HRC always gets pissed off while Bernie stays cool with substance answers #DemDebate pic.twitter.com/DmznZ7Yas9— Ed Schultz (@NewswithEd) March 7, 2016
“I’m going to claw back those benefits. They’re going to have to pay back if they’re leaving a place that actually invested in them. I’m also going to go after companies like Johnson Controls in Wisconsin. They got part of the bailout … now they want to move some of their headquarters to Europe. They’re going to have to pay an exit fee.”
Clinton fired back that Sanders had voted against the auto industry bailout in 2008… the auto bailout cost the US government 9.26 billion dollars. (Interestingly, the benefit of this bailout isn’t so clear-cut: GM is also the first US firm to import a vehicle made in China to the US. The precedence this creates could end up outweighing the “good” done by this bailout by labeling a Made In China car as American. The model has greatly outsold the only other Chinese import.)
Hillary has no clue that the "auto bailout" didn't save ONE single job in Flint. We used to have 80,000 GM jobs here. Today? 5,000 jobs left— Michael Moore (@MMFlint) March 7, 2016
According to author Ted Rall, what we are observing with the rise of Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump is “a clash between authenticity and establishmentarian politics.” Rall notes that Bernie Sanders’ supporters dislike the mainstream media, Wall Street and establishment politicians. With them, Clinton was never much of an alternative.
Hillary Clinton re-tweets Bernie Sanders referencing Trump: pic.twitter.com/gt2uKoDnHB— Kylie Atwood (@kylieatwood) February 28, 2016
Perhaps this explains why Sanders was unafraid of Trump; he even said that he’d “love” to run against him. He mentioned that several opinion polls had him doing better than Clinton against the controversial Republican.