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April 11, 2014

Government must serve all people in the nation

NEW CASTLE — Editor, The News:

Bernie Sanders is thinking about running for president.

He is an independent who caucuses with Senate Democrats, but has never joined the party. A Democratic Socialist in a country where many politicians live in fear of the liberal. An outspoken critic of the economic and social status quo, who rips the ruling class and calls out the Koch brothers by name.

Yet he has served as the mayor of his state’s largest city, beaten a Republican incumbent for the House, won and held a historically Republican Senate seat and served longer as an independent member of Congress than anyone else in U.S. history.

I do not want to see the United States significantly dominated by a handful of billionaires controlling economic and political life.

I do believe that in a democratic civilized society, all people are entitled to health care and quality education, to a decent job and a decent income. And we need a government that represents all people, not just the wealthy and the powerful.

Thank God for President Obama.

Robert C. Lepore

West Clayton Street

New Castle

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