Sen. Bernie Sanders said Democrats could agree to spending cuts for the military and President Biden and Chairman Kevin McCarthy could start negotiating immediately if Republicans take the default off the table.
“Is it time for President Biden to start negotiating?” the Vermont senator was interviewed by CNN’s Dana Bash on Sunday.
“I think we can start negotiating tomorrow,” he said.
“But you can’t hold the global economy hostage. What Republicans have to say is that we absolutely call for making sure we pay our debt. Let’s sit down and negotiate a budget.
Last week, Republicans passed a sprawling debt limit bill that they say would save $4.5 trillion in exchange for lifting the country’s borrowing limit of 1.5 trillion dollars. Now, the GOP leadership insists the ball is in Biden’s court to come to the negotiating table.
Asked what kind of budget cuts Democrats could negotiate with Republicans, Sanders said, “I think we can move toward reduced military spending without spending 10 times more than the people of any other country on Earth.” Massive cost overruns at the Pentagon.
“Is it time for President Biden to start negotiating?” the Vermont senator was interviewed by CNN’s Dana Bash on Sunday. “I think we can start negotiating tomorrow,” he said.
He also called for tax increases for the wealthy, adding he was “willing” to consider government-related budget cuts.
‘The biggest companies in this country, the richest people [need to] have their fair share of taxes.
Saturday on CNN, Sanders said he doesn’t think billionaires should exist.
“We should go back to a very progressive fiscal policy,” he said. “I think people can make $999 million.”
And after running against Biden in a 2020 primary, Sanders said he thinks Biden could “win in a landslide” in 2024.
After running against Biden in a 2020 primary, Sanders said he thinks Biden could ‘win in a landslide’ in 2020
The senator, it’s “no big secret,” he and Biden “have strong differences of opinion,” but stressed that Biden was the right person to take on the Republicans.
“We live in a nation where you have a big political party, the Republican Party, where a lot – not all of them, but a lot of their leaders don’t even believe in democracy, they keep the myth going that Trump won the last election. They try to prevent people from voting. They are trying to deny women the right to control their own bodies,” Sanders said.
“If you believe in democracy, you want to see more people vote, not less people vote, I think the choice is pretty clear. And that pick is Biden,’ he said.
Sanders also ignored concerns about Biden’s age.
“Well, I think when you look at a candidate, you think a lot. I think age is one thing, I think experience is another thing, I think your record that you set is another thing,” Sanders said.
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