Do you feel there are divisions/judgements in the Democrat Party not based on platforms that could keep Democrats from being united in 2020?

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I have seen on many groups and in many comment sections with for example democrats of all races saying I will NOT vote for a white male especially not an old white male because "that's who got us into this situation in the first place". These type of comments get 100's of likes and it just feels wrong. I for one would love to see a woman president or a woman minority president, or a minority president especially as someone of native background a native american president would be amazing but for me its all about platforms first. It seems to me many just want to pick whoever can be the next 1st without taking their actual platforms into consideration. I only see 2 or 3 big name politicians with platforms similar to Sanders and those 2 or 3 are not being talked about a lot of potential candidates. I also still here large numbers stating Hillary would still be a good candidate/was best candidate in 2016. I'm just wondering how you all feel about this as Sanders supporters.

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2016 Campaign Retrospective – What could we do better in 2020?

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I would like to gather some ideas on what we can do better in the upcoming 2020 Campaign. The group Organizing for Bernie is holding a conference call on 12 Jan 2019 to begin discussing the upcoming 2020 campaign and it would be great to have some prioritised ideas ahead of time. Feel free to add items we should stop doing, start doing, and keep doing. I'll add the best ideas to a page I'm creating Bernie Sanders 2016 Campaign Retrospective.

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If i could vote for Sanders i would but i think his high tax rate could be a danger to productivity.

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Bernie Sanders has great plans and i believe most of them can be done without a tax raise.

For example the U.S already pays the most in educational spending and healthcare spending so it is more about making these systems for efficient and paying fairer prices for drugs like Bernie Sanders wants.

But having tax rates go to 50-70% on all income could be harmful to productivity if these sectors are first not made for efficient.

In my opinion the average tax rate the rich should pay should be around 40-50% which is currently 36% i believe so this would result in a tax revenue increase of 11%-38,8% max.

The average tax rate has also been around 40% after the world wars had happen but this is mostly taxed in forms of income tax and not capital gains.

The current capitals gains tax is way to low vs the income tax making the rich pour all of their profits into capital gains tax so they pay less taxes overall.

Some people point out the 91% tax rates that used to be under the Eisenhower administration but in reality the real tax rate after deductions and exemptions was around 41% average(and even a lot of rich paid almost no taxes at all thanks to this)

So that is why the tax reform of 1969 happen which taxes were lowered but tax examinations and such were removed lowering the tax rate overall but increase the total tax base which lead to higher revenue for the government.

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Bernie Sanders is 77 only 5 years older than Trump but he looks like he could be Trumps father, does America really need a leader who could deteriorate in health much faster while being President? I wouldn’t trust him to drive a car if he was my Grandfather with how he looks.

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It’s a serious question, what if he wins and he dies the next year, can America really handle that right now? What America needs is a young leader not someone who is no longer fit for it. Change my mind

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Could progressives take advantage of budget gridlock to pass medicare for all?

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I think Republicans could just be desperate enough to make a deal where they have to approve medicare expansion to the non-elderly. Trump insists he won't approve a budget without the wall and as stupid as the whole wall idea is, it might be worth letting him have it in order to pass single-payer (plus Republicans can say they repealed Obamacare). The only other likely path for passing a budget would be a bipartisan budget with veto-proof support, which could also happen given some GOP in congress also aren't big fans of the whole wall thing.

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