The thing is, Cuomo’s policies aren’t progressive. Nothing Bernie has proposed involves slashing the Medicare budget. Cuomo is a neoliberal which is basically that old “socially liberal but fiscally conservative” mindset. If you look at Medicare for All, the plan would actually save Americans at least 2 trillion dollars over the course of a decade, and that was a study conducted by a Koch Brothers foundation. My issue isn’t with actual liberal policies, but with incremental half measure policies like Cuomo’s that don’t help anyone at all.

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