Bernie Sanders

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In 2021 so far, there have been more than 425 bills introduced in state legislatures in 49 states across the country aimed at making it harder to vote. Join me, Sen. @amyklobuchar, @AriBerman, @nseufot, and @NicholsUprising this Wednesday at 8 PM ET to discuss how we fight back.
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No, you should not accept an economic system which allows the CEOs of this country to grow their pay by 1,167% while at the same time, worker pay has grown by just 13.7%. Another world and an economy which works for all of us is possible, but only if we fight for it.
Jane and I would like to wish a Happy Hanukkah to all who are celebrating across the world in the week ahead.
My message to GOP legislators across this country is this: if you are SOOO scared to campaign on your ideas that you have to resort to rigged electoral maps and draconian voter suppression laws to be able to win, maybe you ought to get out of politics and find a new job.
In 1944 FDR stated; "We have come to a clear realization of the fact that true individual freedom cannot exist without economic security and independence.” He was right. People who are hungry, homeless and without health care are not truly free. The struggle continues.
Question: What does it say about a political party that has to repeatedly gerrymander districts to continue to hold power, that has to make it harder for people of color and for poor people to vote? Answer: It says that they are cowards afraid of democracy.
Time is running out for American democracy. If we're going to stop Republican voter suppression, extreme gerrymandering and attacks on election officials ALL Democrats must vote to end the filibuster and pass the Freedom to Vote Act NOW.
I believe we have very little time left now to save American democracy from Republican voter suppression and extreme gerrymandering. Join me, Sen. @amyklobuchar, @AriBerman, @nseufot, and @NicholsUprising this Wednesday at 8 PM ET to learn about how we can fight back.
I am proud to stand in solidarity with the workers of @wirecutterunion. To my mind it is not right that Wirecutter workers are paid a median salary some $43,000 less than others in the newsroom. Management must negotiate in good faith to see that workers are compensated fairly. twitter.com/wirecutterunio…
Jane and I want to take this opportunity to wish everyone a very Happy Thanksgiving. In these difficult times let us continue standing together, with hope and love, to create the world of peace and justice that we all deserve. Despair is not an option.
Insulin in the United States should not cost 14x what it costs in England. It should not cost 11x what it costs in France. It should not cost 9x what it costs in Germany. It should not cost 7x what it costs in Japan. Let's take on the greed of the pharmaceutical industry.
New moms in Canada are guaranteed 119 days of paid leave to spend with their baby. You know how many days of paid leave a new mom here in the United States is guaranteed? NOT ONE! Don't you think maybe we should put an end to that international embarrassment?
The top 0.01% now owns more wealth in this country than at any time since the Gilded Age. At a time when so few have so much, and so many have so little, yeah, I think maybe we should be asking the wealthiest among us to pay their taxes.
Tonight Senator @BernieSanders is on my @SXMProgress show to discuss the corporate welfare buried in the defense budget bill, the Build Back Better bill and more. 8:30PMET on @SIRIUSXM channel 127 twitter.com/SXMProgress/st…
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Nothing scares corporate America more than a powerful trade union movement. And you know why that is? Because in the union, you've got power. That's what this is all about. Real power rests with workers who are organized. We must rebuild the trade union movement in this country.
Why should the American people continue to pay, by far, the highest prices in the world for the same medications, manufactured by the same companies, in the same factories — that are all available in Canada, in Europe, in Australia and in Japan for a fraction of the price?
While Republicans, in state after state, undermine American democracy through voter suppression and extreme gerrymandering, there are still some Democrats in the Senate who refuse to waive the filibuster in order to strengthen the voting rights act. Sad and dangerous.
Maybe, just maybe, instead of giving bored billionaires money to zoom around outer space, we could finally end the international embarrassment of being the only major country on the planet not to guarantee paid family and medical leave to its people. How about that?
You ready for a radical statement? Here we go. An asthma inhaler that is sold to the Canadian people for just $27 should not cost the American people $242 for the EXACT SAME inhaler.
.@WelchForVT understands that now is the time to think big, not small. Peter has the knowledge and experience to fight for a government that works for all, not just the wealthy few. That's why I'm proud to endorse Peter today and look forward to serving with him in the Senate.
How can it be that in Canada, the same exact medicine, manufactured by the same exact company — not a generic — can cost 1/10 what it costs here in the United States? The answer is simple. The greed and the power of the pharmaceutical industry.
Health care workers across this country put their lives on the line to get us through this pandemic. They deserve dignity on the job and to be paid a decent wage. I'm proud to stand in solidarity with @1199SEIU nursing home workers in New York fighting for a fair contract.
At a time when you've got billionaires in this country who in a given year pay Z-E-R-O in income taxes, no, I do not think we should be giving the wealthy even more tax breaks.
It is beyond absurd that at the same time as our nation continues to spend more on the military than the next 12 nations COMBINED, we are told over and over that we cannot afford to invest in the needs of working class people here at home.
I applaud Democrats in the House of Representatives for uniting to pass the Build Back Better Act. Now the Senate has an opportunity to hear the demands of the American people and strengthen the bill. That’s what we must do.
Year after year, the Military Industrial Complex gets whatever it wants and they get it in a bipartisan way. When it comes to tax breaks for the wealthy on top, no problem. But when it comes to the needs of working families, we 'can't afford it.' Give me a break.
.@BernieSanders on his vow to oppose defense bill: "When we want to improve lives—'Oh my god, Bernie, don’t you understand we have a terrible national debt.' But when it comes to military spending, the military industrial complex in a bipartisan always gets what they want."
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When we want to expand Medicare to cover dental, vision, and hearing? 'Nope. Can't do it, think of the deficit!' Universal pre-K? 'Nope. Deficit.' Paid leave? 'Nope. Deficit.' $778 billion a year in defense spending? 'SUUURE! No problem!' Let's get our priorities straight.
Congress says in this moment, when it comes to working families' needs and the very habitability of our planet for future generations, we can't afford to act. But when it comes to finding more money for war, there’s hardly a debate. Our priorities have become horribly distorted.
Why is it considered to be 'no big deal' for some of my colleagues to want to spend some $778 BILLION annually in defense spending, but the second we suggest that MAYBE we should invest in the needs of working class people, well, oh my God, the sky is falling! Disgraceful.
Is anyone in the United States Congress going to tell me with a straight face that 'yeah, we ought to continue being the only major country on the planet not to guarantee its people some form of paid family and medical leave'?
Why are my colleagues SOOOO concerned with the deficit when it comes to addressing the needs of working people — but when we're talking about an annual defense budget of $778 BILLION, those concerns just melt away? Join me on Instagram at 2:45 PM ET to discuss why I'm voting NO.
Are we seeing a real 'labor shortage' in this country? No, I do not think so. What we have is a situation in which workers all across this country are saying, 'you know what? I don't have to work for starvation wages, I am a human being, I deserve to be treated with dignity.'
Nobody — and I mean NOBODY — in this country is calling up Congress begging to continue to pay the highest prices on the planet for their prescription drugs. What you do have is an overwhelming majority of Americans asking us to finally take on Big Pharma's greed. Let's do it.
Tell me. Why should we accept a reality in which the pharmaceutical industry is able to charge the American people $242 for the EXACT SAME asthma inhaler that the Canadian people get for just $27?
"Justice Louis Brandeis said, 'America faces a choice. We can have great wealth in the hands of a few, or we can have a democracy, but we can't have both.' His words are equally applicable to the second Gilded Age we are now living in." - @RBReich
The truth of the matter is that there are a hell of a lot more working people than there are billionaires. The one response you cannot have is to sit back and give up. Let's stand up. Let's fight back. Let's create the kind of world we know we can become.
"The typical family today with young children is spending something between 20% and 30% of their income on child care... There is no better antidote to inflation than cutting many of these costs." - @RBReich
"It's naive not to recognize that economic power can translate into political power. We have classes of people with way too much economic power that have been able to hijack our political system in a way that does not allow us to thrive and humans to flourish." - @DarrickHamilton
You know, up on Capitol Hill, it is quite a remarkable thing to see such remarkable greed in action.
"Over the next 10 years, the military bill is $8 TRILLION. Does anybody out there say, 'oh we can't afford $8 trillion'? Nobody says that." - @RBReich
With one bill, we were able to cut childhood poverty in this country nearly IN HALF. This is what good public policy can do. We must extend the expanded Child Tax Credit.
"It's not a labor shortage. It's that employers are not offering the wages and benefits that would be required to bring a person back into the labor force in the middle of an ongoing pandemic." - @StephanieKelton
On 'labor shortages': "The key is, we want good jobs. We want jobs with dignity. We want jobs with living wages. We want safe jobs. Otherwise, a bad job might be worse than no job." - @DarrickHamilton
LIVE NOW: Our economy has worked incredibly well for billionaires and corporate CEOs. It's time we built an economy that worked for the working class of this country. Tune in NOW to our town hall discussion to hear how we build an economy for all. twitter.com/i/broadcasts/1…
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"Right now, you've got record levels of corporate profits. If they were really in a competitive market, they would not be raising their prices... they can raise their prices because they have market power, they are monopolists... they are not really competing." - @RBReich
A "labor shortage"? More like a living wage shortage. Join @StephanieKelton, @DarrickHamilton, and me in conversation with @BernieSanders about the real state of our economy — without the corporate media spin. We're live in one minute! Tune in at live.berniesanders.com.
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