Revolutionary cure

150907-cure“Today we begin a political revolution to transform our country economically, politically, socially, and environmentally.”  – Bernie Sanders

  • Overturn Citizens United (Citizens United v. FEC 01.21.10)
    “At a time when we already have enormous income and wealth inequality in this country, what the justices are saying is that these very same people can now basically purchase the United States government, can spend unlimited sums of money on elections.”
  • Establish publicly funded elections
    “I will be introducing legislation which calls for public funding of elections, which will enable any candidate, regardless of his or her political views, to run for office without being beholden to powerful special interests.”
  • Send Robocop back to the factory
    “We’ve got to demilitarize the police — we don’t need tanks, you don’t need heavy military equipment in the communities of the United States.”
  • End “your money or your life” healthcare culture
    “First, healthcare must be recognized as a right, not a privilege. Every man, woman and child in our country should be able to access the healthcare they need regardless of their income.”
  • End the war on drugs
    “What I can tell you is this: We have far, far, far too many people in jail for nonviolent crimes, and I think in many ways, the war against drugs has not been successful, and I think we’ve got to rethink that.”
  • End for-profit penal system
    “It is morally repugnant and a national tragedy that we have privatized prisons all over America. In my view, corporations should not be allowed to make a profit by building more jails and keeping more Americans behind bars.”
  • Increase the marginal tax rate
    “When radical socialist Dwight D. Eisenhower was president, I think the highest marginal tax rate was something like 90%.”
    “It is time to redistribute money back to the working families of this country from the top one-tenth of 1 percent.”
  • Break up the banks
    “In my view, the only effective way of dealing with theses enormous financial institutions is to break them up.  Today’s news is just another example of why these too big to fail banks are too big to exist.”