While this is not an official Bernie Sanders campaign video, having been produced by two strong supporters of Sanders, I wanted to post it here for you all to watch.

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4 Responses to VIDEO: A Deeply Moving Message from Bernie Sanders

  1. KC says:

    Bernie identifies the problems well but his solutions would be devastating and only amplify the problems to the tenth degree. Just look at Cuba and Venezuela.

  2. John Casper says:

    KC, Yar,

    sorry you hate capitalism. Profit is not a four-letter word.

    KC, besides being a model for Gov. Walker vision of education, what does Cuba have to do with U.S.? Hasn’t Venezuela’s democratically elected government been replaced by anti-union forces backed by the elites? That’s on top of their economy’s dependence on oil and Saudi Arabia crushing the price.

    Yar, wrt Canada, see Venezuela and the price of oil. Aren’t Sweden, Denmark, and Germany doing well? Do you have a link that says otherwise?

    “Without spending–there are no sales;

    Without sales–there are no profits;

    Without profits–there is no demand for workers;

    Without demand for workers–there is no job creation;

    and without job creation–there is no recovery!”

    @ptcherneva

    From wealthy Utah banker Marrineer Eccles in 1933:

    “It is utterly impossible, as this country has demonstrated again and again, for the rich to save as much as they have been trying to save, and save anything that is worth saving. They can save idle factories and useless railroad coaches; they can save empty office buildings and closed banks; they can save paper evidences of foreign loans; but as a class they can not save anything that is worth saving, above and beyond the amount that is made profitable by the increase of consumer buying. It is for the interests of the well to do – to protect them from the results of their own folly – that we should take from them a sufficient amount of their surplus to enable consumers to consume and business to operate at a profit. This is not “soaking the rich”; it is saving the rich. Incidentally, it is the only way to assure them the serenity and security which they do not have at the present moment.”

    http://www.nakedcapitalism.com/2011/09/marriner-eccles-on-the-need-to-save-the-rich-from-themselves.html

    From his book, “Beckoning Frontiers,” in 1966.

    “As mass production has to be accompanied by mass consumption, mass consumption, in turn, implies a distribution of wealth, … to provide men (sic) with buying power. … Instead of achieving that kind of distribution, a giant suction pump, had by 1929 – 30 drawn into a few hands an increasing proportion of currently produced wealth … The other fellows could only stay in the game by borrowing. When their credit ran out, the game stopped.” –Marrineer Eccles

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marriner_Stoddard_Eccles

    • Charles Kuehn says:

      I think the response from Yar was meant with more than a touch of irony. The rest of your post is dead-on. Thanks.

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