In a recent op-ed in the New York Times, Senator Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and Representative Luis Gutierrez, D-Ill., argue that the budget debate should be about whether to move away from the partisan gridlock and to instead focus on ideas like universal preschool and tuition-free college.
“We must not let the Republicans, who have taken advantage of our political system, ram through policies that will further divide our country and increase the power of billionaires,” the senators wrote.
“Instead, we should build on the ideas that have helped make this country great.
That means making higher education universal and free, investing in infrastructure, creating good-paying jobs, and rebuilding our crumbling infrastructure.”
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