Show me another politician with Bernie Sanders’ consistent policies and positions, I’ll support him/her also. Over 40 years, Sanders has built his political career on a very focused message about what he calls a “rigged economy.” Over and over he has fought for voting rights, civil rights & income equality. Four decades of using his position to try and better our country. There is something (very large) to be said about someone in government who refuses to flip flop their political stance based on anything other than their own personal belief.
For The People
Bernie Sanders does not take corporate campaign donations. He is not indebted to anyone, except the American people who have raised record breaking numbers for this man. Hillary Clinton acknowledged in the last democratic debate that she is well aware the impact campaign donations have on politicians and their decisions. Mr. Sanders does not owe anyone except you and I. When people talk about his campaign the words, Grassroots Movement are used, when is the last time you saw young people this interested in politics?
Medicare For All
A belief that health insurance should be a right given to the American people rather than a privilege. There are people who need medical attention for illness, physical and mental who are avoiding help because of the cost. I was doing my taxes last year, for my family of three we paid over $10,000 to secure our insurance, not including our $5,000 deductible. I do not have $15,000 to spend before I get the help I’m paying for. I’m currently struggling to pay on over $3,000 worth of medical bills because my husband hurt his back, meanwhile, the private insurance company (and others I’m sure) pockets my $10k.
As a middle class American, I would rather pay a flat tax for insurance and be covered. Go ahead and raise my taxes for insurance, Bern… it won’t exceed $15,000.
Tuition-Free Public College
It goes without saying that I want my child to have every chance to be successful, but I want everyone who feels the urge to expand their knowledge for good to have that option. Currently, I will never be able to send my son to college without myself, and probably him, going into massive amounts of debt. Sure, there are scholarships, grants and my loose change I’ve been saving but if we examine the big picture it’s not just about my kid or your kid… it’s about America’s future. It’s not a perk or a giveaway. It’s the best way to assure that they [The United States] have a workforce that can compete effectively in the twenty- first-century global marketplace.
I am sick and tired of hearing that Bernie Sanders is not electable. He has successfully won 14 elections and held elected office for 35 years. As the longest serving independent politician in Congress, Bernie holds the highest approval rating of any United States Senator in Vermont.
Wallstreet and the 1%
If you’ve ever heard the man speak, you’ve heard the words exit his mouth. For some, it may seem repetitive – I say, scream it from the mountain top, Bern! Believe it or not, there are people, in the 1%, that support his ideas regarding taxes and income equality. Wallstreet is larger than you and I can even comprehend. They own Hillary, they own majority of big business and we are at their mercy. America’s middle class (and lower) need someone in office who is not afraid to stand up to the billionaire class and say, enough is enough. Bernie Sanders believes our country and government belong to every single American – not just the wealthy – and that is something I can easily stand up and cheer for.
While Trump is spewing garbage regarding the legitimacy of Global Warming and blaming the Chinese for creating such a lie, Bernie Sanders is well aware of its presence and wants to do something about it. I’m concerned with climate change and the use of dangerous materials – when there are clearly other alternatives available. It’s 2016, America needs to get on board and help save the planet.
While I try to understand my republican friends stance on guns, my position will never change. I do not think military assault weapons should be owned by ordinary American citizens. I do not believe assault weapons should be considered a “hobby”. If you want to fire and use those types of guns, by all means… join the military. Thankfully, for you gun enthusiasts, that’s my opinion and I am not running for president. Bernie doesn’t want to go door-to-door taking away peoples firearms, his position is stricter laws and background checks to prevent the every-day-mass-shootings that have become all too familiar on our nightly news.
I have voted time and again for background checks, and I want to see it improved and expanded. I want to see us do away with the gun show loophole. In 1988, I lost an election because I said we should not have assault weapons on the streets of America. [Bernie Sanders]
I’m Ready For A Revolution
There will not be another chance to have a man like Bernie Sanders in the White House. Progressive change is what I feel America needs and continuing to do what I can to educate and spread the word to fellow Americans who either a.) claim to not care about politics or b.) are set in their scared-of-change ways, is my plan. I will continue talking about this until it’s over – please join me. If you disagree with me, debate me on it. We’re holding the future of our country, our children’s country, in our hands right now. It’s time to educate ourselves and fight for the future of our country.
I wish he was my Grandpa
I want to hang out with him and hear stories about marching with Martin Luther King Jr. and what it’s like having 7,000 people come out and rally for you in Alabama – a known conservative state. I want to tell him how he’s altered my perception of politics and government. I want to tell him that the fight he is fighting is inspiring and exciting. Bernie Sanders will be a president for the people – you and I. We just have to get him there. Regardless of the outcome, I’m proud to be part of the Feel The Bern movement. I’m proud to support a man who flies coach and runs to catch his train. I’m proud to support a man who sincerely wants to make America better.
Politics never interested me. A bunch of liars, saying what they need to complete their hidden agenda. In the past I’d simply say that I do not affiliate myself with either party, republican or democrat, simply because I wasn’t educated enough to answer any follow up questions as to why. I’ve been guilty of going to vote, looking at the line and thinking, “It’s not like my vote is going to matter anyway…”
Enter Bernie Sanders.
I share a lot of other people’s opinions regarding presidential candidate, Bernie Sanders, but have never sat down to share my own. In my day-to-day life I’m a vocal supporter. I’ve contributed to his campaign; I have a sign with his name on it in my yard, a bumper sticker on my mini-van and a lot of talk… to anyone who’s interested enough to ask, listen or simply just be within earshot.
He has consistently held elected office, in almost every level of government, for over 30 years; currently he has the highest approval rating of any U.S. senator. I’m not sure when I first heard about Bernie, but before I knew it I was looking up his policies in my free time and possibly annoying – more than a few people – on social media, trying to spread the word on this guy.
Simply stated, Bernie Sanders makes thinking about the future exciting. As a middle class, American citizen with a young child- I wholeheartedly believe that he is the only candidate running for President that has the intentions and the passion to make changes that would affect my life for the better.
Bernie Sanders acknowledges issues that I’m personally concerned with. He’s is not afraid to stand up to the corruption and greed this country, particularly our government, has wedged our nation into. Bernie Sanders will be a president for the people…. that’s us, you and me [assuming wealthy billionaires are not regularly visiting Properly Ridiculous].
The campaign itself has been referred to as a Grassroots Campaign; the words movement and revolution are even sprinkled into context now and then. Typically speaking, other candidates reap the massive monetary benefits of [and owe massive favors to] big business, wall street and the other 1%. Bernie is a guy who refuses to accept any money from big business, running his [extremely successful] campaign with donations from your everyday American.
Over 41 Million Dollars has been raised, $230,000 per day since he announce his candidacy. Majority of that money, 77% to be exact, were contributions under $200.00 – like my own. By the end of September 2015 over 650,000 people contributed to the Feel The Bern movement. Who does that make Bernie Sanders indebted to?
The American people – his priority all along.
He’s been stewing on this for some time, having a consistent message for 4 decades. In 1974 he was quoted saying, “A handful of banks and billionaires control the economic and political life of America. … America is becoming less and less of a democracy and more and more of an oligarchy.”
Ben is a person; Jerry is a person; Ben & Jerry’s is not a person. -Bernie Sanders
There has been a lot of talk surrounding it being the younger generations turn to start having our voices heard. While I agree 100% [that the old Republicans are getting out numbered and I enjoy every second of it] – this is the American people’s time! All of us. All I’m asking is that if you feel the same way, go out and vote.
I’m not Seth Macfarland, Bill Maher, Sarah Silverman, Dave Matthews, Will Ferrell or the Red Hot Chili Peppers – I’m a 31 year old writer/waitress from Wisconsin – but we all Feel The Bern. We all want progressive change and yeah, I’m going to say it, I want a damn revolution!