A NEW STUDY from the Mercatus Center at George Mason University is making headlines for projecting that Independent Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders’s “Medicare for All” bill is estimated to cost $32.6 trillion — a number that’s entirely in line with 2016 projections, and is literally old news. But what the Associated Press headline fails to announce is a much more sanguine update: The report, by Senior Research Strategist Charles Blahous, found that under Sanders’s plan, overall health costs would go down, and wages would go up.
Source: Koch-Backed Think Tank Finds That “Medicare for All” Would Cut Health Care Spending and Raise Wages. Whoops.
The CEO of a former Fortune 500 company, who is also the daughter of a U.S. senator, is under fire for jacking up the rates of a life-saving anti-allergy treatment.
Source: EpiPen Uproar Highlights Company’s Family Ties to Congress
The Democratic Party has appointed a committee tasked with drafting the party’s platform. The 15-member panel includes MPAA lobbyist Howard L Berman, an attorney and former U.S. Representative who not only co-sponsored SOPA and tried to enshrine P2P network sabotage in law, but has also been funded by Hollywood throughout his career.
Source: MPAA Lobbyist / SOPA Sponsor to Draft Democratic Party Platform – TorrentFreak
Far away from AIPAC, Bernie Sanders made a dissenting speech in Salt Lake City, where he spoke up for suffering Palestinians. It received little broadcast media attention.
Source: Bernie Sanders Spoke Up for Suffering Palestinians, but Few in Broadcast Media Covered It
Our choice in a democratic primary is stark and simple: Bernie Sanders, who has fought for progressive values his entire career, or Hillary Clinton, who says she supports progressive values when it’s politically expedient.
Source: I’m feeling the Bern, in part because I just don’t believe Secretary Clinton. – WIL WHEATON dot NET
Hillary Clinton’s top domestic policy adviser pushed the line that Clinton is “the only candidate” who wants to “raise your incomes — not middle class taxes.” A few years back, she had a different position.
Source: Clinton Senior Adviser Authored Paper Arguing for Paid Leave Proposal She Now Opposes
Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign would now have raised almost $100 million more than Hillary Clinton’s if the U.S. electoral system provided public matching funds for small donors.
Source: Sanders Would Dominate Money Race With Small Donor Matching Funds
More people like Bernie, but in terms of coverage by the mainstream media, Trump is besting Sanders 23 to 1 by some estimates.
Source: Where’s Bernie? Media Ignores Sanders Though He’s More Popular Than Trump
The thing is, for the rest of the civilized world, Bernie Sanders is a well thought-out decent guy. He only seems crazy compared to “normal” in America.
Jon Stewart on Bernie Sanders