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At the Vatican, Sanders blasts 'immoral' wealth inequality

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By KEN THOMAS and NICOLE WINFIELD

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His message calling for a political revolution to address wealth inequality and the influence of Wall Street on U.S. politics has galvanized many Democrats and independents.

Damn straight. And its good to see where the Vatican now stands on these issues: with social justice.

Which is yuuuge. Because, in the West, the single greatest obstacle to social progress is right wing Catholicism.

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Capitalism, free markets, and free trade have lifted more people out of poverty and into happy, comfortable lives than any economic system that has ever been invented. It is an astonishing betrayal of ignorance that some people treat them as dirty words.

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Capitalism, free markets, and free trade have lifted more people out of poverty and into happy, comfortable lives than any economic system that has ever been invented. It is an astonishing betrayal of ignorance that some people treat them as dirty words.

While all of what you said is true, the next question is at what cost? And how long can our planet sustain this "trash the planet" mentality, and what happens after that. Captain Kirk is not a real person. An island of plastic is floating around in the pacific developing its own ecosystem. Coral wreaths are bleaching. Fukushima. On and on and on. Only the Green Party addresses these problems. The One-party system in the US will never do it until it's too late, and then we get Soylent Green.

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The system works when everyone prospers. The gains stopped working for the masses when wages stopped increasing in the 80s. Right now the wealth is going straight up while some people actually still believe that hard work is the difference between having more than you can ever spend and working 40 hours a week and still needing foodstamps. Not everyone wants to be a financial wizard.

And don't worry. That doesn't mean we need to scrap the system and go all Commie on the place. I know conservatives will misrepresent everything about this and effectively work against their own interests with a heaping side of choice words about blacks and illegal immigrants. It's still the best system in the world, but we need to take an honest look at the trends now so we can plan for the future. The problem with conservatives is they still think it's the 1950s and they won't even let the conversation happen.

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And don't worry. That doesn't mean we need to scrap the system and go all Commie on the place. I know conservatives will misrepresent everything about this and effectively work against their own interests with a heaping side of choice words about blacks and illegal immigrants.

Well said...Then what happens in the game Monopoly when one person has all of the money?

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"Sanders has been at a disadvantage during his campaign against Clinton, President Barack Obama’s former secretary of state, on issues of foreign policy"

But didn't Clinton make major foreign policy mistakes concerning Iraq and Benghazi?

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“I don’t think that Bernie Sanders going to the Vatican is going to help Bernie with Catholics any more than Ted Cruz going to a matzo factory is going to help him with the Jewish vote,” said Malone, who served as a speechwriter to former Rep. Marty Meehan, a Massachusetts Democrat.

Really? How is a bakery not the Vatican? So far no Republican has addressed the Vatican, in person.

By comparison, Trump's approach was more direct.

"Donald Trump fired back at Pope Francis in a rally Thursday afternoon in South Carolina, saying the pope would wish for a President Trump "if and when" the Islamic State were to attack the Vatican."

"For a religious leader to question a person's faith is disgraceful," Trump said in a lengthy statement.

source: http://www.businessinsider.com/donald-trump-pope-francis-isis-vatican-2016-2

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Not a brilliant campaign move by Sanders to leave New York four days ahead of its critical primary election.

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