Sen. Bernie Sanders (I.-VT) appeared on CBS This Morning where co-host John Dickerson asked Sanders about the Socialism vs. Capitalism debate.
"The idea of socialism versus capitalism, does that conversation need to be more in the present, in the forefront?" Dickerson asked, according to the Washington Free Beacon.
"I think media makes a bigger deal of it than it should. Look at the issues….Should every American have health care as a right at a time when we spend twice as much per capita on health care as any other country, have the highest prices in the world for prescription drugs, and 30 million people have no health insurance? That is a disastrous system. Of course, we need to move to Medicare for all.
Should, at a time we're in a competitive global economy, we make public colleges and universities tuition-free?...The answer is yes. Look at the issues out there. But I will also say this, John. I think that there is growing resentment, not only among young people, who in many cases are going to have a lower standard of living than their parents. I think that there is an understanding there is something fundamentally immoral and wrong about a nation in which we have three people who own more wealth than the bottom half of the American people. That does not make sense."" Sanders responded.
“For the first time in Gallup's measurement over the past decade, Democrats have a more positive image of socialism than they do of capitalism,” according to a study by the polling firm.
The recent published on Monday, shows that Democrats favor socialism by 10 percent with 47 percent of Democrats favoring capitalism and 57 percent of Democrats favoring socialism, according to the Gallup poll.
Co-host Bianna Golodryga said at the end of the interview that many respond, “We like the idea, but how do we pay for it?”
“This conversation of course will continue but we’ve run out of time Senator,” concluded Golodryga.