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Sanders: ‘I Believe in Efficient Government’

Bernie Sanders said in tonight’s Democratic debate that as a senator, he’s well aware there is “an enormous amount of waste and inefficiency and bureaucracy throughout government.” Asked if there are any areas of government he would like to reduce, Sanders said, “I believe in government, but I believe in efficient government, not wasteful government.”

Here’s the exchange:

WOODRUFF: Welcome back to the Democratic presidential debate. Before we return to our questions, we have a follow-up question from our Facebook group. And it is to Senator Sanders. Senator, it comes from Bill Corefield, he’s a 55-year-old musician from Troy, Ohio. He asks, “Are there any areas of government you’d like to reduce?”

SANDERS: I’m in the United States Senate. And anyone who doesn’t think there is an enormous amount of waste and inefficiency and bureaucracy throughout government would be very, very mistaken. I believe in government, but I believe in efficient government, not wasteful government.

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