By Destiny Guzman |Staff Writer|
Altering decisions, wavering assurances and childish play characterize the presidential campaigns for 2016.
Who will win in the midst of all this chaotic disorder? The answer is Senator Bernie Sanders!
“I’m for Bernie Sanders because he is for me; he is for all of us,” said student Julissa Gallegos.
Sanders supports tuition-free public colleges and universities, and it resonates with me as a student because of my fellow students’ experience with crippling debt.
“Mr. Sanders has inspired candidates pushing policies like tuition-free public colleges and universal health care, initiatives that were once regarded as radical but that now have the support of many millions of Americans,” stated writers Jonathan Mahler and Yamiche Alcindor of The New York Times.
“He is not corrupted by money from corporations,” said Gallegos.
While other candidates are feeding on people’s fears, Sanders is giving hope by backing up his claim that he does not support super Political Action Committees (PACS). A super PAC is a committee devoted to contributing significant amounts of money in order to promote or lower candidates’ campaigns.
The way that Sanders gets his money is through donations, which is a more level approach, considering how super PACS work.
“Mr. Sanders has also created a road map for other insurgent candidates by eschewing ‘super PACs’ and raising more than $212 million through small donations,” stated Mahler and Alcindor.
I believe that Sanders will follow through with his views and speeches because he has raised $212 million through small donations, which is a great accomplishment. If I want the distribution of wealth in America to be equal and not have a very small percentage of America be the most prosperous, then remembering who use super PACS is crucial.
In other words, super PACS are rich people’s way of getting what they want–through the use of their money.
A video titled Wealth Inequality in America, posted by Politizane, provides an insight on the wealth distribution in America (Link available online).
“We’re gonna tell the billionaire class that they are not gonna get more tax breaks while Americans struggle to buy bread for their families!” tweeted Sanders.
Considering that I would want America’s wealth to be equally distributed, then I think Sanders is the ideal candidate.
“This country belongs to all of us, not just the wealthy and special interests,” tweeted Sanders.
With other areas of interest, we see each candidates differing views on foreign policy and employment.
“A $1 trillion investment in infrastructure could create 13 million decent paying jobs. We need to invest in infrastructure, not more war,” tweeted Sanders.
His view on developing America and not encouraging war is another reason why I believe that Sanders will make a great president.
In my opinion, all candidates have some good and bad qualities.
We have to remember who will do their best in representing America.
“Bernie’s message sums it up: it’s ‘Not me, but all of us,’” continued Gallegos.
He is for all of us, and his support and actions prove it.
“His message is resonating with everyday Americans, and that is why he is so popular and why I will fight with him till it’s over,” concluded Gallegos.
With a deep conviction and lasting impression, Sanders in my opinion, is the ideal candidate.