Reader says candidate will end corporate welfare
As the presidential campaign finally, mercifully moves away from polling and begins counting actual ballots, we will start to see the candidates emphasizing their most important issues.
While the Republican candidates continue to misrepresent the level-headed leadership of the Obama administration with scare tactics regarding immigration and terrorism, the Democratic candidates are engaged in a debate based in reality as they address the concerns of the American electorate.
The candidate who has been the most consistent in fighting for social and economic fairness is U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders from Vermont.
A self-described Democratic Socialist, Sanders strongly supports a fair tax system that provides healt care for all Americans and a college education free of debt. How does Sanders pay for these essential programs? By moderately raising taxes on the wealthy, ending corporate welfare and making multi-national corporations pay their fair share of taxes.
As Sanders explains, “Democratic socialism means that we must create an economy that works for all, not just the very wealthy. Democratic socialism means that we must reform a political system in America today which is not only grossly unfair but, in many respects, corrupt.”
It will take a president who is not beholden to the billionaire donor class to restore our Democracy and economic fairness. Sanders is both a skilled public servant and an independent voice in a sea of political corruption.
The attack on unions, tax breaks for the wealthy and gutting environmental protection laws are done for the benefit of the very corporations that pay little to no taxes. Wall Street bankers rail against the socialism of fair corporate taxation that benefits the middle class, but were happy to receive the “socialism” of the taxpayer funded bank bailouts. In a Sander’s administration, the banks will not be “too big to fail” and will not be bailed out.
According to Sanders, “Democratic socialism means, that in a democratic, civilized society the wealthiest people and the largest corporations must pay their fair share of taxes.”