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Bernie Sanders Continues to Blow Minds With His Sane Tax Policies

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Reply Bernie Sanders Continues to Blow Minds With His Sane Tax Policies (Original post)
Cheese Sandwich May 2015 OP
merrily May 2015 #1
Cheese Sandwich May 2015 #3
tclambert May 2015 #8
JDPriestly May 2015 #2
merrily May 2015 #4
MissDeeds May 2015 #6
L0oniX May 2015 #5
Spitfire of ATJ May 2015 #7
Enthusiast May 2015 #10
Spitfire of ATJ May 2015 #11
Enthusiast May 2015 #12
Spitfire of ATJ May 2015 #13
Enthusiast May 2015 #16
Spitfire of ATJ May 2015 #23
Enthusiast May 2015 #26
Spitfire of ATJ May 2015 #28
Enthusiast May 2015 #29
azmom May 2015 #18
Spitfire of ATJ May 2015 #20
azmom May 2015 #21
Spitfire of ATJ May 2015 #24
azmom May 2015 #25
Spitfire of ATJ May 2015 #27
Alittleliberal May 2015 #30
azmom Jun 2015 #32
project_bluebook May 2015 #9
zeemike May 2015 #14
daleanime May 2015 #17
yuiyoshida May 2015 #15
SmittynMo May 2015 #19
azmom May 2015 #22
BeanMusical Jun 2015 #31
kenfrequed Jun 2015 #33

Response to Cheese Sandwich (Original post)

Sun May 31, 2015, 04:51 PM

1. This week, Jon Stewart described Bernie as a perfectly rational, slightly left of center politician.

That is true. No matter what his heart may say, he operates to the right of FDR on domestic policy.

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Response to merrily (Reply #1)

Sun May 31, 2015, 05:15 PM

3. Yeah I don't see anything even remotely radical or extreme about his policies

 

The stuff he talks about is much closer to FDR and LBJ than to Eugene Debs.


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Response to merrily (Reply #1)

Sun May 31, 2015, 06:31 PM

8. In politics, sanity is a form of insanity.

How can you expect voters to support a rational, sane candidate? That's just crazy!

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Response to Cheese Sandwich (Original post)

Sun May 31, 2015, 05:09 PM

2. Bernie Sanders has a great message,, a great personality and loves people.

He could very easily win.

He really, really could.

Don't count him out so quickly. He is a serious contender. He is honest. People are so sick of sleazy politicians.

Even if someone digs up a couple of scandals from his past, he can handle it. He has been in politics, winning over Republicans for longer than most of the pundits who diss him.

Go, Bernie.

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Response to JDPriestly (Reply #2)

Sun May 31, 2015, 05:24 PM

4. In Congress since 1991. NARAL rating 100%, HRC rating, 100%, NAACP rating 97%, ACLU rating, 93%.

http://www.ontheissues.org/house/Bernie_Sanders.htm

Founded the Congressional (House) Progressive Caucus and chaired it for the first 8 years of its existence. Continued to caucus with it after becoming a Senator because the Senate has no Progressive Caucus (though I'd bet Bernie tried to start one).

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Response to JDPriestly (Reply #2)

Sun May 31, 2015, 06:23 PM

6. +1000

 

It's so encouraging - they plan for hundreds at his appearances and thousands show up. Bernie's message resonates with people. He really does have a good chance of winning.

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Response to Cheese Sandwich (Original post)

Sun May 31, 2015, 06:20 PM

5. K & R

 

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Response to Cheese Sandwich (Original post)

Sun May 31, 2015, 06:30 PM

7. Millenials like the idea of a radical shift....

 

That's what Obama ran on.

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Response to Spitfire of ATJ (Reply #7)

Sun May 31, 2015, 06:54 PM

10. I'll take an actual moderate shift to a fake radical shift any day.

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Response to Enthusiast (Reply #10)

Sun May 31, 2015, 07:26 PM

11. Moving away from worshiping the rich would be a radical shift for America....

 

And that's exactly what some people do.

They actually believe the rich are actually "blessed" and are closer to God than us commoners.

It's a religion with them.

Have you ever met that type?

They blend their twisted faith with super patriotism to the point where speaking against the rich is labeled as not only blasphemy but TREASON.

Both of which they consider to be punishable by DEATH.

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Response to Spitfire of ATJ (Reply #11)

Sun May 31, 2015, 07:30 PM

12. I haven't met any. I have only seen them on TV. They are some sick fucks.

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Response to Enthusiast (Reply #12)

Sun May 31, 2015, 07:36 PM

13. I know a couple like that....

 

It crosses faiths too. One is a Baptist and the other is a Mormon.

Both think I'm pure EVIL.

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Response to Spitfire of ATJ (Reply #13)

Sun May 31, 2015, 07:49 PM

16. They believe that crap but think you're evil. That's rich.



We've tried Supply Side Trickle DownŽ. We've tried it for decades now. It has nearly destroyed us.

And finally, so many people have been hurt by these Grover Norquist/Ronald Reagan rules of the road that their ears perk up when they hear Bernie's words.

I grew up in the 1950s and 1960s. The wealthy weren't starving. They didn't feel deprived. Their job creator skills weren't lagging behind. We did things as a nation, great things. We went to the moon FFS.

The wrong people have been running this country for far too long. Time for a new team.

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Response to Enthusiast (Reply #16)

Sun May 31, 2015, 09:02 PM

23. I hate that term "Job Creator" because it's part of the aforementioned religion....

 

The rich don't "create" jobs. They think of employees as a necessary evil.

The richest ones feel ZERO obligation to pay someone enough to live. Some bosses figure if you are able to afford a new car they're paying you too much.



Then there's the other crowd that really drives me nuts.

That's the ones that honestly believe that ALL you need to get ahead is to show some spine and march into your boss's office and ASK for a raise. They act like it's still the 1960s when someone would automatically get a raise if they got married and another when the wife was expecting. That world is LONG GONE.

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Response to Spitfire of ATJ (Reply #23)

Sun May 31, 2015, 09:43 PM

26. I understand the job creator thing is the Right's most successful meme. It has no basis in reality.

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Response to Enthusiast (Reply #26)

Sun May 31, 2015, 10:02 PM

28. And Millenials know that thanks to the intertubes.

 

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Response to Spitfire of ATJ (Reply #28)

Sun May 31, 2015, 10:12 PM

29. Thank God for the intertubes!

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Response to Spitfire of ATJ (Reply #7)

Sun May 31, 2015, 08:07 PM

18. Millenials want less educational debt and jobs after graduation.

My daughter is 20 and a huge Bernie supporter.

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Response to azmom (Reply #18)

Sun May 31, 2015, 08:46 PM

20. Your daughter knows in Europe it's free.

 

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Response to Spitfire of ATJ (Reply #20)

Sun May 31, 2015, 08:55 PM

21. Yes. Her best friend, who she met on the Internet, lives in Scottland.

She will be starting her junior year and is starting to worry about her loans and her job prospects.

She loved Warren for addressing the student debt crises and now is a Bernie supporter.

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Response to azmom (Reply #21)

Sun May 31, 2015, 09:25 PM

24. Old Reaganites are in a PANIC about this generation.....

 

The propaganda about the Reagan Years worked on their parents but this generation grew up listening to those parents talk like Pod People about Reagan like he's their Lord and Savior while reading about Iran Contra and watching the failure of Supply Side Economics.

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Response to Spitfire of ATJ (Reply #24)

Sun May 31, 2015, 09:41 PM

25. She literally rolled on the ground laughing

When I told her how my generation bought into the whole trickle down economic theory.
It was pretty embarrassing.

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Response to azmom (Reply #25)

Sun May 31, 2015, 09:49 PM

27. And yet it's still considered to be government policy....

 

Obama spoke against it but raising taxes on the rich even a few percent has been called "risky".

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Response to Spitfire of ATJ (Reply #24)

Sun May 31, 2015, 11:07 PM

30. The internet changed the game

Lot's of millennials are taking advantage of the information available and have a superb understanding of the status que. They're pissed. All they see is a bunch of old assholes who ruined everything while the only rational people lat the time were ignored. Bernie is speaking to their concerns.

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Response to Alittleliberal (Reply #30)

Mon Jun 1, 2015, 12:35 PM

32. My 20 year old is pissed and I don't blame her. She's trying to do

The right thing by getting an education, but all she can see in front of her is a mountain of debt and no job after graduation. She's pissed and so are all her friends. She didn't know about Bernie when he first announced he was running, but I told her to look him up on the Internet and now she is a huge fan and telling her friends about him.

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Response to Cheese Sandwich (Original post)

Sun May 31, 2015, 06:53 PM

9. Its so refreshing finally seeing a presidential candidate

 

who isn't a slave to the wall street banksters, even though many Americans are.

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Response to Cheese Sandwich (Original post)

Sun May 31, 2015, 07:46 PM

14. I would like to sit this guy down and give him a lecture on the power of negative thinking.

He says it is highly unlikely he will win...and yet says the message resonates with most people.
He has accepted the false premise that money and power trumps all, and forgets that people vote for the candidate.

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Response to zeemike (Reply #14)

Sun May 31, 2015, 08:00 PM

17. Amen.....

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Response to Cheese Sandwich (Original post)

Sun May 31, 2015, 07:47 PM

15. K&R

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Response to Cheese Sandwich (Original post)

Sun May 31, 2015, 08:40 PM

19. 90% over 4M. Obviously too high? "No" said Bernie!!!!

and 98% of the people would approve. Only Bernie Sanders!!! Ya gotta love him.

And when they debate? I can see Hilliary now, when she can't actually argue against him. He states NOTHING but the truth. And we all know the truth shall set you free. Sam: "They can't find and angle, quite frankly, to stop him". That's 100% accurate. And they won't stop him. I think it's time to shake up Washington, and start to give the government back to the people.

I can't wait. I've never been this pumped up about an election, in my entire life.

GO Bernie, GO!!!



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Response to SmittynMo (Reply #19)

Sun May 31, 2015, 08:57 PM

22. There is no stopping the revolution.

Go Bernie Go!

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Response to Cheese Sandwich (Original post)

Mon Jun 1, 2015, 01:30 AM

31. Sir, please keep this up until November 2016

Please. We need you.

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Response to Cheese Sandwich (Original post)

Mon Jun 1, 2015, 02:15 PM

33. The media outlets are a bit stunned

They really don't do well with discussions about policy. Many of Bernie's interviews have had the interviewers try to bait him into bad mouthing his opponents.

Bernie completely moves the question to being about policy and the working class.

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