posted on Jul, 27 2013 @ 12:44 AM
Just got to love Bernie Sanders - even if you dislike his politics, you have to admire his style.
From Common Dreams:
The leaders of the tax-writing committee solicited suggestions as part of a push to simplify the tax code. They also pledged to keep senators’
suggestions secret for 50 years at the National Archives. Sanders said he has nothing to hide. “Given the fact that my suggestions represent the
interests of the middle class of this country and not powerful corporate special interests, I have no problem with making them public.” To read
Sanders’ letters, click here and here and here or go to his Senate website here.
Or see the article at Common Dreams.
This is not a post about what Senator Sanders is proposing though I (personally) think his ideas are very sound. It about the fact that the
"suggestions" submitted by Senators will be private for 50 Years
Is this how a representative democracy is meant to work. How can we, the electorate, determine who to vote for if members comments, writing,etc are
kept secret? Hey - in the office, floating ideas, I understand. But any thing effecting the Law of the Land needs to be on the public record from
For transparency to be real it must go both ways. What we have now is a Corporate Controlled one way mirror security state and Senator Sanders in his
classy way makes the point with this release.
Now, you can tell me he's a commie and I'll tell you, you don't know anything about socialists or communists or libertals and the like and all will be
right with the world.
The man has class and you don't see that often any longer.
edit on 27-7-2013 by FyreByrd because: (no reason given)
27-7-2013 by FyreByrd because: (no reason given)