Democratic Task Forces Deliver Biden A Blueprint For A Progressive Presidency

A joint effort by former Vice President Joe Biden and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders to unify Democrats around Biden's candidacy has produced its policy recommendations.

7/9/2020 6:41:00 AM

A series of task forces by Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders yielded a 110-page policy wish list for Biden — including recommendations that he commit to eliminating carbon pollution from power plants by 2035 and fund universal pre-K.

A joint effort by former Vice President Joe Biden and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders to unify Democrats around Biden's candidacy has produced its policy recommendations.

"I don't think you could find any issue that we couldn't find an agreeable resolution on, that everybody in the room said, 'That will work,'"said Jared Bernstein, Biden's former economic adviser in the Obama administration and a task force member."I don't think you could find anything in there that he won't want to take a very close look at."

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"I commend the Task Forces for their service and helping build a bold, transformative platform for our party and for our country," Biden said in a statement on Wednesday."And I am deeply grateful to Senator Sanders for working together to unite our party, and deliver real, lasting change for generations to come."

Biden's campaign has yet to publicly commit to doing anything other than"reviewing" the recommendations.If he adopted them, the recommendations would shift Biden to the left, but they would not completely transform the platform he has been running on for more than a year.

"We did not have any impressions that we were going to turn Joe Biden into Bernie Sanders. That was not going to happen. That did not happen," said Faiz Shakir, who managed Sanders' presidential campaign and helped coordinate the task forces.

Where the health care task force landedThe health care recommendations illustrate that point best.Washington Rep. Pramila Jayapal co-chaired the health care task force. She has long pushed, like Sanders, for a single, government-run health insurance program but didn't bring that recommendation to the table in any of the meetings or negotiations.

"Obviously our candidate who is pushing for 'Medicare for All' did not win," she told NPR."There was a lot that Biden had already said on health care, which somewhat limited our ability to perhaps get as much as we wanted to get."

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This didn’t do enough. And a lot of you don’t realize you’re Republicans. Bernie if they have your family blink twice! Venezuela here we come.... Sanders is working to defeat Dems, not to help them. Ignore him. Task force to push further left......zok who came up eith the idea to make everyone wear a uniform ?

Learned it from the death of my grandfather, doesn't matter who employed you with their insurance. They have their limits, but medical expenses to maintain your health do not. so then, no matter how well you were 'insured', you're on MEDICARE FOR ALL. THANK YOU VERY MUCH REAL Radical left is the enemy of the USA!!!

I just saw Biden hijacked OUR ENTIRE CAMPAIGN SLOGAN, 'IT'S ABOUT US' original joe. thanks for the reference to STRENGTH AND WINNING! SMILES BERNIE! love you always. Don’t push Biden too far! They did not. May not want to say that out loud How is he proposing to pay for everything? Healthcare for all needs to be a real thing, why won’t Biden grab it, Bernie your bought if you don’t push it

He won’t get the Black vote. This is good news. If it's not too progressive to turn off moderates who are going to vote for the Democratic candidate as a non-Trump vote, maybe for the 1st time ever. But good Dems are going to unite. Saw today that Biden has a jobs bill...done by Elizabeth Warren. Can we just erase Biden and bring back Bernie please.

Yuck Joe Biden’s unity task force released recommendations for the DNC platform that crib straight from Bernie Sanders’ radical agenda. We found multiple instances of word-for-word copying from Bernie. How does that help him win in November? Only losers want that! Yeah I swallowed that bitter pill of 'Look at how scary it is, you HAVE to vote for us and let US do what We want' back in '16. If you want my vote, make concessions. I'm not voting for another milk toast Republican light, who is getting paid off by the same mega corperations.

Go Joe! Better wake up ol sleepy dementia Joe first and then..meh damnocraps And y'all wonder why we don't vote for conservatives like Biden 🤷‍♂️ Sounds lame Waiting for TheBirthdayParty platform Nothing about child trafficking? Five years too late. Which isn't the same as a campaign promise! So five years too late to stave off total catastrophe

Biden: “Gosh, I don't think the Republicans would like this very much. Let's toss the whole thing out as a sign of good faith so we can get the GOP to the negotiating table and start working on a bipartisan compromise of where we should be imposing austerity measures.” ngl providing money for education doesnt sound like something the democrats usually go for

We’re so fucked 2035? We're f*cked. Emphasis on... wish... list. Like christman. Maybe you get something, maybe you get nothing or some halfmeasure Too late on carbon emissions. We're already screwed due to the Arctic spewing methane like nuts. Universal pre-k? Should already have that By 2035!!!! I thought the planet was going to be uninhabitable & we were all going the way of the stegosaurus in ten years.

The problem is the American people aren’t demanding anything from Biden and aren’t giving him a reason push any policies. People just want trump gone and Biden has their vote for nothing. He can do nothing. And probably will. Is this the Biden potential Presidency or a policy driven doctrine that has to pass in the 🏠 of Representatives and the Senate...?

Okay we must all register and vote. Trump and that Republican controlled Senate and admin has to go. You know why? Look at the carnage. Your lives literally depends on it. That's a nice wish list, BernieBros but Biden is going to have his hands full just trying to clean up the mess Trump made. I wonder if Hunter Biden is still going to keep collecting millions from China, while daddy Biden is running for President?

Do Democrats want to still raise taxes in this failing economy? That’s a game changer. Lol. Democratic Party can't bill the Socialist cuz America so they bill the career politician whose peak is 'First Black President's VP!!!!!' and then trickle in decent ideas from Bernie Biden is going to to all that during or after a Corona Communism Virus ? Why isn’t Biden calling his Democrat leadership in the cities where crimes have gone up 500%, and give advice to his Democrat pals?

Joe doesn’t know what day it is. 2035? If Biden (or Sanders, for that matter) is still exchanging O for CO2 by then, he won't know whether or not he should have raisins in his oatmeal. Easy to make promises (whether rational or goofy-as-shit like this one) when you won't be around to answer for the failure.

Top of the list should be 'eliminate bipartisanship.' Republicans have much to answer for. The Democrats gave us that for 8 years under Obama, and look where we are for the last 3 1/2. We need a 3rd political party. Being an independent is not enough. Please, send your platform to Kanye for evaluation.

Good luck there. Joe Biden is DNC Trump Lite. Less crass, big donor fulfilling. Everyone submit your orders to the nursing home escapee..... Aka, 60% tax, got it! Hope these task forces start shouting their plans from the roof tops! Wow a plan. Novel. R’s are you listening? Probably not 45 is too busy tweeting

What? The green new fucking deal? Obama asked & got a boat load of money for it & it vanished in thin air. cover Jorgensen4POTUS

Biden-Sanders task forces unveil joint goals for party unityPolitical task forces Joe Biden formed with onetime rival Bernie Sanders to solidify support among the Democratic Party&39;s progressive wing recommended Wednesday that the former vice president embrace major proposals to combat climate change and institutional racism while expanding health care coverage If you think president Trump is dangerous wait till you listen to that man he is awlful the dems are out of their minds we will lose every thing wake up people Way to go Bernie Supporters

Joint Biden-Sanders task forces unveil progressive platform after months of negotiationsPresumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden's campaign has released a raft of policy recommendations crafted by allies of the former vice president and Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont Communism is coming to US. Finally! Let Americans taste it! They so desperately want their country to be a communist one. Let them have it! Everybody vote for Biden! So are we voting for Biden or Bernie Who’s running for office? Unless that’s his running mate why would Bernie script sny agenda? Perhaps late stage dimentia as set in for Biden? This could be Weekend at Bernie’s with the President of the United States.. Socialism will die in November!

‘Unity’ Task Forces With Sanders Team Offer Biden Progressive Policy RecommendationsThe “unity” task forces have come up with more than 100 pages of policies that would push presidential candidate Biden slightly to the left. Joe won the nomination and they didn't, so perhaps they should let Joe just do what he's doing. The radicals call the shots Lol “slightly”. Banning charter schools and mandating zero emission buildings within ten years is slightly to the left?

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Biden, Sanders unity task forces release policy recommendationsJoe Biden’s campaign today rolled out the policy recommendations reached by its joint task forces with supporters of Bernie Sanders ahead of the Democratic National Convention, which is slated for next month F Biden And they will follow thorugh on none of it I understand it’s a strategic move bringing Bernie aboard, but Bernie-supporters were so deplorable in their comments on FB, I don’t like Bernie.

Biden groups seek to unify Democratic Party with policy proposalsGroups assembled by Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden and former rival for the nomination Bernie Sanders proposed policies on Wednesday aimed at uniting the party, including putting the United States on a path to cut carbon emissions to zero by 2050. what policy proposals? hiding in his basement until the elections, winning and then do nothing as always Proposal 1: I got hairy legs.