Thank You! We were hoping to hear of Sen. Sanders views about our "war on the poor" all along. He used to be a powerful speaker about poverty and the need for legit poverty relief programs, but appeared to have gone silent on this critical issue. Liberal media in general dumped comprehensive examination of US poverty since the Clinton administration, and have focused on promoting middle class elitism.
What was so frustration (perhaps especially to those who are older) is knowing that Sen. Sanders gets why addressing poverty is essential to saving the middle class itself -- lessons learned in the 20th Century. History is a record of things learned from experience. From FDR to Reagan, the US implemented policies and programs, with a focus on poverty, that played a key role in taking the US to its height of wealth and productivity. Far from perfect, still a work in progress, but much better. With Reagan, we decided to do the opposite, reversing the policies, ending the programs. Results: This took the US from #1 in overall quality of life, down to #48, and we can no longer adequately compete in the modern world market. As long as we continue to ignore poverty, or regard it as a punishable offense, we will remain on this downhill slide.