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Okay, here's #MyBernieStory:
I went to college because you HAD to have a degree to make it in the world. $80k later, I have to live with my Mom, because my $1,200 rent payment is going to my loans instead. I can't default because my Mom co-signed. I WILL NOT destroy her credit!(1
...Plus it's impossible to declare bancruptcy anyways. I've worked for a non-profit for ~8 years hoping to get some of my loans forgiven. Turns out 99% who try that fail. So, with interest rates at 14% and ALWAYS rising, I will NEVER pay them off. (2
And that's not for lack of trying. I work a full time job on weekdays, cater as a 2nd on weekends and housesit for all my coworkers and friends consistently for extra cash in my "spare time." I am using my grandparents old car (blessed) & would be completely HOSED without it. (3
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Hi @egg509!

I feel as though we need to have a discussion about your 3 tweets below πŸ‘‡πŸΎ

I invite you to have an adult conversation with me. Allow me to address your tweets directly, mmk? /1

#Bernie2020 #FeelTheBern #NoMiddleGround
Let's tackle your tweet about how us Berners have no respect, morals, integrity etc.

We actually do! And a LOT of it!

Bernie's movement is a moral movement which has lots of similarities to MLK's #PoorPeoplesCampaign.

#Benie2020 /2
We believe in human rights that many Democrats themselves don't believe, like giving those incarcerated the right to vote as example. We also believe things like EDU are human rights along with housing.

#Bernie2020 /3
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Journalists comparing Bernie to Trump is what we should come to expect the same day 100s of Bernie supporters post heartfelt videos about their struggles with student loan debt, an anti-immigrant immigrantion system, our racist criminal justice system, and our health care system
Like, fuck, read the goddamn internet.
I bet not a single person saying Bernie is Trump can tell me how the campaign does volunteer intake. They'll tweet until the weeee hours of the morning about how Bernie is like Trump "because crowd sizes," but none of these PAID RESEARCHERS know why that matters to the campaign.
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#MyBernieStory

I was 21 when I lost my job that I had spent 3 years of my life at. I didn't have health insurance, and I made about 10 an hour. Nearing the end of the winter months, our store started cutting hours. When this happened, I was already just scraping by
And I just couldn't afford my rent. When this happened, I went homeless, but I was still working at least 32 hours a week. When I was on the streets, it was still very cold out, and I had gotten sick. When this happened, I needed to call out from work, but due to some
Complications, I was having a hard time calling out the way my company wanted. I tried to come into the store and tell them what was happening, but the management just avoided me. After this, I was let go, and told that I self terminated. This was very depressing for me, and I
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#MyBernieStory, since it's trending.

(1/3) I caucused for Bernie in 2016 in WA state. Our delegation met in a gym and we were split up into tables to debate and cast our votes. Things were leaning Bernie's way until a load of last-second absentee ballots rolled in for HRC.
(2/3) Bernie still won in a squeaker, but we called shenanigans. I backed him all the way until he rolled over for HRC. I can only imagine what happened behind the scenes when the Clintons are involved. He looked defeated at the Democratic convention.
(3/3) I ended up voting for Jill Stein in the general (HRC was an automatic winner in WA anyway). I felt burned by the whole experience and was never comfortable with Bernie's foreign policy anyway. Fool me once, shame on you...
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Bernie Sanders is a fraud, who didn't hold a stable job until he became mayor of Burlington at 39, supported communist regimes during the Cold War, and now pushes policies that would destroy the middle class and blue-collar workers he claims to champion. #MyBernieStory THREAD 1/8
"Medicare-For-All" would take away your private health insurance, ruin the quality of your care, and force the middle class to pay 60% tax rates just like it does in the nordic countries. #MyBernieStory 2/8
"$15 minimum wage" would increase operating costs for small businesses, immediately cut workers' hours, and automate over 1.5 million blue-collar jobs. #MyBernieStory 3/8
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It was May 2016. I flew from Los Angeles to Chicago to meet Hillary Clinton in her home town of Park Ridge. Many of us got a photo with her. Her speech was disrupted twice by two sets of screaming hecklers. I started a "HILLARY" chant to drown them out.

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Meeting Hillary Clinton was one of the greatest moments of my life. We were so hopeful, so eager; there was a sense of unity and purpose.

After her speech, two Bernie fans were there to taunt her motorcade with "FEEL THE BERN" signs and a Facebook Live video.

2 / #MyBernieStory
I asked the girl why she wasn't elsewhere promoting her candidate, rather than harass Hillary and her supporters.

Bernie had already been mathematically eliminated. She insisted, however, that he would sweep California and "take the fight to the convention."

3 / #MyBernieStory
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Curt Weldon was always a Russia Expert - but when he went to Yugoslavia in the summer of 1999, he appears to have turned, as is confirmed by many communications with Russia experts and Talking heads confirms. Bernie went on the major trip. #MyBernieStory thesternfacts.com/who-is-curt-we…
Weldon organized trips to Russia and Yugoslavia to try and negotiate peace β€” and the Clinton administration completely undermined him. The Weldon lead delegations met with the Serbian Karic brothers and Victor Chernomyrdin.
In Spring of 99, Weldon was calling Russian antics "Acts of War"
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Although I think the sycophancy displayed by some on their #MyBernieStory tweets is weird, I don't get the value of the vitriol against them either. Fact is, this in-fighting will destroy us if we let it. I'm not a Bernie fan, personally, even tho I support most of his ideas..
2/ But I'll sure as shit vote for him to end Trump & Trumpism if it comes to that, and so should anyone else who calls themselves progressive... just as his supporters should vote for some other Dem if Bernie doesn't get the nomination...there's too much at stake...
3/ Just one thing I'd ask of those who support him: don't be silly & say things like 'w/Bernie we get Medicare for all!' No u don't unless you elect equally prog folk to the Senate. Good luck w/that...I want M4A too but I know how this system works, so be prepared for compromise
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I usually don't play the veteran card, but I'm gonna play it here. #MyBernieStory has to do with why I joined the USAF. I want to live in a country where the oath I took means something, that rights for all are guaranteed,
that we are self governing, and that our elected officials aren't bought by lobbyists or corporations. I want our tax dollars to fund programs that benefit the masses, not fund tax cuts for the billionaires.
As a disabled veteran with a 100% rating, I am guaranteed not single payer but universal health care and a free education. I believe that if the government can manage that for me, it can manage it for all.
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1: I'm 58 and watched with sadness & disgust over the last 4 decades at this country failing the common people. I watched the ones who supposedly represented us sell their souls to the highest bidder while they sold us out.

#myberniestory
2: I've known & know people who have lost everything or are close to, from medical bills and we are one of those. I know people who are rationing or just stopped taking the medications they need to stay healthy & alive.

#myberniestory
3: People are drowning in student debt. People are facing a bleak future because of climate change. This country has failed them, the politicians have failed them.

#myberniestory
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