Bernie Sanders does not accept campaign contributions from corporations, so he is indebted to the American people and not corporations like the other Presidential candidates in the Democratic and Republican Parties. He has shown that he truly cares for the public. In 1999, Sanders was the first member of Congress to lead seniors over the Canadian border to buy their American-made drugs at a vastly lower price.
Sanders has co-authored a bill that would let Medicare negotiate with companies on drug costs, let people legally import cheaper drugs from Canada, cancel a company’s government-backed monopoly on a drug if the company is found guilty of fraud in the manufacture or sale of that drug, and require pharmaceutical companies to report things like research and development costs. It would also stop drug companies from paying competitors off to keep them from developing far cheaper generic versions of drugs.
He voted against the illegal Iraqi War started during the Presidency of George W. Bush. He seeks solutions to raising revenue, such as closing tax loopholes for billionaires.
Sanders wants to make marijuana legal at the federal level and leave it up to the states to make their own pot laws. Although I’m not 100 percent happy with this idea, it is better than the present situation of the federal government making pot illegal for everyone. I think medical marijuana should be legal at both the federal level and the state level. When a person is sick and in pain, he wants to get better, and marijuana is a treatment for chemotherapy side-effects, another C word, muscle spasms caused by MS, cerebral palsy, headaches, Crohn’s, seizures, glaucoma, and poor appetite and weight loss caused by long term illnesses.
Bernie Sanders thinks logically and with concern. The only other politician who compares is Elizabeth Warren, but she’s not running for President.