Tag Archives: Transparency

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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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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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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