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Forum Post: PBS NewsHour: Sen. Bernie Sanders on taxes, trade agreements and Islamic State

Posted 2 years ago on May 22, 2015, 4:34 p.m. EST by factsrfun (8851) from Phoenix, AZ
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cqQ9MgGwuW4

To continue the same economic policies that have led to one tenth of one percent owning as much as the bottom 90% is insane. It is not immoral to demand a greater share for the people who do the work, we must repeal so called "right to work" laws and establish a right to representation nationwide.

Right to Representation

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[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (33169) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 years ago

I liked that Bernie stated that it will take millions of people getting involved to make "the" difference - to change government and how government operates.

Because He knows damn well that He can not make these necessary changes all by himself - He is gonna need the support of the people - and that support includes electing other people to office that feel the same way (are about supporting the people) - putting good people into state office as well as into federal office - to forward legislation that supports the people and gets money out of politics - that puts a fair share of taxes onto the wealthy etc etc etc

When Obama was elected to office (prior to his unveiling as a hypocrite) - millions of people put him in office because of his pro-people stances.

But instead of putting other pro-people into office along side of him - those millions that elected him let the rethuglicans who were and still are strongly against the people remain in office to roadblock any possible healthy change for the people - and in the Bummers run for his second term the people compounded that error by actually electing more rethuglicans to office - where the rethuglicans have stepped-up their anti-people programs.

Regardless of how thoroughly the OHbummer has sold out his claimed position of being for the people with his insane stance on all of the above energy program and opening new areas for fossil fuel rape/pillage/plunder and his insane push for TPP and worse fast tracking it.

If starting at his 1st run for office and continuing through all of the election cycles since (state and federal) - if the people had elected into office more people like Elizabeth and Bernie and Jill Stein and Kshama Sawant then things would - could have - have been a whole lot different.

With more progressives in office like Elizabeth and Bernie and Jill Stein and Kshama Sawant forwarding and supporting (voting for) legislation for the people - much could have been accomplished in the last 6+ years - accomplished FOR the people.

Keystone could have been soundly crushed rather than stalled.

The TPP could have been soundly crushed rather than stalled.

The ACA could have been so much better at implementation time rather than be the weak start that it currently is for Complete health care access (as well as Health care reform) for ALL.

[-] 1 points by factsrfun (8851) from Phoenix, AZ 2 years ago

I think the key is to completely destroy the GOP, their name their reputation to make normal people no more comfortable sitting around listening to someone speak of their involvement in the GOP as they would be if it were the Klan they spoke of, sure it's your right to speak fondly of the GOP or the Klan or whatever one wants to but it is also my right to have a normal human reaction to such speech.

So of course that would mean voting against then down the ticket too.

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (33169) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 years ago

An excellent segment by Bernie on PBS

When asked about Hillary and her not taking a stance on TPP

Bernie - "You Have to take a position on TPP"

[-] 1 points by factsrfun (8851) from Phoenix, AZ 2 years ago

She will have to take a stance on TPP and answer for NAFTA I think.

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (33169) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 years ago

The longer she does not take a public stance - the more apparent it should be to the public that HRC is just another elitist and is not at all for the people - she is just looking out for what she can do for herself.

[-] 1 points by factsrfun (8851) from Phoenix, AZ 2 years ago

I prefer to focus on policy over personality.

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