Bernie Sanders Rips the Masks Off of Billionaire Oligarch Puppets Romney and Ryan

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Sen. Sanders debunked the Romney lie about preserving Medicare, “Well everybody understands that they are destroying Medicare as it is currently constituted. What they intend to do is convert Medicare over a period of years into a voucher program. So what they’re going to say to a 70 year old senior who is dealing with cancer or heart disease here is a check for eight thousand dollars, go out and get the best private insurance that you can, and lots of luck. Now you tell me, Ed if somebody is dealing with cancer or heart disease, or a serious illness what eight thousand dollars is going to do. Everybody knows what it means is that a). Seniors are going to have to come up with more money out of their own pocket, or their kids are going to have to help them, or worse, they’re not going to get the care they need.”

Sanders then dunked the Republican lie that Obama cut $700 million from Medicare, “The point to be made as I hope most people know, in the United States we spend almost twice as much per capita on healthcare as do the people of any other country. We have a wildly inefficient and wasteful system, so what we were trying to do, and what we did is not cut benefits for senior, but make the system more efficient. That’s a good start. I am a single payer advocate, because I think we could do a lot more.”

After talking about the impact of the Republican cuts to Medicaid, Sen. Sanders called Ryan and Romney oligarchs, “As a strong progressive what I think the fight here is about is defeating the oligarchic form of government that Romney and Ryan want. What they believe government should be is a handful of wealthy people controlling the economics and politics of this country. That’s what they believe. I happen to be old fashioned, and believe we need a strong middle class. Happen to be old fashioned and believe that instead of Citizens United, you have a democracy where ordinary people can be heard, and not just billionaires.”

Sen. Sanders blew Romney’s great Medicare lie to pieces, but more importantly he called out Romney and Ryan for what they really are. If Mitt Romney wins the election, the oligarchy of rich conservative billionaires will have successfully purchased the White House. Once they have the White House, their corporatist agenda will be unstoppable.

If Mitt Romney wins, it isn’t just entitlements that are in jeopardy. Everything from environmental laws and food safety to employee rights and women’s healthcare will be at risk. The United States will return to the pre-New Deal era when government wasn’t a referee, but a tool of big business.

Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan are trying to mask their true intentions for Medicare. They are trying to hide their billionaire backed agenda from the America people. This game of hide and seek is the reason why Mitt Romney won’t fill in the numbers about his tax plan. It is the reason why Romney won’t release his tax returns. Romney and Ryan are running a campaign of deception.

Since he is unrestrained by partisan chains, Bernie Sanders can call out that deception, and remind us all that this election could have life and death consequences for millions of Americans.

As Sen. Sanders pointed out, a vote for Romney/Ryan is a vote for the Koch brothers and their fellow billionaire oligarchs.

7 Replies to “Bernie Sanders Rips the Masks Off of Billionaire Oligarch Puppets Romney and Ryan”

  1. Romney and Ryan simply cannot win this election. It would be a disaster on the middle class and the poor should they win. Get out the vote, get the truth out there, get people registered – do whatever you can to get people to the voting booth to cast their vote for Obama/Biden.

    Some will say it is the lesser of two evils but the facts show this to be a lie. As far as I can tell, Obama/Biden are not passing laws saying a woman is pregnant two weeks prior to fertilization. They aren’t cutting SNAP and other funding for poor families and taking away free lunch programs for 250,000 children. They are not threatening to defund Planned Parenthood – a place where poor women (and men) can get health care and, in most cases, it is the ONLY way they can get health care. Obama/Biden are not going to repeal ObamaCare(s). They are not advocating that we go back to the way health insurance was regulated in this country prior to ObamaCare(s), where the sick got kicked off their health plans and people were denied insurance because of pre-existing conditions. Obama/Biden don’t have to think about whether women should be paid the same as men; recall that Romney had to THINK about it before he could answer. Obama/Biden are not advocating that we raise taxes on the middle class and lower taxes for millionaires and billionaires.

    Romney/Ryan are two sides of the same coin and both are unfit for office.

  2. Perfectly said, PAWS, remember not only did Myth have to think about fair pay act, he still hasn’t answered if he would veto Lily Ledbetter Act & still hasn’t said he supports it. That’s our answer, Myth supports income disparity, who’s next, racial income disaprity?

  3. I expect if they win, racial income disparity will get far FAR worse (it does still exist in this country, and in some areas – and for certain minorities – is pervasive). I also expect RELIGIOUS income disparity… if you’re not the “right” religion (fundamentalist/dominionist “Christianity”), if you’re lucky you’ll get only a fraction of the pay that the “Good Christians” get.

  4. If every voter in the US had gotten involved in the Popular Amendment Movement two years ago, we might have been able to correct the problems BEFORE this election. If you haven’t been to http://www.faircampaignreform.us yet, here are the two Constitutional Amendments we have been trying to get passed for the last two years. (Posting them below does not put them in proper print-out form, so download them from the website.

    Petition for US Constitutional Amendment For Election Reform
    
We, the undersigned US citizens, duly registered voters in our respective states/territories, do hereby petition for our state to approve the following amendment to the United States Constitution by the method noted below.
    
Election Reform:
1. Abolish the Electoral College (Repeal Amendment 12)
2. ONE NATIONAL primary date to be held on the Tuesday eight (8) weeks prior to the General Election day for Congressional offices and for the President. Candidate petitions must be filed with the local/state elections boards 60 days prior to the Primary Election date. Federal election petitions shall be uniform in every state and shall include a “contract with the voters” that spells out clearly what that candidate stands for on all issues that they may have to address in elected office. They shall be held accountable in court for breach of that contract if elected and any/all terms are not met.
3. NO campaigning allowed for any elective federal office more than 60 days prior to the National Primary Date.
4. NO campaign contribution shall be donated to any candidate of more than $200 from an individual or $500 maximum from a family (spouses/children living in the same household.) No donations shall be made to a candidate more than sixty days prior to the primary date. No candidate shall contribute from their own funds more than 60% of the total donations from other private individuals.
5. NO campaign contribution from any PAC, corporation, union, non-profit organization, special interest group, etc. shall be allowed for any elected federal office.
6. NO third party campaigning (separate PAC ads, corporate ads, etc.) for/against any candidate shall be allowed at any time during or before the election season.
7. NO party conventions shall be held to select the presidential candidates. The selection must be done at the ballot box in the primary election.
8. The One Man/One Vote Supreme Court ruling shall be enforced by this Amendment, namely that NO federal candidate selection shall be by any means other than the ballot box on Primary/General Election Dates.
9. National Party Organizations shall NOT raise money for or donate to specific candidates of their party prior to the dates outlined above.
10. PAC’s shall NOT be granted tax-exempt status by the IRS, and any non-profit organization who uses their funding for political purposes shall lose their tax-exempt status.
11. All lobbyists shall be outlawed from influencing Congress at all times.
    
This amendment shall be approved ONLY by State Constitutional Conventions to be called within 90 days of this petition being submmitted to a state’s Secretary of State. A minimum of 25% of the registered voters in each state shall be required to further this petition to the respective Secretary of State.

Name Signature State Address
    Petition for US Constitutional Amendment For Congressional Term Limits
    
We, the undersigned US citizens, duly registered voters in our respective states/territories, do hereby petition for our state to approve the following amendment to the United States Constitution by the method noted below.
    
Term Limits for Congress:
1. Representatives to Congress shall serve no more than two two-year terms in the House.
2. Senators shall be elected to no more than two six year terms in the Senate.
3. No elected official shall serve more than six terms in office in any combined elected offices (House/Senate/Presidency.)
    
This amendment shall be approved ONLY by State Constitutional Conventions to be called within 90 days of this petition being submmitted to a state’s Secretary of State. A minimum of 25% of the registered voters in each state shall be required to further this petition to the respective Secretary of State.

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