Thursday, October 15, 2015

Sanders & Clinton on capitalism

From the debate last Tuesday when Sanders was asked about socialism and capitalism. What Clinton doesn't get is that the sort of capitalism she wants, small business, is being bought out by big business, which is exactly as Sanders describes. Plus Sanders' democratic socialism is just a kinder, gentler capitalism where everyone plays by the same rules for the benefit of all. Big business does not to abide by those rules while small business does.

BERNIE SANDERS: Do I consider myself part of the casino capitalist process by which so few have so much and so many have so little, by which Wall Street's greed and recklessness wrecked this economy? No, I don't.

HILLARY CLINTON: Let me follow up on that, Anderson. When I think about capitalism, I think about all the small businesses that were started because we have the opportunity and the freedom in our country for people to do that and make a good living for themselves and their families. I don't think we should confuse what we have to do every so often in America, which is save capitalism from itself.

BERNIE: Everybody is in agreement. We are a great entrepreneurial nation. We have to encourage that. Of course, we have to support small and medium-size businesses. But you can have all of the growth that you want, and it doesn't mean anything if all of the new income and wealth is going to the top 1 percent.

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