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Wed Aug 14, 2013, 01:17 PM

Sen. Sanders: Here's the simple truth


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Reply Sen. Sanders: Here's the simple truth (Original post)
cal04 Aug 2013 OP
Scuba Aug 2013 #1
winter is coming Aug 2013 #2
okieinpain Aug 2013 #3
abelenkpe Aug 2013 #4
PotatoChip Aug 2013 #6
bvar22 Aug 2013 #16
Jackpine Radical Aug 2013 #19
bvar22 Aug 2013 #23
Jackpine Radical Aug 2013 #25
TheJames Aug 2013 #21
avaistheone1 Aug 2013 #5
ut oh Aug 2013 #7
calimary Aug 2013 #8
Michigan-Arizona Aug 2013 #9
Phlem Aug 2013 #10
bluedeathray Aug 2013 #11
SleeplessinSoCal Aug 2013 #12
99th_Monkey Aug 2013 #13
NealK Aug 2013 #14
RC Aug 2013 #15
raouldukelives Aug 2013 #17
Zorra Aug 2013 #18
Babel_17 Aug 2013 #20
Fire Walk With Me Aug 2013 #22
washnwmn Aug 2013 #24
L0oniX Aug 2013 #26
closeupready Aug 2013 #27
midnight Aug 2013 #28
tokenlib Aug 2013 #29
samplegirl Aug 2013 #30
IkeRepublican Aug 2013 #31
freshwest Aug 2013 #32
HelenWheels Aug 2013 #33

Response to cal04 (Original post)

Wed Aug 14, 2013, 01:22 PM

1. Thank you Bernie!!!!!!

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Wed Aug 14, 2013, 01:22 PM

2. Get thee to the Greatest. Once again, Sanders nails it. n/t

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Wed Aug 14, 2013, 01:23 PM

3. that stopped happening a long time ago. companies are multi-national beast

that don't give a shit about people.

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Response to okieinpain (Reply #3)

Wed Aug 14, 2013, 02:16 PM

4. That's why workers need to unite globally

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Response to abelenkpe (Reply #4)

Wed Aug 14, 2013, 02:29 PM

6. I agree.

In fact, if it were possible to implement a worldwide minimum wage, can you imagine how many problems that would solve? Clearly, it would probably be next to impossible to do, but one can always dream...

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Response to abelenkpe (Reply #4)

Wed Aug 14, 2013, 05:01 PM

16. That is a Eutopian Dream.

We have no control over the WORLD,
but we should have some control over the rules, regulations, and legislation that govern International, interstate, and local "trade" in our own damn country.

*We should be able to implement regulations that allow Mom & Pop (locally owned businesses) to compete with Walmart (Big Boxes) on a level playing field in our own damn country.

*We should be able to have minimum living wages and benefits in our own damned country.

*We should be able to have regulations against predatory pricing, profits, and gouging in our own country.

*We should be able to set the standard for the World to match instead of racing to the bottom to match the standards of 3rd World Slave labor countries.

*We should be able to have a Tax Structure that discourages extreme personal profits, and encourages re-investment in payrolls and benefits for employees in our own damn country. (70% -90% top bracket, Capital gains taxed as income)


If we had a political party that represented America's Working Class
we could have all that ....AGAIN
SEE: The 1960s



You will know them by their WORKS.

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Response to bvar22 (Reply #16)

Wed Aug 14, 2013, 06:00 PM

19. The TPP could actually be turned into a mechanism to do this--

But of course first you'd have to get enough power together to re-write the TPP.

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Response to Jackpine Radical (Reply #19)

Wed Aug 14, 2013, 09:23 PM

23. There will ALWAYS be corrupt rulers of 3rd World Countries..

...who will be more than happy to have their people work in Slave Labor Sweat Shops for the "rewards & riches" paid by Global Corporations to allow them to exploit the labor and resources of their countries.
ALWAYS.

As long as the Global Corporations, the Global Banks, and the IMF are allowed to BUY these corrupt 3rd World Countries and use NATO as their Enforcement Arm (SEE: Iraq, Libya), they WILL continue to do so.

We can not control The World.
We are trying to control just a little piece of it now,
and THAT has bankrupted us,
and destroyed OUR Working Class which has been reduced to begging minimum wage McJobs,
which was predicted by Ross Perot in 1992 to a smiling Bill Clinton who could "feel our pain".

Our only hope is to use our HUGE Working Class & Poor Majorities (95%) to control OUR country,
and set a WORLD example of HIGH wages and GOOD benefits (like we had in the 60s).
Then let the 3rd World take care of itself by revolting against and killing the 1% parasites in their countries.

Latin America is showing us HOW to do this with their near bloodless Ballot Box Revolutions. They have successfully taken their countries back from the hands of the parasitic 1%, and given the Blue Print to us.
(But you won't hear about THAT from our MSM,
OR either dominant Political Party.)

When the American Working Class and The Poor realize WE have more in common with each other than we have in common with the 1% Ruling Elite and their Mouth Pieces in Washington, THEN we can have "change".

As long as "they" can keep us divided with the Kabuki Theater on "Social" Issues, the Economic Status Quo will prevail with Window Dressing advancements on the "Social" Issues Showcased as "Progress".
The RICH could give a fuck about it either way as long as it doesn't cost them a nickle, and are more than happy to let the debate & divide in America be about "Social Issues" or who gets to have a gun.

The BIGGEST Social Issue IS Economic Injustice.
Every Social Issue is a subset of THIS Over Riding issue that will NEVER be addressed until we MAKE them.

Please do NOT buy in to the fantasy that One Great BIG "Free Trade" Extravaganza (the Ring that will Bind Them) will make everything OK.
You KNOW who is designing this shit,
and you KNOW in your heart exactly WHAT is will do.
You have NO reason to trust these people,
and the fact that the "negotiations" are TOP SECRET, and advocates For the People are Locked OUT should be enough to make you run and hide.

We NEED to stop this!
Sadly, I believe that this (and the Keystone Pipeline) are already a Done Deal. The only thing left is for the Kabuki Theater to play out to foster the illusion that "we" ever had a choice.


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Response to bvar22 (Reply #23)

Wed Aug 14, 2013, 10:22 PM

25. I absolutely agree with you.

And, in general, you're delineating the circumstances I was referring to when I commented,

"But of course first you'd have to get enough power together to re-write the TPP."

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Response to bvar22 (Reply #16)

Wed Aug 14, 2013, 08:16 PM

21. K & R

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Wed Aug 14, 2013, 02:29 PM

5. The main stream media should be beating this same drum.

Big corporations are taking wealth from America, but they are not contributing.


k&r

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Wed Aug 14, 2013, 02:54 PM

7. straight up

eom

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Wed Aug 14, 2013, 03:08 PM

8. Kicked! AND Heartily Recommended!

And Bookmarked, too, while I'm at it.

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Wed Aug 14, 2013, 03:09 PM

9. Thank you Bernie n/t

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Wed Aug 14, 2013, 03:28 PM

10. K&R!

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Wed Aug 14, 2013, 03:41 PM

11. Hell Yes!! nt

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Wed Aug 14, 2013, 03:49 PM

12. Heard Hedge Fund manager Bill Ackman on Charlie Rose last night.

Charlie maneuvered him into saying Romney (as head of Bain Capital) would be able to help business more and therefore the economy. I sense another run from him and a strong counter to what Bernie Sanders is saying. I'm still unsure of why we are being held hostage, but think this exchange helps explain it. They may truly believe they are the good guys and we should be thankful to their giving us any jobs at all.

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Wed Aug 14, 2013, 03:55 PM

13. K&R for more penetrating Bernie insights. ~eom

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Wed Aug 14, 2013, 04:03 PM

14. I love that guy!

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Wed Aug 14, 2013, 04:35 PM

15. Bernie forgot Paying a fair wage to the worker.

 

The Wal-mart mentality just pushes the cost of survival of the workers, off onto the government, while the profits for the company pile up.

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Wed Aug 14, 2013, 05:15 PM

17. Yep. And anyone who shares in it is guilty as well. Of aiding the enemies of America

Of destroying the environemnt, of funding climate change deniers, of eroding the last vestiges of our Constitution.
Not even voting Republican causes as much damage as a Wall St investment to our country and our world.
Why there is no such thing as a liberal investor. Anything that touches it is corrupted.

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Wed Aug 14, 2013, 05:17 PM

18. The Third Way disagrees. nt

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Wed Aug 14, 2013, 07:18 PM

20. :applause: (nt)

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Wed Aug 14, 2013, 08:22 PM

22. He must be really annoying to all the right (wrong) people.

 

Go Bernie!

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Wed Aug 14, 2013, 09:27 PM

24. AMEN!

Go Bernie! I watch your segment every Friday on Thom Hartmann. You're awesome! If we could get a Senate full of Bernies and a Liz Warrens and the House too, things could turn around.

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Wed Aug 14, 2013, 11:00 PM

26. K & R ...We need 60 of these in congress and another 10 or 20 in the senate.

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Wed Aug 14, 2013, 11:13 PM

27. Damn, he hits it out of the ballpark EVERY time! K&R

Sanders/Warren, 2016!

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Wed Aug 14, 2013, 11:23 PM

28. As always Bernie-I agree...

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Wed Aug 14, 2013, 11:31 PM

29. If only we could target drones at tax haven banks overseas..

..makes a lot more sense than some of the targets they send drones to.

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Wed Aug 14, 2013, 11:40 PM

30. K & R

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Thu Aug 15, 2013, 12:22 AM

31. the simple truth

Sanders rocks. But, we all know that.

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Thu Aug 15, 2013, 12:42 AM

32. K & R for one of the clearest minds in the Senate. Tell it, Bernie!

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Thu Aug 15, 2013, 12:10 PM

33. Give to Bernie

If every one on DU would give Bernie $5--10 it would probably insure his reelection. If he saw this level of support it would encourage him to run in his next election.

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