Analysis: Everybody except for the top 5% (and probably even more people) will spend less under Bernie’s M4A plan than what they are spending currently.

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Sources:

  1. Bernie's plan on his Senate website: 4% income tax exempting first $ 29k.
  2. From the same source: An average family of four spent almost $ 5,300 in 2016.
  3. This is much higher in 2019, probably over $ 6k, as the costs have been rising by more than 5% annually. (CMS)
  4. Annual cost for premiums and out-of-pocket expenses: over $ 5,000 in 2017 for a household of 4 with annual income of $ 75,000. (Kaiser Family Foundation) They will pay just about $ 2,000 under Bernie's M4A.
  5. Households with annual income of $ 55k (median household income in the USA, which means half of the household incomes are below $ 55k, and the other half above) will pay about $ 1300 only.
  6. Everybody whose annual household income is below $ 155k (top 10%) will also spend below $ 5,000 under Bernie's M4A plan.
  7. Kaiser Family Foundation: For an annual household income of $ 150k, annual cost for premiums and out-of-pocket expenses was actually almost $ 7,500 in 2017. However, under Bernie's M4A, they will pay less than $ 5,000. The only people who will pay more than $ 7,500 are the top 5%, or those whose annual household income is $ 220k.
  8. I could not find how much the top 5% are spending currently, so it is possible than even some of the top 5% will pay less under Bernie's M4A plan.
  9. Household income percentile calculator: CNN

(The figures are slightly rounded for better readability).

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I’m a Mayor Pete supporter but I’m leaning towards Bernie and I’m not sure who to support.Why is Bernie different and what makes him better than Pete if anything?

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Edit:Alright guys after seeing all the comments,the news articles and what not I’m convinced.Well done and I can’t believe I supported a liar and a fraud who for some reason I find worse than Biden.Bernie 2020 🔥🔥🔥

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A methodical analysis of why Bernie is better than Warren on Medicare For All

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1) Bernie does better than Warren in most general election (GE) polls. He's more likely to win a general election

2) Bernie does better in GE polls because he attracts more independent voters and traditional non-voters in the young and working classes

3) As a result of #2, progressives will have better down ballot success in the 2020 primaries and Democrats will have better down ballot success in the 2020 general election if Bernie is the nominee.

Summary 1-3

Progressives will be represented better in the next Congress as a result of a Sanders nomination.

4) Sanders will have his allies introduce MFA legislation early in his first term to allow the opponents to be publicly identified.

Under Warren's plan the opponents will be able to hide until after the 2022 midterms.

5) Public identification of the opponents will enable progressive activists to focus their efforts and provide a lead time to field strong challengers in the 2022 midterms.

6) A President Sanders will be able to use the power of the Executive Branch to twist the arms of the opponents and horse trade for MFA votes.

A Senator like Joe Manchin might not be inclined to support MFA due to his big pharma donors, but those aren't his only donors. When Federal agencies under a Sanders administration fail to execute contracts which start impacting a broad array of the donor class, some opponents are going to blink.

(Sorry to the purists, Bernie is going to play hardball and make some concessions to the donor class in order to achieve larger goals)

7) It goes without saying that Sanders engages a much larger and more activist following than Warren.

The Organizer in Chief will have more people engaged in the political process pushing the change.

Overall Summary – MFA is easily the most effective and logical approach to health care in the US. The only reason we don't have it is due to the power of the corporate health lobby. That lobby will not allow anything leading to their demise to pass. The only way to stop them is to defeat them politically in a head to head confrontation.

We can't kick that confrontation down the road. Bernie has done an amazing job selling the public on MFA the last 4 years and we need to keep the foot on the gas pedal.

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THIS IS NOT A DRILL: There are less than 100 days left until the primaries, we need to make sure that we’re doing everything we can to get Bernie into the white house.

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tl;dr Make sure that you're putting in the work to make your voice heard. The media isn't going to give Bernie fair coverage so we have to do our best to spread the word, we need to make sure that everyone knows what Bernie is about, and how much support he has. Volunteer for the campaign, donate, phonebank, go door to door, tell everyone you know about Bernie, make sure that they're all registered to vote. Go set up a booth somewhere and talk to anyone who wants to. Even if it's just upvotes, likes and retweets, this is the time to put in work and every little bit helps. Even just subscribing and following all of Bernie's social media accounts helps. So whatever you choose to do, get out there and let them hear you loud and clear!

• • • • • • •

This is getting down to crunch time and we need to act like it. We're in the home stretch and we need to put in extra work spreading the word and doing whatever it takes. Make sure to do something every day that helps the campaign, even if it's just checking reddit to see if there are any Bernie threads that you can check. Do your best to correct misinformation and fight back against smears. Post comments to show people info that they might not see otherwise, like how much support Bernie really has, how he has most of the youth vote, how he has a record-breaking number of donations, all that good stuff. Post news articles and opinion pieces and any other links you think would be good. Ideally there would be at least one Bernie post on the front page every day.

But if you're up for it, volunteering is probably the best thing you can do. No matter where you are, you can phonebank (and text) to spread the word, even if you're not in the US. Due to our silly electoral process, if you're in an early primary state like Iowa or New Hampshire than you can have a bigger impact than most people, and you can make a bigger difference by going door to door or setting up a booth.

I know that there are a lot of people who aren't doing as much as they can, but I also know that many of you are working incredibly hard and I'm not trying to diminish that. Keep up the good work 🙂

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A Sanders supporter’s letter to Rachel Maddow after she spent more time tonight defending “the damn emails” than covering Bernie’s 25,000 person strong rally with AOC.

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I don't know Rachel. You're smart. You're being intentionally obtuse about the damn emails right?

Hillary's emails were government documents that belonged on government servers and she knew that.

She could have simply decided whether she wanted [email protected] or [email protected] or [email protected]. She could have actually had all 3 of those addresses – voila! – in less than five minutes with all of the security promised to the Secretary of State of the United States by the United States Government.

In five minutes.

Instead she put a server in her basement or whatever.

Not even the geekiest people you know, Rachel, have email servers in their basements.

You are a master of understanding political machinations so I would be insulting you to not assume that you know why she would do such an inconvenient and dangerous thing:

Hillary Clinton was keeping her work emails as Secretary of State off of State Dept. servers, against official government policy – policy that is in place to protect national security and to assure governmental transparency – in order to avoid FOIA requests and congressional oversight.

Obviously.

And it worked. For two years or so, such requests did come up nearly empty just because of this.

This was serious – which is why Comey felt compelled to have his dog and pony show, just as he had his dog and pony show about the infinitely more corrupt Trump when the time came.

You can not reasonably claim that it is serious and dangerous that the Russians hacked the DNC's and other American citizens' emails in order to meddle in the US elections and also claim that it is not serious for the Secretary of State to place her emails outside of secure government servers.

The new report that just came out says nothing about everything I've just typed. It is about the awkward position all of those people in the State Department were in, and who did this and that wrong, BECAUSE THE SECRETARY HAD AN INSECURE OFF-SITE EMAIL SERVER AT HER PRIVATE RESIDENCE. And they had to email her, right?

They were found to have done no systematic wrongdoing.

That is completely different than saying that there was absolutely nothing to it, as you were saying tonight.

You know, it's just like Joe and Hunter Biden. It galls you to no end when this amoral monster makes a show of pointing out Democratic corruption.

Who ever would think that in America a huge voting bloc would jeer at one side's moral failings and completely support their "leader" regardless of his coarseness, depravity, or crimes?

But there you have it. The current state of the Republican party, what can you do?

If only there were a viable candidate who wasn't corrupt and didn't take a bunch of money all of his/her career and instead represented the interests of the working people who had elected him/her, right?

And that is why it is so easy for Russia to f with us. The racism they can gin up is there in us. The ignorance. The corruption of the Clintons, the Bidens, the Bushes, the media. Check, check, check, check.

Bernie Sanders has been fighting the good fight and has been on the right side of nearly every argument for just about your entire life. But you know that.

Even more importantly, he has always meant to be on the right side and is trying, even today, even right now, as we speak, to ascertain what that is and how to bring it into being.

If you in the media had treated him fairly in the primary, if the Democratic Party had treated him fairly, if there had been no sh** emails for the Russians to find in the first place, he would have been the nominee and won the presidency and none of this would have happened.

(I'm sure your pollsters and pundits, knowing that he won Michigan and Wisconsin, was more popular with independents, and so on and so forth, know that he would have won the general had he won the primary, though you never talk about that.)

The Democratic Party would have inherited all of that enthusiasm – an entire generation that was transforming American politics before your eyes.

To this day you do not acknowledge the sweeping historic reality of the Sanders 2016 campaign, how it is he (we) that made Elizabeth possible, he (we) that made higher taxes on the rich possible, he (we) that made Medicare for All possible.

Singlehandedly.

None of it is likely to happen, of course not, which is why Bernie Sanders remains the only candidate, maybe in your entire lifetime, with even a sliver more than a snowball's chance in hell of getting into the Oval Office, who would actually have your and everyone else's back, to the very poorest, who we know would fight for these very unlikely things and be willing to fail if necessary, as hard as he has fought all of these decades, all the time willing to fail if necessary. And try again.

By now, he's proven it.

So maybe report that please.

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[Rant] I find it funny how easy it is to convince my republican friends and family to vote for Sanders than it is to convince my own Democratic family.

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Here's some context. I live in the tristate area of West Virginia. Where I'm from is a purple district as compared to rest of the state. My mom's side of the family is mostly republican and my dad's side of the family is mostly democratic. Me and my two siblings are independent but usually vote democrat. I have friends and acquaintances all across the political spectrum.

I don't try to discus politics with my republican friends and family, but when i do I always find a way to compromise with them. For instance they usually agree with me on the topic of legalizing marijuana, ending the mass incarceration rate, and getting out of Iraq and Afghanistan. They don't fully agree with Bernie Sanders, but would rather vote for him than they would Donald Trump.

Same can't be said about my democratic family. My mom plans on voting for Warren, mainly because she's tired of old white men running for president and thinks that Bernie's heart problems is now the end of his campaign. All my dad cares about is getting Trump out of office. He dislikes Sanders and Warren because he thinks their policies will never get passed. While he dislikes Biden, he's probably going to vote for him. My sister likes Bernie, but think he's to old. My brother is the only person that's probably going to vote for Sanders in the primary.

It seems when I try to convince them to vote for Bernie or debunk all the smear tactics the main stream media uses at him, their response is to get me and my generation to get out there and vote for him.

What advice would you give me to convince my family to vote for him?

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