From Robert Reich
Richmond, CA ·
Yesterday in New Hampshire, Bill Clinton attacked Bernie Sanders’s proposal for a single-payer health plan as "politically infeasible" and a “recipe for gridlock.” Bill Clinton is correct -- if we accept the current political status quo. Every progressive idea is a recipe for gridlock as long as big corporations, Wall Street, and the wealthy continue to dominate our political system. If you assume Washington is not changeable and that the vicious cycle of wealth and power dominating American politics and economics is unalterable, Hillary will make a first-class president for the system we now have. But if you believe Washington must be changed and that system can be altered for the benefit of the many and not the few, Bernie’s leadership and ideas are especially relevant because he's heading up a political movement.