Bernie Punches Biden

( – US Senator Bernie Sanders has unleashed a volley of thinly veiled criticism against Joe Biden by stressing that Biden should do much more for the economy and working-class Americans.

On Sunday, Sanders (I-VT), a Socialist who caucuses with the Democrats, told the CNN program “State of the Union” that Joe Biden had accomplished a lot during his presidency and should “tout his very good record.”

At the same time, he blasted the president by pointing out that nearly two-thirds of Americans lived paycheck to paycheck and describing the healthcare system as a “total disaster.”

“The president has a right to be very proud of many of the accomplishments that we’ve achieved in the last three years—unemployment, very, very low. We’ve brought inflation down. We’re investing in clean energy. We’re rebuilding our infrastructure. We have made real progress in a number of years,” Sanders claimed.

“But the reality is that today, 60% of our people are living paycheck-to-paycheck. We have massive levels of income and wealth inequality. Our healthcare system is a total disaster. Eighty-five million people uninsured, underinsured, while the insurance companies make huge profits. The cost of pharmaceutical drugs, precipitation drugs, sky high,” the radical leftist lawmaker elaborated.

Sanders further mixed economic concerns with other issues on the Democrat agenda, such as abortion.

“So the point is, in my view, the president should tout his very good record. We have got to continue to defend women’s right to control their own bodies. But we have to deal with the reality of life today. That’s what Roosevelt did in 1936. And that is to understand that we have massive levels of corporate greed in every part of society. The very rich are getting richer, working people are struggling,” the Vermont senator said.

“We have got to make it clear, we’re going to stand with those workers and have a health care system that works for all, lower the cost of precipitation drugs, raise the minimum wage to a living wage. So I think that was the message of yesterday,” he insisted regarding the Biden administration.