Bernie Sanders Says Dems Should Zero In On Economy, Raises Concerns Over Voter Turnout

by | Oct 24, 2022 | Politics

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) on Sunday said he is “worried” about the turnout of young and working-class Democratic voters in the upcoming midterm elections, calling on the party to show what’s at stake with the economy if Republicans win.“I am worried about the level of voter turnout among young people and working people who will be voting Democratic,” Sanders, who caucuses with Democrats, told CNN’s “State of the Union.” “What Democrats have got to do is contrast their economic plan with the Republicans’.”AdvertisementWhile Sanders recognized the significance of issues like abortion following the overturning of Roe v. Wade over the summer, he said Democrats should not neglect the economic issues facing everyday Americans.“Is the abortion issue important? Yes. But we have also got to focus on the struggles of working people to put food on their table,” he said.The Vermont independent and two-time Democratic presidential candidate said Democrats should show the GOP is unwilling to fight drug companies and is prepared to cut benefits.“They want to cut Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid at a time when millions of seniors are struggling to pay their bills,” he said.AdvertisementSanders also rejected the idea that President Joe Biden is to blame for inflation, noting that most countries around the world are seeing even higher rates of inflation as a result of supply chain disruption due to the pandemic, Russian President Vladimir Putin’s war in Ukraine and “corporate greed.”“Check out the profits of the oil companies, the drug companies, the food companies. Their sky-high profits are ripping off the American people,” he said.Sanders said Republicans’ plans to lower inflation will likely be to cut workers’ wag …

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