Hilary Clinton and Bernie Sander's View on Government Policies & More

By Ana H.

The Democratic Hillary Clinton and the left Progressive Bernie Sanders are in the presidential election run on a mainly adverse line. They are both supporting the women's rights and are viewing, in the same way, the women's health issues, but Sanders is considered to be Clinton’s progressive alternative in this election campaign.

Regarding the minimum wage, Hillary Clinton supports the raising of the minimum federal wage to $12 /hour, while Bernie Sanders thinks that $15/hour is fairer.

Both Clinton and Sanders support the DREAM act and the President Obama’s executive actions on immigration, but regarding their plans for reducing the effects of the climatic change, they have different ideas. Hillary Clinton intends, if winning, to raise by 33% the renewable energy production in the United States until 2027 and to install half a billion solar panels by 2020. Bernie Sanders supports the tax break elimination for fossil-fuel companies, taxing instead the coal-powered plants. He as well intends to extend the solar panels’ use until 2020.

The healthcare issue is seen quite different by the two candidates. Clinton intends to keep the ObamaCare program and to implement the negotiation of the drug prices between the Government and the pharmaceutical companies. Moreover, she promises that no one would pay more than $250 for drugs. She says that drug advertising should be more restrictive.

Sanders supports a single-payer healthcare system which he believes should replace the ObamaCare Program. He intends to implement the negotiation of the drug prices between Medicare and the pharmaceutical companies. He also supports the prescription-drug discounts restoration for seniors.

Regarding the gun control, both candidates support the background checks, but referring to the gun violence victims’ legislation which allows them to sue the manufacturers, they have total opposing opinions: Clinton is a supporter, while Sanders is against this law.

When comes to the Social Security issue, Clinton has been considered quite vague regarding the plans on expanding the program, while Sanders proposes to raise the marginal income-tax rate.

Hillary declared to support the higher education by offering grants and by lowering the interest rates for both current and future loans. She intends to support the federal government profit’s elimination regarding the student-debt repayment. Sanders intends to help the students by taxing the Wall Street speculations for implementing a tuition-free system in all public colleges. He also intends to support the federal government profit’s elimination regarding the student-debt repayment.