White House 2016

Bernie Draws Big Bay State Crowds in Boston, Springfield

Bernie Draws Big Bay State Crowds in Boston, Springfield

BOSTON – Building a grassroots movement in this key Super Tuesday primary state, U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders on Saturday was greeted by more than 20,000 cheering and chanting supporters at a rally inside the sprawling Boston Convention and Exhibition Center and 4,000 more in an overflow area outside.

“Boston, thank you. What a huge crowd,” Sanders said when he took the stage. “We are running a peoples campaign and while the millionaires and billionaires have something we don’t have we have something they don’t have. Look around this room,” Sanders said.

“Since we began this campaign, hundreds of thousands of people at meetings like this have come together to help us make a political revolution,” he added in the speech to the crowd that included supporters from next door New Hampshire, which will hold the nation’s first primary next Feb. 9, and from Massachusetts, one of 13 states which will hold primaries on March 1.

In Springfield, Sanders said the campaign was about more than electing the next president. “It is a grassroots campaign designed not only to elect someone president of the United States but to build a political movement,” he said.

Given the crises facing our country today, Sanders said, it is too late for establishment economics or establishment politics. “Now is the time to transform our society so that it works for the middle class and lower-income people, not just the top 1 percent.”

Another sign of that grassroots movement behind Sanders is the $26 million his campaign reported raising during the just-ended third quarter. The frugal campaign was left with about $26.5 million in the bank.

Unlike most other major candidates for the White House who are bankrolled by super PACs, Sanders has rejected help from the fundraising committees created after the Supreme Court in the Citizens United ruling in 2010 voided campaign funding laws. “The reason that we don’t have a super PAC is pretty simple. I don’t represent the millionaires and billionaires and I don’t want their money,” Sanders said in Springfield.

Irony : wild animals and Food Stamp Program

Irony : wild animals and Food Stamp Program

The Food Stamp Program, administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, is actually proud of the fact it is distributing the greatest amount of free meals and food stamps ever.

Meanwhile, the National Park Service, administered by the U.S. Department of the Interior, asks us to “Please Do Not Feed the Animals.” Their stated reason for the policy is because the animals will grow dependent on handouts and will not learn to take care of themselves.

This ends today’s lesson.

Industry Representative Reacts to Obama’s China Trade Announcement

Industry Representative Reacts to Obama’s China Trade Announcement

WASHINGTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–At a press conference this morning, President Barack Obama addressed       China’s increasingly restrictive policies on rare earth exports. Earlier       on Tuesday, the European Union, the United States and Japan filed a case       with the World       Trade Organization in an effort to address Beijing’s tough export       quotas. “As the WTO case progresses, the off-shoring of […]

Ron Paul Illinois Team Welcomes Endorsement from U.S. Rep. Tim Johnson

Ron Paul Illinois Team Welcomes Endorsement from U.S. Rep. Tim Johnson

“The Ron Paul Revolution has indeed taken hold in this country and I am proud to be able to stand with this great American.” LAKE JACKSON, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–2012 Republican Presidential candidate Ron Paul was endorsed today by six-term U.S. Representative Tim Johnson of Illinois’ 15th Congressional District.     “Whether it be advocating for troop […]