Bernie Sanders, the primary alternative to Hillary Clinton on the Democrat side at this point in the Presidential race, is getting more and more exposure. Now, the Jewish grassroots candidate is appearing on the cover of Time magazine, which gives him a perfect opportunity to share his innovative ideas with as wide an audience as possible.
Sanders calls himself a socialist Democrat, and he has spoken more passionately about the need to address major issues in this country than many of the other candidates. He refuses to stoop to ad hominem attacks, instead focusing on ideas and why his are more helpful to the American public.
Sanders, a senator, has a particular zeal for the issue of economic injustice. He believes that it is grossly unfair that the top one-tenth of one percent of Americans have as much wealth as the bottom 90 percent. His proposals aim to even that number up to some degree by reducing or eliminating tax breaks on major corporations and multi-billionaires.
Although he has little money of his own with which to run a campaign, he refuses to accept funds from billionaire donors. Instead, he hopes to stay afloat through small donations from thousands – maybe millions – of ordinary Americans who are ready for a few changes.
The Time magazine article explores Sanders’ background and his many ideas for radical reform in America. It will be interesting to see how many Americans become swayed to his cause as a result of this in-depth article.