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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.
Originally posted by Anonymous Avatar
He is filibustering against the tax cut extension? Meaning he wants to raise taxes? Am I reading that right?
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.
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.
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).
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.
But until the job market opens up, i am stuck in this gig being underpaid significantly.
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.