6 Things You Need to Know About Bernie Sanders
Sanders: I'm not running against Hillary Clinton, I'm running against the oligarchy
http://www.salon.com/2015/05/26/bernie_sanders_im_not_running_against_hillary_clinton_im_running_against_the_oligarchy/With news that Senator Bernie Sanders will have a more formal unveiling of his presidential campaign this afternoon, it seems like a good time to get to know the self-proclaimed socialist from Vermont.
1. He is not running against Hillary Clinton
“I’m not running against Hillary Clinton,” he said. “She’s a candidate, I’m a candidate, and I suspect that there will be other candidates. The people in this country will make their choice.” His socialist platform is “one that resonates” with the American people, and he believes he can effectively appeal to them no matter who his opponent is, or how large her war chest is. But, as he’s said, he’s engaged in “a real struggle against the billionaire class.”
2. Yes, we did say “socialist”
Twice now, actually, because not only is Senator Sanders not afraid of the word, he openly embraces it. Earlier this month, he freely admitted that he wanted to make America “more Scandinavian” — by which he meant, a democratic country with a socialist backbone when it comes to healthcare, education, and retirement. “If you see the transfer of 99 percent of the wealth to the top one-tenth of the one percent,” he’s said, “you’ve got to transfer that back.”
3. President Sanders would overturn Citizens United
“The major issue of our time is whether the United States of America retains its democratic foundation or whether we devolve into an oligarchic form of society where a handful of billionaires are able to control our political process by spending hundreds of millions of dollars to elect candidates who represent their interests,” he said last September. The best way to do that, he said, is to overturn Citizens United, because “freedom of speech does not mean the freedom to buy the United States government.”
4. Senator Sanders is about as anti-corporate a candidate you can imagine this side of Noam Chomsky
He has proposed what would, in essence, be a “Wall Street sales tax,” and his opposition to the Trans-Pacific Partnership is based on the fact that only “[m]ultinational corporations that have outsourced millions of good-paying American jobs to China, Mexico, Vietnam, India and other low-wage countries think this is a great deal.” Whereas “every union in this country…opposes this agreement that will wipe out jobs and depress wages.”
5. And about those unions…
Senator Sanders’ top five campaign contributors since 2009 are all unions, and 69 percent of the money he receives from political action committees comes from union PACs. “I’m not going to use a super PAC,” he’s said, and the facts bear him out. He has one, but it hasn’t raised any money for his presidential bid to date.
6. He believes public education — all of it — should be free
From elementary to middle, through high school and into community college or a university, Sanders believes that education should cost the student nothing. It’s not merely a personal investment, he believes, it’s a public good — and as such should be funded by the public. “These are not utopian ideas,” he’s said. “They are not radical ideas. They are fairly commonsensical ideas that can happen when you have a government that is directed by the people themselves and not by wealthy powerful corporate interests.”
COMMENT :Tuesday, May 26, 2015 11:13 PM AST
6 Things You Need to Know About Bernie Sanders
Sanders: I'm not running against Hillary Clinton, I'm running against the
Scott Eric Kaufman
Having gone through the article it is clear that senator sanders is using his age old grey hair experience of politics in the approach of appealing to the voters and his Zionist instinct as usual with all Zionist characteristics .
He thought his clever way to fool the Americans is to rebuke or use harsh words to Israel would attract him to be a good candidate.
Senator Sanders should know that a person presses one single rice to know if the entire pot of rice is cooked or not judges the rest of the rice 's condition in the pot.
Similar way Netanyahu the leader of so call JEWISH community but in reality a Zionist leader a reputed indicted assassin, and a world wide known as genocide criminal Netanyahu revealed clearly the nature and questionable reliability and loyalty of the entire Zionists.
The ZIONIST be from Republican Party or from the Democratic Party, for Americans it is all the same like Netanyahu, Boehner, and Mitch MacConnel, and a Mormon Mitt Mormon they all want kill the American middle class and poor.
And is known that the ends of all onions ass is tied at the end. So too the characteristics of all Zionist is the same. And is to accomplish the mission set by Netanyahu, all Zionist would do the same thing including you would do without a shadow of doubt as Boehner and Mich MacConnel acted as a Traitor.
American lost that faith on the Zionist on whom they once believed as their best most trusted friend. If you want to please and regain that lost faith then first gain back the faith.
Then come back and try as sincere aspirant to become the President. Only by rebuking Israel and trying to show you did a great job is a child's game you played to fool the Americans. Well, that carries no value.
This game you better not stage any more as it would gather further doubt on your motive by Americans .
Behave like a real honest sincere saner Jew like Kerry. Now, don't you go to him to certify you to be good and reliable person because you are not.
Hillary Clinton would be the next US President . About you go ahead and try and waste your ill gotten money at this age for the cause of your clan and your Zionist leader.