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: Bernie is kind of mad at the Dems.
I repeat my earlier post herewith; let it sink in!!! You guys refuse to look at the total disasterous picture of the US. as viewed by outsiders.,
May be I'm a simple minded European thinking asshole, but if I follow the discussion, then no one seems to know why it works in Europe and not here, about what Bernie proposes. First of all in Europe there are also plenty of millionaires, who even got houses in Malibu. So don't worry about them. The main issue is on how the tax money is spent. Here it is total lobsided and most of it disappears in a non-return system to the society. So lets first start with "healthcare" . The healthcare system here is a disaster, because it was never built up from the ground. So it is all kind of "pieces" put together to please certain parties like the "doctors" the "pill makers" as well lobbyists (which are not allowed in Europe) in the industry. In Europe they have a much better oversight on the whole "picture" about "cost" as well "fines" for whom which are trying to screw the system. A typical problem here is ; they make plenty of "laws" and "rules" but then forget to built a "controlling agency", because no one thought of that or the money was not allocated for such etc. Thus a Bernie thing could work here if we would be able to start with a clean well controlled slate; having full control over doctors (who totally overcharge the insurance), hospital, pill makers cost etc. ( Our Mr, Scott FL became a multi millionair by "milking" hospitals and did not get convicted for it, but bought his position as Governor from it) In general the whole government system here, is built up from a as you go, piece by piece system, so nothing is coherent and efficient but mostly corrupt. Especially our military and plenty of agencies have "wild growth" As I said many times the "real" oversight is missing on "spending" because it is all "politicized " What is in it for me". (money talks) As an example military "hobby" projects, like super ships and aircraft, costing billions as well exceeding an already "ballooned "contract "price" by sometimes double the cost as contracted . Don't forget the maintenance and upkeep of those complicated toys, which cost also billions over the years. Handing out billions to dictators, who accounts for that?; I doubt if a Maliki or Karzai now lives in a burned out shack, as well "loosing" unaccounted billions "somewhere".. There is so much "waste" in this government it is absolute unbelievable, let alone the cost of our war efforts, all over the world. Don't forget either the billions spent and wasted on "elections"; that money could have been invested for better things than making the few billionaires, who run the media, here even richer etc. etc.
With all that wasted money, you could indeed run a proper healthcare system and social services as well do something to fix the infrastructure. Talking about infrastructure, that pays for itself. How about high speed trains or metro systems; it gives plenty of people work and returns public transport to poor people who can't afford plane tickets as well relieves our ever growing traffic on our roads etc. THINK AMERICA forget the "island" mentality. "We know everything better; "god bless us", replace such with "someone" gave us "brains" (not money) thus use them.
T.J. THAT IS HOW IT CAN BE PAID FOR!!!
Schmidt, Jared, Tony; sorry you guys are set in your ways, accepting continuous corruption in our government and "buying" of candidates, which Bernie wants to change. thus let this country continue this way, that seems fine with you guys. Sorry Hillary is part of the corrupt gang and loves to have Super PAC's buy her way in. Shame on you all!!! There is nothing DEMOCRATIC in this process.
Do like they do in the rest of the world, count only "honestly" obtained votes. ( Which is impossible here!) Nothing else to muddy the waters, like delegates or conventions..