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Response to baldguy (Reply #3)

Thu Apr 7, 2016, 02:08 PM

45. Well...that is not Bernie's doing.

It's more a moral issue with many voters. The idea is that for some years now, we've had to hold our nose and vote Dem simply because the Dem sucked LESS than the Repub. I'm in my late 50s and Bernie is the ONLY candidate in my voting lifetime that is advocating things that are actually GOOD for me and my family, would actually IMPROVE our lives. So, honestly, if Clinton keeps playing the dirty politics she's known for, just like she did back in 08 and is doing again now, I might get so pissed that I won't vote for her.

See, I'm TIRED of a government that won't respond to my needs, and instead funnels my taxes to the MIC and other corporate and Wall Street profits.

I'm tired of the war on drugs, private prisons, stupid gun laws, shitty rationed healthcare with high copays and crippling deductibles, a forever war we can't ever win against a shadow enemy that Clinton's policies in part created, my children and grandchildren not being able to afford college without taking out massive loans, predatory 'colleges' whose graduates can't get jobs but who still soak up my tax money, and I'm SICK TO DEATH of corporations offshoring jobs and profits; not paying their fair share of taxes.

I'm tired of Social Security and Medicare always being in danger of cuts in favor of military and domestic spying spending.

I'm sick of my civil rights getting curtailed in the name of 'safety.'

And I'm REALLY REALLY ANGRY at politicians who enact stuff that actually HURTS Americans, like 'free trade' because they don't give a shit about me, my family or our welfare. My own Senator, supposedly a Democrat, voted FOR fast tracking TPP. So he's PROVEN he doesn't give a shit.

So, Baldguy, who I vote for in the end is my own affair because I have to be able to look myself in the face afterward. And lest you pound me over the head with, "...BUT the Supreme Court," I'll remind you that any government, including ours, governs AT THE SUFFERANCE OF THE PEOPLE, and if that government makes its people suffer too much, it won't stay in power. Just some food for thought.

Because I'm not alone. There are millions of us who are SICK OF THIS SHIT.

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