How confident are you that bernie will win the presidency?

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He's got my vote, especially after listening to him on the Joe Rogan Podcast. Finally I heard him talk without being interrupted every ten seconds by some interviewer.

I feel like he has a shot, but I'm nervous if people will still vote for trump

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BREAKING: Bernie Releases Most Progressive Housing Plan in History to End Homelessness and Affordable Housing Crisis

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BREAKING: Bernie Releases Most Progressive Housing Plan in History to End Homelessness and Affordable Housing Crisis

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READ THE PLAN HERE and use #HousingForAll!

Bernie Sanders on Wednesday unveiled his Housing for All plan, a bold proposal to guarantee every American – regardless of income – a fundamental right to a safe, decent, accessible, and affordable home.

“There is virtually no place in America where a full-time minimum wage worker can afford a decent two bedroom apartment. At a time when half of our people are living paycheck to paycheck, this is unacceptable,” said Sen. Sanders. “For too long the federal government has ignored the extraordinary housing crisis in our country. That will end when I am president. My administration will be looking out for working families and tenants, not the billionaires who control Wall Street.”

In America today, there is a shortage of 7.4 million affordable homes for the lowest-income renters and more than 18 million families in America are paying more than half of their limited incomes on housing and utilities. The federal government should be expanding housing programs, but Donald Trump wants to cut them by $ 9.6 billion, or 18 percent.

Sanders’ Housing for All plan would instead end the housing crisis, build millions of affordable housing units, implement a national rent control standard, revitalize public housing, protect tenants, combat gentrification, end predatory lending and modern day redlining, and end homelessness by:

  • Building nearly 10 million homes through the National Affordable Housing Trust Fund, social housing, Community Land Trusts, and other housing programs.
  • Fully funding tenant-based Section 8 rental assistance at $ 410 billion over the next ten years and making it a mandatory funding program for all eligible households.
  • Enacting a national cap on annual rent increases at no more than 3 percent or 1.5 times the Consumer Price Index, whichever is higher, to help prevent the exploitation of tenants at the hands of private landlords.
  • Ending exclusionary and restrictive zoning ordinances and replacing them with zoning that encourages racial, economic, and disability integration that makes housing more affordable.
  • Doubling McKinney-Vento homelessness assistance grants to more than $ 26 billion over the next five years to build permanent supportive housing.
  • Ending the mass sale of mortgages to Wall Street vulture funds and thoroughly investigating and regulate the practices of large rental housing investors and owners.
  • Implementing legislation to prevent abusive “contract for deed” transactions and using existing authority to protect communities of color, which for too long have been exploited by this practice.

Sanders’ proposal will be fully paid for by establishing a wealth tax on the top one-tenth of one percent. It will cost $ 2.5 trillion over the next decade.

The details of the plan can be read here.

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The Bernie campaign needs to step it up on LGBTQ issues

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As a gay person, I feel that Warren’s campaign is doing great when it comes to gaining the support of the LGBT community (dragcon appearance, the forum in Iowa coming up, getting celeb lgbt endorsments, etc) In an exchange I had with Ahslee Marie Preston (celeb trans Warren surrogate) on twitter, she has said that something important will be announced soon. Honestly, I think the Bernie campaign needs to do more when it comes to the LGBTQ community. Missing the most important LGBT forum being held in Iowa (which isn’t his fault, he had other commitments) is already a bad move. I think Bernie should announce a plan that will fight for LGBT rights and specifically target the protection and empowerment of trans women of color, who are being murdered regularly.

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Just a reminder that thousands of Students for Bernie across the country are beginning to organize as we speak. This is our future, and we will not be underestimated!

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Good news or bad news, Students for Bernie will be steadfast in our volunteering. We will reach out to students in coffee shops, libraries, bus stops, bathrooms. We say "Good morning, are you registered to vote?" Don't forget that the Youth are beginning to build energy for Bernie right now. We are going to win this election and transform this country. #CollegeForAll

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I want to vote for Bernie, but I don’t think I agree with raising the minimum wage to $15/hr. Can someone explain to me how the positive effects of raising the minimum wage will outweigh the negatives?

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The way I see it, raising the minimum wage significantly will have more negative impact than positive in our current economy.

The first issue being that large corporations aren't going to take a pay cut to implement it unless they are forced to, i.e. they will pass the cost off onto the consumer as much as possible. General cost of living will go up for everyone as prices are increased to compensate for lost profits. This would hit hardest for people that are already making $ 15 or more hourly and are still struggling. Someone who makes exactly 15$ an hour right now surely won't be getting a raise just because they're now making minimum wage.

Second, loss of jobs. I imagine if Bernie gets elected many businesses that employ entry level workers will begin preparing for an increasing minimum wage by shrinking their work force to only essential employees, many might lose jobs.

And third, the impact on small business. Many many small businesses struggle to get by as it is. Large corporations have more cushion and will survive, but a significant increase in labor costs could really hurt small businesses and startups.

Anyway, thanks for your input. Big fan of Bernie and his healthcare plan, also a big fan of his proposed speculation tax, I just would like to know how the minimum wage increase is proposed to work.

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