"We're gonna look at broader things: single payer is one of them", he said.
The new agenda cuts down on everyday expenses and gives Americans the tools they need to compete in the 21st century, Mr. Schumer said.
Schumer's comments, in the context of the "A Better Deal: Better Jobs, Better Wages, Better Future" discussion, are an attempt to show that the party has a positive economic message, not a purely anti-Trump message. They subsequently figured out that voters don't know what the party stands for, and the new effort is aimed at changing that.
It's called "A Better Deal" and House and Senate Democratic leaders are rolling it out Monday afternoon in Berryville, Virginia.
The first three policy proposals of the new plan - revealed in background material provided to reporters - will focus on lowering prescription drug prices, reforming corporate merger policies and creating jobs for 10 million Americans.
"We're going to fill the vacuum that Donald Trump left when he campaigned on some of the things like this and then abandoned them for the hard-right Koch brothers". "We believe the best way to grow the economy is to grow and strengthen the middle class, instead [of] going back to the failed trickle-down economies of the past". Historic trends of a president's party losing seats in the midterm elections of a president's first term coupled with Trump's low approval rating is giving Democrats hope of hitting that magic number. While Democrats only need a net gain of three seats, they're also defending 25 seats, 10 of which are in states that Trump won.
The Democratic party is now in the minority in both houses of Congress and struggling to make political capital out of a series of recent gaffes from the Trump administration. "We were too namby-pamby".