We are seeing the beginning of a political revolution in this country. With an approval rating of only 9 percent and virtual stagnation, Congress is facing an electorate clamoring to "Kick the bums out!"
Both the House and Senate are under Republican control. Yet, polls of conservative voters are favoring presidential candidates with absolutely no governmental experience (by over 50 percent). They are rejecting their own Republican politicians, who have been increasingly ignoring their constituents in favor of the billionaire donor class.
On the Democratic side, the popularity of Sen. Bernie Sanders' message has spread like wildfire. Sen. Sanders says, "The wealthiest nation in the history of the world" has been held back for decades from properly supporting its middle class and the poor. Instead, we have been channeling most of our country's wealth to the top 1 percent or even the top 0.1 percent.
He has proposed that it is time to change our tax structure in order to raise up the middle class and give those at the bottom more of a chance to succeed.
Bernie is proposing single-payer Medicare for all, free tuition at all public colleges and universities, expanded Social Security benefits, an infrastructure stimulus package, and a fund to help cover paid family leave.
The Wall Street Journal has criticized Bernie's plans for being too expensive. But economists, including Robert Reicht, have countered that "Bernie's proposals would cost less than what we'd spend without them."
Yes, it's a political revolution. Americans are rejecting those in government who have been holding us back and are turning instead to those who will move us toward a better future.
Check out Bernie Sanders' ideas at berniesanders.com.