There is a war out there and whether you know it or not, you are a part of it. This is a war between a few ultra-wealthy families and the rest of us living here in America.
These ultra-wealthy 1%’ers have been buying elections and forcing policy changes that weaken our labor laws, weaken environmental protections, and most importantly take money from hard working Americans and put it into the pockets of Wall Street hedge fund managers.
What is a middle class worker supposed to do?
Every year we sit and watch, as our paychecks appear to shrink and our grocery bills get higher and higher. Corporate run healthcare is costing us more and more, and yet our employers refuse to increase wages. Effectively Corporate is slowly eating away at our take home pay.
We need someone who will fight back against Corporate America, the Koch brothers, and the Walton family greed. We need someone who will fight to rebuild the middle class, and reach down to help those who are not there yet.
Who could that person be? Hillary Clinton? Maybe, well have to see. Elizabeth Warren? Love her, but we need her in the Senate right now.
Have no fear, Bernie Sanders is here!
The truth is that nobody knows if Bernie Sanders is officially going to run for President or not, and trust me I tried to ask him at the New Hampshire AFL-CIO Labor Day Breakfast. Even though I did not get a straight answer, after watching Senator Sanders speak there is no doubt in my mind he is running. And that makes me very happy!
As an avid political commentator, and devoted follower of politics, sadly I do not think Bernie will win the Democratic Party nomination. That being said it is vitally important that Senator Sanders puts his name in the race, because he is going to ask the questions that absolutely nobody on the right will dare answer, and he is going to change the entire debate on the left, which may make Hillary a little uncomfortable.
The fact that Senator Sanders is even considering to run has many 1%’ers running scared. The more Bernie talks about running, the more speeches like this one, get pushed into the mainstream media. The 1% does not want you to know that they are secretly creating policies that suppress your wages, and boost their profits. The 1% does not want you to know that they have been working to break our unions, and repeal the minimum wage. The 1% does not want you to know that they are secretly changing our environmental laws to make it easier to pollute our planet.
“The problems we face today are probable more serious than at any time since the Great Depression” warned Sanders. “From the bottom my heart, I believe these problems are solvable, but they will not be solved unless working people come together and have the courage to take on the greed and the selfishness that we are seeing all over this country.”
At one point Senator Sanders talked about how our entire tax structure is unbalanced and that we have to do something about the vast income inequality currently dividing our country. This is effecting our communities as local budgets are getting tighter and tighter. Lack of revenue and budget cuts have forced teachers to be laid off. Laying off teachers is the worst thing we can do if we are trying to build strong community. Teachers are forced out while Wall Street hedge fund managers collect obscene amounts of money.
“24 of the most lucrative hedge fund managers made more money than 425,000 public school teachers. That makes sense to nobody I know,” Sanders said.
Senator Sander also talked about David Koch’s Libertarian agenda when he ran for Vice President in 1980. All of the things that were too extreme for main stream Republicans in 1980 like, repealing the minimum wage, the repeal of Social Security, repealing campaign finance laws, the abolition of the USPS and the abolition of Medicare and Medicaid, are now the basis of the modern day TEA Party led Republican Party.
All of these policy changes favor those ultra-wealthy 1%’ers and basically screw the rest of us. That is not what our founding fathers wanted when they created our democracy.
Senator Sanders said, “We live in a Democracy not an Oligarchy!”
I say RUN, Bernie, RUN!!!
Watch Senator Sanders entire speech at the New Hampshire AFL-CIO Labor Day Breakfast below.