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Sat Jan 9, 2016, 12:15 AM

 

We Are Getting Screwed - Why Is Only Bernie Saying It?

If you think it is fine to be expected to work harder and end up with less, support any candidate but Bernie Sanders.

Bernie is the only one pointing out what is obvious.

We are being screwed. Big time.

I for one am tired of being screwed.

When I started my business my alarm bill was $35. Now it is $85 for exactly the same service from the same company. I didn't even upgrade my system.

Why?

Why, because I am being screwed, every time I turn around.

The banks won't loan me money, but have thousands of trillions of dollars bet on credit default swaps. They are not even banks any more. They are simply casinos.

http://www.richardmbowen.com/bernie-sanders-knocks-wall-streets-casino-style-gambling-tactics/

I own properties free and clear, and have only made 2 30 day late payments in 20 years with a hundred loans, even through the Bush mess. The 2 lates were a mixup, and not even missed payments.

I am being screwed.

Big time. By Wall Street, and the politicians working for them, and not me.

Once again, why is only Bernie pointing this out? (Elizabeth too, but she isn't running for president)

I ask again, why is only Bernie saying it? Is he the only candidate that understands?

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Reply We Are Getting Screwed - Why Is Only Bernie Saying It? (Original post)
Yallow Jan 2016 OP
antigop Jan 2016 #1
tazkcmo Jan 2016 #2
SusanCalvin Jan 2016 #8
davidpdx Jan 2016 #14
Samantha Jan 2016 #3
artislife Jan 2016 #32
840high Jan 2016 #4
MisterP Jan 2016 #5
Yallow Jan 2016 #6
Yallow Jan 2016 #7
appalachiablue Jan 2016 #10
senz Jan 2016 #12
nolabels Jan 2016 #21
JDPriestly Jan 2016 #9
bvf Jan 2016 #11
senz Jan 2016 #13
Duppers Jan 2016 #15
randome Jan 2016 #16
Fumesucker Jan 2016 #19
Yallow Jan 2016 #20
DemocratSinceBirth Jan 2016 #24
Yallow Jan 2016 #28
Armstead Jan 2016 #26
mmonk Jan 2016 #17
LineReply .
tk2kewl Jan 2016 #18
Hiraeth Jan 2016 #22
Utopian Leftist Jan 2016 #23
immoderate Jan 2016 #31
artislife Jan 2016 #33
Armstead Jan 2016 #25
cantbeserious Jan 2016 #27
dlwickham Jan 2016 #29
underthematrix Jan 2016 #30
CBGLuthier Jan 2016 #34

Response to Yallow (Original post)

Sat Jan 9, 2016, 12:39 AM

1. because some people benefit from the status quo. nt

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Response to Yallow (Original post)

Sat Jan 9, 2016, 12:42 AM

2. They all understand.

They just don't care.

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Response to tazkcmo (Reply #2)

Sat Jan 9, 2016, 02:05 AM

8. Bingo.

Or they only care if you are their bud and/or you scratch their back.

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Response to tazkcmo (Reply #2)

Sat Jan 9, 2016, 02:48 AM

14. Either that or they are just plain naive to think that things will change under the

loving care of the "anointed one."

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Response to Yallow (Original post)

Sat Jan 9, 2016, 12:43 AM

3. He is the only one saying it because he is the only one that cares

Many of the others are profiting from it.

Sam

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Response to Samantha (Reply #3)

Sat Jan 9, 2016, 11:07 PM

32. True. I woudn't trust any of them, h included. nt

 

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Response to Yallow (Original post)

Sat Jan 9, 2016, 01:24 AM

4. Because he's the only one who

 

won't screw us.

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Response to Yallow (Original post)

Sat Jan 9, 2016, 01:34 AM

5. not that "everything's good and can only get better" is particularly convincing

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Response to MisterP (Reply #5)

Sat Jan 9, 2016, 01:47 AM

6. This May Be Our Last Chance

 

To change the direction of our country.

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Response to Yallow (Reply #6)

Sat Jan 9, 2016, 01:57 AM

7. Bernie Can't Do Squat Without Millions Of Us

 

Occupy Wall Street was just the first ripple.

The water had just started receding.....

The super wealthy are gonna hand over 16 trillion. Or more....

http://www.usnews.com/news/articles/2015/01/14/worlds-super-wealthy-to-transfer-16-trillion-in-inheritance-over-next-30-years

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Response to Yallow (Reply #7)

Sat Jan 9, 2016, 02:24 AM

10. 10 generations/200 years of inherited wealth is Not what the US was founded on.

Praise to OWS, Eliz. Warren and Bernie who care and have spoken out. The transformation of this country in 30 years is unrecognizable and maybe permanent. A great shame for democracy and a testament to the worst of human nature.

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Response to Yallow (Reply #6)

Sat Jan 9, 2016, 02:42 AM

12. It may be our last chance to do it peacefully.

 

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Response to senz (Reply #12)

Sat Jan 9, 2016, 09:30 PM

21. There is no peace without justice

Don't be fearful or lacking larger visions, because it's that large encompassing word known as civil as how things really get done

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Response to Yallow (Original post)

Sat Jan 9, 2016, 02:07 AM

9. K&R.

Small businesses have had it rough since 2008. Many went under and their owners have lost so much. Some everything. This is just not acceptable.
Bernie is the only one who cares it seems.

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Response to Yallow (Original post)

Sat Jan 9, 2016, 02:38 AM

11. He's the only one who dares to.

 

There are a thousand reasons to support him, but this is it in a nutshell.

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Response to Yallow (Original post)

Sat Jan 9, 2016, 02:47 AM

13. Because the others are either afraid or complicit.

 

To put it another way, he is courageous and honest.

We've been waiting for him for a long time.

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Response to Yallow (Original post)

Sat Jan 9, 2016, 07:45 AM

15. Bernie has been telling as it is for years.

Just another example...



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Response to Yallow (Original post)

Sat Jan 9, 2016, 07:51 AM

16. Prices go up, not down. Not trying to sound smarmy, but do you really need a home alarm system?

 

And aren't there alternatives? This sort of sounds like a first-world problem.
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Response to randome (Reply #16)

Sat Jan 9, 2016, 02:36 PM

19. Bought any gasoline lately?

It's not a law of nature that prices always go up.

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Response to Fumesucker (Reply #19)

Sat Jan 9, 2016, 09:15 PM

20. I Drive A Volt

 

Don't buy much gas...

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Response to Yallow (Reply #20)

Sat Jan 9, 2016, 10:07 PM

24. I don't own a car and live in a 500 square foot studio apartment.

In deference to Mother Earth I leave as small a carbon footprint as possible.

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Response to DemocratSinceBirth (Reply #24)

Sat Jan 9, 2016, 10:33 PM

28. Excellent

 

We all must do all we can.

That, and not go quietly.

I like to tell folks in 30 years there will be no seafood.....

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2006/11/061102-seafood-threat.html

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Response to randome (Reply #16)

Sat Jan 9, 2016, 10:28 PM

26. Any other example would do just as well

 

You are being kind of smarmy. How about addressing the actual point of the OP?

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Response to Yallow (Original post)

Sat Jan 9, 2016, 09:28 AM

17. He is saying it because he hasn't been purchased.

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Response to Yallow (Original post)

Sat Jan 9, 2016, 12:13 PM

18. .

 

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Response to Yallow (Original post)

Sat Jan 9, 2016, 09:31 PM

22. NOT GOOD ENOUGH, BERNIE !!!

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Response to Yallow (Original post)

Sat Jan 9, 2016, 10:03 PM

23. The other candidates are all beholden

to the Corporatocracy. Their corporate uberlords have forbidden them from speaking ill of the plight of the average worker. The last thing our corporate uberlords wanted was for the people to wake up and realize they are being raped. Oops, too late. Now what?

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Response to Utopian Leftist (Reply #23)

Sat Jan 9, 2016, 10:53 PM

31. To put it simply, they are all Reaganites. 'The rich will guide us.'

 

Bernie is one of the few, and the only candidate, who sees the necessity of doing things otherwise.

(Even so, I suspect that he might be a FDR, that is someone to rescue (prolong?) capitalism, from it's inevitable collapse. )

--imm

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Response to Utopian Leftist (Reply #23)

Sat Jan 9, 2016, 11:08 PM

33. Beholden and/or owned.

 

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Response to Yallow (Original post)

Sat Jan 9, 2016, 10:26 PM

25. Ive been wondering that about the Democratic Centrist establishment for 30 years

 

They should have sounding the alarm bells along along and fighting this trend ever since the Big Con that Reagan presided over.

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Response to Yallow (Original post)

Sat Jan 9, 2016, 10:30 PM

27. Know Thy Enemy - Oligarchs, Corporations, Banks And Their Media Minions And MIC Henchmen

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Response to Yallow (Original post)

Sat Jan 9, 2016, 10:45 PM

30. LAWD!

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Response to Yallow (Original post)

Sat Jan 9, 2016, 11:20 PM

34. Because the other candidate is owned by those doing the screwing.

I would think even the most rabid of her followers would have to admit she is beholden to the corporations, the banks, the defense industry, the entire cabal.

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