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American politician, Birth: 8-9-1941 Bernie Sanders Quotes
A nation will not survive morally or economically when so few have so much and so many have so little.
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A country will not endure ethically or financially when a select few possess an abundance and the majority have so little.
The problems we face, did not come down from the heavens. They are made, they are made by bad human decisions, and good human decisions can change them.
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'The issues we grapple with are not of divine origin. They are created, brought about by ill-advised human judgments, and beneficial human choices can bring about alteration.'
What my campaign is about is a political revolution - millions of people standing up and saying, enough is enough. Our government belongs to all of us, and not just the hand full of billionaires.
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'My platform is about a mass awakening - multitudes of individuals rising up and asserting, that's enough. Our government is for all of us, not simply the privileged few.'
Finally, let understand that when we stand together, we will always win. When men and women stand together for justice, we win. When black, white and Hispanic people stand together for justice, we win.
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Now is the time to alter our government. Now is the time to stop the movement toward oligarchy. Now is the time to create a government which represents all Americans and not just the 1%... No more excuses. We must all become involved in the political process.
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The struggle to create a nation and world of economic and social justice and environmental sanity is not an easy one. The struggle to try and create a more peaceful world will be extremely difficult. But this I know: despair is not an option if we care about our kids and grandchildren. Giving up is not an option if we want to prevent irreparable harm to our planet.
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An America where every person, no matter their race, their disability or their sexual orientation realizes the full promise of equality that is our birthright as Americans.
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A nation where each individual, regardless of their ethnicity, physical handicap or sexual inclination experiences the entire potential of parity that is our inherent right as citizens.
It's better to show up than to give up.
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Persevere rather than abandon.
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It's time to make our government work for all of us... and not just the 1%.
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It is incumbent upon us to ensure our elected officials are responsive to the needs of all citizens... and not simply a privileged few.
I am going to do my best to try to create a country in which children are not living in poverty, in which kids can go to college, in which old people have health care. Will I succeed? I can't guarantee you that, but I can tell you that from a human point of view it is better to show up than to give up.
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Real change never occurs from the top on down, [but] always from the bottom on up.
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Revolutionary transformation always stems from the ground up, not from the top down.
It costs a hell of a lot more money to put somebody in jail than send them to the University of Virginia.
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It takes significantly more funds to incarcerate someone than subsidizing their education at the University of Virginia.
Income and wealth inequality have reached obscene levels, the threat of climate change is more frightening than ever, and the billionaire class is now allowed to spend unlimited amounts of money to buy the candidate they want. And it is up to us to stand up and fight back. If we stand together, there is no limit to what we can accomplish.
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The point is change can come about, but it only comes about when millions of people are actively involved in political struggle, the billionaires may have the money, but we have the people.
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The crux of the matter is that transformation can occur, but only when an abundance of individuals are actively engaged in political combat; the wealthy may have money, however we possess the populace.
What kind of nation are we when we give tax breaks to billionaires, but we can't take care of the elderly and the children.
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What kind of country are we when the wealthy receive preferential treatment while our elderly and young go without proper care?
If you can't afford to take care of your #‎ veterans , then don't go to war.
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'If you cannot commit to providing support for those who served, then abstain from engaging in conflict.'
The greed of the billionaire class has got to end and we are going to end it for them.
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The avarice of the ultra-wealthy elite must be halted and we shall effect this change.
The only way change happens is when people become more significantly involved in the political process.
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The only way transformation occurs is when individuals become more deeply entrenched in the political arena.
If the environment were a bank, it would have been saved by now
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If the planet were a financial institution, it would have already been safeguarded.
Let us wage a moral and political war against the billionaires and corporate leaders, on Wall Street and elsewhere, whose policies and greed are destroying the middle class of America.
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Let us militate against the plutocrats and corporate elites, on Wall Street and beyond, whose decisions and avarice are devastating the middle class of America.
Today, the top one-tenth of 1% owns nearly as much wealth as the bottom 90%. The economic game is rigged, and this level of inequality is unsustainable. We need an economy that works for all, not just the powerful.
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No president, not the smartest, best human being in the world can do it alone. You cannot take on this, the power that is in Washington, to billionaires and lobbyist, the military industrial complex, all of this money and power, you can`t do it. You need a mass movement of American who are looking in congress and we say directly.
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The rich people are apparently leaving America. They're giving up their citizenship. These great lovers of America who made their money in this country-when you ask them to pay their fair share of taxes they run abroad. We have 19-year old kids who lost their lives in Iraq and Afghanistan defending this country. They went abroad. Not to escape taxes. They're working class kids who died in wars and now billionaires want to run abroad to avoid paying their fair share of taxes. What patriotism! What love of country!
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In my view, there is no justice when the 15 wealthiest people in this country in the last two years, saw their wealth increase by $170 billion. That is more wealth acquired in a two year period than is owned by the bottom 130 million Americans.
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Nobody who works 40 hours a week should be living in poverty.
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No one putting in a full-time week's effort should be suffering destitution.
Brothers and sisters: Now is not the time for thinking small, now is not the time for the same-old, same-old establishment politics and stale inside-the-Beltway ideas.
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'Brothers and sisters: This is not a moment to be timid, this is not a time for conventional politics and outdated Beltway philosophies.'
A guy named Adolf Hitler won an election in 1932 ... and 50 million people died as a result ... what I learned as a little kid is that politics is, in fact, very important.
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'A certain individual called Adolf Hitler was chosen in 1932 ... and 50 million lives were tragically lost due to his actions ... my upbringing taught me that political engagement is, in fact, extremely essential.'
You know, I think many people have the mistaken impression that Congress regulates Wall Street. In truth that's not the case. The real truth is that Wall Street regulates the Congress.
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Many have the misapprehension that it is Congress which controls Wall Street. The real reality, however, is that Wall Street has control over Congress.
Student debt is crushing the lives of millions of Americans. How does it happen that we can get a home mortgage or purchase a car with interest rates half of that being paid for student loans? We must make higher education affordable for all. We must substantially lower interest rates on student loans. This must be a national priority.
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Americans' right to free speech should not be proportionate to their bank accounts.
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Americans' entitlement to free expression should not be contingent on their financial situation.
They talk about class warfare -- the fact of the matter is there has been class warfare for the last thirty years. It's a handful of billionaires taking on the entire middle-class and working-class of this country. And the result is you now have in America the most unequal distribution of wealth and income of any major country on Earth and the worst inequality in America since 1928. How could anybody defend the top 400 richest people in this country owning more wealth than the bottom half of America, 150 million people?
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I think what the American people are saying is enough is enough. This country, this great country, belongs to all of us. It cannot continue to be controlled by a handful of billionaires who apparently want it all.
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We can have paid family and medical leave. We can make public colleges and universities tuition-free. These are not revolutionary, radical ideas. They're kind of common sense.
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What democratic socialism is about is saying that it is immoral and wrong that the top one-tenth of 1 percent in this country own almost 90 percent - almost - own almost as much wealth as the bottom 90 percent. That it is wrong, today, in a rigged economy, that 57 percent of all new income is going to the top 1 percent. That when you look around the world, you see every other major country providing health care to all people as a right, except the United States.
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When millions of people stand up and fight...they win.
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My path to victory is to talk about the issues that impact the lives of millions of Americans.
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Let us wage a moral and political war against war itself, so that we can cut military spending and use that money for human needs.
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I'm not really opposed to people changing their minds. I'm much more concerned with people who never change their minds no matter what new information is available.
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The main problem of America is that you're seeing people working all over this country two jobs, they're working three jobs, and they're getting nowhere in a hurry. They're working hard. They can't afford to send their kids to college in many instances. They can't afford child care for their little babies. They're worried to death about retirement.
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We need to change the power structure in America, we need to end the political oligarchy.
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All I can say is if you check my record going back a long time, I have stood with those who are hurting. I have stood with those who have no money.
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Politics is not a baseball game with winners or losers. What politics is about is whether we protect the needs of millions of people in this country who are hurting.
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To be honest with you, I worry about concentration of ownership in media, where you have a handful of media conglomerates largely controlling what we see, hear and read.
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...Poverty in America today leads not only to anxiety, unhappiness, discomfort and a lack of material goods. It leads to death. Poverty in America today is a death sentence for tens and tens of thousands of our people.
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It is time to tax and regulate marijuana like alcohol. It is time to end the arrests of so many people and the destruction of so many lives for possessing marijuana.
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Millions are unemployed and our roads are falling apart. If we can spend $6 trillion sending people to war, we can spend $1 trillion to put Americans to work fixing our nation's crumbling infrastructure. Let's rebuild America and create jobs.
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A job should lift workers out of poverty, not keep them in it.
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We need a very progressive and strong agenda to bring people into the political process because I worry very much about the future of the American democracy where so many people are giving up.
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In fact, climate change is directly related to the growth of terrorism.
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The government of our great country belongs to all of the people and not just a handful of the wealthy.
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