Saturday, September 19, 2015

Feel The Bern

I thought Bernie Sanders did very well on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert last night.

Bernie Sanders Explains To Colbert Why He "Doesn't Want Billionaires' Money" On the Late Show:
"We are the richest country on earth", Sanders said. "We are the only wealthy country on earth that doesn't offer paid medical sick leave and people are asking 'why?'.

Colbert would go on to play "Capitalist Advocate" insisting that we became the wealthiest nation because of capitalism and that if we get rid of it we will become less wealthy. Sanders batted down the question by pointing out that he has no problem with entrepreneurship and innovation but was simply asking for greater fairness. The audience seem to eat it up as the Senator was interrupted by several applause breaks.

"But you don't take Super PAC money", Colbert pointed out. "If you want to be in it to win it, you got to use every tool in the chest... don't bring a spoon to a knife fight."

"I don't have a Super PAC because frankly I don't support the agenda of the billionaire class", Sanders said. "I don't want their money".
"Government, as I believe it should in this country, radical idea though it may be, should actually represent working people and the middle class rather than large campaign donors." - Bernie Sanders

Sanders wants free higher education and free health care. Imagine the United States economy with a smarter and healthier workforce.

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