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What America Would Look Like If Bernie Sanders Won  

Jacob Shelton
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List Rules Vote up the events and policies you think would have come to pass if Bernie Sanders had been elected.

Unfortunately, when it comes to U.S. politics, no time turners or do-overs exist, so citizens can only dream of what America would look like if Bernie Sanders were president. For a couple of years it appeared Sanders might be the last great hope for keeping America from falling by the wayside. But now that Trump holds office and leans into his Bond villain schtick all too well, one can only wonder, "what if Bernie Sanders was president?" It’s entirely possible a Sanders presidency would have been met with stalwart Republicans blocking his every move, but you would probably feel slightly more at ease than you do about potential nuclear war.

Though it's difficult to pinpoint exactly what President Bernie Sanders' policies would have looked like, his brief run suggests he would have essentially done the opposite of President Trump; he would definitely be stringing more than two sentences together that actually made sense. To throw salt in the wound, he seems like a politician you can trust, maybe even a politician you can share a beer with before he espoused about the necessity for universal healthcare - that’s the kind of president you want. What if Bernie Sanders was president right now? How would you feel? It wouldn’t matter because you could go to the doctor, and wouldn’t have to worry about being drafted because your leader sent an incendiary tweet while at Mar-A-Lago.

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Taxes Wouldn't Be Paying For Private Security In A New York Hotel
2
Billionaires Would Be Paying More Taxes
3
Marijuana Laws Would Be Heavily Reformed
4
Companies Would Be Faced With Extra Taxes For Carbon Emissions
5
Meals On Wheels Wouldn't Be Under The Axe
6
Children Would Be Treated To Free Universal Pre-School
7
PBS Would Never Have To Worry About Funding
8
A Liberal Supreme Court Justice Would Have Replaced Scalia
9
The Dakota Access Pipeline Would Not Be Approved
10
Planned Parenthood Would Have Plenty Of Funding
11
America Would Have A President Who Spends His Weekends Working Rather Than Playing Golf
12
There Would Be A Lot Less Marching
13
A Single Payer Healthcare System Would Be In Place
14
Big Banks Would Be Divided Into Smaller Entities
15
Background Checks On Gun Purchases Would Be Expanded
16
America Wouldn't Be Mired In A Deportation Mess
17
The NSA's Reach Would Be Pulled Back
18
America's Inclusion In The TPP Would Be Rolled Back
19
There Would Be Less Guys With Hitler Youth Haircuts Getting Punched In The Street, Or Maybe More?
20
Public Colleges And Universities Would Have Free Tuition
21
American Citizens Would Be Much More Relaxed
22
D.C. Would Be On Its Way To Statehood
23
North Korea Wouldn't Be Threatening To Blow Up The West Coast
24
Assault Weapons Purchases Would Be Banned
25
There Would Be A Full US Military Withdrawal From Afghanistan