Sanders trumps Trump on issues
FROM: LISA JACKSON NORTH EAST
There are currently two presidential candidates that are standing out among the typical establishment candidates. These candidates are Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders. Sanders speaks of compassion for others and Trump speaks of hate towards those deemed different or “un-American.” While Trump praises himself and his plans, many had better wake up and realize that Sanders is likely the candidate that will benefit them and their families in the long run.
Trump wants to repeal the Affordable Care Act and go to a free market health care system. This will mean that health insurers would be without regulations and prices could go as high as the insurer wants them to go. Health insurers will go back to charging higher rates for, or denying coverage for, those with pre-existing conditions. The fact is that treating health care as a commodity will most certainly lead to unfair and inefficient systems with poorer individuals being the ones that will suffer the consequences the most.
Meanwhile, Sanders wants to move us to a single payer health care sys- tem. This means that everyone would have health insurance coverage paid for by their tax dollars rather than paying monthly premiums. While in this system health care is paid for by the government, the delivery of care will be provided by private health care providers. All U.S. residents would be eligible for this coverage that would include; medical, dental, vision, mental health, prescriptions and long-term care.
Trump wants to bring the jobs back to the country by lowering the corporate tax rate. His plan provides absolutely no resolution or closing of the loopholes that allow corporations to move overseas. A man who claims to be so tough on the issues intends to only “discourage” the use of corporate inversions which is one of the methods corporations use to dodge their tax responsibilities and move overseas. Corporate inversions have contributed to the loss of jobs here in the U.S. and are a legal form of tax evasion.
Sanders, on the other hand, wants to create jobs by rebuilding our infrastructure which is something that is becoming an urgent issue. The rebuilding will be paid for by making corporations pay taxes on all of the profits they have shifted to offshore tax havens through corporate inversions and other loopholes. After all it is estimated that the U.S. loses $100 billion in tax dollars annually through these types of corporate loopholes.