Independent Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont has been in the news a lot recently. He spoke out about the elections in 2014 and told MSNBC a plan that’s going to help Democrats secure elections. When asked if the Republicans will take over the Senate in 2014. Sanders answered:
“Well, who knows who will take over the Senate. Certainly, the Republicans could do that, and certainly the Democrats could retain strong control of the Senate. We’ve got a long way to go until the election. I think what the Democrats have been very concerned about is the rollout of the Affordable Care Act, and the Republicans have been all over that issue.I think what the Democrats have going for them is that our Republican friends believe that the way you deal with the deficit, which by the way as the president just mentioned has been cut in half in the last four years, that you do not, what the Democrats, or most Democrats believe is that we don’t cut Social Security, which the Republicans want to do. You don’t cut Medicare or transform Medicare into a voucher program.
You don’t make massive cuts in terms of Medicaid, education, or nutrition programs. All of which the Republicans want, and all of which is massively unpopular, and what the Republicans also want to do is defend the wealthy and large corporate interests and prevent them from paying their share of taxes.So I think if the issues revolves around we create jobs, how we deal with wealth and income inequality. And by the way, the Pope today just made an extraordinary statement on unfettered capitalism, and what it means when so few have so much and so many have so little. I hope that’s a lesson that the Congress can absorb, but I think if you focus on the economy, I think the Democrats will do just fine.”
Sen. Sanders brought forward the strategies for Democrats to succeed in 2014. Despite what the media has been blowing up recently, the ACA website controversy will soon blow over. As Bernie Sanders discussed, it is apparent that Republicans don’t understand that people care more about having a job than they do a health insurance website.
The road to success for Democrats is easy. Simply campaign on raising the minimum wage, creating jobs, and strongly promote a platform of economic fairness. There is proof that the approval rating for Republicans in Congress are at an all-time historic low. Hopefully, the Democrats pound away at the economic issues and pull through to flourish in 2014.
Watch Sanders in the video below: