Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton got many into thinking with her opinion on who pays on dates. Equal pay may not be mandatory when it comes to dates according to her. Clinton’s response to whether men or women should split on a date also reflected her approach to public policies.
In an interview with the Cosmopolitan, Clinton said the decision to dutch should depend on the other person’s “feelings.” Her situation-based approach to the case created quite a stir within the greater society.
“Look, I think splitting the cost on a date has to be evaluated on a kind of case-by-case basis,” she said in the interview. “You know, many years ago I remember doing that, and I know a lot of young people who even today do because they kind of consider more casual dates, group dates, to be ones where everybody pays their fair share, but I think you also have to be alert to the feelings of the person that you are dating.”
She added, “If it’s important to that person to either split in the beginning of the relationship or for one or the other of you to pay for whatever combination of reasons, you know, you just have to evaluate that and take it into account. So I don’t think there is a hard and fast rule, at least that I have ever seen followed in every instance.”
For the former Secretary of State, there should not be a universal approach to any issue, and that includes who pays on a date.
As opposed to her Democratic rival Bernie Sanders, who prefers a universal approach to every situation whether it’s health care or college, Clinton adheres to flexible rules. Thus, when Sanders want free health care for all, Clinton seeks new tax credit for people whose health costs exceed their budget, the Vox reported.
Health care activist Paul Song, a Sanders surrogate, got the campaign into another controversy by using inappropriate remarks towards Clinton. The remark was made while noting that health care for all would not be possible if people elect those who are indebted to corporations.
“Medicare-for-all will never happen if we continue to elect corporate Democratic whores who are beholden to big pharma and the private insurance industry instead of us,” the Wall Street Journal quoted Song as saying during a rally in New York on Wednesday.
He was quick to apologise on Twitter for using the term “whore.” On Thursday, Sanders’ campaign also expressed disapproval of the remark on Twitter.