January 30, 2016
Whiteout Press endorses Bernie Sanders in Dem Primary
By Mark Wachtler
January 30, 2016. Burlington, VT. (ONN) Whiteout Press publishes independent news for independent thinkers and independent voters. So it should come as no surprise that we would endorse a fellow independent in his campaign to win the Presidential nomination of the largest political party in America. We may not agree with him on every issue. But he honestly stands up for the people over the establishment. That’s why Whiteout Press is happy to endorse Bernie Sanders for the Democratic Party Presidential nomination.
Whiteout Press happily endorses fellow independent Bernie Sanders for the Democratic Party Presidential nomination. Image courtesy of PicturingPolitics.com.
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Bernie Sanders – a true independent
For years, independents like us would ask how it is that 50 percent of the American people consider themselves political independents, but there wasn’t a single independent member of Congress out of 535 Representatives and Senators. But then something historic happened – Bernie Sanders came along. Even though he was a left-wing progressive, the independent Vermont Senator represented all independents. And he’s done it proudly, honestly, and without a speck of corruption or scandal.
In these dark days of America’s democracy, where party leaders and oligarchs control not just our government but our elections, independent Bernie Sanders is the voice of We The People. He began his career as the Mayor of Burlington, VT in 1981. He went on to represent Vermont in the US House for 16 years. In 2006, Sanders was elected to the US Senate. Showing how much regular voters from all walks of the political spectrum like him, Bernie was re-elected to the US Senate in 2012 with 71 percent of the vote.
On the issues
Bernie Sanders’ campaign website asks a fundamental question, “Are we prepared to take on the enormous economic and political power of the billionaire class, or do we continue to slide into economic and political oligarchy? These are the most important questions of our time, and how we answer them will determine the future of our country.”
Answering that question, Sanders’ top campaign issue is income and wealth inequality. The Senator is, and has always been, a champion of the poor, the working class and the middle class. “There is something profoundly wrong,” Sanders warns, “when 58 percent of all new income since the Wall Street crash has gone to the top one percent.”
Other issues Bernie Sanders supports are free college education, healthcare as a right, removing money from our political system, creating jobs, higher wages, protecting our veterans, reforming Wall Street, lower medical and prescription costs, protecting Social Security, and expanding Medicare. While Democrats have joined Republicans in their support of a corporate-mandated universal healthcare system, Sanders supports the traditional progressive policy of a single-payer system like most of the industrialized world has.
While we don’t agree with Senator Sanders on every issue, we are staunch independents, and so is he. One statement Bernie often repeats sums up how we feel as well, “In the year 2016, with a political campaign finance system that is corrupt and increasingly controlled by billionaires and special interests, I fear very much that, in fact, government of the people, by the people, and for the people is beginning to perish in the United States of America. We cannot allow that to happen.”
In the 2016 Presidential Primary, Whiteout Press happily endorses fellow independent Bernie Sanders for the Democratic Party nomination. For more information, visit BernieSanders.com. Stay tuned for Presidential endorsements for the Libertarians, Greens and Constitution Party.
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