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Bernie Sanders on Wednesday delivered a non-apology-address, embrace and defend “democratic socialism”, as he unveiled what he called an “economic bill of rights” dealing with a business, he claims, is “fundamentally broken and grotesquely unfair.”
The long-standing independent senator from Vermont, tried a second time for the democratic presidential nomination, counter President Trump the claims of a booming economy, he delivered his most detailed public explanation to date of why he brands himself a democratic-socialist.
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Calling his beliefs, a way of “justice and love” in the painting is said to be a gloomy picture of the country, the current economic conditions, Sanders, that “the income and wealth inequality, which is in the United States today is greater than at any time since the 1920s.”
In a speech heavy on FDR-references, which called for the completion of the work of the New Deal, Sanders cast his policy as a necessary counter to “right-wing” forces.
“The challenge that we now face as a nation, as a world, which, in many respects, not unlike the one we in front of a little less than a century ago, during and after the Great Depression in the 1930s. Then, as now, deep-rooted and seemingly intractable economic and social inequalities, said he led to the rise of the radical right-wing nationalist forces around the world”.
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The speech was a defiant embrace of an ideology, which not only questions about its General elections, calling for Sanders, but as a brush, the paint of the trump campaign, the whole democratic field so far to the left. In fact, many have adopted from Sanders’ primary rival, his democratic socialism-inspired policies, such as “Medicare for all”, although some of these candidates have avoided the ideological label.
However, Sanders, like Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, has no excuse that a democratic socialist.
And on Wednesday, he fired back at Trump and other Republicans to use for the attempt at “socialism” as an “insult.”
“While President Trump and his fellow oligarchs attack the us for our support of democratic socialism, they are not really against all forms of socialism,” Sanders charged. “You hate the democratic socialism because it benefits the working people, but that they absolutely love corporate socialism, enriched Trump and other billionaires.”
A direct shot on Trump, Sanders claims that the difference between him and the President that “he believes that corporate socialism for the rich and powerful.”
Sanders also called trump a “demagogue” and accused him of the attempt on the “people to share and legislation of hate” to deflect attention from the “real crisis.”
The senator, one of the leaders said, now in the race for the democratic nomination, the country needs to reject“ the path of hatred and division to find — and, instead of having the moral conviction to choose a different path, a higher path, a path of mercy, justice and love. It is the way that I, as a democratic socialism.”
The populist senator argues that, despite the overall positive GDP and stock market numbers, “the millions of the middle class and the working people have to fight their heads above water, while the billionaire class consumes the lion’s share of the wealth that we created together as a nation.”
Sanders explained that he is following in the footsteps of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, the Democrat who created Social security as part of his ” New Deal during his four terms in the White house during the 1930s and 1940s.
“Today, in the second decade of the 21st century, we the unfinished business of the New Deal must take and carry it through to completion. This is the unfinished business of the Democratic party and the vision we need to achieve together,” said Sanders.
And he illuminated the FDR again, when he announced his “economic bill of rights”, noting that “in the year 1944, the President proposed to Roosevelt, an economic bill of rights, but died a year later and was never able to fulfill this vision. Our task is, 75 years later, to complete what began as a Roosevelt.”
Punching back against the GOP attacks, Sanders pointed out that the Republicans once labeled Social security in the socialist proposal.
But the address is for sure-fuel-Republicans eager to cast the entire field as a sympathy for a government-heavy, big-spending agenda. Further, it is Sanders relies on more criticism about his past praise decades for the Cuban and Soviet regimes, although today, the senator has tried to distinguish democratic socialism from the socialism practiced by Communist governments.
Prior to Sanders’ speech, the Republican National Committee, called it a “sermon on socialism”, as you described “how to extreme Sanders really is.”
And Sanders tie to the rest of the nearly two dozen competitors run for the White house, the RNC charged that “Bernie’s radical views have become mainstream in the democratic party.”
It was not just the Republicans attack on Sanders.
One of his rivals for the nomination, former Rep. John Delaney from Maryland, was also critical.
Delaney, one of the more moderate candidates, said: “I think he is wrong. The United States has been an economic and innovation marvel, and to our national prosperity is good for our citizens and enabled us to be a force of good in the world. Socialism-or a new name for Senator Sanders for you-is the wrong answer.”
The former Vice-President Joe Biden, who has not been attacked again and again by Sanders, to engage.
The clear frontrunner in the nomination race right now, said on Wednesday morning in Iowa, prior to Sanders’ speech, that “I’m not much on the labels. I’m not going to characterize comment on Bernie’s who and what he is. He is honestly what he thinks, and I think he should go and say it.”