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Response to frazzled (Reply #8)

Tue Feb 9, 2016, 04:41 PM

9. I understand what you are saying, but we are dealing with things as they are now, not how we would

like them to be. Sure, you can say that Bernie is like Hillary and is being hypocritical, but the key difference is that we the people are the only ones he owes. You cannot expect him to further limit his ability to win by capping him to $48 million to fight Hillary who started with a war chest of over 100 million. It would be unfair for Bernie to try to win and make these much needed changes, by crippling his campaign with even less funds. Hillary would say the same thing, that she will fight Citizen's United and campaign finance once elected, but we know she will not be allowed by those that she took all of that money from. Bernie is raising money from the people to specifically get rid of fundraising altogether. That is what he owes us and he is very clear about that.

Bernie also does not ask or expect anyone or organization to create a Super Pac for him. If someone did than they are truly independent from him and his campaign, unlike candidates I don't need to mention by name. I am not saying that every other candidate's Super Pac coordinates with the campaign they support, but too many do, even if its just asking your Citi Group buddies to start one for you.

Bottom line is that you cannot take all of that money from Wall Street, MIC, Big Pharma, insurance companies, Big Agriculture, fossil fuel companies, private prisons, charter schools... and be independent. Studies have shown that what the 99% want makes zero difference in policy, whereas donations make all of the difference in the world. Bernie is fighting for our country and for us, Hillary is fighting for herself and the power.

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