Bernie Sanders Quotes On Politics, America And Life

Bernie Sanders was the first American politician who was first elected to represent Vermont in the United State Senate in 2006. Bernie or Bernard Sanders was born in Brooklyn, New York on September 8, 1941. He studied in Brooklyn College and later in 1964, he completed his graduation from University of Chicago. He was an active protest organizer in Congress of Racial Equality when he was a student. In 1981, he became mayor of Burlington. In 1990, he also won the election of U.S. House of Representative. And from 2006, Bernie Sanders served as a representative for 16 years in U.S. Senate. In April 2015, he announced that he will be a contender of the presidential election. At first, the race between Sanders and Clinton was very close, but later he was trailed by a huge margin. After the presidential election, in which, Clinton lost to Donald Trump, Sanders published ‘Our Revolution: A Future to Believe In’. Here are the best Bernie Sanders quotes on politics and life.

1. The only way change happens is when people become more significantly involved in the political process. – Bernie Sanders

2. If we are going to reverse the race to the bottom, workers must have the right to engage in collective bargaining. – Bernie Sanders

3. If you look at the newspapers here – the Washington papers – most of the discussion deals with campaign gossip. – Bernie Sanders

4. It costs a hell of a lot more money to put somebody in jail than send them to the University of Virginia. – Bernie Sanders

5. I’ve been criticized for saying this so let me say it again: I believe health care should be a right, not a privilege. – Bernie Sanders

6. In terms of job creation, every billion dollars invested in the physical infrastructure creates 47,000 new jobs. – Bernie Sanders

7. The point is change can come about, but it only comes about when millions of people are actively involved in political struggle, the billionaires may have the money, but we have the people. – Bernie Sanders

8. It’s better to show up than to give up. – Bernie Sanders

9. I have seven beautiful grandchildren, four of whom are girls. – Bernie Sanders

10. Our most important task is to revitalize American democracy. When we do that we change America. – Bernie Sanders

11. Difficult times often bring out the best in people. – Bernie Sanders

12. I’m not a Democrat, I’m an Independent, but I caucus with the Democrats. – Bernie Sanders

13. Good environmental policy is good economic policy. – Bernie Sanders

14. I think there are a lot of people who, when they hear the word ‘socialist,’ get very, very nervous. – Bernie Sanders

15. Young people in this country know exactly what they’re doing. They know we need big change, not just small steps. – Bernie Sanders

16. A nation will not survive morally or economically when so few have so much and so many have so little. – Bernie Sanders

17. Football is a spectator sport. Democracy is not a spectator sport. – Bernie Sanders

18. You want to know the way to raise money? Put a transaction fee on Wall Street, so maybe we can curb some of the speculation and raise some money. – Bernie Sanders

19. In Finland, where 80 percent of workers belong to unions, all employees enjoy at least 30 days paid vacation, and the gap between the rich and poor is far more equitable than in the United States. – Bernie Sanders

20. Before Social Security existed, about half of America’s senior citizens lived in poverty. – Bernie Sanders

21. We have an obligation to take care of the people who fight for us. – Bernie Sanders

22. I see a future where American companies lead the world in the production of hybrid-plug in cars and electric vehicles. – Bernie Sanders

23. There must be a major economic recovery package which puts Americans to work at decent wages. – Bernie Sanders

24. Our job is not to divide. Our job is to bring people together. – Bernie Sanders

25. When a mother goes to the store and purchases food for her child, she has the right to know what she is feeding her family. – Bernie Sanders

26. Bill Clinton is a moderate Democrat. I’m a democratic socialist. – Bernie Sanders

27. If credit unions can grow and prosper with a 15 percent cap, so can banks. – Bernie Sanders

28. When millions of people become engaged in the political process they win. – Bernie Sanders

29. Americans’ right to free speech should not be proportionate to their bank accounts. – Bernie Sanders

30. CEOs of large corporations earn 400 times what their workers make. That is not what America is supposed to be about. – Bernie Sanders

31. Together, together, my friends, we have begun a political revolution to transform America, and that revolution, our revolution, continues! – Bernie Sanders

32. We need a very progressive and strong agenda to bring people into the political process because I worry very much about the future of the American democracy where so many people are giving up. – Bernie Sanders

33. The United States must join the rest of the industrialized world, guarantee health care to all people as a right. – Bernie Sanders

34. As a result of the digital age and the decline of first-class mail, there is no question that the Postal Service must change and develop a new business model. – Bernie Sanders

35. I see a future where getting to work or to school or to the store does not have to cause pollution. – Bernie Sanders

36. I’m not always a smiley kind of guy. – Bernie Sanders

37. Low-income people, racial or ethnic minorities, pregnant women, seniors, people with special needs, people in rural areas – they all have a much harder time accessing a dentist than other groups of Americans. – Bernie Sanders

38. What kind of nation are we when we give tax breaks to billionaires, but we can’t take care of the elderly and the children. – Bernie Sanders

39. We need to change the power structure in America, we need to end the political oligarchy. – Bernie Sanders

40. It’s easy to apologize for making bad decisions. It’s harder to make the right ones. – Bernie Sanders

41. It’s time to make our government work for all of us… and not just the 1%. – Bernie Sanders

42. Private insurance companies in America are reaping huge profits. – Bernie Sanders

43. People don’t trust private health insurance companies for all the right reasons. – Bernie Sanders

44. It makes no sense to me that the United States of America has more jails and prisons than colleges and universities. – Bernie Sanders

45. Mitt Romney’s energy policy is a relic of the 19th century. We need a 21st century plan. The fate of the planet is at stake. – Bernie Sanders

46. One in four corporations doesn’t pay any taxes. – Bernie Sanders

47. Democratic socialism means that we must create an economy that works for all, not just the very wealthy. – Bernie Sanders

48. Citizens in a democracy need diverse sources of news and information. – Bernie Sanders

49. Washington is dominated by big money. – Bernie Sanders

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