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but that money shouldnt be railroaded into more government programs.
originally posted by: beezzer
a reply to: gladtobehere
Sanders is honest. He doesn't talk freedom turns around and denies it. He'd be very happy with a more socialist government.
He's actually bringing a very important topic to the table.
How much should the government do?
Maybe his entering will actually create debate on the subject.
originally posted by: Sremmos80
a reply to: Gryphon66
I love that he claims to be the champion of the people but fly's a damn private 747 around the stadium, that he only half filled after boasting he would fill it all, in some sort of victory laps.
I can really relate to that!
“The Supreme Court never ventured into the issues of redistribution of wealth, and of more basic issues such as political and economic justice in society… [The Supreme Court] didn’t break free from the essential constraints that were placed by the Founding Fathers in the Constitution, at least as it’s been interpreted, and the Warren Court interpreted in the same way, that generally the Constitution is a charter of negative liberties. [It] says what the states can’t do to you. [It] says what the federal government can’t do to you, but [it] doesn’t say what the federal government or state government must do on your behalf.”
if the highest echelon of society needs to have someone swiftly kick them in the ass to make sure the behave, then what happens when those doing the ass kicking needs a kick in the ass themselves?
originally posted by: Thecakeisalie
a reply to: Gryphon66
The biggest problem, as I see it, is regulation. Independent regulation.
But how is that even possible? if the highest echelon of society needs to have someone swiftly kick them in the ass to make sure the behave, then what happens when those doing the ass kicking needs a kick in the ass themselves?
The level of trust in our officials is dwindling for good reason.
originally posted by: whyamIhere
Sanders will change DC ? That's friggin laughable.
originally posted by: HammyCat
a reply to: whyamIhere
Donald Trump has filed for corporate bankruptcy four times, in 1991, 1992, 2004 and 2009.
I do not want that helping the USofA .
Sanders a guy who tries to help the people - not help his party, or his wallet.
originally posted by: gladtobehere
Hes a self described socialist whos pro-abortion, anti-gun, voted for Obamacare etc.
He's an Independent, in fact, he is the longest-serving Independent in the Congress.
Bernard "Bernie" Sanders (born September 8, 1941) is the junior United States Senator from Vermont and a candidate for the Democratic Party's nomination for President in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.
Sanders is the longest-serving independent in U.S. congressional history. A self-described democratic socialist, he favors policies similar to those of social democratic parties in Europe, particularly those instituted by the Nordic countries. He caucuses with the Democratic Party and has been the ranking minority member on the Senate Budget Committee since January 2015.
Born in Brooklyn, New York, Sanders attended Brooklyn College before transferring to and graduating from the University of Chicago, where he was a member of the Young People's Socialist League, and active in the Civil Rights Movement as a student protest organizer for the Congress of Racial Equality and the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee. In 1963, he participated in the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.
Not that I'm saying your entire post and thread is composed of utter nonsense, but you as you start off with either a lie or a glaring mistake in your second line ... I know where I'd bet if I had to.
originally posted by: Gryphon66
I don't think there can be a "war on poverty" that is winnable.
"Poverty" is a condition relative to others who are "comfortable" or "rich."
I happen to be one of those folks who believe that We should provide every American with the basic necessities of life: shelter, food/water, medical care, etc. regardless of whether in our estimation they "deserve" it or whether they're "taking advantage" or whatnot.
At the same time, barring mental or physical impairment, I believe we should be empowering every American to find their own way, make their own living, to increase (rather than decrease) their standing in life. I can see that there is a balance between activity and laziness, but I choose to believe that given real opportunities, any of us would choose to be productive rather than merely sitting doing nothing.