It seems as though every good original idea Bernie Sanders proposes, Hillary later claims she'll do the same. Hillary must be Feeling the Bern! Now we're just waiting for her formal endorsement of Bernie ;)
When Chelsea Clinton was campaigning at a "Women for Hillary" event at a recent New Hampshire townhall, she was asked about her mom's ties to Wall Street, Social Security COLAs, college tuition costs, healthcare and about herself (Chelsea) — and if maybe some day she too would run for President.
On COLAs for Social Security recipients, Chelsea said her mom believes Social Security, the minimum wage and all federal legislation should be indexed to the median wage, and that Hillary will work on that through executive action — and when that's not possible, she would do it through the legislative process — meaning, by working with Congress. Here's how Bernie and Hillary differ on Social Security.
On student loans, Chelsea said her mom believes students should be able to renegotiate their loans; that student loans should be indexed to people's income and that college should be "more affordable". Chelsea also claimed that her mom believes that middle-class and low-income families should be able to send their kids to public 2 and 4 year universities and colleges "tuition free" (just like Bernie Sanders' plan); and that tax credits should be available to offset other college costs.
Chelsea also said Hillary has "actually articulated how she's going to pay for all of this, which is a big distinction between her and her main opponent " (not mentioning Bernie by name). But Bernie has already said that the cost of his plan for college tuition is fully paid for by imposing a tax on Wall Street speculators. Here's Hillary's stated stand on college tuition.
On healthcare, Chelsea mentions Bernie Sanders' idea to allow insurance companies to cover prescription drugs sold in other countries. Chelsea said: "That's particularly important to places like New Hampshire, that are so close to Canada." Just like Bernie has been saying all along.
In her own words in this 7 minute video...
This post was a follow-up to Hillary Clinton's Attack on Bernie Sanders fails Truth-Meter
As an aside: CNN (January 13, 2016) Former Attorney General Eric Holder, who wouldn't prosecute the bankers, is now endorsing Hillary Clinton — and like Chelsea, will campaign for her.