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Sanders, Welch: Congress unlikely to avoid ‘fiscal cliff’ (Burlington Free Press)

November 13, 2012

By Sam Hemingway Two members of Vermont’s congressional delegation signaled Monday that Congress is unlikely to find a solution to the nation’s $16 trillion deficit in time to avoid the Dec. 31 “fiscal cliff” deadline. Instead, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and Rep. Peter Welch, D-Vt., said in separate news conferences in Burlington that a resolution […]

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Sanders to GOP: Understand you lost (MSNBC)

November 12, 2012

Watch Bernie on MSNBC’s Jansing & Co. talk about the recent election & the deficit reduction debate.

“Mr. Boehner has got to understand they lost & let the wishes of the majority of the people prevail.”

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Vt. US Sen. Sanders against Social Security cuts (Boston Globe)

By Dave Gram BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders said Monday he would rather tax cuts expire next year as scheduled than see Democrats agree to spending cuts to Social Security and other programs relied on by low- and moderate-income Americans. The left-leaning independent who caucuses with Democrats said he hoped President Barack […]

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Romney digs deeper over hidden video comments (MSNBC)

September 18, 2012

On MSNBC’s Ed Show, Bernie responds to comments Mitt Romney made at a private fundraiser in a video recently leaked to the press.

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The GOP vs The Big Three (MSNBC)

August 13, 2012

Bernie and Ed Schultz talk about the so-called Ryan Budget.

“We have 50 million people who have no health insurance today – 45000 are dying [each year] because they don’t get to a doctor. The idea that you would make devastating cuts in medicaid, leave people… out there with no access to health care at all is criminal & it can not be allowed.”

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Real conversation about economy still lacking (MSNBC)

February 2, 2012

Bernie & Sen. Tom Coburn discuss campaign finance on MSNBC’s Dylan Ratigan Show.

“I think it’s very clear to most Americans that Big Money plays an extraordinary and very negative role in the political process in this country. On issue after issue, bills that come to the floor, the American people want to move in one direction and congress moves in another direction”

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Dems introduce Buffet rule (MSNBC)

February 1, 2012

Watch Bernie talk to Ed Schultz on MSNBC about the so-called “Buffet rule.”

“…when the effective tax rate for millionaires & billionaires is the lowest it has been in decades, so you have 1/4 of millionaires in this country paying a lower effective tax rate than the average middle-class person… of course it is right to ask the wealthiest people to pay more.”

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Investing in America (MSNBC)

January 24, 2012

On The Ed Show, Bernie reacts to the President’s State of the Union speech.

“There’s something fundamentally wrong in our society when so few have so much and so many have so little, when the top 400 wealthiest people in this country own more wealth than the bottom half of America. So to be talking, finally, about asking the richest people in this country to start paying their fair share is an important step forward.”

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Sanders hopeful for change on energy, taxes, and Medicare (Brattleboro Reformer)

January 11, 2012

By Carter Vanderhoof ROCKINGHAM — Sen. Bernie Sanders visited the Bellows Falls Area Senior Center Tuesday to discuss renovations to the building while also addressing taxes, Medicare, and a new biomass energy program. Sanders helped secure more than $40,000 for the senior center to make upgrades which include new lighting, windows, kitchen improvements and a […]

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Senate leaders strike short-term deal to extend payroll tax holiday (The Hill)

December 16, 2011

By Alexander Bolton Senate leaders announced Friday evening a deal to extend the payroll tax holiday and unemployment benefits for two months, putting Congress on course to adjourn for the year well in time for Christmas. House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) will consult with rank-and-file members of the House GOP conference before signing off on […]

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