Bernie Sanders: What’s Wrong With America Looking More Like Scandinavia?

Does anyone know the definition of socialism? Because it most certainly is not what the Republican Party would have you believe it to be, a system that is freedom depriving Godless way of life. Socialism a political and economic theory of social organization that advocates that the means of production, distribution, and exchange should be owned or regulated by the community as a whole; that is the standard definition. I love Bernie Sanders, he courageously says a lot of things that need to be said, such as the fact that the wealthy class has hijacked our democracy for their own selfish gains and to me that is the saddest thing about it; that they have demeaned our grand experiment in democracy, a society based on oportunity and possibility for the many, just for greed sakes. What makes me even more depressed is that we had a taste for the briefest of moments, from 1945 to the mid 1970’s, of what having the strongest middle class in the world meant, what it was to be able to build something for your children and yourself, where your child was able to realistically dream of doing even better than you had in life and it slipped through our fingers. Somewhere during the 1970’s we turned a blind eye and those parties, both inside in the halls of government and strategically postioned near the corridors of power, colluded to remove the restraints that had successfully kept excess money out of politics. We also had many more safeguards regulating the finance industry and our tax rates kept the wealthy class and Corporate America in the game with regards to their contributions to the tax base of this nation. One could argue that the finance industry has brilliantly turned socialism on its head by socializing the losses while privatizing the gains; another reason why we should reclaim socialism and implement it in ways that would serve the majority instead of the minority. I am excited for a Bernie Sanders presidential campaign.

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