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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Bernie Sanders (And 2 Million Angry Americans) Versus the Billionaires (The Nation)

July 24, 2012

By John Nichols If two dozen billionaires were using their wealth to effectively buy the 2012 election, it would be time for patriots to mount a bold response on behalf of democracy itself. Well, that time has come. US Senator Bernie Sanders, I-Vermont, revealed for the first time in Senate testimony Tuesday that at least twenty-three billionaire […]

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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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One Man Army Bernie Sanders Goes To War With the Koch Brothers (PoliticusUSA)

May 31, 2012

By Jason Easley In response to the Koch Brothers’ plan to spend $400 million on Republican election campaigns, Sen. Bernie Sanders called out the Kochs and urged America to stand up against Citizens United. In the response to the Koch plan to spend more money influencing campaigns in key states ($400 million) than John McCain […]

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May 8, 2012 No Thanks Close The Daily Caller Social Experience Let your friends help you discover the best news, features and videos on TheDC. Publish what you read and maintain full control. Login with Facebook Subcommittee to consider bills to end or amend the Fed (The Daily Caller)

May 7, 2012

By Michael Bastasch A House subcommittee is scheduled to hold a hearing on proposals to reform or end the Federal Reserve System, Texas Republican Rep. Ron Paul announced last Friday. The Domestic Monetary Policy and Technology Subcommittee will hear testimony from economists and lawmakers Tuesday morning on Capitol Hill. “More and more people are beginning […]

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Bernie Sanders: Congress spends day and night worrying about the wealthy (Raw Story)

April 18, 2012

By Eric W. Dolan At a congressional summit Wednesday about the Citizens United decision, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) said the U.S. Congress was only concerned about the “wealthy and powerful” because of the influence of campaign contributions. “This country faces enormous problems, the middle-class is declining, poverty is increasing, we’re worried about global warming, we’re […]

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Vermont lawmakers work to unravel Citizens United ruling (Burlington Free Press)

April 14, 2012

By Nicole Gaudiano WASHINGTON – Vermont’s congressional delegation is backing legislation designed to fight secretive campaign spending by strengthening disclosure laws. The lawmakers’ goal is to weaken the effects of the Supreme Court’s 2010 ruling in Citizens United v. the Federal Election Commission, which allowed corporations and unions to spend unlimited amounts on ads criticizing […]

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Bernie Sanders Trashes the Senate for Passing the Anti-jobs JOBS Act (PolitcusUSA)

March 22, 2012

By Jason Easley Sen. Bernie Sanders has again spoken out for the people by standing up against a phony jobs bill passed by the Senate that loosens protections for investors and doesn’t create jobs. After the Senate passed the bill 73-26, Sen. Sanders said in a statement, The so-called ‘JOBS Act’ is an extremely anti-consumer, […]

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Vermont senators blast the JOBS Act after Senate passes it (Raw Story)

By Eric W. Dolan Vermont Sens. Bernie Sanders (I) and Patrick Leahy (D) on Thursday trashed the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act, saying it could lead to another financial crisis. The Senate voted 73 to 26 to pass the bill, which was aimed at making it easier for small business’s to raise capital. But […]

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Rare bipartisanship as Senate passes jobs, insider-trading bills (Washington Times)

By Sean Lengell In a rare burst of activity, the Senate broke through its gridlock rut Thursday and passed two bipartisan measures aimed at cutting red tape for small businesses and explicitly banning insider stock trading for members of Congress. The Democrat-controlled Senate voted 73-26 to pass the House Republicans’ Jobs Act, which is designed […]

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