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WaPo FactChecker Slams Bernie for Pointing Out Huge Wealth Disparity in US

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“We have three people in this country owning more wealth than the bottom half of America,” Sanders said.

The statement, [WaPo fact checker] Kessler said, is factually true—but he rejected Sanders’s suggestion that the inequality evidenced by the fact means that a major correction to the U.S. economy is required...

Critics denounced Kessler’s suggestion that the notion of 50 percent of the population of the world’s richest country carrying so much debt that any wealth they own is canceled out, could hold no meaning about the state of the nation’s economic system.

The column, wrote Sanders’s speechwriter, David Sirota, should be filed under “things you can’t make up.”

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Joan Brunwasser is a co-founder of Citizens for Election Reform (CER) which since 2005 existed for the sole purpose of raising the public awareness of the critical need for election reform. Our goal: to restore fair, accurate, transparent, secure elections where votes are cast in private and counted in public. Because the problems with electronic (computerized) voting systems include a lack of (more...)
 

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