Q157 What power of influence was recently discovered (specifically re: 2016 election)?
Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont is giving it another go, launching a second campaign for the White House four years after surprising Democrats with a strong bid for the party's 2016 nomination. "We began the political revolution in the 2016 campaign, and now it's time to move that revolution forward," the independent senator told Vermont Public Radio in an interview airing Tuesday morning.
Sanders pointed to the Democratic Party's leftward shift as a reason for a second run. "It turns out that many of the ideas that I talked about — that health care is a right, not a privilege, and that we've got to move toward a Medicare-for-all, single-payer system: very, very popular. The idea that we have got to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour," he told Vermont Public Radio. "When I talked about making public colleges and universities tuition-free and lowering student debt, that was another issue that people said was too radical. Well, that's also happening around the country."
Most declared Democrats support Sanders' vision of nationalized health care, and more robust federal programs and policies, all funded by higher taxes on top income earners which I personally see as a threat to the new growth in America's manufacturing economy; which by the way, which has unemployment to an all-time low.
There have been hurdles as Sanders prepared to run again in 2020. His campaign has had to answer to charges of sexism and harassment by staffers in 2016, with his former campaign manager acknowledging "a failure." Sanders also had to clarify comments about the role of racism in the 2018 campaign, addressing the losses of gubernatorial candidates Andrew Gillum in Florida and Stacey Abrams in Georgia.
Q1688 There is no greater [current] threat to the American people than the FAKE NEWS MEDIA. #ControlledMSM. Study Nazism. Compare/contrast ANTIFA.
Even Hillary Clinton during the 2016 campaign criticized Bernie for ignoring foreign policy. His America-As-World-Police approach to international politics and isolationist views seen contradictory. 
Let's examine his Medicare-for-all national health care plan. With his plan, America will have: Long Wait Times: This type of healthcare system often results in long wait times for patients, and not everyone will receive the type of care that they need. Since this type of system is run by the government, there can be a lot of red tape and bureaucracy that can result in poor care, especially if the country is already poor and doesn’t have a lot of revenue to spend on the care of its citizens.
Will Lead to a Socialist State: To make this happen, Bernie has admitted that he will have to increase taxes on every citizen, which could plunge the United States into a socialist state, where the government controls the distribution of goods and services. The United States is currently practicing a free market system, where market forces determine the availability and cost of healthcare services, not the federal government. The introduction of universal healthcare would lead to a great distortion in the economy. It could be the first step towards the government controlling other aspects of the economy.
Universal healthcare: will reduce the amount of money doctors can make, thereby creating a shortage of doctors in the long run. Those with higher incomes may complain that their money is going to pay for the healthcare of other citizens when it should be going to pay for their own care.
Medical Abuse Leads to Rationing: People who seek care for conditions which don’t require a visit to the hospital, will tax the system and cause unnecessary burdens on the system.
If Adopting universal healthcare: Expect rationing of medical services, as seen in countries like New Zealand, Australia, France, Canada, the United Kingdom, and Taiwan. These countries that practice universal healthcare ration services through methods such as budgeting, controlled distribution, service restriction, and price setting.
There Is No Free Lunch: Universal healthcare will lead to an increase in taxes. This is shown in the UK and other European countries where universal healthcare is being practiced, with taxes increasing year after year.
There will be No Competition. No Innovation: There is no incentive to create better medications or pursue better medical services. Universal healthcare will reduce the amount of money doctors can make, thereby reducing the attraction of the profession. This could create a shortage of doctors in the long run.
it Takes Time to Get There: Universal healthcare often has a lot of rules and regulations that people have to follow, and stumbling through trial and error along with technical difficulties, brace yourself for another Obamacare debacle.
Look for Increases in Government Debt: This is probably the biggest argument against universal healthcare. Implementing a single payer healthcare system causes an increase in taxes, as the system needs to be paid for. The overall cost of the system can be draining on a country and cause large debts. Existing U.S. government healthcare programs, such as Medicare, Medicaid, and the Children’s Health Insurance Program, are already putting a huge strain on the public budget. Adding a universal healthcare program to these would amount to enormous growth in government spending and debt. Governments have proven they are inept at running large systems, and asking the government to run healthcare could lead to total chaos. Personally, I'd rather manage my own medical care.
So, what about the minimum wage Bernie proposes to set at $15 an hour? 
When minimum wage was first set in 1938 it cost between 30,000 and 50,000 jobs. If employers are going to pay $15 an hour, they want someone who does a job worth that wage which will force low-skilled people out of jobs. High-skilled workers who are worth $15 an hour are already employed at jobs that are paid $15 an hour. Once the minimum wage raises, so will the prices at businesses to account for the increase in overhead. Wage increases will have a direct negative impact on the current minimum wage earners. This added cost to employers will spill over to affect fringe benefits like time-off, sick pay, and other perks. Research has shown over a 70 year period that minimum wage increases in fact reduce employment. Minimum wage increase requirements would stunt business growth for the small business owner. Our teens would certainly suffer with the minimum wage increase; as they would lose their low-skill, low-pay jobs. As our teens would lose their jobs, an increase in teen crime would spike. With $15 hourly minimum wage, those who may otherwise consider higher education would be de-incentivized. Also, with the demands of paying more, employers would be tempted to hire more illegal's over legal citizens to offset the expense. Furthermore, employers would be incentivized to replace humans with labor-saving machines. Many poor Americans do not work; therefore raising the minimum wage does not help them. It does not put more money in their pocket, and actually hurts them by increasing prices across the market. 
Then once the job market would be destroyed under Bernie's plan for America, he would finish America off with degrading the Education system more than it already is with his free tuition answer.
Policymakers are urged to shift their conversation to focus on the value an institution is providing students rather than the sticker price since, as reports find, some of the schools providing the best value in terms of graduation rates, earnings and loan repayment rates actually cost the least.
"While so much of the conversation on college over the last decade has focused on cost, the analysis of outcomes data provided in report findings on the private, non-profit institutions highlights the need to have a much more honest conversation about which colleges are in fact providing value to students." "Free tuition when more than half of students fail to graduate will do little to fix the larger problem," wrote Tamara Hiler, an education policy adviser at Third Way and lead author of the Third Way report.  I say, let's focus on the value of education for our children.
Q1688 Compare/contrast SOCIALISM push. Push for REBIRTH. Who financed then? Who is financing now?
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