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Bernie has a chance to do more by losing.

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  • Strongly Liberal Democrat
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    Bernie could do more by losing. Bernie could withhold support from Hillary until she pledges a high progressively higher tax on derivatives and to abolish the CFMA. That would be more than he could do as President !!!

  • Strongly Liberal Democrat
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    Chet Ruminski Wrote: Bernie could do more by losing. Bernie could withhold support from Hillary until she pledges a high progressively higher tax on derivatives and to abolish the CFMA. That would be more than he could do as President !!!

    What good would that do if the House remains in Republicans hands and sixty Senators don't go along with it?

    The House and Senate write tax law, not the President. She can make whatever pledges she wants, but you're lying to yourself if you honestly think that any President can rewrite tax law and abolish the Commodity Futures Modernization Act on their own.

  • Strongly Liberal Democrat
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    jaredsxtn, It would keep the idea alive. It would memorialize Bernie's campaign, bring Democrats out to put Democrats into office. Give in the closet social progressives support to run for office. A myriad of greatness could come from Bernie's bargain. Just like Trump Bernie identified a problem.
  • Strongly Liberal Democrat
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    And then those same voters will stay home in 2018 after they realize that no promises on the campaign trail can ever be met without the legislature writing laws in the way a President promised.

    President Obama learned that the hard way after the disastrous 2010 elections.

  • Strongly Liberal Democrat
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    Those same voters will be experiencing more evaporation of their standard. Two more years worth of unsustainable leveraged college degrees. jaredsxtn, sounds like you are moving up in the party.