Bernie is going to give us free college and solve global warming.
Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders spoke to a crowd of more than 10,000 supporters on Monday afternoon on the campus of Eastern Michigan University.
The Democratic presidential hopeful took the stage at the EMU Convocation Center. Sanders reiterated his push for student loans to have the lowest possible interest rates while having Wall Street speculators pay for many of his ideas to help students and the middle class.
“After Wall Street crashed the economy, they came begging to the United States Congress, they said ‘yes, we were bad boys — bail us out,’” Sanders said. “And the middle class bailed them out. Now it is Wall Street’s time to help the middle class.”
Sanders said under his legislation, students will be able to refinance their student loans and debt at the lowest interest rates they can find.
“How insane is it that we are punishing people for decades?” Sanders said. “I’ve talked to people who’ve been paying off student debt for 25 years. [They’re] more in debt today than when they took it out 25 years ago.”
Sanders said he’s going to work to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour and guaranteed to give new mothers three months paid leave.
“It is not only the need to create millions of jobs by rebuilding our crumbling infrastructure,” Sanders said. “Flint, Michigan may be the worst example of a collapsing infrastructure, but it is not the only example.