At 24 years, Bernie Sanders is the longest serving Independent in Congress. In all that time he said that no one in the media ever said, “Bernie, we have the highest rate of child poverty in the industrialized world. What are you going to do about it?”
Bernie Sanders has a long career of being a true warrior for the poor and the middle class. He has tried to overturn Citizens United on more than one occasion–just last month he re-introduced a Constitutional Amendment that read:
SECTION 1. Whereas the right to vote in public elections belongs only to natural persons as citizens of the United States, so shall the ability to make contributions and expenditures to influence the outcome of public elections belong only to natural persons in accordance with this Article.
SECTION 2. Nothing in this Constitution shall be construed to restrict the power of Congress and the States to protect the integrity and fairness of the electoral process, limit the corrupting influence of private wealth in public elections, and guarantee the dependence of elected officials on the people alone by taking actions which may include the establishment of systems of public financing for elections, the imposition of requirements to ensure the disclosure of contributions and expenditures made to influence the outcome of a public election by candidates, individuals, and associations of individuals, and the imposition of content neutra limitations on all such contributions and expenditures.
SECTION 3. Nothing in this Article shall be construed to alter the freedom of the press.
Fueling more rumors that he will be running for President, Sanders made a trip to Iowa–arriving in a black Dodge Challenger–where he was putting out feelers to determine if he has the support of the voters–because he certainly doesn’t have the backing of the Kochs or either of the political parties.
Bernie is a staunch supporter of the middle class, taking everyone to task–regardless of affiliation–when they act on behalf of the 1% instead of the greater good of all Americans. He fears for the political process and the money that has tainted it. If we don’t arrest this process now, he says:
“The Koch Brothers will have a stronger political presence than either the Republican or Democratic party.”
Before he decides if he is going to run for President in 2016 he states,
Before I make that decision I have to develop a sense in my own gut as to whether 0r not there is the grassroots support across this country.
When asked about what he would do differently from President Obama, Sanders says:
If you were to ask me what his major mistake has been, it’s that he thought that after putting together this extraordinary grassroots movement of young people, minorities and working-class people and getting elected to the presidency, then he thought he could sit down with the Republicans and negotiate all these agreements. He was mistaken.
WATCH Bernie in Iowa:[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sEXOgGHOlZo?feature=player_detailpage]
Featured image is a screen shot from the video above.