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Senator Bernie Sanders has identified issues and his position on such issues (https://berniesanders.com/issues/; obtained 08-18-2016). He  has a relatively high level  intuition (see previous articles on the mainstream 2012 US Presidential Candidates for the methodology used here and previously to determine level of intuition) and likely the highest of any candidate currently running for US President in either the Democratic or Republican Party (ie., now it is Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump). Per his website (https://berniesanders.com/issues/; obtained on 08-18-2016) he identified issues and his position on such issues. Here is an excerpt from one issue he identified: “Strengthen and Expand Social Security” (https://berniesanders.com/issues/strengthen-and-expand-social-security/; obtained on 08-18-16):

“Social Security is the most successful government program in our nation’s history. Before it was signed into law, nearly half of senior citizens lived in poverty. Today, the elderly poverty rate is 10 percent. Although still much too high, that’s a dramatic improvement.Through good times and bad, Social Security has paid every nickel owed to every eligible American – on time and without delay. As corporations destroyed the retirement dreams of millions over the past 30 years by eliminating defined benefit pension plans, Social Security was right there paying full benefits. As millions of Americans lost their life savings after Wall Street’s recklessness crashed the economy in 2008, Social Security was right there paying full benefits.Today, Social Security is more important than ever. Over half of workers between the ages of 55-64 have no retirement savings. More than a third of senior citizens depend on Social Security for virtually all of their income. One out of every five senior citizens is trying to scrape by on an average income of just $8,300 a year.Given these facts, our job cannot be to cut Social Security. Our job must be to expand it so that every American can retire with dignity and respect.”

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
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