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'The Issue of Our Time': Sanders, Warren, and Moore Will Explore Oligarchy's Destruction of Middle Class in Town Hall

'The Issue of Our Time': Sanders, Warren, and Moore Will Explore Oligarchy's Destruction of Middle Class in Town Hall

Julia Conley, staff writer

High-profile progressives Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), and filmmaker Michael Moore will be joined by several other advocates for working Americans later this month at a live-streamed town hall focusing on inequality in the U.S.

The Financial industry and international corporation received a deficit jubaliee throught 10s of trillions in “Q” easing. It did not work, and now it is time for a Main Street American deficit jubilee.

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The next one they hold they should call “White Supremacy In America. The Rise of the Alt-right and the Collapse of Democracy.”

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For the final such town hall meeting I would suggest the title “Climate Change in America. The Rise of Global Average Temperature and the Collapse of Civilization.”

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I can think of one thing that Sanders, Warren, and Moore have in common. They were all strong supporters of Hillary Clinton in the general election.

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The disappearance of the Middle Class has its roots in the war on the poor and the disdain for which many have for the same. The Oligarchy have squeezed about all they can from the impoverished and are now working their way up the food chain.

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Economic Inequality is implemented by the political disenfranchisement of the electorate. The citizenry either doesn’t realize or doesn’t care that democracy no longer exists in this country. The work of self-governance does not appeal to a population too lazy or too preoccupied with survival to resist their own enslavement. Whether this form of government is any longer desirable now becomes an open question.

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Since you mention ‘in America’ and ‘collapse of civilization’ together I would argue that ‘civilization’ never occurred in the US only an empire based on the most selfish ideology which cannot be remotely considered ‘civilized’.

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Agree. 2020 expect it to be Biden, he’s ramping up his campaign as we speak.

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While nobody has declared yet of course, if Biden does declare I would expect him to be the frontrunner. IHowever, he will have some stiff opposition for a political base. Unlike 2016 I think there will be a lot of big names running. He isn’t the only one getting a campaign going. And Biden has never done well in a presidential primary and his age will probably be a negative factor so I think it is an open contest.

Bernie had his moment to do so in 2016 and did not. Now he, Ellison, and others are part of the establishment. This town hall and other faux events are simply to get people to donate to the Democratic Party.

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The US has a terrible history between robbing the tribal people and enslaving African Americans then white washing in the name of “freedom.”

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Bernie has our revolution and has not stopped even at his age. He has been who he is for over fifty years.

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There has not been a real “middle class” since the 1960s - possibly the early 1970s and even then it usually applied to people only in certain areas of the country.

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I think Bernie would argue with you somewhat on calling all that money (I don’t know exactly what is included in the $5.6 trillion) wasted. He did support intervention into Afghanistan which has cost a lot and has not come up with a plan to end that war. No doubt he would say the money spent in the Iraq war was a waste. With regard to the war on terror I am not sure what his view would be on the money that has been spent.

Think of how quiet it would be on all of these issues if it weren’t for Bernie Sanders … !!

Of course- what a surprise!

Not seeing much on Trumps tariffs, or being against the merger of AT&T with Time Warner, Or the attempt to merge Qualcomm with Broadcom and just today saying he would do more tariffs on China----Wall Street is getting a little nervous------I am not a fan of Trump but wouldn’t be nice if some democrats made some of these stands.

Its amazing how the media continually state the the merger of AT&T(owns Directv) and Time Warner would not effect price—GET REAL.

This looks like it will be an interesting program and I plan to watch it. I’m glad these folks are bringing the issue of income inequality forward in a way where a couple million people will see it - the dominant media certainly won’t do that.

Naturally Kaiser (insurance) keeps insurance in the equation when they did their poll. Who wants to answer a question when they “do not favor” insurance, at all. If the power brokers control “Medicare for All” and make no mistake, they will. Then they’ll have universal, single payer as a program that still utilizes them, the middleman–insurance. So what’s the point of simply changing the hand big insurance takes their dollars from? None. It will still be too expensive and cause care to be, yep, rationed (it already is, by one’s ability to pay) and diluted to spread health care dollars further around (and insurance to take their cut) so we can think we’ve finally gotten single payer, universal care. Insurance needs to go, and that includes Kaiser Permanente, et al.

This is the sole reason why so many are leery of any change, especially on the health care front and especially if they are insured by an employer at little or no cost to them (yes, high salaries usually translate into free or near-free benefits). Health insurance provided by an employer is usually better and less expensive to the insured than what the average individual can buy. Most people in the US get their health care (insurance) through their employer.

As for the poll, it depends on how the question is worded. It asks “percentage of people that favor getting their insurance from a single government plan.” Sounds like Romneycare. I’m surprised it wasn’t lower. Why not ask how many favor a government run health care program whereby each individual receives a government issued health care card that covers all their health care at the point of service. Cradle to the grave. No premiums, no co-pays, no exceptions. The cost will be covered by a progressive tax attached to Medicare.