Wednesday, November 08, 2006

The Socialist Wins!!!!

Bernie Sanders, the only self-proclaimed Socialist in Congress, has won the Senate seat! Overwhelming the Republican newcomer Richard Tarrant, Sanders will add a much needed presence at the Senate.
Sanders, 65 years old, has served 8 terms in the House of Representatives for the state of Vermont.
On Tuesday night, he spoke to a roomful of supporters after his victory & said, " The time is long overdue for the United States Senate and House to start representing the working families of America and not just the rich and powerful. The time is long overdue to end the national disgrace of childhood poverty while we give hundreds of billions in tax breaks to people who don't need it." Adding, " And the time is long overdue for the United States of America to join the rest of the industrial world and provide health care to every man, woman and child as a right of citizenship."
Among the issues that Sanders has worked for over the years has been the price of prescription drugs. In fact, he led the first bus tour of senior's to Canada to buy discounted drugs. Sanders also pushes for Social Security, veteren's benefits, & raising the minimum wage.
Today, the country gains a great Senator, who promises to work for the working folk of this country & fight capitalism, as well as fight for better health care in the U.S.
Give 'em hell Bernie!!!