Tagged: Bernie Sanders

delegates

Delegates and Spending Douse The Bern

Hillary Clinton’s win in her home state of New York over Bernie Sanders means the path to the nomination for Senator Sanders is all but blocked. The math is unforgiving, but the finances are what is devastating. Delegates There are 4763 total delegates in the Democratic primary. 4051 are pledged...

new york

New York Was Feelin The Common Sense

New Yorkers of all stripes are used to politicians pandering to them for votes. Here, more so than just about anywhere else, we generally base our support on who has more realistic goals that can be achieved in the very near future. The “revolution” rhetoric is neither practical nor impactful...

banks

Big Banks Can’t Be Broken Up The Way Bernie Says

  Within the first 100 days of my administration, I will require the secretary of the Treasury Department to establish a ‘too big to fail’ list of commercial banks, shadow banks and insurance companies whose failure would pose a catastrophic risk to the United States economy without a taxpayer bailout,”...

adam smith

Adam Smith In 2016 Presidential Politics

The Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith is the accepted rationale for a free-market economy. Smith’s key insight was that individuals working in their own interests are led by “an invisible hand to serve public interest” benefiting the broader society. As a liberal-progressive capitalist, I believe that while on the...

palinesque

Palinesque Interview For Bernie Sanders

The Bernie Sanders interview with the NY Daily News has illicited much reaction. His answers were Palinesque in their nature, yet many of the same people who lambasted her for being unprepared are giving him a pass. Everyone knows where we stand on Palin, but can you really tell the...

clinton economics

Clinton Economics Works For America

Bill Clinton came into office as the 1991 recession was subsiding and oversaw the subsequent recovery. Clinton economics proved to be effective in those circumstances which are very similar to now. Dylan Matthews gives us an overview of the results of Clinton economics. Clinton Economics Unemployment fell dramatically between January...

third term

Third Term For Obama Means It’s Hillary

Hillary Clinton is the only candidate in the race that supports continuing, extending and building upon President Obama’s agenda. She represents the continuation of the upward trajectory that we’re currently on, also deemed “Obama’s third term.” Obama’s Third Term Brooks Jackson details Obama’s record since he entered office through 2015 and...