Posting History for Senator Bernie Sanders
|For a Political Revolution
The good news is that the economy today is much better than it was six years ago when George W. Bush left office. The bad news is that, despite these improvements, the 40-year decline of the ...
|Senator Bernie Sanders||04/03/2015||233||563||15||-|
|If We Don't Overturn Citizens United, Congress Will Become Paid Employees of the Billionaire Class
I recently introduced an amendment at the Senate Budget Committee. It was pretty simple. It asked my Senate colleagues to begin the process of overturning the disastrous Supreme Court ruling on ...
|Senator Bernie Sanders||03/22/2015||191||578||10||-|
|Fight for Our Progressive Vision
As I look ahead to this coming year, a number of thoughts come to mind. First and foremost, against an enormous amount of corporate media noise and distraction, it is imperative that we not lose ...
|Senator Bernie Sanders||12/30/2014||74||200||6||-|
|An Economic Agenda for America: 12 Steps Forward
The American people must make a fundamental decision. Do we continue the 40-year decline of our middle class and the growing gap between the very rich and everyone else, or do we fight for a ...
|Senator Bernie Sanders||12/02/2014||179||408||28||-|
|A Progressive Estate Tax
The founders of our country declared their independence from what they viewed as a tyrannical aristocracy in England. More than two centuries later, today's tyrannical aristocracy is no longer a ...
|Senator Bernie Sanders||09/09/2014||176||282||5||-|
|Who are the Koch Brothers and What do They Want?
As a result of the disastrous Citizens United Supreme Court decision, billionaires and large corporations can now spend an unlimited amount of money to influence the political process. The results ...
|Senator Bernie Sanders||04/18/2014||147||528||24||-|
|Democracy vs. Oligarchy
In his 1943 painting "Freedom of Speech," Norman Rockwell illustrated American democracy in action by depicting a man speaking up at a town meeting. A framed poster of Rockwell's painting hangs ...
|Senator Bernie Sanders||04/01/2014||224||476||8||-|
|2014: Seize the Moment
The Congress has just ended one of the worst and least productive sessions in the history of our country. At a time when the problems facing us are monumental, Congress is dysfunctional and more and ...
|Senator Bernie Sanders||12/30/2013||63||236||10||-|
|For a Budget That Is Both Morally and Economically Sound
As a member of the U.S. Senate Budget Committee, I am more than aware that a $17 trillion dollar national debt and a $700 billion deficit are serious problems that must be addressed. But I am also ...
|Senator Bernie Sanders||10/28/2013||121||390||15||-|
|The American People Have Spoken: No More War Abroad, More Jobs at Home
At a time of great political division in our country President Obama has found a remarkable way to unite Americans of all political persuasions -- conservatives, progressives and moderates. With a ...
|Senator Bernie Sanders||09/12/2013||158||363||7||-|
|Four Questions for Fed Chair Candidates
By Sens. Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren The decisions made by the next chair of the Federal Reserve will have a powerful impact on the economic well-being of every person in America. While ...
|Senator Bernie Sanders||08/12/2013||34||170||5||-|
|What Can We Learn From Denmark?
Danish Ambassador Peter Taksoe-Jensen spent a weekend in Vermont this month traveling with me to town meetings in Burlington, Brattleboro and Montpelier. Large crowds came out to learn about a ...
|Senator Bernie Sanders||05/28/2013||270||452||12||-|
I support Gina McCarthy to be the next Environmental Protection Agency administrator. When her Senate confirmation hearing was held on Thursday, the debate among senators on the Environment and ...
|Senator Bernie Sanders||04/14/2013||139||585||8||-|
|Too Big to Jail?
We are supposed to be a country of laws. The laws should apply to Wall Street as well as everybody else. So I was stunned when our country's top law enforcement official recently suggested it might ...
|Senator Bernie Sanders||04/03/2013||158||463||7||-|
|A Climate Crisis
The reality is that we are already seeing the impacts of global warming today. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), 2012 was the warmest year ever on record in ...
|Senator Bernie Sanders||02/15/2013||51||182||4||-|
|The Soul of America
Despite such terminology as “fiscal cliff” and “debt ceiling,” the great debate taking place in Washington now has relatively little to do with financial issues. It is all about ideology. ...
|Senator Bernie Sanders||01/09/2013||133||472||18||-|
|Let's Fight for a Progressive Agenda
There are two major economic and budgetary issues which Congress must address in the lame-duck session or soon afterward. First, how do we reverse the decline of the middle class and create the jobs ...
|Senator Bernie Sanders||10/01/2012||102||299||14||718|
|The Road to Oligarchy
The Senate Committee on the Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Human Rights held a hearing Tuesday on "Taking Back Our Democracy: Responding to Citizens United and the Rise ...
|Senator Bernie Sanders||07/25/2012||45||402||10||1122|
|Label Genetically Engineered Food
In 49 countries around the world, including all of Europe, people have the opportunity of knowing whether or not they are eating food which contains genetically engineered ingredients. In the United ...
|Senator Bernie Sanders||06/19/2012||214||150||-||409|
|Saving Our Democracy
The Constitution of this country has served us well, but when the Supreme Court says that attempts by the federal government and states to impose reasonable restrictions on campaign ads are ...
|Senator Bernie Sanders||12/11/2011||102||295||7||689|
|Democrats, Stop Caving In
Here is something we all can agree on: Federal deficits are a serious problem. Here is something no one seriously disputes: Today’s big deficits were caused mainly by big tax cuts for the wealthy,
|Senator Bernie Sanders||11/18/2011||243||727||12||1889|
|Wall Street Protests
The Occupy Wall Street protests are shining a national spotlight on the most powerful, dangerous, and secretive economic and political force in America. If this country is to break out of the ...
|Senator Bernie Sanders||10/08/2011||216||767||42||2173|
|Wall Street's Secret Oil Games
The top six financial institutions in this country own assets equal to more than 60 percent of our gross domestic product and possess enormous economic and political power. One of the great ...
|Senator Bernie Sanders||09/16/2011||207||410||9||1225|
|Is Poverty a Death Sentence?
The crisis of poverty in America is one of the great moral and economic issues facing our country. It is very rarely talked about in the mainstream media. It gets even less attention in Congress. ...
|Senator Bernie Sanders||09/13/2011||97||392||11||896|
|Tar Sands Action
Senator Bernie Sanders (Vt-I) offers his opinions on the Keystone XL Tar Sands pipeline.
|Senator Bernie Sanders||08/17/2011||93||285||6||773|
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