Sanders: Class Warfare on Billionaires Is Not a ‘Personal Vendetta’ Against the Rich

‘There are great billionaires — I don’t agree with everything that Bill Gates has done, but you know, this is a guy who has made massive investments in education and health care around the world’

SANDERS: "Look, there are great billionaires. People who are serious, I don’t agree with everything that Bill Gates has done, but you know, this is a guy who has made massive investments in education and health care around the world. He’s not just sitting on his money. He’s trying to make the world a better place. He’s not alone. There are other people. So this is not some kind of personal vendetta against, you know people who happen to have a lot of money. About what ends up happening in this country, Thomas is you have people like the Koch Brothers, okay, second wealthiest family in this country, they and a few of their billionaire friends are going to spend $900 million on this campaign in order to elect candidates who represent the rich and powerful. I think that stinks. I think that’s undermines American democracy. I think that’s why we have to overturn this disastrous Citizen United Supreme Court decision. So this is not personal. It’s not personal. It is simply saying that you have a handful of people who have incredible wealth and incredible power. They have economy power. They have political power. I think that’s not what the United States of America is supposed to be about."

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