Sen. Bernie Sanders Details His Climate Change Legislation
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Sen. Bernie Sanders Details His Climate Change Legislation


HE’S A CROWD PLEASER. WE’RE BACK HERE WITH SENATOR
BERNIE SANDERS. SENATOR, LET ME ASK YOU THIS,
LAST WEEK THE WORKING FAMILIES PARTY ENDORSED ELIZABETH WARREN
BUT THEY ENDORSED YOU IN 2016, SO FOR PEOPLE WHO LOOK AT THAT
ENDORSEMENT AND THEY THINK, WELL, THEY MUST BE THE SAME
PEOPLE, WHAT DIFFERENTIATES YOU AND ELIZABETH WARREN? HOW AS A CASUAL OBSERVER WOULD I
TELL YOUR IDEAS APART FROM HEARSE.>>SENATOR WARREN WILL RUN HER
CAMPAIGN AND I’LL RUN MINE, BUT THIS IS WHAT I WOULD SAY — IF
YOU ARE CONCERNED ABOUT THE ENORMOUS THREAT OF CLIMATE
CHANGE, AND IF YOU THINK WE SHOULD LISTEN TO THE SCIENTISTS
AND DEVELOP A PROGRAM THAT ENDS OUR DEPENDENCE ON FOSSIL FUEL AS
QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE AND MOVES TO SUSTAINABLE ENERGY, WE HAVE
INTRODUCED THE MOST COMPREHENSIVE CLIMATE CHANGE
LEGISLATION ANYBODY HAS EVER INTRODUCED. SECOND OF ALL, I HAPPEN TO
BELIEVE, AS YOU’VE HEARD ME SAY MANY TIMES, THAT THE LEVEL OF
INCOME AND WEALTH INEQUALITY IN THIS COUNTRY IS GO DESK. WE HAVE 500,000 PEOPLE SLEEPING
OUT ON THE STREETS TONIGHT, WHILE A GUY LIKE JEFF BEZOS AT
AMAZON IS WORTH LIKE $170 BILLION, AND WHAT I HAVE
PROPOSED IS A VERY STRONG TAX ON WEALTH THAT WILL HAVE MR. BEZOS
ANT ALL THE MULTI-BILLIONAIRES START PAYING THEIR FAIR SHARE OF
TAXES SO WE CAN DEAL WITH THE AFFORDABLE HOUSING CRISIS IN
AMERICA, THAT WE DEAL WITH AND CREATE UNIVERSAL AFFORDABLE
CHILDCARE FOR WORKING FAMILIES AND A HEALTH FUND, MEDICARE FOR
ALL PROPOSAL. ( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )
>>Stephen: WHERE DOES THIS WEALTH TAX START?>>GETTING NERVOUS, ARE YOU?>>Stephen: I’M ASKING FOR A
FRIEND WHO HAS A TV SHOW. JUST CURIOUS. ( LAUGHTER )
>>IF YOU HAVE MORE THAN $32 MILLION IN WEALTH —
>>Stephen: PERSONAL WEALTH, SOMETHING LIKE THAT?>>YES.>>Stephen: HOW DO YOU GO GET
IT? BECAUSE THOSE PEOPLE ALREADY
HAVE THAT MONEY, HOW DO YOU GO GET THAT CASH.>>WELL, THAT’S A GOOD QUESTION.>>Stephen: THANK YOU. ( LAUGHTER )
>>YOU’RE WELCOME. AND WE PUT INTO OUR PROPOSAL THE
MECHANISM TO DO THAT. BUT I WANT TO BE CLEAR, THIS
WOULD APPLY TO THE TOP ONE-TENTH OF ONE PERCENT. 99.9% OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE
WILL NOT PAY A NICKEL MORE IN TAXES.>>Stephen: THAT TOP TENTH ARE
GOOD AT HIDING THEIR MONEY.>>I KNOW, GOES TO THE CAYMAN
ISLANDS.>>Stephen: BEAUTIFUL DOWN
THERE. ( LAUGHTER )
>>HERE IS WHAT WE’VE GOT TO DEAL WITH AS A NATION, DO WE
FEEL COMFORTABLE? IS AMERICA ABOUT THREE PEOPLE
OWNING MORE WEALTH THAN THE BOTTOM HALF OF AMERICAN SOCIETY? ARE WE COMFORTABLE WHEN SO MANY
OF OUR KIDS CAN’T AFFORD TO GO TO COLLEGE, WHEN OUR
INFRASTRUCTURE IS CRUMBLING, THAT THE TOP 1% OWNS MORE WEALTH
THAN THE BOTTOM 92%? AND THIS IS NOT JUST A QUESTION
OF MORALITY, THIS IS A QUESTION OF ECONOMICS. WE CANNOT CONTINUE TO HAVE HALF
OF OUR PEOPLE LIVING PAYCHECK TO PAYCHECK, STRUGGLING TO PUT FOOD
ON THE TABLE, WHEN YOU’VE GOT A HANDFUL OF MULTI-BILLIONAIRES
WHO HAVE MORE MONEY THAN THEY WILL SPEND IN A THOUSAND LIFE
TIMES. THIS IS SOMETHING I BELIEVE WE
HAVE TO DEAL WITH AND I INTEND AS PRESIDENT TO DEAL WITH IT. ( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )
>>Stephen: WE’VE GOT TO GO HERE IN JUST A MINUTE. I’M GOING TO ASK YOU ONE LAST
QUESTION. JIMMY CARTER SAID HE VOTED FOR
YOU IN 2016. HE ALSO SAID THAT HE THINKS 80
MIGHT BE TOO OLD TO BE PRESIDENT. DO YOU THINK 95 IS TOO OLD FOR
YOU TO SLAP HIM AROUND? ( LAUGHTER )
( PIANO RIFF )>>YOU KNOW, I KNOW JIMMY
CARTER, AND JIMMY CARTER IS — YOU KNOW, WHEN YOU COMPARE
SOMEBODY LIKE JIMMY CARTER, WHO IS A MAN OF GREAT DIGNITY AND
HONESTY, TO THE GUY WHO’S IN THE WHITE HOUSE RIGHT NOW, YOU’VE
GOT TO WORE I ABOUT WHAT’S HAPPENING IN THIS COUNTRY TODAY. ( APPLAUSE )
SO WHAT I WOULD SAY IS, YOU KNOW, I THINK YOU LOOK AT THE
TOTALITY OF A CANDIDATE — THANK GOD, THIS IS WHAT I HOPE,
WHATEVER IT IS –>>Stephen: SOMEWHERE IN
THERE.>>– I’M IN GOOD HEALTH AND
RUNNING A VIGOROUS CAMPAIGN, AND I WOULD ASK PEOPLE TO CHECK OUT
MY RECORD, CHECK OUT MY SUPPORT FOR WORKING PEOPLE FOR MY ENTIRE
LIFE, CHECK OUT MY WILLINGNESS TO TAKE ON EVERY POWERFUL
SPECIAL INTEREST IN THIS COUNTRY, AND I WOULD ASK FOR
THEIR SUPPORT. ( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )
>>Stephen: WELL, SENATOR, THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR BEING
HERE! SENATOR BERNIE SANDERS! HE’S RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT! WHEN WE COME BACK “MEANWHILE!”! STICK AROUND!

46 Comments

  • justice 5150

    The rest of the world who is saying Americans need to vote this guy need to understand: Most people align with what he stands for, hundreds even thousands of polls show this. However, the corporate war machine, the wealthy 1%, will do ANYTHING to keep him out of office. Like back in 2016 when Sanders was shown in almost every poll to beat Donald Trump, the democrats lost by proven rigging the primary against Sanders to elect Hillary Clinton which fell way short. We will do everything we can! Bernie has already received the most individual donations a candidate has ever received in the history of the planet and we're only in 2019.

  • Bruno Marcantonio

    The great disaster is that the Majority of Voters Lack Common Sense because their Bodies & Brains are Riddled by the results of Disasterous Nutrition , Mass Propaganda Brainwash & the Drugs of Big Pharma & other forms of of Pollution which leads to the eventual Result : THE ELECTION OF BUFFOONS TO RUN THEIR LIVES .
    COMMON SENSE POLITICOS LIKE BERNIE SANDERS need the Backing of a population of supporters Who have passed an IQ Test for the Right to Vote and are NOT products of a system where the the only Qualification for Procreation is – A Functioning Set of Genitals –
    WHICH WILL NEVER HAPPEN IN TODAYS WORLD.
    THOUGH I SINCERELY HOPE I AM WRONG .
    THE WORLD IN ITS PRESENT STATE IS HEADING IN A DOWNWARD SPIRAL OF IGNORANCE – BUT like the Boeing 737 MAX – CANNNOT BE PULLED OUT OF ITS DIVE.
    BERNIE SANDERS IS A RARE RAY OF HOPE FOR AMERICA – I WISH HIM WELL – BUT I DON’T LIKE HIS CHANCES !

  • Scott Coverdale

    This is not true. Tulsi Gabbard has produced the most comprehensive climate plan.
    It’s actually been brought forward as a bill. Actionable plans, not a political stunt. Do your research. Go on Bernie’s website and look at his climate plan. It’s not well thought out, it’s not actionable, and it’s a straight up joke.
    Also, remember that being president doesn’t give you the power to push the plans that he has through. If he does push them through solely with his own executive power, they can simply be undone by the next president.

  • Mia Lovely

    Bernie is to the left of Warren on all issues. He is also 100x better than Warren on all foreign policy issues. I really wish people would stop saying that Bernie and Warren are the same. They are not! Warren is a liberal democrat. While Bernie is an OG Progressive an FDR democrat. There is a massive difference between the two.

  • Blake Vollbrecht

    jeff bezos doesn't have $170 billion; he owns a proportion of amazon that's worth that much (according to this video). he'd have to sell it to have the money, and if he hasn't made the money (as cash that he could buy things with), then there's no taxes. Also, amazon doesn't pay much in corporate taxes because it historically doesn't make much profit. taxes are only paid on profit. amazon re-invests it's earnings into capital expenditures (i.e making the company better instead of paying-out to shareholders) and not much profit is left over. what are the details of this plan to tax bezos and amazon? everyone gets that he's a monumental entrepreneur who's moving society forward, right? are people also mad at henry ford and bill gates for giving way more people access to formerly expensive items like cars and productivity software? They made the money that the consumers decided they deserved. Those are not the kind of people and companies who deserve unfair treatment by their government. bill gates is doing way more good with his money than the government ever would, making pandemic-class diseases go completely extinct, investing in clean water and clean energy research, making efforts to improve childhood education; bezos is also very capable of that if he ever leaves amazon; the more money he earns, the better. maybe tax whatever he leaves to less-brilliant people in his will

  • Joanna Blueberry

    Can we please, please, just elect Daddy Bernie? He cares about us (my generation) millennials like we’re his children. And he cares for my my parents and grandparents like they’re his close friends. Everyone is cared for under Bernie Sanders.

  • Neptune Solo

    WISH JEFF BEZOZ WOULD DO AS SAME ASS BILL GATES.. but jeff is not eve paying thetaxes… and 99% of people use his company to buy stuff …… all over the world

  • Whuzzin Gamont

    You literally just have to look at his track record and compare with the other candidates… not so much of a smudge in his clean record as politician… the forefront of so many issues including medicare for all, lgbt rights, universal tuition, closing the widening wealth disparity…. Idk why ppl are soooo obsessed with Warren cos seriously, i havent heard from her b4 she just pops out to run as a candidate using borrowed ideas from bernies campaign.
    Yall ppl, there hasnt been a politician ive trusted so much as bernie sanders, i just wished i was american and can vote

  • StoneE4

    Some folks are born silver spoon in hand
    Lord, don't they help themselves
    But when the taxman comes to the door
    Lord, the house looks like a rummage sale
    It ain't me, it ain't me, I ain't no millionaire's son, no, no
    It ain't me, it ain't me, I ain't no fortunate one, no

  • Tray Dey

    Come on guys this is a golden opportunity to make our lives better for the good of the country vote right vote Sanders.

  • josh heldz

    Since Obama, there hasn't been someone who's main point every conversation is about making our country equal and fair. Just give the man a chance, thank god no Hillary around to cut him from under this time.

  • Rebecca Young

    Bernie does best in situations like this where we can explain his policy proposals in depth. These 30-second rebuttal debates are doing him and other substantive candidates a serious disservice. Go Bernie go!

  • dot dot dot

    …even if the largest majority vote for Bernie and he is elected the idiotic electiral college decides…talk about democracy!!!

  • Tom Kelly

    I am Canadian and pro Bernie, although I would like to see Tulsi Gabbard as commander in chief even more.
    The problem here is something called the DNC and their super delegates. It is the same problem as last time. Biden is the anointed one although if Warren sells out a little more then she will usurp him. I honestly do believe in democracy but that is not what the Democratic National Convention does. Their democracy is a plutocracy and plutocrats love Biden and Warren

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