Is wealth and income inequality the moral issue of our time?
November 18, 2013
Bernie would like to hear from you and know what you think. Should government address the issue? What are the best ways forward?
“In America today, the top 1% owns 38% of our country’s financial wealth. The bottom 60% owns 2.3%. The increasing wealth inequality in the United States has become the great moral issue of our time.”
Stop the “Grand Bargain” to Slash Social Security
October 25, 2013
Billionaires like the Koch Brothers and Pete Peterson are leading the charge to cut Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid.
If they succeed, millions of senior citizens, working families, disabled veterans and children will suffer. We must not allow that to happen.
Social Democracy in the South (In These Times)
October 24, 2013
Check out this great article about Bernie’s recent trip to the South.
“It’s early on Friday morning and the union hall is packed with people waiting to see Bernie Sanders. … They’re here for a town hall meeting that’s been billed ‘The Fight for Economic Justice.’”
Taking on the Tea Party (MSNBC)
October 22, 2013
Bernie recently returned from a trip to the south. In Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia and South Carolina he held town hall meetings with trade unionists, progressive Democrats, Independents and others who are working hard to take on right-wing Republicans — the people who dominate the politics in their states. The meetings were very well attended, and the response was enthusiastic.
Watch Bernie’s interview with Ed Schultz from Columbia, South Carolina.
No Cuts to Social Security
October 11, 2013
Watch Bernie and Wolf Blitzer discuss the government shutdown on CNN.
“Yesterday, the Republicans were using the Affordable Care Act as the reason why they had to shut down the government and not pay our bills. Today, it’s ‘reforming’ Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid. What will it be tomorrow?”