Welcome login | signup
Language en es fr
OccupyForum

Forum Post: Bernie Sanders: The Political Crisis in Washington

Posted 5 years ago on Oct. 10, 2013, 10:47 a.m. EST by WSmith (2698) from Cornelius, OR
This content is user submitted and not an official statement

The Political Crisis in Washington

Bernie Sanders for U.S. Senate | Oct. 9, 2013

It is not acceptable that a handful of right-wing extremists in the House have shut down the government and are now pushing for the United States, for the first time in our history, to not pay its bills — precipitating a likely international financial crisis. It is widely believed that there now exists in the House a majority of members (virtually all Democrats and some moderate Republicans) who are prepared to vote for a clean continuing budget resolution which would immediately re-open the government. House Speaker Boehner must allow the House to have that vote.

It is also important that people understand that the real issue here is not just the desire of Republicans to defund Obamacare. At a time when the middle class is collapsing and poverty is increasing, these right-wing ideologues want to repeal virtually every piece of legislation passed in the last 80 years which protects the elderly, the children, the sick, the poor and the environment. The truth is that ending Obamacare is just a small part of the right-wing extremist agenda, which is heavily funded by the Koch brothers and other very wealthy and powerful special interests. Their full agenda includes privatizing Social Security, ending Medicare as we know it, slashing Medicaid funding, eliminating the EPA and the Department of Energy and abolishing the concept of the minimum wage. Needless to say, they also want more tax breaks for the rich and large corporations. It should be clear to everyone that their long-term goal is to move this country into an oligarchic form of society in which billionaires completely control the economic and political life of this nation.

Thank you for your support.

Sincerely,

Bernie

Senator Bernie Sanders

http://www.bernie.org/news/the-political-crisis-in-washington/

14 Comments

14 Comments


Read the Rules
[-] 2 points by Toynbee (656) from Savannah, GA 5 years ago

America needs many more Bernie Sanders' in the House and Senate. He is the adult in a room full of spoiled, irrational and psychotic children.

[-] 0 points by WSmith (2698) from Cornelius, OR 5 years ago

There are several others, Grayson & Warren to name just two. Bernie gets more press because he is not a Dem. And in many districts and states, an endorsement from a Socialist would doom their election possibilities. It's a nasty catch 22 which is only part of the design to mushroom the American People.

We need to get the Big Privatized Money out of our government, as well as our News Media.

[-] 1 points by Toynbee (656) from Savannah, GA 5 years ago

You are correct.

We do need more smart, active and worthy adversaries to challenge the Republican and Tea Party buffoonery

[-] 0 points by WSmith (2698) from Cornelius, OR 5 years ago

And we can start by eliminating the RepubliCon Cult and their undercover DINOs. That would give us Single Payer, Electric USPS, Living Wage, Wall Street Re-Regulations, CU Repeal, K-College Pub Ed, GITMO Closure, Keystone Kibosh, Offshoring Clawback, and a New New Deal among a plethora of progressive policies Cons have obstructed.

[-] 2 points by Toynbee (656) from Savannah, GA 5 years ago

You have my vote

[-] 0 points by WSmith (2698) from Cornelius, OR 5 years ago

Call your Congress persons and register your friends.

[Removed]

[-] 0 points by WSmith (2698) from Cornelius, OR 5 years ago

How 'bout we REMEMBER who is screwing us and sabotaging democracy for the next 1000 elections ~ VOTE ~ and make the RepubliCon Cult HISTORY!!!

[Removed]

[-] 0 points by WSmith (2698) from Cornelius, OR 5 years ago

That's how our Political System works! We have democracy.

If WE had been using it, THIS WOULDN'T BE HAPPENING!!

WE brought this on with Voter negligence. Don't shoot the petulant Dems!

REMEMBER who did this, and VOTE the bastards OUT!!!

[Removed]

[-] 0 points by WSmith (2698) from Cornelius, OR 5 years ago

THAT'S RIGHT!

That's how the RepubliCon ~ Kissinger, Meese, Baker, Rumsfeld, Bremmer ~ Cult ROLLS!!!

WHY We have to keep these bastards OUT!!

[Removed]

[-] 0 points by WSmith (2698) from Cornelius, OR 5 years ago

THEY CHANGED THE LAWS!!!

And they planted their operatives in the DOJ.

Flush & Purge!!!