Friday, April 15, 2016

New York Debate: Minimum Wage and Social Security (Sanders vs Clinton)

  • WHO: Senator Bernie Sanders and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton
  • WHAT: Democratic Primary Debate
  • WHEN: Thursday, April 14, 2016 — 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. ET
  • WHERE: Brooklyn Navy Yard's Duggal Greenhouse, 63 Flushing Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11205, United States
  • WHY: Because the Democratic Party machine wants to nominate Hillary Clinton and "the people" want Bernie Sanders
  • HOW: On cable TV at CNN (and locally on NY1), online at CNNgo, on Sirius XM — and on YouTube. (The entire debate was posted at the Bernie 2016 TV Channel after being LIVE streamed. Now, for some reason, you have to manually move the timeline to the very beginning.)

The 10-minute clip below just includes the two segments from the 2 hour debate, one regarding the minimum wage and the other for Social Security. Basically, Bernie Sanders got Hillary Clinton to semi-flip-flop on these two issues: Raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour (maybe) and raising the cap for Social Security (maybe). Watch the video, then I'll leave it to you try to decide where Clinton now stands on these two issues.

Also, as an interesting sidebar, I posted a diatribe by the guy who actually LIVE streamed the debate — where he discusses the cable companies' copyright claims to their broadcasts by limiting free political speech.

Full transcript for the Brooklyn New York from CNN:

As usual, like all previous debates, Bernie Sanders was (by far) the biggest winner...

Bernie Sanders was also the big winner in all other previous online polls (see the updates in comments section)

(Below) From my remarks posted at Twitter last night:

Democratic Primary Debate New York 2016

NOTES: Thursday night’s debate on CNN began at 9 p.m. ET live from the Brooklyn Navy Yard, and also aired locally on NY1. The event was being moderated by CNN's Wolf Blitzer, who was joined by CNN’s Dana Bash and NY1’s Errol Louis. A special edition of Anderson Cooper 360 aired immediately before the debate at 8 p.m. ET, and the network also aired post debate coverage and live analysis from 11 p.m. – 1 a.m. ET. Viewers also accessed coverage through CNNgo. Both CNN International and CNN en EspaƱol also carried the broadcast as well, and was listened to on Sirius XM satellite channel 116. The rhetoric between the Sanders and Clinton camps have grown more aggressive in recent weeks, as the underdog grassroots effort out of the Sanders campaign has claimed victory in eight of the previous nine states. The New York City debate finally came about after weeks of cajoling from both campaigns. The New York Democratic primary will be on April 19th.


  1. I have the entire debate on my hard drive if some wants a specific segment uploaded to YouTube. Just leave a comment (I won't post your comment, but it comes as an email to me for moderating.)

  2. You didn't see this on cable news...

    Sanders leads Clinton nationally 49% to 48%

  3. Bernie Sanders's #fightfor15 video: "We can change the status quo when we think big and have a vision."

  4. New York City Mayor Bill deBlasio and wife are liars and pimps for Democratic corporate whores.

    New York Mayor Bill de Blasio made $231,145 last year. Bernie Sanders wants to lift the cap for Social Security taxes from $118,500 to $250,000 to expand Social Security and shore up the trust fund. That's why Bill de Blasio won't vote for Bernie Sanders.

    Hillary Clinton doesn't want to lift the cap because shes say she doesn't want to raise taxes on "the middle-class". Members of Congress make $174,000 a year, so Hillary Clinton doesn't want to raise their taxes either. That's why Bill de Blasio supports Hillary Clinton.

    Wage data from Social Security shows 92% of wage earners make less than $174,000 a year — and 98.8% make less that $250,000 a year. To Hillary Clinton, that's "middle-class".

    In 2008 Obama wanted to raise this cap too, but Hillary didn't ... because she wants to "break the barriers" and make us "whole again" because "the system shouldn't be rigged to just benefit those at the top".

    50% of wage earners make LESS than $28,851 a year

    This morning Bill de Blasio's wife is on CNN with Wolf Blitzer pimping for Hillary Clinton — saying we need a "progressive" president — while lying about Bernie Sanders.