“What is this obsession with him anyway. He’s a politician just like the rest of them. He’ll say anything.”
I clicked repeatedly in vain on the Facebook comment wanting so badly to be able to reach out to this woman I didn’t know, but to whom one of our posts had reached….and let her know….
I wanted to be able to explain to her just how wrong she is….to be able to show her how Bernie Sanders has stood firm in his convictions for decades.
He is the opposite of a politician who will “say anything”. He is a tireless advocate for the middle class, the poor, senior cititzens, women and children against powerful corporate interests.
….and I want this woman and every other person out there who is disillusioned with our political system to take a second look at Bernie Sanders before lumping him in a big stinking pile of politicians.
Bernie’s Message…the same for Decades
Bernie is unapologetic in his tireless fight…
From a 1974 campaign:
It is not right or necessary that here in Vermont unemployment should be reaching crisis proportions, that 30,000 workers should be earning the starvation wage or $2.00 an hour, or that the senior citizens of this state – after a lifetime of hard work – should be worrying about where they are going to get the money to buy food to keep them alive this winter.
The time is now for all working people, low income people, and all people of independent mind and spirit to organize, fight back, and win for themselves what rightfully belongs to them.
Bernie Sanders, the Socialist Mayor of Burlington Vermont appeared on C-SPAN to answer host and audience questions about his concerns as a mayor in the upcoming presidential elections.
“In our nation today we have an extreme disparity between the rich and the poor that elections are bought and sold and controlled by people who have huge sums of money.”
“We need some radical changes in this country so that every American can have the opportunity to have a decent standard of living and live a decent life.”
From a 1994 Interview about Welfare Reform
In this interview from 1994 Bernie discusses rebuilding infrastructure, raising the minimum wage, childcare systems, and healthcare benefits.
Bernie Sanders schools Alan Greenspan for being out of touch with real America and devising policy that benefits millionaires and billionaires such as eliminating the minimum wage altogether.