a reply to: Xeven
Seems people have decided enough is enough and now either wealthy can put money back in the economy or people will elect people to come and take
I think its way to early to think the outcome of this election is going to have any significant impact on how the system works.
Although I do see the positive from people rallying behind Trump and Sanders as an indication that a section of the masses are beginning to wake up
and see: that Both the DNC and the GOP are corrupted at the core.
So that is good. However, the problem I see is that out of desperation can come very bad decisions for the future.
His appeal is that he doesn't care about PC and APPEARS to be not liked by establishment.
Personally the only thing I like about him is his ego and his willingness to speak without thinking ahead, because that can be the establishments
worst nightmare. If he was pushed by the public with low ratings during his presidency, he would throw congress and the lobbyist to the wolves to safe
face . That is why the Establishment doesn't like him , he is to much of a loose cannon and a high risk that could expose the inner workings of the
However it can also be our worst nightmare. So IMO there is a 50/50 odd that he is either going to run this country completely to the ground or
perhaps change things for the better but no middle ground with him. I wouldn't be surprised if he would go full retard and turn a tyrant with that
same ego and dismiss congress when he doesn't get what he wants.
His appeal to me is that he is the only one talking about corruption and conflict of interest which is our NUMBER 1 issue . You can't expected a group
of corrupted politicians with conflict of interest to fix anything dealing with the symptoms of corruption that dominate the focus of the rest of the
politicians such as : healthcare, economy, wages, SS, Medicaid , Foreign matters, jobs, education, energy, etc, ...
So my best outlook for Bernie is: him getting elected but hopefully having a lame duck congress.
His plan to make gov't bigger and increase taxes to the upper middleclass and above with an actively corrupted gov't ,makes no sense to me. His first
term presidency should only be to focus on corruption and shrinking gov't control to build it back up once the corruption layers are closed.
Corporations aren't evil , they are doing what they are suppose todo even though its an unrealistic and unsustainable goal to always beat last
quarters profits while infinitely growing as a company. The problem with corporations is that they have the money and power to control the gov't and
out of desperation they have crossed deep into areas that were once grey.
Bernie should just concentrate in removing those conflict of interest ,revolving doors and corruption between gov't and congress. He should
concentrate on reforming lobbying laws so not only those with deep pockets are heard and making congressional term limits.
Then we can look at other areas that are broken once we can really see the truth of the matter.
The Rest (Hillary, Cruz,Rubio,Bush) will just keep the cycle we are in going and the Oligopolies will continue winning on the expense of the upper
middle class and below.
So I do like the possibility of some change coming with a Sander vs Trump ticket but that change has a 50/50 odd of really making a positive
difference for the masses or really Cluster F@@@ our Country up.
I think Sander would be less likely to Cluster F@@@ our Country than trump because of a lame duck congress and he is bringing corruption to the
forefront. Hence I created this thread
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