Socialist Bernie Sanders begins to lay out his potential presidential platform
Bernie Sanders doesn’t run away from the socialist label.
The independent Vermont senator recently declared he is considering a run for president, either as an independent or as a Democrat. He appeared on Fox News’ “The O’Reilly Factor” Friday night to explain what life in his socialist America would look like.
“What it means is that we have a lot to learn from democratic socialist governments that have existed in countries like Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Norway, where all people have healthcare as a right,” Sanders explained when asked by O’Reilly what it means to be a socialist. “Where higher education is free. Where they have strong childcare program. Where they don’t have the massive type of income and wealth inequality that we have in the United States of America.”
In Sanders’ socialist America, the tax rate on America’s wealthy “will be more than it is right now,” though Sanders refused to specify exactly how much higher.
During the interview, Sanders also weighed in on his foreign policy outlook and what he would do on drug policy.