Sen: Sanders, ‘Do I Think That This Bill Was Well-Negotiated? I Don’t’ | Andrea Mitchell | MSNBC

Sen: Sanders, 'Do I Think That This Bill Was Well-Negotiated? I Don't' | Andrea Mitchell | MSNBC 1

Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) joins Andrea Mitchell to discuss the COVID relief package negotiations on Capitol Hill. Sen. Sanders says "Everything that is in that package is vitally needed. The problem is it is a much smaller amount than the country needs in this moment of economic desperation. " Sanders also commented on whether he thinks Biden's cabinet is diverse enough, saying "To me, diversity is a very big word, in the sense that you want a cabinet to look like America-but more important is having. Aired on 12/16/2020.
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Sen: Sanders, 'Do I Think That This Bill Was Well-Negotiated? I Don't' | Andrea Mitchell | MSNBC

83 Comments on "Sen: Sanders, ‘Do I Think That This Bill Was Well-Negotiated? I Don’t’ | Andrea Mitchell | MSNBC"

  1. Sharyl Pearsall | December 16, 2020 at 3:41 PM | Reply

    Everyone has forgotten about people on Social Security. The cost of heating fuel, electric, and food has gone up. People who on Social Security are forgotten.

    • @Surtsey TT Henry Kissinger called us useless eaters! He’s 97 now I wonder how he feels now! Not that he has to worry about money, i just wonder how useful he is now.

    • Joanne Fitzpatrick | December 16, 2020 at 7:04 PM | Reply

      They said we should get the stimulus I hear you I’m on Social Security and the amount of bills I have is more than the check I get so I sell my artwork. Unfortunately next month I’m going to have to stop driving because I can’t afford car insurance and maintenance anymore and I live in Maine in the winters are tough. We’re supposed to get a foot to a foot and a half of snow tonight and it will be difficult walking in January. Oh I want to make it clear I’m on Social Security disability insurance because I have half a metal pelvis from a car accident

    • delmarie crandall | December 16, 2020 at 7:08 PM | Reply

      This is also a very true and important issue.

    • I certainly hope the Government keeps us lderly Senior Citizens in mind and not just file away our Social Security card number in a drawer upon our last day.

    • Michael Hernandez | December 16, 2020 at 7:24 PM | Reply

      I feel for you and reminded of how blessed I am. I pray things get better for you and everyone.

  2. Michael Hanley | December 16, 2020 at 3:51 PM | Reply

    They should have started at 2000 and settled for 1200

  3. A DO Nothing Committee..Plz remember us..We Need $$$

  4. Bernie stands out when it comes to welfare and empathy

    • @Yo Daddy yeah, get tfo and go get a job! I’m certain you’re one of the particular ones that take the “gifts” from the government, BUT complain because others do also!

      What state do you live in?

    • @Cill Triplett bwaah

    • @Yo Daddy
      States Most Federal Dependant
      Rank      State          % Used of Fed Tx
      1         New Mexico        85.8015
      2         KENTUCKY           78.1837
      3         Mississippi          77.0264
      4         West Virginia       73.8659
      5         Montana              70.78142
      6         Alaska                  68.6178
      7         South Carolina    67.58416
      8         Indiana                 64.37811
      9         Arizona                62.71136
      10      Wyoming             62.26241
      11      Alabama              58.89914
      12      Louisiana             54.89313
      13      Maine                   52.111021
      14      North Dakota      51.63244
      15      Tennessee           47.732210
      16      Pennsylvania       46.541718
      17      Missouri               44.292612
      18      Oklahoma            42.171923
      19      Maryland             41.821531
      20      South Dakota      40.392317
      21      Arkansas              39.464113
      22      Vermont               39.422030
      23      Georgia                35.183520
      24      New York             35.044615 **
      25      Oregon                 34.892727 **
      26      Idaho                    34.332135
      27     Michigan               34.062925
      28     N.Carolina             33.893224
      29     Rhode Island         33.793922
      30     N Hampshire         32.423426
      31     Nevada                  31.703629
      32     Ohio                       31.324519
      33     Wisconsin            31.241643
      34     Texas                    29.904228
      35      Florida                  29.892833
      36     Connecticut          28.041842
      37     Colorado               27.644032
      38     Hawaii                   25.491150 **
      39     Nebraska              25.324334
      40     Virginia                  24.991249
      41     California              24.424436 **
      42     Washington          24.323737 **
      43     Minnesota            21.992545
      44     Massachusetts    19.164738
      45     Illinois                    18.534839
      46     Utah                       17.833346
      47     Iowa                       16.533047
      48     Delaware               14.915040
      49     New Jersey           14.524941
      50    Kansas                    12.73  **

      The **  states were prominent Democratic States.

      “Federal assistance to states has come into the spotlight recently during the coronavirus pandemic, where some states have received far more money per case than others. For example, in the initial $150 billion given to states from the stimulus package, which was allocated by population, New York got less than $24,000 per positive case while Alaska received over $3.3 million. While the government has shelled out around $750 billion total to states during this crisis, it faces questions about whether the distribution has been truly equitable and efficient.

      For years, Americans have looked at federal assistance programs with growing scrutiny, and under the current administration, the number of people dependent on government assistance was decreasing prior to the coronavirus crisis. Regardless of overall trends, though, it is clear that some states receive a far higher return on their federal income-tax contributions than others.

      In order to find out exactly how big the difference in federal dependence is from state to state, WalletHub compared the 50 states in terms of three key metrics. Read on for our findings, commentary from a panel of experts, and a detailed explanation of our methodology.”

    • Jocelyn Becker | December 16, 2020 at 6:10 PM | Reply

      He should. Working family military and all its hard. I know E3 don’t make that much Navy

    • Jocelyn Becker | December 16, 2020 at 6:14 PM | Reply

      He’s speaking what is rea,l I’m not even a fan of his. But I live it and still living it serving this country for what Trump make me feels like it’s for nothing. 16 years Navy

  5. Patricia Faure | December 16, 2020 at 4:00 PM | Reply

    Every household need 2,400 even SSI, SSA, railroad, vet’s and etc .we all need help.May God bless us all.

    • Businesses need to rehire immediately.
      People had no $ for the past year, no $ for Thanksgivingand now, no $ for Christmas, New Year. Corporations got trillions.

    • @Our House Our Members Do you think social security in an entitlement? I worked hard for years for mine. The price of everything has gone sky high but I should remain on my small income?

    • Our House Our Members | December 16, 2020 at 6:30 PM | Reply

      @Sandy Zalecki Should you get more while others get less ?
      SS was never meant to be a person’s sole retirement.
      It was meant to be old age insurance .

      Did you save for your own future or work for a pension?
      Should it be my responsibility to provide for myself and you as well ?

      If you are in poverty I truly feel for you but I am trying to save for my own future where SS will either not exist or will be greatly reduced.
      Higher taxes will not help me do that.

    • Especially the atheists, like me.

    • @Our House Our Members I have plenty of money. I will survive. I was just wondering how cold hearted you really were.


    • @Deb Hawk go get a education and work hard then you wont have to cry about flipping burgers!

    • @Gary Campbell business wouldn’t have people working if they didn’t need them. Paying them a living wage doesn’t change that.

    • @Gary Campbell I own my own gardening business and I have two degrees. I’m doing alright and my people are doing alright. thank you. Millions of others are not. They didn’t have the opportunities I had and are stuck in fast food or other retail jobs. That’s not counting the old folks who have been let go and still need an income. Their is a great division here. The rich make money off the poor hand over fist and you all say yep that’s the way it works. We have 2 jobs, morally speaking. Make sure we watch out for each other and don’t knowingly cause harm to others. That is something the rich need to learn. You too apparently.

    • @BETTY BOOP 🖕

    • @Deb Hawk : So how do we reach a happy median when so many of these small businesses, especially in the small towns, can’t afford to pay $15 / hr or carry their health insurance ? I’ll ignore your last sentence.

  7. I love Bernie

    • FallingFromTheSkyy | December 16, 2020 at 4:33 PM | Reply

      He’s a good man.

    • @FallingFromTheSkyy I really hope so.

    • I feel so sad for him. He worked harder than Biden did to get Trump out, and he wasn’t even offered a Cabinet position, so he could use his expertise. It’s too bad that AOC spoke out against DNC leadership, but st this juncture, he can’t. I feel the heaviness in his heart that things have gone this way. He’s glad Trump’s out, but so far Biden is delivering zero Progressives to his Administration or Cabinet. NOT ONE PROGRESSIVE.

      Bernie wants to get a deal passed, for some relief to the people, so he has to hold his tongue again. We love you Bernie. You’ve never stopped working and fighting for the people.

    • JACQUELINE OTTO | December 16, 2020 at 6:10 PM | Reply

      @Debbie Allen , if he leaves the Senator, the republicans will have the upper hand to block everything congress wants to passed .


    • @Nevanna Rence The two-party system is anyway is one of the craziest things (like electoral college) in a democracy I’ve ever seen. There’s nothing democratic about the two. We have to get rid of both of these non-democratic systems!

    • @TL L i just meant that we need to stop looking towards the parties and start looking at platforms. independants and progressives which some are the exact same thing are looking towards helping the people more. but people tend to not listen because of the buzz words. and they have a harder time getting elected simply because so few step away from the two main parties. pubs are thieves and dems are not far off.

    • @Tracy I know, right?! 😭🙏🙏🤞🤞❤️

    • Catherine Rand | December 16, 2020 at 4:38 PM | Reply

      Right on….

    • @Nevanna Rence Yes, but to do that we need to educate the public to stop listen to the mainstream media and research on their own to understand the platforms. Sanders’ grassroots movement was doing that for years, particularly after 2016 to educate, educate, educate, and it worked. Now we just have to continue. That’s what I keep doing for example. People are just lazy, and literally get their education from social media – it’s insanity!

  9. Montrose Williams | December 16, 2020 at 4:09 PM | Reply

    When 2 Elephants are fighting on the grass? It’s only the grass that suffers.

  10. Thank you Bernie!!

  11. Bernie, please don’t leave the senate!

  12. Thank you Senator Bernie, you really fight for the working family.

  13. kadetta miller | December 16, 2020 at 4:18 PM | Reply

    Thank you, Mr Bernie Sanders!

  14. I hope that we Georgians elect the two Democrats to the Senate also.

  15. Patricia Manzi | December 16, 2020 at 4:24 PM | Reply

    the direct payment isn’t enough for a month’s rent

  16. I Really Admire Bernie! He stands for what is right No Matter What!🥰

  17. Lindsey A Riegel | December 16, 2020 at 4:29 PM | Reply

    this man genuinely cares for all people. thank you grandpa Bernie 💙 for not giving up on us.

  18. Wonder Wonderful | December 16, 2020 at 4:34 PM | Reply

    The worse “do nothing” Senate in America History.

  19. These people don’t care about the average person, they all get the best health care and retirement but tell you what you don’t need. Get rid of all of them

  20. Bernie should have won. No human being is more genuinely dedicated to the American people than he is.

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