His only choice

Antelope Valley Press (Sunday) - - Opinion -

There is an old say­ing, “A man (or woman) can­not ride two horses at the same time.”

Can­di­dates who hold fundrais­ers in wealthy peo­ple’s liv­ing rooms and then claim to rep­re­sent work­ing Amer­i­cans are be­ing hyp­o­crit­i­cal.

Sen­a­tor Bernie San­ders has re­ceived the largest num­ber of do­na­tions of any can­di­date for pres­i­dent in his­tory up to this point, with an av­er­age do­na­tion of $18 and is the only top tier can­di­date with no bil­lion­aire donors.

As the for­mer chair and long­time mem­ber of the Se­nate Veter­ans Af­fairs Com­mit­tee, San­ders has a long­time proven track record of stand­ing up for veter­ans and en­sur­ing they and their de­pen­dents re­ceive the care and ben­e­fits they are en­ti­tled to.

Among other things San­ders will im­ple­ment as pres­i­dent are: 1. Elim­i­nate the VA ben­e­fits back­log, fully fund and re­source the VA, and stop the pri­va­ti­za­tion of the VA. 2. Fill the nearly 50,000 va­can­cies at the VA in Bernie’s first year as Pres­i­dent. 3. Pro­vide over 60 bil­lion dol­lars in new fund­ing to re­pair, mod­ern­ize and re­build the VA in­fra­struc­ture. 4. Ex­pand the VA’s Care­givers Pro­gram to­gether with men­tal health ser­vices for veter­ans. 5. Re­form harm­ful VA reg­u­la­tions that re­strict ac­cess to care and ben­e­fits based on char­ac­ter of dis­charge, Go to www. berniesand­ers.com (Is­sues) for more.

Bernie is the only can­di­date with the po­lit­i­cal will, zest and tenac­ity to make his pro­pos­als law. His ef­fort to gen­er­ate the largest voter turnout of all time will sweep new peo­ple into Congress that share his pro­gres­sive vi­sion and al­low him to pass his plat­form.

You know and I know that not ev­ery­one who reads this agrees with San­ders on ev­ery is­sue. The key thing is your to­tal im­pres­sion of the per­son.

San­ders is prob­a­bly the au­then­tic and hon­est per­son in na­tional pol­i­tics and we can trust him to fol­low through. He has re­ceived more do­na­tions from mil­i­tary mem­bers than any other can­di­date. Gor­don Kobayashi

Val­ley Springs, Calif.

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