Bob Dole was the Republican nominee for President 20 years ago. He was called the tax collector for the welfare state. I want to begin this essay by explaining why Bernie Sanders is the tax collector for both Wall Street and the Warfare state.
People who read history know that America never engaged in world wars until there was a Federal Reserve and an Income Tax. For the past 100 years Politicians have run deceptive campaigns promising voters that ‘we can shift the burden of the income tax onto the rich.’ Or alternatively, ‘we can save enough money by cutting entitlements to the poor to cut taxes on the middle class.’
All of these politicians from the Right and the Left have been lying to you and to themselves. In fact conditions are so bad right now that we on the verge of losing our middle class. Just a nation of the poor and the Uber Rich.
What Sanders have never addressed is how our banking system takes money from us and gives it to Wall Street. Bankers wrote the legislation that became the Federal Reserve. It gave Bankers the right to create our money both cash and checking account as debts. We are not allowed to have money unless we agree to pay interest on money the Banker creates out of thin air. Contrary to popular belief, Bankers do not loan you Mrs Smith’s retirement savings when you borrow $10,000. Your Banker creates $10,000 which he adds as a credit to your checking account. When you pay back the loan and the interest, the $10,000 disappears back into nothingness but the interest you paid is pocketed by the Bank.
The fundamental fact you must realize is that the Banker risked nothing when he gave you that loan. He added $10,000 to the money supply which in terms of a potential loss only placed a burden on the value of purchasing power of our paychecks and pensions. By loaning out trillions of dollars, pounds, euros and yen, Bankers are inherently creating Booms and Busts which do incalculable harm to us. Academic studies tell us at least a billion people will die when this current Depression hits us with full force.
Bernie Sanders voted for the Commodity Futures Modernization Act and against the Audit The Federal Reserve bill. These votes tell us that it is OK with Bernie if the Banks rob us blind and speculate wildly with our savings and pensions They do not care if we have nothing left when we retire as long as they can steal our money of the tens of trillions of dollars. Apparently, Bernie doesn’t care whether or not everyone over 45 starves to death.
When I was still in school, I predicted the rise of a National Security State because I knew Wall Street was stealing our retirement funds. Sanders has spoken against the NSA’s surveillance programs but stands with the rest of the presidential candidates in his belief that Snowden should face some type of punishment.
Sanders favors continuation of Obama’s drone program. What? All that does is enrage the friends and families of the people we killed while generating terrorists by the thousands.
Everyone knows from the testimony of Lt. General Michael Flynn, the former head of the DIA, and Seymour Hersh that Obama trained, armed and funded ISIS which used to be known as Al Qaeda in Iraq. Prior to the June, 2014 invasion of Iraq, John Kerry and the US State Department gave 400 trucks to Al Nusra which they gave to ISIS. Obama refused to bomb that convoy of trucks headed to Mosul. Subsequently, Obama did bomb Iraqi forces fighting ISIS and drop supplies to the terrorists. Nut he also appropriated billions of dollars to give munitions and other supplies to Al Nusra and other groups fighting Syria. Excuse, Mr Sanders but you voted to send aid and comfort to Al Qaeda which has been against US law since 911. In your defense you were not alone. You were joined by Senators Cruz and Rubio and most of the Senate and House.
You did vote against Bush’s 2003 invasion of Iraq but you voted to fund the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. You supported Obama’s wars against Libya and Syria.
You defended Israel’s ground invasion of Gaza in 2014 and even told your constituents to’Shut Up’ when they tried to talk about it. You might say the appropriate things about lead poisoning American water pipes and collapsing bridges and roads in desperate need of repair. But you have been willing to spend trillions of dollars on foreign wars when we desperately need that money to be spent at home. And we could use a few hundred thousand high paying jobs.
You pretend to be a progressive by supporting the Robin Hood tax. I say No.
Why should we tax financial transactions? The real response is to arrest the men who stole tens of trillions of dollars from us and seize their assets. Use that money to fund Debt Cancellation and to restore what was taken from our retirement funds. Change the law and make future promises illegal. If an employer wants to fund your retirement, he pays the present value of that money into a cooperative trust account. No need to have a financial tax on your retirement savings. That transfer of wealth will make a seismic political shift. Politicians will have to listen to the people with trillions in their trust accounts which will be the working people.
Mr Sanders, we don’t need you.
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