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Senator Sanders' Heroic 3Hr Long Filibuster On Taxes

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posted on Dec, 10 2010 @ 01:31 PM
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Senator Sanders' Heroic 3Hr Long Filibuster On Taxes


www.zerohedge.com

Senator Bernie Sanders commenced a filibuster speech at 10:25 am this morning objecting to the proposed tax extension. Three hours later, and now joined by Mary Landrieu, the soliloquy (or is that duoloquy) continues. While the backstage dealing will likely not be impacted much if at all by this speech, it does provide for entertaining viewing. Bernie sure is passionate about the topic.
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posted on Dec, 10 2010 @ 01:31 PM
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This guy is the unsung hero! Unlike Ron Paul who always gets the spot light (and deserves it).. He tells it like it is.. fights the Fed.. protects Americans.. and gives you the truth...

'The most unequal distribution of wealth in the world'.. he says.. 1.27 trillion wealth of the top 400 families.

Republican or democrat.. this guy is fighting for peoples rights.. and as a sidebar.. hopefully the S510 rider gets killed as well.

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posted on Dec, 10 2010 @ 01:40 PM
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Sanders does a segment with a radio show host every Friday, Brunch with Bernie. Callers get direct access to him for an hour, every single week. And he gives actual answers, not the typical political response. I appreciate that he makes himself so accessible. He's been doing it for a long time now (as long as I've been listening to that station).

Not only that, but like you said, he's on the right side of many important issues.



posted on Dec, 10 2010 @ 01:44 PM
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He is filibustering against the tax cut extension? Meaning he wants to raise taxes? Am I reading that right?



posted on Dec, 10 2010 @ 01:44 PM
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He's a good guy and is consistent I'll give him that.

I just fail to see how continuing to reward the fed for bad behavior is going to fix anything.



posted on Dec, 10 2010 @ 02:25 PM
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Originally posted by Anonymous Avatar
He is filibustering against the tax cut extension? Meaning he wants to raise taxes? Am I reading that right?


Yes. He is filibustering against the Obama White House decision to extend the tax cuts. He has been outspoken against the position of the White House all week.

Just a side note for those who do not know, Sen. Sanders is regsitered as an independant, caucases with the D's and is the first self described 'socialist' to ever be elected to the Senate.



posted on Dec, 10 2010 @ 02:28 PM
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Ok so then why are you all praising him? So you want to pay more taxes?????



posted on Dec, 10 2010 @ 02:41 PM
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What the Dems seem to want is to only give tax breaks to certain people, while denying them to others (the "wealthy").

That is unAmerican. I don't care who the party is, or what their platform is, it is tyranny to tax people more just because they make more money.

There should be a simple consumption tax levied. That would achieve the desired result of taxing the wealthier people more heavily.

But what the Dems are doing is pure tyranny. No, i do not support it.



posted on Dec, 10 2010 @ 02:48 PM
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Originally posted by bigfatfurrytexan

There should be a simple consumption tax levied. That would achieve the desired result of taxing the wealthier people more heavily.


Amen to that. I by no means am anywhere near rich. We live month to month like the next family.

What I don't understand is people's vendetta against "rich" people. Okay, they make more money than us. Why? Because we pay to go see their ridiculous movies, we buy their ridiculous clothes, and the list goes on and on. What we SHOULD be concerned about is why those people can make hundreds of millions of dollars and not be more charitable.



posted on Dec, 10 2010 @ 02:49 PM
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and I support you not supporting this.

The wealthiest percentages already pay the most taxes, but the D's want to tax them more.

I remember my first college class in political science when the professor stated that if you were of poor or working class than you should always vote republican if for only financial reasons. 99% percent of the class was flabergasted. Here we all were in a lib state, in a lib college, with a lib prof and he was telling us poor college students that we should vote for an R?
Well after we finished the class we could see why. Taxes. Big government. Redistribution of wealth. Now dont get me wrong, I love the story of Robin Hood, but I would never vote for him.



posted on Dec, 10 2010 @ 02:49 PM
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Bernie Sanders is one of the few people who truly tries to help the middle class and the poor.

One of the best politicians we have...possibly the best. He actuallys TALKS to the people of his state.

We'd be in much better shape if we had more like him.

He's kind of the polar opposite of Paul in terms of how government should be ran...but the two have often worked together.

If he were in my state I'd vote for him...without a doubt.



posted on Dec, 10 2010 @ 02:51 PM
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That is unAmerican. I don't care who the party is, or what their platform is, it is tyranny to tax people more just because they make more money.


So you are stating that we've been living under Tyranny since WWII? You do realize that the top .1 percent were taxed over 90 percent on capital gains? During this time we had the strongest middle class the world has ever seen. Only one parent worked and we were leading the world in damn near everything.



posted on Dec, 10 2010 @ 02:54 PM
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i live as month to month as it gets. which is sad. In an "up" economy i would be making a killing right now. But until the job market opens up, i am stuck in this gig being underpaid significantly.



posted on Dec, 10 2010 @ 02:54 PM
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Senator Bernie Sander's Filibuster is trending #1 on Google, but I see no coverage of this on CNN, FOX, ABC, MSNBC, BBC, Yahoo!, or the other MSM.



posted on Dec, 10 2010 @ 02:57 PM
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Sanders does a segment with a radio show host every Friday, Brunch with Bernie. Callers get direct access to him for an hour, every single week. And he gives actual answers, not the typical political response. I appreciate that he makes himself so accessible. He's been doing it for a long time now (as long as I've been listening to that station).


For anyone that doesn't know or is interested, the show he appears on each week is the Thom Hartmann show.

Link to his website is here:
www.thomhartmann.com...

He is a progressive....but most of you don't know what a progressive sounds like because all you hear are corporate democrats and republicans. Want to hear someone go after the corporations...NAFTA...fight for the middle class...then he's your man.

Of course you may not agree with lots of his opinions...but i don't either. However, he is one of the very few who truly fights for the middle class.

It's so INCREDIBLY RARE these days.



posted on Dec, 10 2010 @ 02:57 PM
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Senator Bernie Sander's Filibuster is trending #1 on Google, but I see no coverage of this on CNN, FOX, ABC, MSNBC, BBC, Yahoo!, or the other MSM.


Well they don't want to be taxed more...........so why would they?

No conflict of interest here....nope...none at all.



posted on Dec, 10 2010 @ 02:59 PM
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But until the job market opens up, i am stuck in this gig being underpaid significantly.


I'm in the same position. I'm underpaid in my line of work but there are no other options out there. I'm still definitely happy to be workign however...many can't say that right now.

Just wish things would get better...for everyone.



posted on Dec, 10 2010 @ 03:08 PM
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Originally posted by David9176
He is a progressive....but most of you don't know what a progressive sounds like because all you hear are corporate democrats and republicans. Want to hear someone go after the corporations...NAFTA...fight for the middle class...then he's your man.

Of course you may not agree with lots of his opinions...but i don't either. However, he is one of the very few who truly fights for the middle class.


Progressive? And that is supposed to be a good thing for America

And earlier, I saw this guy called a socialist...I know that cannot be good for the country.

Am I wrong, or are part of the world who embraced socialism trying to ease away from the philosophy.....maybe we should listen more to their experiences.



posted on Dec, 10 2010 @ 03:12 PM
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Only reason I knew of this was because I was flipping through the channels and it was on CNN or FOX, don't care for either so I don't remember which. As soon as I saw it, I switched over to C-SPAN.



posted on Dec, 10 2010 @ 03:15 PM
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Have you ever listened? Yes Bernie Sanders is a Socialist. Self Proclaimed. He's the only Independent in the Senate but Caucuses with Dems. He fought against the Federal Reserve, Wall Street, fought for Public Option, against NAFTA, etc. Yes he is a supporter of Global Warming. Like I stated, I don't agree with everything anyone stands for. No one entirely does.

Regardless, the man is well intentioned...and since he is from a small state he can go do to door without taking corporate contributions to get elected.

He actually TALKS AND LISTENS to his constituents.

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