My Representative in Government

I often read about the supposed kookiness of San Francisco liberals and the evils of Nancy Pelosi. Well, Nancy is my congressperson, and I have some complaints about her myself. Like all the rest of them, she clearly loves power, is accustomed to wielding it, and will compromise the truth to stay where she is. Lots of us do that. Politicians are not really a breed apart. They reflect the character of the people. How did we as a country ever get so far in debt? Good Lord, that’s what Americans do. In any case, I don’t feel any warmth or loyalty toward Nancy. There’s currently only one person in the Federal Government that  I can support with any enthusiasm, and that’s Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont). I consider it unfortunate that he’s not my senator. I’d trade Diane Feinstein (who, as mayor, ruined most of what’s good about San Francisco) for him in a heartbeat. Yesterday in the Senate, for more than eight hours he told the truth about the American economy, and in the mainstream media it was barely noticed. That should tell us where things are really at now in America. A politician, (a senator!), decides to tell the truth and it’s buried. In just a few years, most of what he said will be shown to be true. Watch.

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5 Responses to “My Representative in Government”

  1. Karen Says:

    Nancy did a better job as Speaker than I expected, but then all the bills she got passed in the House went to the Senate where they fell into a procedural black hole.

    I heard a little of Sen. Bernie Sanders’ speech. He is always refreshing to listen to. When I tuned in he was talking about the high poverty rate in the US and what happens to children raised in poverty — many end up in prison! The US has more people in prison than any other country in the world. How many Americans, do you suppose, know that? Land of the free?

    And given how easily we have been manipulated into pointing the gun at Julian Assange (Wikileaks) who dared to reveal unsavory truths about this country and others, and how willing we are to gut the First Amendment and the Rule of Law at the first hint that a crooked bank’s secrets might be divulged — we can’t truly be said to be the Home of the Brave, either.

  2. Diane Says:

    I want to leave this country. I think it is hopeless to stay here. We are not citizens anymore. We are profit centers for giant corporations, existing for the sole purpose of providing a means of extracting money from our time on earth and our basic needs as human beings. We vote but only because our votes are necessary in order for the corporations to get their representatives elected. I don’t want to play this game anymore. The only way out I can see is out. Either melt away and stay here hidden as an outsider within, or leave this country entirely.

  3. JB Says:

    Link for video:

    http://www.sanders.senate.gov/newsroom/media/view/?id=b1efeac1-286a-434d-bfe8-64a6e69f6e6e

    or

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