Income Inequality

Sen. Sanders: Voters must defeat right-wing extremism (Portsmouth Herald)

September 23, 2012

By Suzanne Laurent PORTSMOUTH — The lower level of South Church was packed with an enthusiastic crowd as U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., rallied for the re-election of President Obama. Sanders said he preferred the town meeting style of campaigning to the “negative ads and sound bites being thrown at people.” Before he spoke, two […]

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News Update: Fighting Back

September 13, 2012

“I want to thank many of you for the strong support that you have given my Senate re-election campaign in Vermont. It is very much appreciated. Let me take this opportunity to keep you informed as to what our campaign is up to.”

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News Update: Oligarchy or Democracy?

August 6, 2012

“From one end of this country to the other, hundreds of millions of dollars are being spent by the very wealthy to defeat candidates who represent the needs of working people. Not content with controlling the economy, they also want to dominate our political system as well.”

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Bernie Sanders says Walmart heirs own more wealth than the bottom 40 percent of Americans (PolitiFact.com)

August 1, 2012

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, an independent who caucuses with Democrats, tweeted a startling statistic to his followers on July 22, 2012: “Today the Walton family of Walmart own more wealth than the bottom 40 percent of America.” Sanders speaks and writes frequently about wealth distribution in the U.S., a hot-button issue among liberals and a […]

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Republicans want to stop talking about the middle class (MSNBC)

July 24, 2012

Watch Bernie discuss wealth and income and its impact on our democracy on MSNBC.

“We just identified today 25 separate billionaires who are spending at least a quarter of a million dollars on campaigns right now. The billionaires are not satisfied with the fact that the top 1% owns 40% of the wealth in America; they want more and more and more.”

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Romney’s energy advisor takes advantage of Citizens United (MSNBC)

June 26, 2012

Bernie joins Ed Schultz on MSNBC to talk about the Supreme Court & Citizens United.

“With the Citizens United decision, what the Supreme Court has said to all of these billionaires is, ‘Go for it! You’re tired of buying coal companies & gambling casinos? You know what you could buy now? You can buy the United States government!’”

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1 trillion in spending and cuts for the poor (MSNBC)

June 20, 2012

“…What people have to understand is this is part & parcel of the Republican’s vicious attack against middle income & low income people. This is not unrelated. These attacks that we’re going to see from the Republicans in massive cuts in food stamps is directly related to the attacks you’re going to see on Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid & education.”

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Obama calls Romney speech ‘cow pie of distortion’ (MSNBC)

May 25, 2012

Bernie & MSNBC’s Ed Schultz talk about Mitt Romney’s economic “plan.”

“What Romney’s economics is about is ‘trickle-down’ economic theory. That’s what George W. Bush practiced for 8 years & we lost during that time 600,000 jobs, median income went down, the rich got richer, & poverty increased.”

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Show Peter Peterson We Reject His Elite Austerity Consensus (HuffPost Politics)

May 13, 2012

By Roger Hickey On Tuesday, May 15, one of America’s wealthiest men, Peter G. Peterson, will use his foundation’s money to lecture the rest of us about why the Federal Deficit is the most serious problem facing our country. Since poll after poll demonstrates that strong majorities of Americans care far more about high unemployment […]

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Is America in fiscal austerity yet? (NBC Politics)

May 11, 2012

By Tom Curry The short-term importance of the budget bill which the House approved this week is that Democrats now have another vote which they can use against Republicans running in tough races this fall. Sixteen House Republicans voted against the measure — called the Sequester Replacement Reconciliation Act — which would replace some of […]

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