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Mar 14, 2016 10:00pm PDT
your wages and health benefits or we're moving to china. what's your choice. disastrous trade policies. if elected president of the united states, i will significantly change those policies. >> there's another aspect of these trade deals, and that is, they do help raise people out of poverty in third-world countries. so there is that as expect of it. this is something you've been fighting for all your life. >> it is my hope that everybody in our country understands that there's massive poverty all over the world. it is a wealthy nation along with europe and other wealthy nations, i do believe we have a moral obligation to lift up the poorest people in this world. but you can do it without destroying the middle class of this country. so count me in as somebody who will work day and night with other major countries to help poor people. but you do not have to drive wages down and throw american workers out on the street. that is a big difference between secretary clinton and myself in terms in our record. >> if she's the nominee against donald trump, is that an issue? to you think that's
Apr 25, 2016 5:00pm PDT
if they can move to china and make another $5. the corporate media determines the kind of conversation we have. your particular station is owned by whom? >> comcast. >> there we go. >> one of the more popular corporations in america. [ laughter ] >> and you have wealthy campaign contributors and the only way, let me repeat it again, the only way we transform this country and this i believe from the bottom of my heart is when millions of people stand up, fight back and demand that we have a government that represents all of us, not just the 1%. [ applause [ applause [ applause ] >> we have people in the audience that have questions. david supports you, david? >> as a student i'm excited to be voting for the first time tomorrow for you so thank you. my question is many supporters are staunchly opposed to hillary clinton and are considering writing you in, voting for a third party candidate or not voting at all if you don't win the no, ma'mination. i believe you will win the nomination and presidency but if you don't, will you encourage your supporters to vote for hillary cli
Sep 6, 2014 5:35pm EDT
workers, 15 or 20 bucks an hour, you can go to china, hire people for a buck or $2 an hour. i'm proud to tell you i have never voted for one of these trade agreements, and i am right. [applause] now, to understand the american economy today, you can capsulize it in one way. the largest private-sector employer was general motors, and they produced real products, automobiles. they work with good unions like the uaw. they paid their workers good wages and good benefits. that was the american economy then. today, the largest private-sector employer in america is walmart. walmart pays wages that are so low that the people in this room end up subsidizing walmart because many of their workers cannot make it on the wages they receive and they have to go on medicaid, food stamps, and affordable housing paid for the government. the owner of walmart is the walton family, the largest, the most wealthy family in america. in my view, the wealthiest family in america does not need welfare from the middle class in this country. let them pay their workers a living wage. [applause] in terms of education,
our jobs to china and other low-wage countries when millions of americans are in desperate need of work right here. [applause] mr. sanders: corporate america and the billionaire class are not going to hide their many billions in profits by putting them in the cayman islands and other tax havens. they are going to start paying their fair share of taxes. [applause] mr. sanders: whether they like it or not, their greed is going to end because we are going to end it for them. [applause] mr. sanders: when we talk about the grotesque level of income and wealth inequality, let me bring it on home to what it means for the people in south carolina. in the last two years, the wealthiest 14 people in america, 14 people, saw their wealth increase by $156 billion. but here in south carolina, while 14 people saw an unbelievable increase in their wealth, 27% of the children here are living in poverty. almost 300,000 children. 14 people increased wealth $156 billion. 27% of the kids in south carolina living in poverty. of those children living in poverty, 138,000 are black, 95,000 are white and 34
country. [applause] china, a nation three times larger than us, a communist, authoritarian country has fewer people in jail than we do. if anybody here thanks there is not -- thinks there is not a connection between huge rates of youth unemployment and kids that end up in jail, you would be very mistaken. right now, right now, in my state, your state, we are 5.5 million young people who are not in school, who are not working, who are hanging out in street corners and getting into trouble. in my view, it makes a lot more sense for us to be investing in education and in jobs. [applause] mr. sanders: it makes more sense to be investing in our young people than in jails and incarceration. [applause] mr. sanders: when we -- when we talk about the economy, it is not just income and wealth inequality and it is not just high rates of unemployment we have to address. it is the simple fact that everybody in this room knows that millions of our people are working at wages that are too damn low. [applause] mr. sanders: the current minimum wage at the federal level of $7.25 an hour, $7.25 an ho
europe and japan and china. [applause] we can create 13 million decent paying jobs rebuilding our infrastructure with a $1 trillion investment and i intend to make that investment. [applause] people say that's a great idea but it's an expensive proposition. where will we get the money? we will end this outrageous tax loophole that allows major billion dollar profitable corporations to stash their money in the cayman islands and other tax havens. [applause] we are losing $100 billion a year. we have corporations that make billions of dollars not paying a nickel. that is wrong. we're going to change that and invest in the infrastructure. [applause] and by the way, not only do we need to create millions of good paying jobs, we need to stop the loss of millions of jobs through a disastrous trade policy that
directly. a slowdown in china or turmoil in iraq or syria or anywhere can send the stock market reeling input california jobs in state revenues in jeopardy. in the battle far away, some comes right to our soil is the unprovoked and brutal attack in san bernardino. what occurs daily consummate -- what occurs daily in so many parts of the world could occur .ere area that is what we have to be prepared and vigilant. i wish that was not the case, but it is. at the state capital, we think we have more control over things that we actually do. the global events and policies set the pace and shape the world we live in. the challenge is to solve today's problems without making those of tomorrow even worse. we face a future that is partly determined, and yet in many ways unknown. our job is to face the fact that we do now and prepare for the many unknowns as best as we can. you are not going to hear me talk about new programs today. i'm going to focus on how we pay for the commitments we already have. let's start with the budget. since the second world war, we have experienced 10 recessio
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