For the 2016 presidential election I will be eighteen years old, so I plan to vote for Bernie Sanders. Bernie Sanders seems like a good candidate to be elected as the new president of the United States because he cares about us the people. A few reasons why Bernie Sanders would make an excellent president are because he plans to make college free, open work opportunities, and give everyone a reasonable work wage with those new jobs. However, the most important reason for me as a woman would be Bernie’s proposal to fight for women’s rights.
We are too distracted by Bernie Sanders hair or Donald Trump’s insults to listen to their political views. Liberals in Vermont are too excited to have a candidate from their little state that they won’t hear anything they don’t want to, Sanders to them embodies everything a president should be. Trump’s supporters believe they have a chance to have a president who will speak honestly, even if it is painful or insulting, and who will make America great again. It is the idea that you will always support the democratic nominee if you are democrat regardless of what they are saying or what they have done. People will blindly defend someone running in the party they support rather then choosing a candidate based on their opinions and beliefs.
With the next presidential election rapidly approaching, many issues and viewpoints have been thrust into the political battlefield. Each candidate informs voters on his or her solutions, usually centered around republican and democratic views. When a candidate breaks the norm and distances himself or herself the farthest away from the two main parties, it grabs my attention. Bernie Sanders’ socialist ideas make him very unique, but also give him a negative connotation with some American voters. Being as intrigued as I was, I immediately had questions: Why do so many people oppose socialism?
He stood there, fingers bleeding, he had just pierced his fingers once again, the thorns sticking off the crops were covered with multiple farm workers blood. He begins to hunch back over and start packing more crops. For numerous years, he has done this, yet it still pains him to get up every morning, say goodbye to his family, go to the field and work outrageous hours for less than a two dollars a day. Cesar Chavez was only ten years old when he had to face the cruel. tough world. His family lost their farm, which led to him dropping out of school and working in fields for little to no money, just to support them. After working nonstop he had to grow up real quick, he never got a normal lovely childhood (“Cesar”). Cesar Estrada Chavez reformed
The civil rights movement was a strong topic of discussion in politics during the mid-twentieth century. Martin Luther King Jr., one of the most influential leaders of the civil rights movement, was assassinated which caused many protests and calls for violence. In Cesar Chavez’s speech, he is telling the people that nonviolence resistance is the best way to go about the situation. Chavez’s uses juxtaposition, diction, and rhetorical appeals to strongly convey his argument about nonviolent resistance.
With the proposed tax adjustments and the payment plan involving both the individual and employer, Senator Sanders’ health care plan becomes not only viable but also cheap when held against most Americans insurance deductibles. Compared with most so called first world countries, the United States as a whole spends far more on healthcare; “At 17.4% of GDP in 2009, US health spending is half as much again as any other country, and nearly twice the average”(OECD 1). OECD stands for the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, which includes such countries as Britain, Germany, Sweden, and the Netherlands among others. The fact that the U.S. spends comparatively more than these other “socialist” countries displays that having a streamlined, national healthcare system can in fact be run without breaking the bank or creating unmanageable costs.
For example,”time wasted counting them could add up to over two hundred million dollars per year.” And again the number could easily go up in the next few years. Also,”eliminated the penny will help same more money. That money could go to the U.S. military or NASA. Furthermore,”the losses have been mounting up twenty seven point four million dollars in 2010, and 19.8 million in 2009.”
Most Americans do not see the logical side of communism that I see. There is not a candidate that shares the exact same views as me. My beliefs are not popular, even though there are millions of people that are suffering and without food. I do not know what I will do in the next few years. Things are not getting any better, so I will probably continue to be unemployed and homeless on the streets of Chicago.
This is causing Americans to not be as healthy as they could be. Bernie Sanders came up with a plan that is very different than what is currently in place. Chris Jacobs who writes for the Wall Street Journal said, “While Mr. Sanders claims that his bill would extend Medicare for all, it would instead create and entirely new program while borrowing the Medicare name” (Jacobs). This is the right thing to do because right now the system needs help, and a big change is the best way to improve it. His plan includes many benefits that would solve the problems of the current plan.