Kidman J. Williams – Bernie Sanders put billionaires David and Charles Koch in his crosshairs by making them the corrupt face of the political and economic system. Bernie Sanders has been extremely vocal about his protests against the 1% and has the voting record to prove it.
Sanders made the whole crowd in South Carolina ecstatic on Saturday with his claims that the Koch Brothers and other greedy billionaires are ruining the American political system. Sanders believes that the large sums of money that they dump into campaigns has destroyed democracy.
Sanders also took stabs at who can run for office in front of the crowd of 3,000. He pushed the idea for publicly financed elections. This would actually allow anyone to seek public office without “begging from billionaires.”
He also told his supporters that any of his nominees for Supreme Court would have to make a pledge that they would try to overturn Citizens United’s decision that allowed corporations, unions and all of the rich to buy campaigns with unlimited sums of money.
Sanders told the crowd:
“We live in a nation in which a handful of very, very wealthy people have extraordinary power over our economy and our political life and the media.”
Bernie Sanders continued:
“They are very, very powerful and many of them are extremely greedy. For the life of me, I will never understand how a family like the Koch brothers, worth $85 billion, apparently think that’s not enough money.”
Sanders also pointed out that he is not a “do as I say” candidate. He mentioned that he has more than 400,000 individual contributors who average at about $31.20.
This rally concluded a two day run in South Carolina. South Carolina hosted the South’s first primary weeks after Iowa and New Hampshire start their nominating contest.
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