BEREA, OH (WOIO) - U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders hosted a rally at Baldwin Wallace Thursday. It was a rousing welcome for Sanders, which is not unexpected, a college crowd is tailor-made for his message. He hit a lot of themes concerning young people.
Free public college education for anyone who wants one received a huge applause. In his view, people who want to better themselves shouldn't be punished by crushing debt when they finish school.
He was critical of fellow democrat, Senator Hillary Clinton once, of Donald Trump twice, and of the wealth and power of the Walton family of Walmart three times.
The recurring theme in his talk was the wealthiest people in America controlling elections and therefore the direction of the country. He suggests that government doesn't care about average people.
Sanders wants a $15 minimum wage and wants pot federally decriminalized.
He says 4 million individual contributions have been made to his campaign, with the average being $27. He does not accept PAC money.
In closing, he said the country belongs to all of us, not just a wealthy few.
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