US presidential candidates claim that, if elected, they will serve the American people but they all serve the interests of big banks and Wall Street, American writer and political analyst Stephen Lendman says.
Lendman made the remarks in an interview with Press TV on Thursday while commenting on a statement by US presidential candidate Bernie Sanders who on Wednesday in which he accused Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton of not standing up to Wall Street.
Lendman said that independent Senator Sanders, who is seeking the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination, is “absolutely right. But Sanders left out the most important, well an equally important, part of what he should have said but did not that he is a supporter of Wall Street.
“He and Hillary Clinton both claim that they will be tough on Wall Street and they will do the things that will serve the American public, not the big banks, not the major moneyed interests, but if you take a look at their records in the government, it is exactly the opposite,” he added.
“I tell people all the time: ‘Ignore what politicians say, follow only what they do.’ Anybody in the House or Senate in Washington, all you need to do is to look at their voting record. And this is public information — anybody can check the voting record and see exactly the way they have voted,” he stated.
“In the case of Bernie Sanders, his voting record shows that 98 percent – he claims that he is a socialist and an independent — but 98 percent of the time he votes the way other Democrats do, and they are a 100 percent for Wall Street and war profiteers, and all of the things that do so much harm to so many people in America and the rest of the world,” the analyst noted.