Bernie Sanders

Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) was elected to the U.S. Senate in 2006 after serving 16 years in the House of Representatives. He is the longest serving independent member of Congress in American history. Elected Mayor of Burlington, Vt., by 10 votes in 1981, he served four terms. Before his 1990 election as Vermont's at-large member in Congress, Sanders lectured at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard and at Hamilton College in upstate New York. Read more at his website.

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Wednesday, January 9, 2013 - 2:52pm
The Soul of America
Despite such terminology as "fiscal cliff" and "debt ceiling," the great debate taking place in Washington now has relatively little to do with financial issues. It is all about ideology. It is all about economic winners and losers in American society. It is all about the power of Big Money. It is all about the soul of America.
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Tuesday, October 16, 2012 - 8:56am
End Polluter Welfare
The Big Energy industries (oil, coal and gas) along with their political allies like Mitt Romney are waging war against sustainable energy and the need to transform our energy system and reverse global warming. In many instances they are aided and abetted by the very powerful nuclear power industry.
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Tuesday, October 2, 2012 - 7:38am
Cut Deficit, But Not on Backs of Needy
Yes. We must address the very serious problem of a $16 trillion national debt and a $1 trillion federal deficit.
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Thursday, September 6, 2012 - 6:57am
Romney's Wrong Economic Answers
Given Mitt Romney's business record as an outsourcer and tax avoider, and his desire to continue the failed economic policies of George W. Bush, President Obama should be 20 points ahead in the polls right now, not struggling to stay even. At a time when the wealthiest people are doing phenomenally well, Romney's plan to provide more tax breaks for millionaires and billionaires is dead wrong.
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Wednesday, August 29, 2012 - 11:19am
Deficit Hawk Hypocrites
Mitt Romney, Paul Ryan and the Republican Party are now mounting a massive attack against Social Security and other programs. Using "deficit reduction" as their rationale, they are attempting to dismantle every major piece of legislation passed since the 1930s that provides support and security to working families.
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Wednesday, August 15, 2012 - 10:38am
On 77th Birthday, Social Security Under Attack
We are now in the midst of the fiercest and best-financed attack against Social Security in our lifetimes. Hundreds of millions of dollars are now being spent to destroy Social Security and endanger the well-being of millions of Americans. We must not allow that effort to succeed.
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Wednesday, June 20, 2012 - 8:20am
Label Genetically Engineered Food
In 49 countries around the world, including all of Europe, people have the opportunity of knowing whether or not they are eating food which contains genetically engineered ingredients. In the United States, we don't. That is why I have introduced, along with Sen. Barbara Boxer, an amendment to the agriculture bill which will give states the right to require labels on food products which are genetically engineered.
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Friday, April 13, 2012 - 1:31pm
Stop the Nuclear Industry Welfare Program
The US is facing a $15 trillion national debt, and there is no shortage of opinions about how to move toward deficit reduction in the federal budget.
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Friday, January 20, 2012 - 3:12pm
We Must Stop This Corporate Takeover of American Democracy
The corporate barbarians are through the gate of American democracy. Not satisfied with their all-pervasive influence on our culture, economy and legislative processes, they want more. They want it all.
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Wednesday, October 12, 2011 - 10:39am
Six Demands to Make of Wall Street
The Occupy Wall Street protests are shining a national spotlight on the most powerful, dangerous, and secretive economic and political force in America.
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