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✔️#Biden is not a "moderate" #dem. He's running on a platform to the left of Obama & Hillary. If elected, he'd be the most #progressive president in our lifetimes.

This thread fact-checks a graphic circulated by #Sanders supporters that equates Biden & Trump.
✔️#Biden supports universal healthcare. He proposes adding a singlepayer Medicare option to the #ACA, open to individuals & employers. It could be immediately implemented, unlike #MedicareForAll which has a 4-yr transition.

✔️#Sanders introduced #M4A. It has 15 Senate votes.
✔️#Biden's plan to add singlepayer Medicare option to ACA follows the public/private hybrid that's most commonly used by countries with universal healthcare.

✔️Trump admin has filed suit to overturn the ACA & protections for people w/ preexisting conditions.
✔️#Biden supports the #GreenNewDeal, aggressive #ClimateCrisis action, renewable energy, climate justice. He passed the nation's 1st #ClimateChange bill in 1987.

✔️Trump thinks climate change is a hoax & censors gov't scientists' work on the subject.…
✔️#Biden supports a national $15 min wage. He's won the endorsement of the nation's largest labor unions.

✔️Trump WH adviser Kudlow says a "federal minimum wage is a terrible idea."…
✔️#Biden supports student debt relief.

✔️ Senate #Republicans overturned a student loan forgiveness rule in mid-March.…
✔️#Biden began the race w/ a plan to make community college tuition-free & expand Pell Grants. In March, he announced he'd work to make public universities free for families under $125k.

✔️Trump has taken no action to make college more affordable.…
✔️#Biden has a 50-point plan to rollback Trump's anti-#LGBTQ policies & end gender discrimination. GOP Senate is blocking the Equality Act passed by the House. Biden would make passage a priority.…
✔️#Biden helped get the Assault Weapons Ban into law. He'd work to reinstate it & has a broad plan to tackle #gun violence & protect our schools. #NeverAgain

✔️Trump supports the NRA; the NRA supports Trump.…
✔️#Biden's #cannabis policy calls for "eliminating criminal penalties linked to #marijuana, erasing marijuana-related criminal records & 'letting states set their own policies regarding legalization of recreational marijuana.'"…
✔️#Biden joins #Warren in calling for Congress to pass a law protecting a woman's right to #abortion. Biden opposes the Hyde Amendment that restricts the use of Medicaid funding for abortions, a newer position for him & in keeping w/ his ACA public option.…
Voters whose 1st choice was #Warren or #Sanders might be surprised to find #Biden is "notably to the left of previous Democratic standard-bearers," but he "would be the leftmost presidential nominee in memory." @Reason…
#Biden has "outlined a suite of policies that, taken on their own terms, would be the most ambitious governing agenda of any modern Democrat." If he won, he would "be the most progressive Democratic nominee in history."…
#Sanders' supporters often assume #Biden is a "moderate," but "in reality, he is running on a platform far more progressive — i.e., far less moderate — than any Democratic presidential nominee in history."…
✔️"#Biden supports government-funded health care even for unauthoritzed #immigrants, something Obama never came close to proposing. He supports a sharp increase in US #refugee admissions & a path to citizenship for all undocumented immigrants." @BostonGlobe
✔️#Biden endorses the #GreenNewDeal w/ the goal of eliminating all #FossilFuels. He calls for a $15 nat'l min wage. He's "moved emphatically leftward on abortion, on the #DeathPenalty, on free trade. By any understanding of “moderate,” ... Biden is no moderate." @BostonGlobe
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