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'We Will Pass It': Sanders Expresses Support for Ditching 'Arcane' Senate Rules to Push Through Medicare for All

'We Will Pass It': Sanders Expresses Support for Ditching 'Arcane' Senate Rules to Push Through Medicare for All

Jake Johnson, staff writer

Bernie Sanders on Wednesday expressed support for nixing "arcane" Senate rules—including, if necessary, the legislative filibuster—to pass Medicare for All.

So once again it is an issue of money. In this case bribery from the insurance companies and their lobbyists. Any politician taking lobby money from insurance companies has to be primary-ed. It is disheartening to say the least, that a heck of a lot more democrats did not sign on immediately to M4ALL…

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“‘In my view, Democratic elected officials and candidates should do what grassroots Democrats want them to do,’ Sanders added.”

Yes, of course—and so should Brand R incumbents and candidates do what their constituents want them to do. Anything less is NOT representative democracy as advertised.

In the case of M4A, clear majorities of D, R and independent voters are in favor. That we don’t have it yet would seem to support Gandolf’s point.