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Thu Feb 25, 2016, 03:39 PM

Live Bernie event in Flint, MI

Bernie may have already spoken. People in audience are now speaking of their issues and Bernie is responding. Here's a link to the live feed.


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Reply Live Bernie event in Flint, MI (Original post)
BernieforPres2016 Feb 2016 OP
jillan Feb 2016 #1
BernieforPres2016 Feb 2016 #5
in_cog_ni_to Feb 2016 #2
jillan Feb 2016 #3
appalachiablue Feb 2016 #4
malokvale77 Feb 2016 #6
lasttrip Feb 2016 #7

Response to BernieforPres2016 (Original post)

Thu Feb 25, 2016, 04:14 PM

1. Thank you - I am listening to the residents of Flint venting to Bernie & loving this!!

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Response to jillan (Reply #1)

Thu Feb 25, 2016, 04:39 PM

5. Bernie should do a long video on Flint, maybe a half hour or so

I don't know if all the information in the meeting was factually accurate, but a couple of things I heard really stuck with me.

1. According to one speaker, Flint used have one of the highest per capital incomes in the U.S. in the heyday of the auto industry at $84K. Now Flint has the second lowest per capita income of any U.S. city at $21,000.
2. Either the same speaker or another one said that 33% of the structures in Flint need to be demolished.

And of course, with poverty, crime is a huge issue. As are public finances and city services, with the population declining and real estate tax revenues sinking with property values. So the city ends up bankrupt and under an appointed outside "city manager". Then there is the water crisis when somebody decides to try to save some money by switching the city water supply.

What has happened in Flint ties in with the vast majority of Bernie's campaign issues and is an illustration of the failures of trickle down economics, trade agreements, a substandard minimum wage, a crumbling infrastructure, youth unemployment and crime, incarceration, and on and on.

Bernie does a good job of tying his issues together in his speeches. A town like Flint could be a good way to show how they have impacted one town and its residents.

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Response to BernieforPres2016 (Original post)

Thu Feb 25, 2016, 04:24 PM

2. Standing ovation. I missed it, but I'm going to watch it in its entirety after it ends.

Thank you for the link!

PEACE
LOVE
BERNIE

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Response to BernieforPres2016 (Original post)

Thu Feb 25, 2016, 04:26 PM

3. That was amazing!

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Response to BernieforPres2016 (Original post)

Thu Feb 25, 2016, 04:33 PM

4. This must be re-posted again HERE. The Questions brought out so many

critical issues that concern Flint residents, and ALL of US here in America.

Thank you so much for posting this impt. event.

To the people of Flint, Michigan I'm so inspired by your courage and persistence, as Bernie said.

*This country must begin massive progressive change and NOW.

Enough is enough is enough!

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Response to BernieforPres2016 (Original post)

Thu Feb 25, 2016, 04:42 PM

6. Stark difference when compared to...

Hilliary's photo-op with the Mayor.

Bernie genuinely cares and I believe he will work to help Flint and other exploited communities.

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Response to BernieforPres2016 (Original post)

Thu Feb 25, 2016, 04:47 PM

7. beat me to it!

Thanks for the post BernieforPres2016!
Peace.
LT

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