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    "lie about everything."  I am a gay disabled Vietnam veteran.  Thanks to president Obama's administration and the president himself, DADT repeal happened and gays are serving (within days) openly in the US Armed Forces.  I personally benefitted (after a six year fight all the way to the Veteran's Appeals Court  in Washington, D.C.) from the president's new rules (implemented last Fall) favoring veterans who are claiming disability due to PTSD/MST.  

    I am thankful for all of that, and more.  Nonetheless, I support Senator Bernie Sanders with all my heart.  I am basically a Socialist as in European Socialist with a firm belief in Social Democracy and the welfare state.  I personally saw how the people in Belgium, France, the Netherlands  (all, poor, old, disabled as well as the rich and beautiful) lived lives in dignity and without the threat of bankruptcy.  Something has gone terribly wrong in the United States.  I fear we are beyond recovery and that the American Experiment may be over.

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