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    Send 'em to Venezuela for a one year crash course in Bernienomics. They'll be cryin' for mama soon enough.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bajisima View Post
    I really think he will. Maybe I am wrong but these college rallies he is having and all these town halls are just what he did in 2015. I do wonder if he will attempt it as a democrat again or be an indie? Its hard to get a clear vision here in New England because he is so loved here. People talk about him all the time.
    I love his ideas and for the most part, I trust him that if elected, he will implement them. I will absolutely vote for Bernie if he runs again, and if he feels healthy, I think he should.

    It matters who his running mate is, but that can be done hitherto-unknown person so long as they are truly progressive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by THOR View Post
    What do college kids see in him. Are they being influenced by their left leaning college professors? Income inequality sounds like a an issue a Marxist would try to sell. There are lots of inequalities in life.
    Performers rise to the upper levels, low performers fall below.
    Jesus Fucking Christ, @THOR! The American middle class is disappearing into poverty and you think this is a "leftist" issue?

    You are a victim of propaganda, sir. You need to watch or read a news source that reports economic issues with greater balance.

    I recommend Bloomberg (cable tv channel as well as print media), The Atlantic, Vanity Fair, maybe The Economist if you want something more scholarly.

    PLEASE do not allow FOX to dictate your beliefs, attitudes, votes, etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Madeline View Post
    Why not, Daddio?
    we need new candidates. He and Hillary both had their chance. If he does run I hope his rivals don't go easy on him like Hillary did.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Madeline View Post
    Jesus Fucking Christ, @THOR! The American middle class is disappearing into poverty and you think this is a "leftist" issue?

    You are a victim of propaganda, sir. You need to watch or read a news source that reports economic issues with greater balance.

    I recommend Bloomberg (cable tv channel as well as print media), The Atlantic, Vanity Fair, maybe The Economist if you want something more scholarly.

    PLEASE do not allow FOX to dictate your beliefs, attitudes, votes, etc.
    THe term "Income Inequality" that's different then creating new industry, plants, manufacturing. Reserving jobs for Americans. Stupid trade policy that allows foreign countries to dump on us, killing off our industry. Giving incentives to bring money and jobs back to America. A $15 dollar minimum wage is not going to restore the middle class. That will just encourage me not to eat in a fast food joint.
    Perhaps you need to turn off Bernie Sanders, he's never run anything. He's been on the govt tit most of his life.
    Last edited by THOR; 21st March 2018 at 01:28 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Madeline View Post
    Jesus Fucking Christ, @THOR! The American middle class is disappearing into poverty and you think this is a "leftist" issue?

    You are a victim of propaganda, sir. You need to watch or read a news source that reports economic issues with greater balance.

    I recommend Bloomberg (cable tv channel as well as print media), The Atlantic, Vanity Fair, maybe The Economist if you want something more scholarly.

    PLEASE do not allow FOX to dictate your beliefs, attitudes, votes, etc.
    Bernie Sanders is beloved by a lot of people who live in their parents’ basement and work part time to pay the bare minimum on the student loans they collected in pursuit of their Gender Studies degrees. Ostensibly, this is because your typical Millennial ne’er do well is fascinated by the idea of receiving things for free from the government in return for maintaining their citizenship, or because they heard about Bernie Sanders in their subversive knitting group or picked up a campaign flier at Urban Outfitters.

    But if it turns out that the “takers” of the world are seeing their own reflection in Bernie’s LensCrafters clearance section specs, it’s because, it turns out, Bernie Sanders is, indeed, one of their own: a man who failed to earn a decent paycheck for actual work until almost his 40th birthday.

    Despite a prestigious degree, however, Sanders failed to earn a living, even as an adult. It took him 40 years to collect his first steady paycheck — and it was a government check.

    “I never had any money my entire life,” Sanders told Vermont public TV in 1985, after settling into his first real job as mayor of Burlington.

    Sanders spent most of his life as an angry radical and agitator who never accomplished much of anything. And yet now he thinks he deserves the power to run your life and your finances — “We will raise taxes;” he confirmed Monday, “yes, we will.”

    One of his first jobs was registering people for food stamps, and it was all downhill from there. https://spectator.org/65498_bernie-s...-he-turned-40/

    One of his first jobs was registering people for food stamps, and it was all downhill from there.
    Sanders took his first bride to live in a maple sugar shack with a dirt floor, and she soon left him. Penniless, he went on unemployment. Then he had a child out of wedlock. Desperate, he tried carpentry but could barely sink a nail. “He was a shi**y carpenter,” a friend told Politico Magazine. “His carpentry was not going to support him, and didn’t.”
    Then he tried his hand freelancing for leftist rags, writing about “masturbation and rape” and other crudities for $50 a story. He drove around in a rusted-out, Bondo-covered VW bug with no working windshield wipers. Friends said he was “always poor” and his “electricity was turned off a lot.” They described him as a slob who kept a messy apartment — and this is what his friends had to say about him.
    The only thing he was good at was talking … non-stop … about socialism and how the rich were ripping everybody off.


    Find a new hero.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Madeline View Post
    I love his ideas and for the most part, I trust him that if elected, he will implement them. I will absolutely vote for Bernie if he runs again, and if he feels healthy, I think he should.

    It matters who his running mate is, but that can be done hitherto-unknown person so long as they are truly progressive.
    Of course you would vote for him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by labrea View Post
    The Vermont senator is using his reach to try to shape a national progressive narrative.

    By Daniel Marans
    03/20/2018 01:28 am ET

    WASHINGTON ― Sen. Bernie Sanders’ televised town hall on economic inequality drew about 1.7 million live viewers during an online broadcast Monday night.

    The panel-discussion-style event, called “Inequality in America: The Rise of Oligarchy and Collapse of the Middle Class,” exceeded the viewership of Sanders’ first live town hall on single-payer health care in January.

    The broadcast provided the Vermont independent with an opportunity to expand his new alternative media revue beyond “Medicare for all” to the broader issue of economic inequality, which he maintains that commercial media outlets frequently ignore.

    “What I would say to our friends in the corporate media: Start paying attention to the reality of how many people in our country are struggling economically every single day ― and talk about it,” Sanders declared at one point during the discussion.

    Not content to wait for the cable television channels and newspapers to take him up on his advice, Sanders partnered with The Guardian, The Young Turks, NowThis and Act.tv to do just that for about an hour and a half on Monday night.

    Three co-hosts aided Sanders in his efforts: Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), New School economist Darrick Hamilton and filmmaker Michael Moore.

    https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry...b0e862383ab6b4

    video at the link
    So this forum on inequality was hosted by four people who own ten homes in between them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Madeline View Post
    Jesus Fucking Christ, @THOR! The American middle class is disappearing into poverty and you think this is a "leftist" issue?

    You are a victim of propaganda, sir. You need to watch or read a news source that reports economic issues with greater balance.

    I recommend Bloomberg (cable tv channel as well as print media), The Atlantic, Vanity Fair, maybe The Economist if you want something more scholarly.

    PLEASE do not allow FOX to dictate your beliefs, attitudes, votes, etc.
    The Economist is no fan of Bernie Sanders. Neither are they a fan of Donald Trump. In 2016, they pointed out that Hillary Clinton was the only candidate who appeared to have a fiscally reasonable and responsible plan. They also pointed out that she nevertheless had many personal weaknesses as a candidate. Let's face it: American voters were faced with a very unpalatable choice in 2016. In the end, though, that magazine felt they had no choice but to endorse Hillary, as they viewed Mr. Trump as being terribly unqualified and dangerous on many different levels.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Panzareta View Post
    You do know that Bernie spent his honeymoon in the Soviet Union? And I've never heard him rail against Putin other than including him with the world dictators.

    Plus he seems to think any discussion of Russia interfering in our elections is a distraction from his cause de jour.
    Back in the day when he was on his honeymoon in the good old U.S.S.R., young Bernie was a solid Menshevik. Today, he's kind of a reformed Trotskyite.


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