Bernie Sanders


Does the U.S. Spend $80 Billion a Year on Incarceration?

At the third Democratic debate, Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) said "We are spending $80 billion a year locking up our fellow Americans...

Does Significantly Less Than 10 Percent of Defense Spending Go to Fighting International Terrorism?

During the November 14th Democratic debate, Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) said “We're spending over $600 billion a year on the military and...
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Does the U.S. Spend More Per Person on Health Care Without Better Outcomes?

In the November 14 Democratic debate, Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) said the United States spends more per person on health care than any other...
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Is the Real Unemployment Rate 10%?

In the Democratic debate on November 14, Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) stated that the real unemployment rate was around 10 percent. When Sanders...
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Could Eliminating the Payroll Tax Cap Extend Solvency to 2061 and Allow for Expanded Benefits?

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) discussed his plans to increase Social Security benefits and extend the program's solvency by saying "And the way...
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Sanders and Clinton Release Plans to Tackle Prescription Drug Costs

Over the past few weeks, the two leading Democratic candidates for President, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Senator...