Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) officially launched his presidential campaign with a vowed goal of building a movement that will take down the Koch brothers and right-wing billionaires while returning the country back to the American people.
Sen. Sanders has officially announced his candidacy for President Of The United States of America. Sanders said, Today, we begin a political revolution to transform our country politically, socially, economically, and environmentally.” Sen. Sanders said proclaimed that this great nation belongs to everybody and not a handful of billionaires.
Sanders called for an end to the stale inside the Beltway politics, and a return of the United States to the leadership of the free world in social and economic justice. Sen. Sanders promised to fight for working families and build a movement of millions of Americans who are prepared to stand up and fight back.
Sen. Sanders said, “This campaign is about the needs of the American people and the ideas and proposals that effectively address those needs.” Sanders promised that his campaign won’t be driven by gossip or reckless personal attacks. He said, “These are serious times, and we need serious debates.”
Sanders said that we live in the richest nation in the world, but that doesn’t mean anything because the wealth is controlled by a few individuals. Sanders called wealth and income inequality issue the greatest moral and political issue of our time.He said that the level of income inequality in the United States was immoral. Sanders called the American economy rigged and proclaimed this is not what America is about, and this has got to change.
Sanders took on Citizens United. He said that the foundations of American democracy had been corrupted and undermined. He said, “American democracy is not about billionaires and candidates being able to buy elections.” Sanders directly called out the Koch brothers and said, “That is not democracy. That’s oligarchy.”
Sen. Sanders called for a meaningful jobs program. Sanders vowed to rebuild the nation’s infrastructure, oppose trade agreements, a $15/hour minimum wage, and equal pay for women.
The media is trying to frame the race for the Democratic nomination as a contest between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders, but Sanders has something much bigger in mind. Bernie Sanders is looking to build a movement of millions to take back America from the billionaires. Sen. Sanders is building an army to take on the oligarchs.
Sanders wants to win the Democratic nomination, but his remarks regularly returned to the goal of bringing people together. Sen. Sanders called for a meaningful jobs program. Sanders vowed to rebuild the nation’s infrastructure and oppose trade agreements.
Sen. Sanders’ message to the billionaire class was that they can’t have it all. He said, “To the billionaire class, I say your greed has got to end. You can’t take advantage of all the benefits of America if you refuse to live up to your responsibilities.”
Bernie Sanders is building an army, and that of millions is coming for the right-wing billionaires and the Koch brothers.
Mr. Easley is the founder/managing editor and Senior White House and Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA.Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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