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- Bernie Sanders on different issues. From ontheissues.org.
- Bernie's official website for president 2016.
- Bernie's Senate website.
- Bernie on the issues. From Feelthebern.org.
- Bernie on Wikipedia
- Sanders rose to national prominence following his 2010 filibuster against the proposed extension of the Bush tax cuts. (Bernie against extending tax cuts.)
- Bernie got interested in politics when he learned of a guy in Germany winning the election in 1932, Hitler.
- Sanders arrested in 1963 and convicted of resisting arrest. This was at the March for Jobs and Freedom where Martin Luther King Jr gave his "I have a dream" speech.
- In 1988 Bernie supported Jesse Jackson for the Democratic nomination. Jackson is most known for dividing people, and painting them as victims so they don't have to take personal responsibility for their own bad decisions. Jackson is part of the victim industry which ensures black Americans will never get ahead of their current position in poverty.
From Politico article:
- “The electricity was turned off a lot,” Barnett said. “I remember him running an extension cord down to the basement. He couldn’t pay his bills.” (He can't manage money, yet people want him as president?)
- He worked some as a carpenter, although “he was a shitty carpenter,” Bloch told me. “His carpentry,” Morrisseau said, “was not going to support him, and didn’t.”. (No wonder he wants other peoples money, since he can't make his own.)
- “He was always poor,” Sandy Baird, another old friend, told me in Burlington. “Virtually unemployed,” said Nelson, the political science professor at the University of Vermont. (So he can't take care of himself. Does this exude responsibility?)
- Sanders was on unemployment for a few months in 1971. Not unusual for people, especially today.
- From Investors's Business Daily: Sanders spent most of his life as an angry radical and agitator who never accomplished much of anything. And yet now he thinks he deserves the power to run your life and your finances — “We will raise taxes;” he confirmed Monday, “yes, we will.”
- Those who can, do. Those who can’t, bitch. And that’s just what Bernie did. And he found a legion of bitches, those willing to decry the people with talent. Because in the end, isn’t that what socialism is: a place for the talentless to lament those willing to stick with something long enough to earn a living. Socialism is cop out, which is why so many Liberals are attracted to it.
- Bernie was unable to pay his own bills and support himself until well into his 30s.
- He finally wormed his way into the Senate in 2006, where he still ranks as one of the poorest members of Congress. Save for a municipal pension, Sanders lists no assets in his name. All the assets provided in his financial disclosure form are his second wife’s. He does, however, have as much as $65,000 in credit-card debt. (So his net worth is negative.)