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Why are the billionaires always laughing?

Because they know the corporate media will never call bullshit on their bullshit.

Why are the billionaires laughing?

It’s easy to laugh when the corporate press treats you as a glorious success instead of the epitome of a broken social order. Billionaires laugh because they know the corporate media prefers to fawn over them rather than hold them to account.

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Bernie Sanders


Sanders, Jayapal Say Medicare Expansion in Reconciliation Package 'Not Negotiable'

"This is what the American people want," the socialist senator from Vermont insisted.

Brett Wilkins ·


Democrats Have Taken Medicare for All Off the Table—and It's a Shame

"Nobody in Congress can be counted on to stand with what the people need as opposed to caving to the demands of party leadership," warns veteran single-payer activist Amy Scheetz.

Russell Mokhiber ·


Sanders Pushes Back After Manchin Says He Doesn't Want to Create 'An Entitlement Society'

From climate policies, child care, and pre-K to drug pricing, Medicare benefits, and free community college, Sanders called on Manchin to "tell us with specificity" what he wants to cut from the reconciliation package.

Jessica Corbett ·


Bernie Sanders Explains Why Most Media Coverage of Reconciliation Fight Is Corporate Con Job

"There's a big disconnect between the corporate media and working people," said the senator.

Julia Conley ·


Top Bernie Sanders Aide Details Just How Popular the $3.5 Trillion Package Truly Is

"Opposing these policies doesn't make you a moderate," said Warren Gunnels. "It doesn't make you a centrist. It makes you an extremist."

Common Dreams staff ·


Now Is the Time, Finally, for Congress to Stand Up for Working Families

This reconciliation bill is being opposed by every Republican in Congress as well as the drug companies, the insurance companies, the fossil fuel industry, and the billionaire class. They want to maintain the status quo in which the very rich get richer while ordinary Americans continue to struggle to make ends meet. Well, I disagree.

Bernie Sanders ·


Activists Confront Pelosi at Fundraiser, Demanding She 'Hold the Line' on $3.5 Trillion Package

"Backtracking on this reconciliation bill means people will continue to die at the hands of the climate crisis," said one Sunrise Movement activist.

Brett Wilkins ·


Sanders Demands House Dems Vote Down Bipartisan Bill If Reconciliation Package Not Secured

"Physical infrastructure is important," said Sen. Bernie Sanders, "but the needs of working families and combating climate change is more important."

Kenny Stancil ·


160 Patient Advocates Demand Medicare Negotiation in Build Back Better Package

"We're confident that inclusion of comprehensive drug pricing reforms in the reconciliation package will lower prices, save lives, and ensure continued development of innovative new drugs."

Jessica Corbett ·


11 Senators Support House Progressives' Push to Pass Full Biden Agenda

"We voted for the bipartisan infrastructure bill with the clear commitment that the two pieces of the package would move together along a dual track."

Jessica Corbett ·

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