Bernie Sanders had a strong Democratic Debate against Hillary Clinton where he explained why he questioned her qualifications to be President. Previously, speaking at Temple University’s arena he had said,
“Now the other day, I think, Secretary Clinton appeared to be getting a little bit nervous,” he began. “We have won, we have won seven out of eight of the recent primaries and caucuses. And she has been saying lately that she thinks that I am, quote unquote, not qualified to be president.
“Well let me, let me just say in response to Secretary Clinton: I don’t believe that she is qualified if she is, if she is, through her super PAC, taking tens of millions of dollars in special interest funds,” he said. “I don’t think you are qualified if you get $15 million from Wall Street through your super PAC.”
While he questions Hilary Clinton’s qualifications, others are questioning his… Bernie has made many promises to his fanatical supporters for FREE STUFF paid for by increased taxes. He doesn’t believe corporations or the wealthy pay enough and in fact believes some don’t pay any at all. To a cheering crowd in Buffalo, New York, he announced that Verizon ‘in a Given Year Has Not Paid a Nickel in Taxes’, despite billions in profit.
This didn’t sit well with Lowell McAdam, the CEO of Verizion, who posted a scathing response Sander’s “contemptible” and ”uninformed views.”
“[Sanders’] first accusation – that Verizon doesn’t pay its fair share of taxes – is just plain wrong,” Lowell McAdam wrote in a LinkedIn piece. ”As our financial statements clearly show, we’ve paid more than $15.6 billion in taxes over the last two years – that’s a 35% tax rate in 2015, for anyone who’s counting. …”
McAdam added that Sanders “has started to fudge his language – talking of taxes not paid in some unspecified ‘given year’ – but that doesn’t make his contention any less false.”
“Sen. Sanders also claims that Verizon doesn’t use its profits to benefit America. Again, a look at the facts says otherwise,” the CEO continued. “In the last two years, Verizon has invested some $35 billion in infrastructure — virtually all of it in the U.S. — and paid out more than $16 billion in dividends to the millions of average Americans who invest in our stock. In Sanders’s home state of Vermont alone, Verizon has invested more than $16 million in plant and equipment and pays close to $42 million a year to vendors and suppliers, many of them small and medium-sized businesses.”
McAdam added, “I challenge Sen. Sanders to show me a company that’s done more to invest in America than Verizon.”
So if Sanders can get the simplest of facts so outrageously wrong, how would he do running the country? He doesn’t believe Hillary is qualified but does anybody believe that he is?