Weighing in on the importance of his campaign, presidential hopeful and self-proclaimed socialist Bernie Sanders noted if his campaign fails, it’s not just a reflection on him but also a reflection on his ideas.
“If I do badly, and I don’t run a good campaign, and we don’t get our message out, and we don’t bring people together, it reflects not just on me, but on the ideas that I’m talking about,” Sanders told CNBC.
True to his socialist beliefs, the Vermont senator has made retribution of wealth a main point of his campaign. If elected president he wants to use tax policy to reverse what he sees as a massive transfer of wealth to the richest Americans.
“So to my mind, if you have seen a massive transfer of wealth from the middle class to the top one-tenth of 1 percent, you know what, we’ve got to transfer that back if we’re going to have a vibrant middle class,” Sanders continued. “And you do that in a lot of ways. Certainly one way is tax policy.”