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Sanders is refreshing

After watching the YouTube live streams from both Seattle and Spokane of the Bernie Sanders rallies and then watching a video of a Hillary Clinton rally, I am convinced that Sanders is like a breath of fresh air in a smoke-filled room.

He is the first politician I have heard who really understands the depth of our problems. He knows we are close to oligarchy, because the corporate elites dominate our government’s decision making. By keeping the people afraid, corporations divert attention away from their profits-before-people capitalism and keep a clear path toward greater wealth. Politicians inaccurately place the blame on big government to keep the support of wealthy donors.

Sanders moves seamlessly from campaign finance reform to economic justice, to job creation, to living wages, to tuition-free education, to welcoming immigrants, to reducing racism and prison populations, to carbon reduction, to expanding social security, to Medicare for all, because these issues are all interdependent.

The key to a solution is getting the rich off government subsidies and making them pay their fair share. That is why everyone should ignore the corporate media’s Trump obsession and join the political revolution to elect Sanders in this Saturday’s caucuses.

Cris Currie


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