During the NBC Democratic debate, Bernie Sanders spoke the blunt truth. Sanders called out Congress for being owned by big money.
The Democratic candidates were asked about bipartisanship and bringing the country together.
The main point in the Congress it’s not that Republicans and Democrats hate each other. That is a mythology from the media. The real issue is that Congress is owned by big money and refuses to do what the American people want them to do.
The real issue is that in area after area. Raising the minimum wage to fifteen bucks an hour. The American people want it.
Rebuilding our crumbling infrastructure. Creating 13 million jobs. The American people want it.
Pay equity for women. The American people want it.
Demanding that the wealthy start paying their fair share of taxes. The American people want it.
The point is we have got to make the Congress respond to the needs of the people, not big money.
In a nutshell, that is the Sanders campaign message. Sanders spoke a blunt truth that has not been mentioned in any previous debate on either the Democratic or Republican side. It doesn’t matter who wins the White House if the Congress continues to be owned by Wall Street.
If this country is ever going to have its government returned to the people, the first thing that has to be done is that the campaign finance system must be reformed, and the big money has to be taken out of our elections.
Jason is the managing editor. He is also a White House Press Pool and a 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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