Bernie Sanders shows he truly understands the inequality in the US today

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Bryan Wall

Bernie Sanders has railed against inequality in the US. He pointed out that many working people have no proper healthcare. Also, he said, Wall Street bankers made three times as much money in bonuses as all the full-time workers on minimum wage earned last year. And he declared that it’s time to build on our “common humanity” so we can “oppose all of the forces that try to divide us”. Sanders made the comments as he revealed the scale of his support from average people across the country.

Wages, inequality, and healthcare

Sanders made the comments on Twitter. He voiced his support for striking workers at UCLA:

 

He went on to reveal the scale of inequality between banks and average workers:

He also showed the unfairness of CEOs earning millions of dollars at the expense of ordinary people:

And he insisted that members of the LGBTQI+ community need greater political representation:

Winning the battle

He also argued that people can win when they organise:

The level of support he has received is evidence of a growing movement demanding change:

And much of this support, he revealed, comes from teachers:

Underlying all of this is the fact that he says Trump, who he believes “is the most dangerous president we’ve had in modern American history”, must be defeated:

The town hall

It’s also been announced that Fox News will be hosting a town hall with Sanders. The event is due to take place on 15 April. But some people have criticised Sanders for taking part in an event organised by Fox News.

In spite of this, Sanders has always championed the rights of workers and minorities and will continue to do so. And his level of support just goes to show that many Americans recognise this and want real change.

Featured image via Flickr – Gage Skidmore

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