In this edition of Ask Jesse, the Governor ponders what will happen to our country if Bernie Sanders doesn’t secure the nomination.  Will anyone be able to break the two-party duopoly?

Barry from Ontario asks: What do you think will happen to the U.S. no matter who gets voted in as the next President?

I think it’s going to be business as usual: the corporations will continue to run the country and we will continue to be at perennial war.  The only way I see change at all is if Bernie Sanders or Donald Trump break the duopoly (and in some cases that may not be for the better).  If anyone else is elected to office, such as Hillary Clinton, it’s going to be business as usual.

-Jesse Ventura

Jim from Wisconsin wants to know: Clinton is run by the banks.  What is so bad about that?  Isn't that the reason we are supporting Saudi Arabia and its Islamic Revolution?

Obviously you must work for the banks.  I might be taking a leap in assuming that, but that’s the best answer I can figure out.  I guess it’s okay by you if the big banks run our country?

-Jesse Ventura

Vinny from Pennsylvania asks: Hey Jesse, I don’t believe in political parties.  Is it worth it to register as a Republican so I can vote for Trump during for the primary ?

if you want to.  That’s not for me to answer.  That’s for you to answer.  It’s your vote: what you do with your vote is your business and no one else’s.  Everybody gets one, unless you’re a felon or disenfranchised American.  There is no such thing as a wasted vote as long as you’re comfortable with your decision, and you vote with your heart and conscience.

-Jesse Ventura

Michael from Minnesota wants to know: What is your opinion(s) concerning the social security system?

First of all, there is no social security money. If someone believes that there’s money in an account, they’ve spent all of it.  Social security was supposed to be an insurance policy. If you are to reach a certain age, you would receive benefits back from that policy.  The government saw this money and felt they should use it.But if you’re working now, you’re paying for it.It wasn’t supposed to be that way.

I think social security can be fixed.  There should not be a cap on it for rich people.And I don’t think you should be penalized if you take social security and want to continue to work.  You shouldn’t be penalized because you are still putting into the system.  If you take it early, you can only make $15K a year.  This should be amended.  You should be allowed to work.  Bottom line is: it’s your money.

Let me remind people that they should not be afraid of those great socialist policies, such as social security. If everyone gets a boost from it, then we’re providing a better life for all American citizens. People shouldn’t be afraid of something if they label it “socialist.” Socialism is a mere form of government where we all contribute for the common good.  Capitalism is for your own personal good.  A combination of both is what we need.  You have to have a balance of socialism and capitalism.  

-Jesse Ventura


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