less than the status quo. (Jan 14, 2020)

on health care : We save money, comprehensive health care, because we take on the greed and the profiteering and the administrative nightmare that currently exists in our dysfunctional system. (Jan 14, 2020)

on health care : Look, we have talked about health care for all -- in this country -- for over 100 years. (Jan 14, 2020)

on health care : Now is the time to take on the greed and corruption of the health care industry, of the drug companies, and finally provide health care to all through a Medicare For All single-payer program. (Jan 14, 2020)

on health care : We're spending twice as much per capita on health care as do the people of any other country. (Jan 14, 2020)

on health care : Well, first of all, what Joe forgets to say is, when you leave the current system as it is, what you are talking about are workers paying on average 20 percent of their incomes for health care. (Jan 14, 2020)

on health care : health care is a human right. (Jan 14, 2020)

on health care : Every other major country on Earth is guaranteeing health care for all. The time is long overdue for us to do the same. (Jan 14, 2020)

on health care : What we will do through a Medicare for all single-payer program is substantially lower the cost of health care for employers and workers, because we end the $100 billion a year that the health care industry makes and the $500 billion a year we spend in administrative -- the administrative nightmare of dealing with thousands of separate insurance plans. (Jan 14, 2020)

on health care : And if we want to do what every other major country on Earth does and guarantee people health care is a human right, not a privilege, you know what we have to do? (Jan 14, 2020)

on health care : But here is the issue. Tom Steyer made the point a moment ago. We are now spending twice as much per person on health care as do the people of any other country. (Jan 14, 2020)

on health care : We are finally going to have to stand up to the health care industry... (Jan 14, 2020)

on health care : We build in to our Medicare for all program a transition fund of many, many billions of dollars that will provide for up to five years income and health care and job training for those people. (Jan 14, 2020)

on health care : How does it happen that in this great country we are the only major nation not to guarantee health care to all? (Jan 14, 2020)

on health care : My Democratic Socialism says health care is a human right. (Jan 14, 2020)

on immigration : How does it happen that we have a childcare system which is dysfunctional, a criminal justice system which is broken and racist, an immigration system that needs reform? (Jan 14, 2020)

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Iran

on Iran : As you know, the nuclear deal with Iran was worked on with a number of our allies. (Jan 14, 2020)

on Iran : We have got to undo what Trump did, bring that coalition together, and make sure that Iran never gets a nuclear weapon. (Jan 14, 2020)

Iraq

on Iraq : But what I understood right away, in terms of the war in Iraq, the difference here is that the war in Iraq turned out to be the worst foreign policy blunder in the modern history of this country. (Jan 14, 2020)

on Iraq : And right now, what I fear very much is we have a president who is lying again and could drag us into a war that is even worse than the war in Iraq. (Jan 14, 2020)

on Iraq : But what we have to face as a nation is that the two great foreign policy disasters of our lifetimes were the war in Vietnam and the war in Iraq. (Jan 14, 2020)

Medicare

on Medicare : Medicare For All will end the absurdity of the United States paying by far the highest prices in the world for prescription drugs and health care in general, while we have 87 million uninsured -- uninsured and underinsured, and while 30,000 people die each year. (Jan 14, 2020)

on Medicare : Under Medicare For All, one of the provisions we have to pay for it is a 4 percent tax on income, exempting the first $29,000. (Jan 14, 2020)

on Medicare : Well, what I will tell you is Medicare For All, which will guarantee comprehensive health care to every man, woman and child, will cost substantially less than the status quo. (Jan 14, 2020)

on Medicare : Now is the time to take on the greed and corruption of the health care industry, of the drug companies, and finally provide health care to all through a Medicare For All single-payer program. (Jan 14, 2020)

on Medicare : Let us be clear what Medicare for all does. It ends all premiums. It ends all copayments. It ends the absurdity of deductibles. (Jan 14, 2020)

on Medicare : What we will do through a Medicare for all single-payer program is substantially lower the cost of health care for employers and workers, because we end the $100 billion a year that the health care industry makes and the $500 billion a year we spend in administrative -- the administrative nightmare of dealing with thousands of separate insurance plans. (Jan 14, 2020)

on Medicare : We build in to our Medicare for all program a transition fund of many, many billions of dollars that will provide for up to five years income and health care and job training for those people. (Jan 14, 2020)
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on paycheck : Half of our people are living paycheck to paycheck. (Jan 14, 2020)

on paycheck : It's been a good debate, but we haven't asked the major question. The major question is, how does it happen in the richest country in the history of the world that half of our people are living paycheck to paycheck, trying to get by on $9, $10 bucks an hour? (Jan 14, 2020)

taxes

on tax : Under Medicare For All, one of the provisions we have to pay for it is a 4 percent tax on income, exempting the first $29,000. (Jan 14, 2020)

on tax : Donald Trump as a businessman received $800 million in tax breaks and subsidies to build luxury housing. (Jan 14, 2020)

on tax : Donald Trump is corrupt. He is a pathological liar and he is a fraud.Now, when Trump talks about socialism, what he talks about is giving hundreds of billions of dollars in tax breaks and subsidies to the fossil fuel industry. (Jan 14, 2020)

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trade

on trade : And given the fact that climate change is right now the greatest threat facing this planet, I will not vote for a trade agreement that does not incorporate very, very strong principles to significantly lower fossil fuel emissions in the world. (Jan 14, 2020)

on trade : Second of all, every major environmental organization has said no to this new trade agreement because it does not even have the phrase "climate change" in it. (Jan 14, 2020)

on trade : The answer is we could do much better than a Trump-led trade deal. (Jan 14, 2020)

on trade : The heart and soul of our disastrous trade agreements -- and I'm the guy who voted against NAFTA and against permanent normal trade relations with China -- is that we have forced American workers to compete against people in Mexico, in China, elsewhere, who earn starvation wages, $1 or $2 an hour. (Jan 14, 2020)

on trade : That is the workers. Bottom line here is, I am sick and tired of trade agreements negotiated by the CEOs of large corporations behind doors. (Jan 14, 2020)

on trade : Well, I think that it is not so easy to put together new trade legislation. (Jan 14, 2020)

on trade : And that is NAFTA, PNTR with China, other trade agreements were written for one reason alone. (Jan 14, 2020)

on trade : In fact, these trade deals have been exactly what Sen. Sanders and Warren have been saying, which is that they've been designed to grow the American GDP for the corporations of America, not for the working people of America, and not to protect the climate. (Jan 14, 2020)

on trade : This new trade deal is a modest improvement. Sen. Sanders himself has said so. (Jan 14, 2020)

on Trump : We have got to undo what Trump did, bring that coalition together, and make sure that Iran never gets a nuclear weapon. (Jan 14, 2020)

on Trump : Well, as a matter of fact, I didn't say it. And I don't want to waste a whole lot of time on this, because this is what Donald Trump and maybe some of the media want. (Jan 14, 2020)

on Trump : And the only way we beat Trump is by a campaign of energy and excitement and a campaign that has, by far, the largest voter turnout in the history of this country. (Jan 14, 2020)

on Trump : But the real question is, how do we beat Trump? (Jan 14, 2020)

on Trump : Of -- Hillary Clinton got 3 million votes, more votes than Trump. (Jan 14, 2020)

on Trump : Donald Trump as a businessman received $800 million in tax breaks and subsidies to build luxury housing. (Jan 14, 2020)

on Trump : Donald Trump is corrupt. He is a pathological liar and he is a fraud. Now, when Trump talks about socialism, what he talks about is giving hundreds of billions of dollars in tax breaks and subsidies to the fossil fuel industry. (Jan 14, 2020)

on Trump : Nope, not at all. And that is because the campaign that we are going to run will expose the fraudulency of who Donald Trump is. (Jan 14, 2020)

on wage : We're going to raise the minimum wage to 15 bucks an hour. We're going to make public colleges and universities tuition-free. (Jan 14, 2020)

on wages : The heart and soul of our disastrous trade agreements -- and I'm the guy who voted against NAFTA and against permanent normal trade relations with China -- is that we have forced American workers to compete against people in Mexico, in China, elsewhere, who earn starvation wages, $1 or $2 an hour. (Jan 14, 2020)

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war

on war : But what I understood right away, in terms of the war in Iraq, the difference here is that the war in Iraq turned out to be the worst foreign policy blunder in the modern history of this country. (Jan 14, 2020)

on war : I did everything I could to prevent that war. (Jan 14, 2020)

on war : We have spent trillions of dollars on that endless war, money which should go into health care and education and infrastructure in this country. (Jan 14, 2020)

on war : And right now, what I fear very much is we have a president who is lying again and could drag us into a war that is even worse than the war in Iraq. (Jan 14, 2020)

on war : But what we have to face as a nation is that the two great foreign policy disasters of our lifetimes were the war in Vietnam and the war in Iraq. (Jan 14, 2020)

on wars : Both of those wars were based on lies. (Jan 14, 2020)

on wars : Our job is to rebuild the United Nations, rebuild the State Department, make sure that we have the capability of bringing the world together to resolve international conflict diplomatically and stop the endless wars that we have experienced. (Jan 14, 2020)

on wars : The American people are sick and tired of endless wars which have cost us trillions of dollars. (Jan 14, 2020)

on woman : Anybody knows me knows that it's incomprehensible that I would think that a woman cannot be president of the United States. (Jan 14, 2020)

on woman : Go to YouTube today. There's a video of me 30 years ago talking about how a woman could become president of the United States. (Jan 14, 2020)

on woman : How could anybody in a million years not believe that a woman could become president of the United States? (Jan 14, 2020)

on woman : I think what the major issue of the day is -- let's -- does anybody in their right mind think that a woman cannot be elected president? (Jan 14, 2020)

on woman : Of course, a woman can win. (Jan 14, 2020)

on woman : So who believes that a woman can't win? (Jan 14, 2020)

on woman : Well, what I will tell you is Medicare For All, which will guarantee comprehensive health care to every man, woman and child, will cost substantially less than the status quo. (Jan 14, 2020)

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women

on women : If any of the women on this stage or any of the men on this stage win the nomination, I hope that's not the case, I hope it's me. (LAUGHTER) (Jan 14, 2020)

on workers : The heart and soul of our disastrous trade agreements -- and I'm the guy who voted against NAFTA and against permanent normal trade relations with China -- is that we have forced American workers to compete against people in Mexico, in China, elsewhere, who earn starvation wages, $1 or $2 an hour. (Jan 14, 2020)

on workers : That is the workers. Bottom line here is, I am sick and tired of trade agreements negotiated by the CEOs of large corporations behind doors. (Jan 14, 2020)

on workers : Well, first of all, what Joe forgets to say is, when you leave the current system as it is, what you are talking about are workers paying on average 20 percent of their incomes for health care. (Jan 14, 2020)

on workers : What we will do through a Medicare for all single-payer program is substantially lower the cost of health care for employers and workers, because we end the $100 billion a year that the health care industry makes and the $500 billion a year we spend in administrative -- the administrative nightmare of dealing with thousands of separate insurance plans. (Jan 14, 2020)

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