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Bernie Sanders Gets It

From my favorite U.S. Senator, Bernie Sanders:

The deficit primarily has been caused by two wars unfunded, huge tax breaks to people who don’t need it, an insurance-company-written Medicare Part D prescription drug program, and the bailout of Wall Street.

The cause of it is not hungry children in this country or people who are sleeping out on the street. So, we have got to deal with the deficit, but you do it in a fair and progressive way.  For example, this year alone, we’re losing a hundred billion dollars in revenue because corporations, the wealthy, are stashing their money in tax havens in the Cayman Islands.

Yes, America, it is just this painfully simple.  You want to do something about the deficit, you (a) stop spending money on unnecessary military operations and (b) you increase revenues by taxing the corporations and the wealthy who have made out like bandits over the last 30 years.  All this back-and-forth between Congress and the White House and between Republicans and Democrats is all bullshit that’s not going to accomplish anything other than maintaining the status quo.  Which of course is exactly what the Republican Party wants — the wealthy and the big corporations they run are better off now than they have ever been in the history of this country, and that’s the way they want to keep things.  Welcome to the new age of corporate feudalism.