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Fri Oct 23, 2015, 01:33 PM

My Turn: The time has come for real change

(Posted on Bernie's facebook page an hour ago - he has not given up and neither should we!!!)

We are a much greater nation because these presidents took on powerful special interests and acted on behalf of the American people. That’s what we have to do today.


by Sen. BERNIE SANDERS For the Monitor - Oct 21, 2015

The American people understand that our current economic system is rigged, and that our campaign finance system is corrupt. They know that while the very rich get much richer, millions of Americans work longer hours for lower wages, and we have the highest rate of childhood poverty of almost any major country on Earth.

In the last 30 years there has been a massive redistribution of wealth in the United States. Unfortunately, it has gone in the wrong direction. Trillions of dollars have flowed from the pockets of working families into the bank accounts of the top 1 percent. Meanwhile, billionaires and large corporations continue to exploit tax loopholes their lobbyists created, while Republican presidential candidates fight for even more tax breaks for the people who need them the least.

Now is the time for bold action to rebuild our disappearing middle class. Now is the time to protect the most vulnerable members of our society – the elderly, the disabled and the children. Now is the time to demand that the wealthiest people in our country and the largest corporations accept their responsibilities as Americans and pay their fair share of taxes ...

More here: https://politics.concordmonitor.com/2015/10/opinion/my-turn-the-time-has-come-for-real-change/

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Reply My Turn: The time has come for real change (Original post)
TBF Oct 2015 OP
mmonk Oct 2015 #1
artislife Oct 2015 #2
TBF Oct 2015 #17
WillyT Oct 2015 #3
BeanMusical Oct 2015 #4
Admiral Loinpresser Oct 2015 #5
jwirr Oct 2015 #6
JDPriestly Oct 2015 #7
JDPriestly Oct 2015 #8
demigoddess Oct 2015 #9
Autumn Oct 2015 #10
TBF Oct 2015 #13
JDPriestly Oct 2015 #14
Thespian2 Oct 2015 #11
dae Oct 2015 #12
SandersDem Oct 2015 #15
TBF Oct 2015 #16
Live and Learn Oct 2015 #18

Response to TBF (Original post)

Fri Oct 23, 2015, 01:51 PM

1. Absolutely. I will no longer yield to the Third Way.

Americans are reaching desperation.

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Response to TBF (Original post)

Fri Oct 23, 2015, 02:40 PM

2. If "nobody" is interested in debates as said by a few

 

then they are less interested in watching a hearing..one that lasts all day.

The bump will happen then we will start again, and hit harder.

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Response to artislife (Reply #2)

Sat Oct 24, 2015, 10:17 AM

17. I bounce ideas off my corporate spouse -

you can imagine what he thinks about my socialist ideas.

But he does listen and when I brought up the hearing he had no idea what I was talking about. We talked about it here on DU but I don't think the average voter will know about it.

He did however know that Bernie would be on Colbert and stayed up to watch.

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Response to TBF (Original post)

Fri Oct 23, 2015, 03:17 PM

3. HUGE K & R !!! - THANK YOU !!!

 


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Response to TBF (Original post)

Fri Oct 23, 2015, 03:18 PM

4. Kick and R

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Response to TBF (Original post)

Fri Oct 23, 2015, 03:28 PM

5. Get your ass to the top of the Greatest Page. n/t

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Response to TBF (Original post)

Fri Oct 23, 2015, 03:52 PM

6. K&R

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Response to TBF (Original post)

Fri Oct 23, 2015, 03:53 PM

7. K&R.

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Response to TBF (Original post)

Fri Oct 23, 2015, 03:57 PM

8. Great ideas in that article.

I love it.

Bernie has been on the budget committee. He knows where to find the money to fund his proposals.

That is what will mean that Bernie wins and Hillary loses.

Hillary thinks she can convene a committee to find money for her. It does not work that way. It never will.

Bernie knows where the money is to fund the programs we need to reset the balance in our society that is lopsided in favor of the wealthiest of the wealthy on the planet.

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Response to JDPriestly (Reply #8)

Fri Oct 23, 2015, 04:06 PM

9. Hillary thinks this, Hillary thinks that

personally I think some people should adhere to Bernie's ethics when it comes to reading Hillary's mind and predicting her behavior. I don't think you would like it if we said that if Bernie gets elected he will propose legislation that will never be passed, considering we will probably have a republican House and republican Senate. And then Bernie will cave to the opposition and pass....

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Response to demigoddess (Reply #9)

Fri Oct 23, 2015, 04:18 PM

10. Looks like you took a wrong turn. Let me help you out the door.

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Response to Autumn (Reply #10)

Fri Oct 23, 2015, 06:30 PM

13. ...

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Response to demigoddess (Reply #9)

Fri Oct 23, 2015, 10:25 PM

14. Did you watch Hillary's speech on the economy to the New School for social Research?

She says what she will do.

She also said in an interview that if we elect her she will deal with things.

http://www.c-span.org/video/?327052-1/hillary-clinton-economic-policy-address

Listen for yourself. I'm not making anything up.

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Response to TBF (Original post)

Fri Oct 23, 2015, 04:19 PM

11. K & R!!!

Hugely...

Without Bernie, the American people are finished...

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Response to TBF (Original post)

Fri Oct 23, 2015, 04:20 PM

12. K&R

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Response to TBF (Original post)

Fri Oct 23, 2015, 10:50 PM

15. IF The Democratic Party Stays on the Path of the Third Way...

...I will no longer be a Democrat. My Party will have left me behind.

This primary election is a fight for the soul of this Party, period.

More people in this Party need to understand what the third way is and exactly who its supporters are, it will open a LOT of eyes.

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Response to SandersDem (Reply #15)

Sat Oct 24, 2015, 09:08 AM

16. Same here -- as a Gen X'er I saw what Reagan

did to this country and Bill Clinton wasn't far behind him with NAFTA.

I am just old enough that my parents belonged to unions in their factories & we kids helped paint strike signs.

With Obama we at least slowed down the Bush/Cheney (PNAC) war machine, but there is so much to be done to make opportunities accessible to people in this country again. We are transforming into a 3rd world country with a very wealthy elite class and everyone else making less than 30K per year.

That is why I am actively supporting Bernie. I am not interested in Hillary's neo-lib program.

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Response to TBF (Original post)

Sat Oct 24, 2015, 12:34 PM

18. Now is the time! nt

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