26 Nov 2015

Sen. Bernie Sanders speaks to packed crowd at Fox theater. "You are not going to get huge tax breaks when children in Georgia and Vermont go hungry, ain't going to happen."

 Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders brought his campaign against income inequality to Atlanta Monday night.  During a rally with more than 4,000 attendees, the Vermont senator spoke about creating an economy that works for all.
"This great country and our government belong to all of us, not just a handful of billionaires," said Senator Sanders, adding that his campaign is sending a message to billionaires. "You are not going to get huge tax breaks when children in Georgia and Vermont go hungry, ain't going to happen."

Some of the people in attendance expressed their support, adding they want a president who is real.
"To have a candidate like Bernie Sanders, doing what he has been doing for so long, I think that resonates with a lot of people," said Jonathan Canalas, who attended the rally.  "The American people for the most part are tired of cookie-cutter politicians that are just wavering the bogus flags that they wave in their hands."

Robert Jones and Karen Manser traveled from Tennessee to hear Sanders speak.
"We are keeping such an open mind and listening to all the candidates from all the parties, but of all the candidates we have heard, he has the most clearly expressed ideas for his grasp for what is going on in this country and what needs to be done," said Manser.  " I think he represents a lot of people who have not had the kind of representation that he offers, really since the Reagan administration."

During the rally Sanders praised Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., calling him one of his heroes and one of the greatest leaders in modern American history.
"And when you turn your back on democracy, when you say I am just too busy to vote, or I don't really care or I do not believe in the political process, you are turning your back not only on Dr. King, but on God knows how many men and women who fought and died to protect democracy in this country," said Sanders.

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