IMO they need to blow this up to the American public.
If Trump’s economy is “the best it’s ever been” (we know is a lie), and he is still going to make cuts to benefits and deny raises then when is he ever going to help Americans? By promising a middle class tax cut that could have just as easily been enacted in the first term, before the rich tax cuts? And what will that do? Further explode the budget deficit. It’s just another lie that will translate into another failed campaign promise. Middle class voters don’t want tax cuts for themselves. They want Healthcare. They want infrastructure and an economy that doesn’t rely on predatory practices.
So which is it? Does Trump think only he and his rich buddies deserve raises after outspending Obama at the golf course 3 times over or is it all just a bunch of lies about how ‘great’ our economy is doing.
If trickle down worked - Bernie would have zero appeal. All these guys complain Sanders is a socialist, but - guys like Lloyd Blankfein aren’t capitalists. Capitalism relies on free markets which we don’t have. In that sense, Sanders is more capitalist than they are when he talks about regulation and the nature of anti-trust (which needs to be brought more into focus as well) - which truly was something that made this country great and is a very “American” quality. Bloomberg has paid already over 300 Million in ads alone this election and admitted to saying he is willing to pay up to 2 Billion dollars to defeat Trump. Congress had to fight to get 12 million to fix Flint which didn’t fix shit. On top of that Bloomberg donated to the campaign of Rick Snyder after he caused the crisis by freaking out about the budget and demanding they switch to the cheaper more lead-tainted way of poisoning their constituents. How much did Blankfein gain in the housing crash and resultant bailout following 2008???
Cheating tax codes and lobbying congress to drown out citizens voices, monopolies and mega-mergers, Martin Shkreli, Stealing Pensions, - this is not Capitalism - its Oligarchy. This is why Sanders is essentially the most Capitalist person running, imo. - I mean maybe Warren beat him there, but she should have run against Hillary in '16 and stood up to the rest of the establishment the way she did wall street and she could have been great. I have no f-ing clue what she thinks she’s doing at this point in time but it’s not helping and it is clear to most of us that she will never stand up to the establishment the way Sanders will. Sanders needs all the delegates he can get to avoid the DNC screwing with the superdelegates. It’s not that we want to attack any of the other campaigns, if the DNC ran a fair process we wouldn’t be stressing the point which we have all been more than vindicated for by this point in time, but Warren failing to realize this… it’s just not passing with me. She knows what she is doing. Sad really, she really ended her run.
All the appeal that Trump had to people who lost manufacturing jobs for example, Bernie has all of that plus more. He beats Trump on all of that, plus more. Even Trump in his SOTU said Sanders was good on trade.
Look, we get that Pelosi sucks, and you guys hate Hillary and the corrupt Democrats… we do too! Look at how they are screwing Bernie, but Bernie is not them and neither are we so help us get the right anti-establishment candidate in there that is really going to start championing all of us instead of bragging/lying about how great everything is.
Trump might be able to beat up on the crooked democrats a little bit more but in the process he, with the prolific help of DNC, is destroying faith in all governing institutions, and making a mess of just about everything. There is going to eventually be some form of “Obama-esque” backlash for that. So again, Trumphumpers, all of that can be avoided by simply electing Sanders now. There won’t be another one and you won’t have another chance to clean the democratic swamp the way everyone from the DNC to MSNBC knows will happen if Sanders wins. It would be more beneficial to republicans if Sanders won than Trump, if Trump wins Dems get more -Pelosi-ish. If Sanders win, the democrats become less Clinton/Pelosi and in the meantime congress can still block any of his proposals should they be too socialist/ insane/ unrealistic. Why everyone suddenly forgets that is beyond me.
On top of that, he will balance the budget, get you a raise and create jobs through his green new deal initiative. FDR’s CCC program was very popular and successful. These are real solutions unlike bailing out farmers with socialism, I mean, where is the consistency?
He is the one. Bernie Fucking Sanders. That’s where the consistency is.