Lofty objectives are fine, but how will they be met?
I read the transcript of Sen. Bernie Sanders’ interview with the New York Daily News editorial board. Most candidates for the presidency have lofty objectives. Sanders wants to break up the big banks. He details “why” that is necessary. The next step is how. He failed the “how” test.
One thought he had was for the Federal Reserve to do it. When asked if it had the authority, he said he didn’t know. OK. Credit for an honest answer instead of spinning the question while not answering it. (I find it annoying when a candidate evades a question entirely.) Breaking up the big banks is one of his signature goals. Why hasn’t he thought through how to accomplish it?
Regardless of who you support, do the candidates detail the “how” part of their agendas? If “how” is addressed, is the answer credible?
Sandra W. Myers