Bernie is the only one who will get money out of politics. He’s the only one not lying about it.

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The only thing that matters in this election is who is getting money out of politics and who will take on corporate greed so we can save the world. I thought Warren was someone who might be able to do that at the beginning of the race, so I donated to her too even though I was already commited to Bernie.

But now I am starting to worry about Warren's honesty in a big way. If she wants to take some money from corporations in the general, whatever. At least own it! This is an email I have got from her campaign (like I said, I donated to her in the past. I wish I hadn't):

"I'm going to ask if you can make your next donation to this campaign to help catch up to our fundraising goal before Monday's FEC deadline. But first, I want to tell you why your support is so powerfully important.

When I decided that I wanted to do fundraising the right way — without spending my time calling up wealthy donors or hosting fancy, closed-door events where guests can only get in if they write a ginormous check — I was told it would be a costly decision.

It certainly meant that we would be outraised by other candidates. But it's given me hundreds of hours of time back to spend at town halls and in selfie lines with more voters, grassroots donors, and volunteers. And that time is more valuable to me than any big check.

I'll just be blunt, though: This decision also means we're counting on grassroots donors like you to help hit every goal.

I'm fighting to get big money out of Washington and put power into the hands of working people, but I can't do it alone — it's only possible with contributions from people like you. Will you make your next donation right now to help make sure we hit this goal before Monday at midnight?

This campaign is based on the core principle that everyone is treated equally, regardless of how much they can afford to give.

That means when we're approaching a critical fundraising deadline, you won't see me hosting swanky fundraisers in the Hamptons or Los Angeles. Instead, we send emails like this one to help hit our fundraising goals.

And when this team pitches in what they can to hit each and every fundraising goal, we send a powerful message — that it is possible to run campaigns without catering to the wealthy and well-connected"

We are all going to die if Bernie doesn't get elected people. Please help him out!

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My mom and I disagree on politics, help me form a strong argument against hers:

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She believes that cutting student loans/student loan interest by taxing corporate america/wall street will harm the average citizen more than it will help them. She believes this because in the past corporations have tended to offset losses like new taxes by paying their workers less thus punishing the workforce.

Is there any truth to this?

She also believes that other countries that have used socialism have failed and thus we are bound to fail with more socialist programs are added. While I understand that Sanders is a Democratic-socialist, it’s hard to find a good counter argument besides arguing that the other countries had bad leaders and that they weren’t democratic-socialist countries. Specifically she has named Russia as a socialist country. From what I recall they were a communist country first however, and they aren’t anywhere near a true Democratic nation.

I just need help making a good argument to convince my mother that she should be open to changes like this. She believes that if the Democrats brought in someone more conservative that they would have the best chance of winning the upcoming election. I tend to think that Trump is doomed in the reelection, but if the Democrats don’t endorse Sanders that they’ll give Trump a better shot at winning by splitting the democratic vote.

Thanks for any advice, suggestions, or comments,

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Why Bernie Sanders is the only real hope for progressive politics (and why the establishment hates him)

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A progressive agenda cannot be implemented without taking on the powerful vested interests. No matter how good the policy proposals a candidate puts forward, they are useless unless they can be enacted into laws.

Watch this recent interview with Bernie Sanders on TYT here. When asked how are you going to deal with obstruction from establishment leaders in Congress, from both parties, Bernie responded by saying he is not going to sit in the Oval office. He will be an activist President constantly campaigning across the country, particularly in the states of the Senators and House members who oppose policies like Medicare for all. He will rally the people to make sure the government is not owned by a few rich donors and build a mass movement.

Bernie is right now going to Walmart shareholders meeting to demand the employees a chair in the corporate board. He is joining striking workers across the country.

This is the main difference between him and the other candidates, even the apparently progressive ones like Elizabeth Warren. They are just running an election campaign. Remember that Obama had millions of volunteers signed up to him when he became President. But he disbanded all that organization and started negotiating with the establishment in Washington DC. The same will happen with the rest of the Democratic candidates (at least the top ones). You cannot cozy up to these bought and paid for politicians and try to bargain with them. You have to bully them non-stop, they lose all their influence and status when they lose their precious Senate and House seats, and you have to threaten them with that.

So Bernie, in contrast, is trying to spearhead a political revolution that happens through a mass movement of individual citizens, with an unprecedented participation not only in elections but through rallies, demonstrations, strikes, meetings, discussions and so on. Nobody has the experience or determination to go to the people and put the pressure of the people on political leaders to counter the effect of the establishment lobbies. This is why he is the only real hope for progressive politics at present. This is exactly the reason the establishment hates him. From his time as mayor of Burlington he never compromised on principles and fought tooth and nail for them. And this is exactly the reason everyone should stand behind him. www.mosdem.org

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