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Mt.Philo 
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Re: “Walters: Sanders' Campaign Has $7.6 Million in Cash

No, hes doing EXACTLY what he accuses everyone else of doing. Raising obscene amounts of money in politics.

Not quite. Bernie accuses others of raising obscene amounts of money from wealthy interests--big pharm, corporations, wealthy individuals hiding behind a super pac, for example. This is what the phrase money in politics means. It's metonymy where money is representative of the interests behind it and to what the recipient of the money is beholden. Example, the NRA gives a politician a huge donation. That politician is not going to want to upset this donor by voting for more gun control.

Bernie is raising obscene amounts of money from individual donors, a lot of them, each giving a reasonable amount of money. In this model there is not one or two interest groups controlling the donations and the politician by extension.

Now you may be angry about how much money Bernie is raising or how much money is raised by politicians in general but at least recognize the distinction between how Bernie is raising money and how others do it.

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Posted by Mt.Philo on 07/17/2018 at 10:24 AM

Re: “Walters: Sanders' Campaign Has $7.6 Million in Cash

Something is missing from your commentary but that tends to happen when you pick out a line or two that serves your point from an entire article.

Observe.

"The donations came entirely from individuals; he took no money from corporations or political action committees."

Hence, taking the money out of politics.

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Posted by Mt.Philo on 07/16/2018 at 7:02 PM

Re: “UVM Medical Center Cancels Some Surgeries Ahead of Planned Nurses' Strike

I agree, Peter. If the nurses truly cared they would work for free and pay their bills with sunshine and good wishes.

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Posted by Mt.Philo on 07/11/2018 at 2:18 PM

Re: “Sanders Speaks Out for UVM Medical Center Nurses

Any housing within commuting distance of Boston is way more expensive than housing within commuting distance of Burlington.

That is simply not true.

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Posted by Mt.Philo on 07/10/2018 at 9:37 AM

Re: “Sanders Speaks Out for UVM Medical Center Nurses

Do all Boston nurses live in Boston or is it possible they live in some of the less expensive suburbs and commute in as well. I don't get you point here.

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Posted by Mt.Philo on 07/09/2018 at 9:17 PM

Re: “Nurses' Union to Serve UVM Medical Center With a Strike Notice

Hi Peter. Your ideas are intriguing to me and I wish to subscribe to your newsletter.

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Posted by Mt.Philo on 07/02/2018 at 8:41 PM

Re: “Vermont Farmworker Jailed After Arrest by ICE

"If I broke into your home, I would be arrested and sent to jail."

If you broke into my home and did all of the dishes, laundry, dusted, and all of the other shitty work I doubt I would be that upset with the initial infraction.

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Posted by Mt.Philo on 07/01/2018 at 8:34 AM

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