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For a Budget That Is Both Morally and Economically Sound

Sen. Bernie Sanders | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Sen. Bernie Sanders

As a member of the U.S. Senate Budget Committee, I am more than aware that a $17 trillion dollar national debt and a $700 billion deficit are serious problems that must be addressed. But I am also aware that real unemployment is close to 14 percent.

Health Care for All

Sen. Bernie Sanders | Posted 12.01.2013 | Politics
Sen. Bernie Sanders

It is unconscionable that in one of the most advanced nations in the world, there are nearly 50 million people who lack health insurance and millions more who have burdensome copayments and deductibles.

The American People Have Spoken: No More War Abroad, More Jobs at Home

Sen. Bernie Sanders | Posted 11.12.2013 | Politics
Sen. Bernie Sanders

With a loud and clear voice, the overwhelming majority of the American people, across the political spectrum, are saying NO to another war in the Middle East -- Syria's bloody and complicated civil war.

Four Questions for Fed Chair Candidates

Sen. Bernie Sanders | Posted 10.11.2013 | Politics
Sen. Bernie Sanders

The next Fed chair will have an opportunity to get our economy back on track and to help rebuild America's middle class. But that will require the right temperament and a willingness to take on Wall Street CEOs when necessary.

The 'Hoax'

Sen. Bernie Sanders | Posted 06.12.2013 | Green
Sen. Bernie Sanders

Do we agree with Senator Inhofe that global warming is a "hoax" and that we do not want the federal government to address that issue? Or do we agree with the overwhelming majority of scientists who tell us that that we must act boldly and aggressively to protect the future of this planet?

A Choice for Corporate America: Are You With America or the Cayman Islands?

Sen. Bernie Sanders | Posted 04.11.2013 | Politics
Sen. Bernie Sanders

Wall Street banks and large companies love America when they need corporate welfare. But when it comes to paying American taxes or American wages, they want nothing to do with this country. That has got to change.

Conservative Carbon

Edward Flattau | Posted 04.09.2013 | Politics
Edward Flattau

David Vitter is a conservative Republican from Louisiana, the ranking minority member on the U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, and in the case of a carbon tax, blinded by his ideology.

The Soul of America

Sen. Bernie Sanders | Posted 03.11.2013 | Politics
Sen. Bernie Sanders

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.

Label Genetically Engineered Food

Sen. Bernie Sanders | Posted 08.19.2012 | Politics
Sen. Bernie Sanders

Unlike people in the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Italy, Ireland, Australia, South Korea, Japan, Brazil, China, Russia, New Zealand and other countries where labels are required, Americans don't know if the food they eat has been genetically altered.

Let's End Polluter Welfare

Sen. Bernie Sanders | Posted 05.20.2012 | Politics
Sen. Bernie Sanders

Instead of passing strong legislation to help reverse global warming, Congress continues the giveaways to the 200-year-old fossil fuel industry even as that industry's carbon pollution wreaks devastation on our planet. Enough is enough.

Stop the Nuclear Industry Welfare Program

Sen. Bernie Sanders | Posted 06.16.2012 | Politics
Sen. Bernie Sanders

If the nuclear industry believes so fervently in its technology, then it and Wall Street investors can put their money where their mouth is. Let's let them finance it, insure it, and pay for it themselves.

We the People

Sen. Bernie Sanders | Posted 03.21.2012 | Politics
Sen. Bernie Sanders

We face a choice. Americans can let Citizens United remain the law of the land, or we can have a functioning democracy. We can't have both.

America Must Not Back Down on Sustainable Energy

Sen. Bernie Sanders | Posted 02.15.2012 | Politics
Sen. Bernie Sanders

It is time to put in place stable, long-term policies to support these critical industries. Rather than fight to turn one energy company's demise into partisan points, it is time to point the way towards our energy future -- so that all Americans win.

Saving Our Democracy

Sen. Bernie Sanders | Posted 02.07.2012 | Politics
Sen. Bernie Sanders

The Constitution of this country has served us well. But when the Supreme Court says that attempts by the federal government and states to impose reasonable restrictions on campaign ads are unconstitutional, our democracy is in grave danger.

Making AIDS Treatment Affordable

Sen. Bernie Sanders | Posted 01.31.2012 | Politics
Sen. Bernie Sanders

Today, the biggest problem in caring for those with AIDS is no longer mainly a medical or scientific problem. The crisis is access to affordable drugs.

Democrats, Stop Caving In

Sen. Bernie Sanders | Posted 01.18.2012 | Politics
Sen. Bernie Sanders

What if the super committee ends in stalemate? Across-the-board, automatic cuts are set to kick in. That so-called sequestration wouldn't start, however, until 2013. That would make 2012 one of the most important election years in modern American history.

The Veil of Secrecy at the Fed Has Been Lifted, Now It's Time for Change

Sen. Bernie Sanders | Posted 01.02.2012 | Politics
Sen. Bernie Sanders

One thing is abundantly clear: Americans deserve a Federal Reserve that works for them, not just the CEOs on Wall Street.

Wall Street's Secret Oil Games

Sen. Bernie Sanders | Posted 11.16.2011 | Business
Sen. Bernie Sanders

It's time to lift the veil of secrecy in the oil futures market. The American people have a right to know how much excessive speculation has driven up oil prices and which Wall Street firms are doing it.

Is Poverty a Death Sentence?

Sen. Bernie Sanders | Posted 11.13.2011 | Politics
Sen. Bernie Sanders

There are 46 million Americans living below the poverty line. That's the largest number on record and this crisis is one of the great moral and economic issues facing our country.

Why I Voted No on the Deficit Deal

Sen. Bernie Sanders | Posted 10.05.2011 | Politics
Sen. Bernie Sanders

The deficit deal does exactly the opposite of what the American people wanted. In poll after poll, the American people said they believe in shared sacrifice instead of putting Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, education and environmental protection on the chopping block.

Why Americans Are So Angry

Sen. Bernie Sanders | Posted 09.28.2011 | Politics
Sen. Bernie Sanders

The rich are getting richer. Their effective tax rate, in recent years, has been reduced to the lowest in modern history. Nurses, teachers and firemen actually pay a higher tax rate than some billionaires. It's no wonder the American people are angry.

Congratulations Sen. Coburn

Sen. Bernie Sanders | Posted 09.19.2011 | Politics
Sen. Bernie Sanders

Based on the limited information that we have, I think it is important to highlight some of what is in this so-called Gang of Six proposal that the corporate media, among others, are enthralled about.

Shared Sacrifice: Sign Bernie's Letter to the President

Sen. Bernie Sanders | Posted 08.27.2011 | Politics
Sen. Bernie Sanders

Mr. President, please listen to the overwhelming majority of the American people who believe that deficit reduction must be about shared sacrifice. The wealthiest Americans and the most profitable corporations must pay their fair share.