Sanders: Americans Voted for an Agenda Different from What They Want, Need

Sanders: Americans Voted for an Agenda Different from What They Want, Need

On CNN’s “New Day” on Wednesday, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) was asked by host Chris Cuomo what last night’s election results meant and if that suggested a desire for a policy shift from what the Democrats in Congress had been pushing.

According to Sanders, the answer is no and he listed taxes, entitlements and trade as areas where the American people would be disappointed in GOP leadership on Capitol Hill.

“[I] fear very much that if you take a hard look, Chris, at the Republican agenda, what they mean by moving forward are more tax breaks for the wealthy and large corporations,” Sanders said. “Is that what the American people want? I don’t think so. I think you’re going to be seeing in the coming months tempts to cut Social Security and Medicare. I think you’re going to see ignoring the reality that we need to raise the minimum wage and do pay equity. And so, I think on many of the key issues that the American people feel strongly about — the growing gap between the very rich and everybody else – I feel fear that the American people who want change, they want to deal with the collapse of the middle class, they want to deal with jobs leaving America, going to China, I think perhaps they have just voted for some folks whose agenda is very different than what they want and need.”

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