from sam 6/30/2016
From the office of U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders - a brief reminder that neither the Democratic nominee for President, Hillary Clinton, nor the NewYorker everyman paper ,the Daily News, ever "got" Bernie - or perhaps understood him all too well: Here is the "Bernie Buzz" of - NOVEMBER 29, 2012
The Face of Class Warfare
Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein came to Capitol Hill this week to call for cuts in Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid. As Congress and the White House are negotiating a year-end deficit deal, Blankfein blustered about the need to “lower people’s expectations” about their retirement and health care. He was loose with his facts. He spoke with all the sympathy for someone struggling to get by on a $14,000-a-year retirement that you’d expect from a Wall Street banker paid $16 million last year. To Bernie, Blankfein’s attack on working families is obscene. “Think about the arrogance of these guys on Wall Street who were bailed out by the middle class of this country when their greed and recklessness nearly destroyed the financial system, and now they come to Capitol Hill to lecture Congress and the American people about the need to cut programs for working families,” Bernie said. “This is what class warfare is all about.”
And here is this morning's -June 30, 2016- almost incoherent editorial from that NY Daily News
Throughout his energetic, failed campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination, Bernie Sanders portrayed Americans as victims of a rigged system. Now, he has revealed that he also views them as dupes and dolts.
The New York Times on Wednesday published an Op-Ed by Sanders that drew note for his continuing refusal to endorse Hillary Clinton. More interesting were these two sentences:
“The global economy is not working for the majority of people in our country and the world. This is an economic model developed by the economic elite to benefit the economic elite.”
In other words, a cabal of the very rich has exerted a hidden hand around the globe that has driven down standards of living for the many so that the few can live gloriously.
Since well before this presidential campaign — and brushing off President Obama’s economic puffery — the Daily News Editorial Board has highlighted the falling fortunes of working- and middle-class Americans.
Sanders marshals just some of the evidence in the Times, reporting that 60,000 factories have closed in the U.S over the last 15 years, that the country has lost 4.8 million manufacturing jobs, that the median male worker makes $726 less annually than in 1973 and that nearly 47 million Americans live in poverty.
Spanning more than four decades, the downward trend has reduced the middle class from claiming almost two-thirds of the national income in the 1970s to just 43% today.
During those 40 years, Americans voted Democrats and Republicans into and out of the White House and into and out of control of Congress — with markedly changing approaches to rapidly evolving economic challenges.
Democrat Jimmy Carter weathered two recessions and the Federal Reserve’s radical action of imposing sky-high interest rates to tame inflation.
Republican Ronald Reagan introduced so-called Reaganomics, which called for lower taxes and less government.
Democrat Bill Clinton brought “Clintonomics,” which included a large tax increase, low interest rates and the North American Free Trade Agreement.
Republican George W. Bush favored tax cuts. Obama eliminated those cuts on the wealthy and established Obamacare.
But do not be fooled, says Sanders, who has always been way too smart to be fooled. Concealed behind the bipartisan turbulence, the “economic elite” established an “economic model” that was successfully designed to fatten their wallets regardless of America’s ballot box choices.
Sanders’ simple-minded conspiracy theory is worthy of a politician on the order of Donald Trump. Come to think of it, billionaire Republican Trump and Democratic Socialist Sanders are both selling patent-medicine remedies after both men diagnosed the public as just plain dumb.
For this their genius editorial writer arose early and boozy-eyed to make sure this crap was posted by 4:10AM. Now lets see an editorial about those unavailable transcripts of Hillary's $600,000 "speeches" to Lloyd and the boys and girls at Goldman Sachs.