Thursday, February 24, 2011

Bernie Sanders: End Game for Wealthiest in America is the Destruction of Social Safety Nets and of the Middle Class (And their work is nearly done.)

Bernie Sanders: End Game for Wealthiest in America is the Destruction of Social Safety Nets and of the Middle Class | Video Cafe


SANDERS: What we have to understand is this is not just Wisconsin. This is part of the concerted attack on the middle class and working families of this country by the very wealthiest people in America, the Koch brothers and many others. And you're also right in suggesting that if you look at the end game, what are you talking about?

You're talking about the end of Social Security, privatization of Social Security, massive cuts and privatization of Medicare, major cuts in Medicaid. You're talking about over a period of time, the end of unemployment compensation, the end of the minimum wage or lowering the minimum wage.

What these guys want is to return us to the 1920's when working people had virtually no rights to organize or to earn a decent living. Bottom line today is the top 1% earn more income than the bottom 50%. The top 1% owns more wealth than the bottom 90%. That gap between the very rich and everybody else is growing wider.

And what the wealthiest people in the country are doing are using their resources to make the attack against the middle class even stronger. They want the destruction of the middle class and almost all wealth in this country to go to the people on top.
We need to elect more Bernie Sanderses and fewer ... well, nearly every other Democrat falls into the "We Need Fewer Of You" category. It goes without saying that those stunted morally and intellectually by excess religious dogma, lack of effective public education, and a steady diet of uncritically digested corporate propaganda will continue to elect Republicans, that's going to be a long uphill battle, but on the progressive side, we can make faster progress electing people that are committed to preserving a civil society where everyone has a chance to make a meaningful life for themselves, not just the scions of wealth and privilege

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