Tag Archives: Jobs

Bernie Sanders on the Independent in Politics (Moyers & Company)

September 7, 2012

“What you are looking at is a nation with a grotesquely unequal distribution of wealth & income, tremendous economic power on Wall Street, & now added to all of that is big money interests – the billionaires & corporations – now buying elections. I fear very much that if we don’t turn this around, we’re heading toward an oligarchic form of society.”

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Sanders promotes employee-ownership (WPTZ)

July 24, 2012

By Stewart Ledbetter U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders is introducing two bills in Congress this week aimed at boosting employee-ownership across the nation. Vermont is home to at least thirty employee-owned companies — including some big names like King Arthur Flour, Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, and Gardener’s Supply Company — and Sanders would like to see […]

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Offshoring the Olympics: Why It Matters Where Uniforms Are made (The Nation)

July 12, 2012

By John Nichols The bipartisan consensus on trade policy has extended across Democratic and Republican administrations for two decades, providing steady reminders of the reality that when Wall Street calls politicians of both parties answer. Trade debates have made coalition partners of Bill Clinton and Newt Gingrich, George W. Bush and Tom Daschle, Barack Obama and Paul […]

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Crumbling US infrastructure a missed opportunity for jobs, renewal (MSNBC)

June 12, 2012

“It’s not only roads, it’s not only bridges, it’s not only water systems, it’s mass transportation. It is rail. China is building high-speed rail all over the place. We are not… we have an enormous amount of work that is ready to go right now & it is beyond comprehension that our Republican friends will not support infrastructure legislation.”

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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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