Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Dems, Please Think

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Dems, Please Think

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Following the New Hampshire primary, I'd like to ask my fellow Democrats who came out for Sen. Bernie Sanders, especially young people, to think about how they expect him to do what he's saying.

How is he going to provide free education; how is he going to bring a single-payer health system? Presidents Bill Clinton and Barack Obama couldn't do this with huge Democratic majorities. How will Mr. Sanders do this?

Furthermore, wasn't Mr. Sanders in the Senate during the passage of the Affordable Care Act? Why didn't he push for a single-payer plan then? The fact is it wasn't possible. President Obama with a lot of clout could barely get what he got, so any talk of a single-payer plan is disingenuous at least and dishonest at worst.

To female voters, my question is what is it you see in Sen. …

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