Bernie Sanders vs. Michael Bloomberg
A billionaire vs. a democratic socialist. The clash between Bernie Sanders and Michael Bloomberg, then and now. (via Brut News)
Ahead of the debates in South Carolina, tensions have escalated between Bernie Sanders, the Democratic presidential front-runner, and Michael Bloomberg.
Bloomberg on Sander’s appeal to younger generations
“Young people listen to Bernie Sanders and they say, ‘Yeah, democratic, that’s good, socialism, yeah that’s that social media stuff.’ Because our kids no longer learn civics in school. They no longer study Western history. They no longer read Western literature.”
Sanders on future generations
“Younger people are the future of this country. And what the support that we are receiving tells me that the ideas that we are bringing forth — the notion that it is too late for establishment politics, and establishment economics, that we need some bold ideas — this is what the future of America is about.”
“We don’t need Medicare For All proposals that are more likely to reelect Donald Trump than to expand coverage.”, revealed Bloomberg.
The candidates on wealth distribution in the country
“What a wonderful country we have. The best-known socialist in the country happens to be a millionaire with three houses. What did I miss here? I’ve been very lucky, made a lot of money, and I’m giving it all away to make this country better, and a good chunk of it goes to the Democratic party as well.”, expressed Bloomberg.
“Mike Bloomberg owns more wealth than the bottom 125 million Americans. That’s wrong, that’s immoral. That should not be the case when we’ve got half a million people sleeping out on the street, when we’ve got kids who cannot afford to go to college.”, Sanders shared. He continued, “We cannot continue seeing a situation where, in the last three years, billionaires in this country saw an $850 billion increase in their wealth — congratulations, Mr. Bloomberg — but the average American last year saw less than a 1 percent increase in his or her income. That's wrong.”