bernie sanders 1981

Sen. Bernie Sanders pushed for the nationalization of most major industries as a leader of a “radical political party” in the 1970s, according to a new report.
Sanders reportedly embraced nationalizing most major industries in the US, including: the energy industry, public ownership of banks, telephone, electric, and drug companies.
The Vermont senator is not quite as far to the left in the present day, but still gets labeled a “radical” by political opponents because of his progressive platform.

Sen. Bernie Sanders has at times been labeled a radical for his progressive policy platform, but his politics are actually far more moderate than they were back in the 1970s, according to a new CNN report.

At that time, Sanders reportedly embraced nationalizing most major industries in the US, including: the energy industry, public ownership of banks, telephone, electric, and drug companies.

“I favor the public ownership of utilities, banks and major industries,” Sanders said in an interview with the Burlington Free Press in 1976.

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