American Consequences - September 2018

According to a recent poll, more millennials today would prefer to live in a socialist nation than a capitalist one. By Porter Stansberry FOR A One of the most popular campaign ideas Sanders proposed that resonated with this young generation was the notion that: “Health care should be a right of all people, not a privilege.”

Personally, I don’t think these numbers express a true hatred of the free-market system. Instead, I think these numbers point to the extreme hopelessness this indebted generation feels... and the difficult economic conditions this generation inherited. Which is the reason why Sen. Bernie Sanders became so popular with this demographic. At one point in 2016, Sanders had as much as 84% of the millennial vote. Altogether, he received more primary votes from this age group than Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump combined.

Of course, Sanders ultimately lost the Democratic nomination to Clinton. But that hasn’t stopped him from continuing to advocate for a single-payer, government-run health care system. In fact, Sanders, along with Sen. Kamala Harris and one-third of the country’s Democratic senators, introduced a bill in the Senate last fall that proposed a government- run “Medicare for All” program. A similar proposal was introduced by Rep.


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