Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders unveiled his solution to America’s unemployed work force Monday; announcing his plan to give every single American a federal job and healthcare benefits “who wants or needs one.”
According to the Washington Post, the socialist lawmaker’s scheme would provide a $15 an hour job for anyone who applies; the largest Democrat-sponsored work program since President Roosevelt’s national response to the Great Depression.
“Sanders’s jobs guarantee would fund hundreds of projects throughout the United States aimed at addressing priorities such as infrastructure, care giving, the environment, education and other goals,” writes the Post. “
“Under the job guarantee, every American would be entitled to a job under one of these projects or receive job training to be able to do so, according to an early draft of the proposal,” the author adds.
The announcement fuels speculation of another Sanders run for the White House in 2020, and signals another lurch leftwards for a party struggling to unify heading into the 2018 midterm elections.