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Re: “To make a bold stand, vote Bernie

Here are links to a few videos of Sanders and Clinton on the issues:

Wall Street Speech Transcripts:

Sanders:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pq8qInIhfCk
Sanders says he will release any transcripts he can find, and has never given a speech to Wall Street.

Clinton:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E9Fxoh9-9HY
Clinton avoids the issue, saying she won’t release the transcripts of three speeches she gave to the Wall Street bank Goldman Sachs. (For which she was paid $675,000.) Goldman Sachs has also contributed large amounts to her campaign.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=12mJ-U76nfg
Elizabeth Warren relays a story about how Clinton voted for a bankruptcy bill that would have made it difficult for women raising children to collect alimony and child support. Clinton previously opposed the bill, but switched positions likely because of influence from the banking industry.

African-American Issues:

Sanders:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AVtOQ85BKRU
The video shows Sanders being arrested in 1963 in Chicago protesting segregation.

Clinton:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-U-Bfdor6zk
Clinton refers to gang members, often poor african-american youths, as “superpredators” that have to be ‘brought to heel’. A freudian slip?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qb2tqNZ9dGk
She also worked on the campaign for Barry Goldwater, who voted against the Civil Rights Act, something she is “proud” of.

Iraq war:

Sanders:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NdFw1btbkLM
Sanders voted against the war, citing several possible negative consequences (which came to pass) and proposed further diplomacy.

Clinton:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6lecMstzWzY
Clinton voted for the war. The video shows that in explaining her vote she parroted Bush’s lies about WMD and terrorism, which were totally baseless, and were used to justify the invasion.

Trade Agreements:

Sanders and Clinton:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EKmypHus7S0
The video shows that Sanders has been consistently opposed to free trade agreements with low wage countries in order to protect American workers. Whereas Clinton strongly supported the agreements, then flipped her opinion for political convenience during her presidential runs.

Immigration:

Sanders and Clinton
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NFgCQ0VG-8s
Sanders explains that he voted against the immigration bill in 2007, as recommended by LULAC (the largest and oldest Hispanic organization in the US) and other groups, because it contained guest work programs that were “akin to slavery”.
Clinton supported the deportation of Central American children who were fleeing violence in their home countries.

Fighting for the Poor:

Sanders:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2HyKeBK1iWg
Sanders rips in to a Republican budget director over proposed tax breaks for the rich and cuts to social programs.

Clinton:
I couldn’t find anything.

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Posted by Jonathan Klein on 04/19/2016 at 3:45 AM

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