Kirsten Gillibrand in June Democratic candidates debate in Miami FL


On Corporations: Differentiate between capitalism (good) and greed (bad)

There's a big difference between capitalism and greed. All that we're trying to change is when companies care more about profits than about people. If you're talking about gun violence, it's the greed of the NRA and gun manufacturers that make progress impossible. It's the greed of the insurance companies and drug companies, when we want to get health care as a right and not a privilege. There need not be disagreement in the party because, in truth, we want healthy capitalism.
Source: June Democratic Primary debate (second night in Miami) Jun 27, 2019

On Government Reform: Publicly-funded elections address many other social issues

Sen. Kirsten GILLIBRAND: Until you go to the root of the [political] corruption, the money in politics, the fact that Washington is run by the special interests, you are never going to solve any of these problems. I have the most comprehensive approach, that experts agree is the most transformative plan to actually take on political corruption, to get money out of politics through publicly funded elections, to have clean elections. If we do that and get money out of politics, we can guarantee health care as a right, not a privilege, we can deal with institutional racism, we can take on income inequality, and we can take on the corporate corruption that runs Washington.

Former Vice President Joe BIDEN: And the first constitutional amendment to do that was introduced by me when I was young senator.

Source: June Democratic Primary debate (second night in Miami) Jun 27, 2019

The above quotations are from NBC News, "Decision 2020," the Democratic candidates debate,
live from the Adrienne Arsht Performing Arts Center in Miami, Florida, June 26-27, 2019..
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