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Paul Ryan: Bernie Sanders Will Lead Budget Committee If Democrats Win The Senate

Paul Ryan: Bernie Sanders Will Lead Budget Committee If Democrats Win The Senate

Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan just made a campaign promise that could literally drive millions of young, progressive Democrats to the polls across America. If you’re a Bernie Sanders supporter, these words might just be music to your ears…

If voters select Democrats over at least four incumbent Republican Senators, then Bernie Sanders will become the next Senate Budget Committee Chairperson. It would be the ideal place for Vermont’s Senator Sanders to push for his priorities like infrastructure spending, fighting climate change, adding the public option to Obamacare and making sure that millions of Americans are guaranteed food security.

Senate races in Florida, North Carolina, Wisconsin, Missouri and New Hampshire are all too close to call for various reasons and all feature Democrats in close races against Republican incumbents, who’re facing a Trump headwind or worse.

It hasn’t taken long for observers to realize the immense power that Senator Sanders would directly be able to dictate how the federal government spends its $4.15 trillion dollar annual budget.

Twitter especially noticed:

The three singularly most powerful elected officials in America are the President, House Speaker and Senate Majority leader, and right behind them loom Congresspeople who control the two Budget Committees who literally hold the power of the purse in the palm of their hands.

This is amazing news for all of the Vermont Senator’s supporters nationwide and should provide extra motivation to “Bernie or Bust” voters to make sure there’s a tremendous turnout down the ticket.

It’s also further proof that the Democratic Party and Sanders do have a longer term future together, and recognition of Bernie’s visionary leadership which hasn’t changed much since he arrived in Congress, but America has grown to appreciate.

If America votes Democratic down the ticket to flip Congress while making Hillary Clinton our first female President, then we certainly will see the political revolution Senator Sanders envisioned: because he’ll be deciding how to spend Uncle Sam’s money himself.

What do you think?

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