Independent U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) is running for re-election in November. Circumstances have propelled him to caucus with the Democratic majority in the U.S. Senate. I could never see Bernie Sanders caucusing with repugnant Republicans. He has been and remains now a very strong Independent socialist.
Many people, including myself, would not be very happy if he defects and registers as a member of the Democratic Party. Republicans and Democrats promote the agenda of capitalism. Bernie has to continue promoting the agenda of democratic socialism.
What I like about Bernie is that he is such a good spokesperson for promoting programs that push forward the rights of the working class. Only the working class produces products that have real value. The Democrats and Republicans gave us the housing bubble. When that bubble burst it gave our nation an economic super-crisis not seen since the Great Depression. It has taken eight years to recuperate from that capitalist “product.”
Bernie Sanders has charisma. Democrats and Republican are fake progressives and populists. Barack Obama is a super-fake, but I have to admit that it is better to have him in the White House than super-warmonger John McCain or close-to-fascism Mitt Romney, who both serve 100% the interests of billionaires and millionaires and hate the working class.
Recently Bernie has been communicating with his supporters and other people who like him a lot.
Here are some excerpts from what Bernie is saying:
“There are now three major political forces in this country. The Democratic Party, the Republican Party, and the Billionaire Party of the Koch Brothers and Sheldon Adelson. As a result of a disastrous Citizens United Supreme Court ruling which regards corporations as people and allows the super-rich to spend as much as they want on elections, the Billionaire Party, (aligned with the (Repugs, JG: my word)) is now the major political force in the country.”
“They are spending billions not only to win elections and legislative victories today, but to aggressively shape public consciousness to bring about the extreme right-wing society (JG: my underline) that they wish to see.”
“In the short term, they want to repeal or eviscerate every major piece of legislation passed in the last 80 years which protects the interests of working families, the elderly, the children, the sick, the poor. This means, among programs (JG:THEY WANT TO ELIMINATE) Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, public education, the right of workers to organize, worker safety, unemployment benefits, nutrition programs and the United States Postal Service. Incredibly, they not only oppose raising the minimum wage, they want to abolish the CONCEPT of the minimum wage so that employers can hire workers for $3.00 an hour. They also want to dismantle virtually all agencies of government which work to protect the environment and clean air, clean water and safe food. Needless to say, they also believe in a regressive tax system in which the wealthy and large corporations pay even less than the pay today.”
JG: my friends, this past paragraph represents the political agenda of the BILLIONAIRE'S FASCIST PARTY. Only Bernie can defeat them. Dems and Reps have ruined and almost bankrupted the United States. I hope that Bernie does not sell out.