Feeling the Bern !

Well now , this is not an endorsement by me for Bernie Sanders, but I can’t argue with the adjectives used in the image above. Bernie as Democrat candidate and Trump as  Republican candidate have taken the US by storm in this early part of  the election year of 2016. The electorate is tired of the old ways of politicians promising this or that and then after the election, it is back to the establishment way as  before.  The final count on Democrat vote was Sanders 60% to Hillary Clinton 38% .

During his victory speech, he stopped momentarily from his remarks to hold a “fund raiser”  asking for  small independent donations.  He has been very critical of Mrs. Clinton’s large donations from the Wall Street crowd.  Well, Bernie’s fans came through raising $6,000,000  in just a few hours ! The average amount of a pledge was $34!

I am impressed with all Bernie’s positive qualities, but am concerned at how we would pay for all of Bernie’s “Free Stuff”, single payer health care, free tuition at public colleges, and up to a 90% tax rate. My concern is seeing Venezuela,   Greece and other Socialist governments and what happens when the money runs out!

I saw in India, an electorate who rebelled from the 60 years of   Congress party corruption and greed .  There were lines that  lasted for hours with a voter turn-out of over 66% for the  win by the BJP party and its leader Mr. Modi. The sleeping giant was awakened. It seems that way in America this election season. The electorate still makes a difference.  Be an educated voter !

Now the point of this post was to share this amazing commercial by Bernie Sanders. One of my blogger friends says that “The US sneezes and we feel it all over the world!”

Gesundheit to you America  and the world!   (German for “to your health!” )

 

About annetbell

I am a retired elementary teacher, well seasoned world traveler,new blogger, grandmother, and a new enthusiastic discoverer of the wonderfully complex country of India. Anne
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4 Responses to Feeling the Bern !

  1. To answer your concern about how we citizens would pay for all of Sanders’ “free stuff” is just that — we taxpayers would pay for it all. Therefore, there is no “free stuff,” just a redistribution of the increased taxes on the backs of taxpayers.

    It’s as simple as that.

    • annetbell says:

      Hey Susan, thanks for stopping by and taking time to comment. Of course you are right that there is no “free stuff” and that is why I used quotations marks. I am more of a free market, smaller government person. Seeing countries who have instituted the socialist model, makes me nervous. I guess whatever economic system that is used needs to be tweaked continually as we learn for try for “freedom and justice for all!”

  2. GP Cox says:

    Sorry I haven’t been clicking on your site for posts like these, but it’s simple to explain, Anne. # 1 – I hate politics and # 2 – I promised myself that I’d keep my big, fat yap shut about politics this year!!
    No – I can’t do it…. In my opinion – neither party has a qualified candidate!

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