Bernie Sanders: GOP candidates are focused on needs of the wealthy, not working people

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders doesn’t believe Thursday night’s GOP debate and its 10 candidates have much to offer the average American.

“When you watch that debate, just imagine if you are one of the wealthiest people in this country and you’re extremely greedy and selfish — you’re going to have 10 candidates talking about your needs and not the needs of the working people,” Sanders told Ari Rabin-Havt on SiriusXM ProgressThe Agenda.

Sanders outlined three of the big similarities he sees among the Republican candidates:

  • “They want to give more tax breaks to millionaires and billionaires.”
  • “There may be one or two [candidates] … who actually have listened to the scientific community and think that climate change is real.”
  • “They want to cut and privatize Medicare, cut Medicaid, cut education, cut the Environmental Protection Agency.”

Sanders reiterated his support of Planned Parenthood and gay rights:

And the candidate described his vision for economic justice, which includes a single-payer health care system, tuition-free public universities and “taking on the billionaire class and deal[ing] with this issue of income and wealth inequality”:

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