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Bernie Sanders: Power of billionaires over American politics is ‘national disgrace’

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posted on Aug, 8 2015 @ 10:54 AM
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Bernie's campaign heads to the Pacific Northwest where he will speak on how to bring politics back to the people:

Bernie Sanders: Power of billionaires over American politics is ‘horrendous,’ a ‘national disgrace’


Sen. Bernie Sanders, in an interview with Northwest media, said Thursday that billionaires have “more influence over campaigns than the candidates” and that the superrich have acquired a “horrendous” influence, particularly over selection of the Republicans’ 2016 presidential nominee.

“This is not democracy, this is oligarchy: This is a national disgrace,” said Sanders, expected to draw big crowds this weekend as he brings his campaign for the 2016 Democratic nomination to evening rallies in Seattle and Portland. The campaign has already received more than 15,000 RSVP’s for the Sunday event in Portland.

Hillary Clinton has not taken a Northwest reporter’s question since 2008.


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posted on Aug, 8 2015 @ 11:13 AM
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a reply to: AlaskanDad

When was the last time Mr. Sanders worked for slightly above minimum wage?


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posted on Aug, 8 2015 @ 11:19 AM
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originally posted by: Ultralight
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When was the last time Mr. Sanders worked for slightly above minimum wage?

So just because he hasn't worked for slightly above min wage it shouldn't be an issue? Would you want to get rid of the min wage so people would have to work a hundred plus hours a week and still need government assistance to survive?


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posted on Aug, 8 2015 @ 11:26 AM
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Obama talked a good game too. I am not buying anything these guys on either side of the fence are selling. Why are you?



posted on Aug, 8 2015 @ 11:29 AM
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a reply to: AlaskanDad

I agree with Bernie.

As another poster once stated, "We have the best politicians money can buy!"


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posted on Aug, 8 2015 @ 11:30 AM
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originally posted by: Metallicus
Obama talked a good game too. I am not buying anything these guys on either side of the fence are selling. Why are you?

Because of his voting history. Bernie is like Ron Paul once he votes for something he sticks to it he doesn't flip flop at the drop of a hat.


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posted on Aug, 8 2015 @ 11:38 AM
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originally posted by: Metallicus
Obama talked a good game too. I am not buying anything these guys on either side of the fence are selling. Why are you?
The difference is, Bernie has a long, long history to back his talk up. Obama came out of nowhere. And although I'm pretty happy with some of what Obama has managed over the last year or two, for the most part he's been a disappointment.

If Bernie manages to do ANY of what he is campaigning on, he's worth the vote in my book.



posted on Aug, 8 2015 @ 11:46 AM
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Everyone (progs, libs) defended Obama back in 08.

Everyone (progs, libs) is defending Bernie by saying he's not Obama.

I'm enjoying the show.

*munches popcorn*



posted on Aug, 8 2015 @ 11:49 AM
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We have the worst politicians money can buy!



posted on Aug, 8 2015 @ 11:49 AM
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I like some of what Bernie says but I also know he is a politician and I'm 99% sure he is lying most of the time because of that fact.



posted on Aug, 8 2015 @ 11:50 AM
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Maybe because Bernie's track record...

Or maybe it is the fact he did a IAMA on reddit without being shot down in flames.

I would add that he has already made it further in his presidential run then I had thought he would.

Watch for some dirty tricks if and when the Dems have their debate, Matin O'Malley is already started the Dems battle against Sanders. source


The Dems are showing Bernie is not one of their own, and he's not a Rep, two more reasons he may get my. vote



posted on Aug, 8 2015 @ 11:51 AM
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originally posted by: Willtell
a reply to: beezzer

We have the worst politicians money can buy!


I wish we had a return policy.

Do you think they kept the receipt?



posted on Aug, 8 2015 @ 12:06 PM
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originally posted by: Metallicus
Obama talked a good game too. I am not buying anything these guys on either side of the fence are selling. Why are you?


This is my only concern. Once I saw who Obama chose as financial advisors I knew he wasn't changing anything. The bankers got even richer under Obama.

Clinton and Obama are republicans who ran as democrats, in my opinion.

I hope Bernie is a true democratic socialist and can make some real changes. If he gets the election, all you have to do is look to his financial advisors to know who is calling the shots.



posted on Aug, 8 2015 @ 12:11 PM
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originally posted by: beezzer
Everyone (progs, libs) defended Obama back in 08.

Everyone (progs, libs) is defending Bernie by saying he's not Obama.

I'm enjoying the show.

*munches popcorn*

We got taken for the proverbial ride with Obama. Can you blame me for choosing a candidate to back who actually has a liberal track record I agree with now?



posted on Aug, 8 2015 @ 12:16 PM
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originally posted by: AshOnMyTomatoes

originally posted by: beezzer
Everyone (progs, libs) defended Obama back in 08.

Everyone (progs, libs) is defending Bernie by saying he's not Obama.

I'm enjoying the show.

*munches popcorn*

We got taken for the proverbial ride with Obama. Can you blame me for choosing a candidate to back who actually has a liberal track record I agree with now?


Not at all!

Fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice, shame on me.

Support and "hope and change" anyone you wish.

The republicans dress themselves in the clothes of conservatives, and go full-retard when they get in.
Democrats do the same.

It is pandering to a base.

Obama's voting record was debated and supported and defended as well.

I admire Bernie.

But I'm not falling for any message from anyone.

And it doesn't matter what side of the aisle they're on.



posted on Aug, 8 2015 @ 12:17 PM
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originally posted by: buster2010

originally posted by: Metallicus
Obama talked a good game too. I am not buying anything these guys on either side of the fence are selling. Why are you?

Because of his voting history. Bernie is like Ron Paul once he votes for something he sticks to it he doesn't flip flop at the drop of a hat.


Ron Paul voted against every bill during his Representancy.

I doubt that Sanders has done the same.

Ron Paul favored less government, Sanders want to control the government.

If Bernie Sanders was the best, wisest, and most benevolent ruler that ever existed in history, his legacy would be the most horrible and enslaving oppression in history because of the extension of power that Sanders happy rule would legitimate.

Socialism will construct opportunities for oppression beyond even the wrath of god.


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posted on Aug, 8 2015 @ 12:27 PM
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Spare me the drama. Socialism is a good thing and we see the benefits if it daily.

You like police? Socialism.

You like nice roads? Socialism.

You like the military? Socialism.

Too many people have no clue what the hell they are talking about and base their opinions on the crap they hear others say.

By the way, if god is anything like his son.....he's a socialist.



posted on Aug, 8 2015 @ 12:32 PM
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Socialism is the best, most ideal form of government.

Until you add people, politicians, corruption, entitlement mentalities.

Then it sucks.

But on paper?

It's the bomb.



posted on Aug, 8 2015 @ 12:33 PM
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You see magic at a magic show. You must believe in magic then.

Socialism uses a system that capitalism made, and then handicaps capitalism as much as possible so as to protect the plutocrats.

Socialist's intensions are understandable but realizing those intensions using socialism is not possible.

Socialists are believing in magic.


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posted on Aug, 8 2015 @ 12:36 PM
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Ron Paul voted against every bill during his Representancy. I doubt that Sanders has done the same.

You have done no fact checking have you? Ron Paul yea on plenty of things including invading Iraq but at least he was man enough to admit he was wrong. Here is his voting record.
Ron Paul's Voting Records
Bernie voted against the Iraq war.


Socialism will construct opportunities for oppression beyond even the wrath of god.

You do know that in some socialist countries the people have even more freedoms than we do in America don't you? Thanks to the policies brought forth by the Democrats and Republicans the American people have become nothing more than slaves to the elite and the banks and corporations they own.



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