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Top Ten Reasons to Support Bernie Sanders

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Political Climate Change is in the Air

Time to Turn on the Bern

"It's called the Greenspan Effect. Thanks to those gangster-banksters, the average American doesn't have the 'green' to span the average month." -- Swami Beyondananda


A few days ago, I saw a jaw-dropping, eye-popping statistic. I had to re-read it several times to make sure I wasn't hallucinating, so here goes. 56% of Americans have less than $1,000 in their checking and savings accounts combined. Nearly 25% of Americans have less than $100 in their accounts!

Translated, this means that more than half of Americans are living in financial fear, and a quarter of us in financial terror. And ... because we live in the USA and are exposed to not just Fox, but the rest of main-scream corporate media, we have had it drummed into our heads that ... if we aren't making it financially, it is our own damn fault.

Too bad about those folks who can't survive on minimum wage, or recently-graduated students who will have to work until they're a hundred to pay off their student debts, or those old folks who lost their pensions in the crash and now have to work at Walmart. Survival of the fittest, you know. That's been the Republican refrain since the Reagan years. It's the same selfish-righteous illogical logic that Michigan's Governor Snyder used to make sure Flint's poorest residents were unfit to survive.

Of course, it's not just Republicans. Mainstream Democrats have earned the right to use the slogan: "Democrats -- the Other Pork Party", as Hillary takes PAC money from key Goldman-Sachs operatives.


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Steve Bhaerman is a writer, humorist and uncommontator who's been posing as cosmic comic Swami Beyondananda for the past 20 years. He is the author of seven books including Spontaneous Evolution: Our Positive Future and a Way to Get There From (more...)

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