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Bernie Sanders for PresidentWest Plains, Mo. — A crowd of 75 people jammed into Grump’s Grub Friday night to listen to music and hear about the presidential candidacy of Bernie Sanders and show their support.
Music and discussions about the difference between Sanders and Hillary Clinton, who is also seeking the Democratic presidential nomination, intermingled with good food to make a good event.
Members of After Hours Band played for the crowd, and two of the bands that I got to see were Haenke and Orlikowski, and Creek Stink from Sycamore, Mo. Creek Stink — the duo of Eric and Amelia — performed some cover songs and a lot of their original music.
Some of the issues discussed included how Sanders and Clinton stand on some key issues. And it looks like this: Sanders supports replacing Obamacare with a single-payer healthcare plan (Medicare for all), and Clinton wants to keep Obamacare; Sanders wants to tax speculative trading on Wall Street to fund tuition free college, Bernie also wants to expand Social Security by raising the SS income cap, and supports reinstating legislation similar to the Glass-Steagall Act that would be a much stricter regulation on banks. He also supports allowing states to require food labels containing GMO’s based on the consumers right to know.
Clinton supports NAFTA, and Sanders opposes it. Clinton voted for the Patriot Act twice; Sanders voted against it twice stating “all of us want to protect the American people from terrorist attacks, but in a way that doesn’t undermine basic freedoms.”
According to Bands for Bernie organizer Miriam Schrippe, everyone who attended the event were Sanders supporters.
The Missouri Primary election is March 15. Neighboring Arkansas goes to the primary polls tomorrow, “Super Tuesday,” March 1.
Mariann HyslopHill ’n Holler staff

Creek Stink - Eric and Amelia (Hill 'n Holler photo by Mariann Hyslop)

Creek Stink – Eric and Amelia (Hill ‘n Holler photo by Mariann Hyslop)

Bands for Bernie organizer Miriam Schrippe  (Hill 'n Holler staff photo)

Bands for Bernie organizer Miriam Schrippe (Hill ‘n Holler staff photo)

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