Tuesday, 26 May 2015
Why aren't there more politicians like this?
Senator Bernie Sanders, Vermont, has announced that he is standing for the Democrat presidential nomination and while he doesn't stand a realistic chance of winning over Hilary Clinton who is 'bajillion points' ahead, according to the Washington Post, Bernie's policies are resonating with the ordinary folk.
A self-proclaimed socialist, Bernie has questioned the concept of choice within Capitalism and linked this to poverty stricken children. He wonders why Americans need 23 underarm deodorants to choose from when children in the USA go hungry. Another policy of his that will go down like a lead balloon in the ultra-capitalist quarters of America is a 90% personal income tax rate for top earners. “These people are so greedy, they’re so out of touch with reality,” Sanders said. “You know what? Sorry, you’re all going to have to pay your fair share of taxes.”
Here's wishing Senator Bernie Sanders all the very best in his campaign and three cheers for daring to claim the identity of being a 'socialist' when many in the Western world would prefer to cross a very busy motorway to avoid being associated with it.
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