Monday, January 18, 2016

Fourth #DemDebate



The fourth Democratic presidential debate took place last night. Each candidate spoke on healthcare, the economy and social issues.  They argued over healthcare with Sanders pushing for a better healthcare plan that includes all and is more affordable.  Clinton accused Sanders of wanting to start from scratch and said that would be a big mistake.  The arguments, formulations and so forth would further delay universal healthcare for all Americans.

On the economy, each candidate presented their ideas which were very similar. However, Sanders pushed for free college and other ideas that resemble socialism.  He also wants to increase taxes.  O' Malley argued that he has more experience at implementing change due to his terms as an elected official.  At one point of the debate, Sanders became annoyed with the moderator Andrea Mitchell when she asked about Bill Clinton's sex scandal. On social issues,

Sanders stated that he would have police officers made accountable whenever they violate the law or kill unarmed individuals.  He believes that the department of Justice should handle such scenarios, not local prosecutors.  For the most part, the debate showed three candidates who often did not answer the question directly and attacked on another.  Clinton and Sanders often went at it taking on a contrarian role.  At times, O'Malley tried to redirect the debate towards attacking Republicans.  





Source:

http://www.cnn.com/2016/01/17/politics/democratic-debate-2016-highlights/

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2016/01/17/463429928/the-fourth-democratic-debate-in-100-words-plus-a-vine-and-2-videos

http://www.latimes.com/politics/la-na-democratic-debate-20160117-story.html

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/bernie-sanders-goes-off-democratic-041432300.html



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