Price Tag of Bernie Sanders’s Proposals: $18 TrillionThis showed up yesterday at Fox News Insider:
Democratic presidential candidate’s agenda would greatly expand government
Sen. Bernie Sanders, whose liberal call to action has propelled his long-shot presidential campaign, is proposing an array of new programs that would amount to the largest peacetime expansion of government in modern American history.
In all, he backs at least $18 trillion in new spending over a decade, according to a tally by The Wall Street Journal, a sum that alarms conservatives and gives even many Democrats pause. Mr. Sanders sees the money as going to essential government services at a time of increasing strain on the middle class.
Krauthammer: 'Insignificant' Sanders Achieved Nothing in 25 Years in CongressThe website of England's Daily Mail, which pursues right-wing readers with a lot of Breitbartian stories about U.S. politics, gave us this yesterday:
On "Special Report" tonight, Charles Krauthammer reacted to Bernie Sanders' surge in the polls and the Vermont senator's effort to reach out to African Americans.
"I think the reason that he's been rising is because he isn't an outsider in the sense that he's a non-politician, but he's been completely insignificant," Krauthammer said. "He's been in the Senate. Has anybody even mentioned him until now? Has he achieved anything? Has he passed a bill? Has he made a speech in a quarter century?"
Bernie Sanders declares America was founded on 'racist principles' - and tells students at evangelical university Obama's election was a step toward redemptionRush Limbaugh -- who a month ago was describing Sanders as "harmless" and an "insignificant little socialist from Vermont" -- also focused on that Sanders racism statement on yesterday's show.
Bernie Sanders went to the conservative Christian Liberty University this morning and told students that America was founded on 'racist principles' but voting for President Obama was a big step forward.
During the Q&A portion of the program, Sanders was asked how he would bring healing and resolution to the issue of racism as president.
'I would hope and I believe that every person in this room today understands that it is unacceptable to judge people, to discriminate against people based on the color of their skin,' Sanders began.
'And I would also say that as a nation – the truth is, that a nation which in many ways was created, and I’m sorry to have to say this, from way back on racist principles. That’s a fact. We have come a long way as a nation,' Sanders said.
Maybe I just haven't noticed it, but this seems new to me. It's as if Sanders topped Hillary Clinton in both Iowa and New Hampshire in one poll and the word went out on the right to scramble the jets and start trying to take Sanders down.
I'd have thought the wingers wouldn't worry about a wild-haired old lefty, but they know it's a crazy year and a significant portion of the public might go for a candidate who'd have been deemed unacceptable even a year or two ago. They also know that even in defeat Sanders might have a real influence on the way we talk about taxes and government programs and economic inequality.
Right-wingers don't let grass grow under their feet. I guess they're going to try to address this threat now.