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Bernie Sanders
U.S. Senator from Vermont and candidate for President of the United States.
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Bernie Sanders 2h
There's a reason why Trump wants to sabotage the U.S. Postal Service. In a pandemic, people need mail-in ballots. If the mail is delayed, as Trump is doing, fewer people will vote. If fewer people vote, Trump can win the election. Support the post office. Support democracy.
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Bernie Sanders 3h
The fact that Republicans took away $600 a week in unemployment benefits for 30 million Americans while 467 billionaires made $730 billion during a global pandemic is the real looting in America that we must end.
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Bernie Sanders 21h
You all who supported candidates like , and , your work got these people elected. They inspire me and they are inspiring the American people.
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Bernie Sanders 24h
How has this pandemic and economic crisis affected your ability to afford rent, utilities, food or health care?
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Bernie Sanders Aug 6
Wealth gains by billionaires during the pandemic: Jeff Bezos: +$71 billion Walton Family: +$21 billion Mark Zuckerberg: +$38 billion By taxing 60% of the wealth gains by 467 billionaires, we could cover all out-of-pocket health care costs for a year.
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Bernie Sanders Aug 6
"For all the corporate bullies and corporations that think they’re going to make government about them, there’s a bunch of us coming. Our squad is getting bigger and bigger.” -
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Bernie Sanders Aug 6
Progressives are not just fighting for the right things. We are prepared to take on powerful special interests. We know and have always known that real change never takes place without struggle. No one gives you anything. You’ve got to fight for it.
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Bernie Sanders Aug 5
Our movement gets stronger every day. Join me now for a livestream with , and to discuss their historic victories and the next steps for our movement.
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Bernie Sanders Aug 5
Replying to @BernieSanders
It is time for the Senate to act on behalf of the working class who are hurting like they have never hurt before, not the billionaire class who are doing phenomenally well and have never had it so good.
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Bernie Sanders Aug 5
Replying to @BernieSanders
We have a choice to make. We can continue to allow the very rich to get much richer while everyone else gets poorer and poorer. Or we can tax the winnings a handful of billionaires made during the pandemic to improve the health and well-being of tens of millions of Americans.
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Bernie Sanders Aug 5
Replying to @BernieSanders
In my view, we can no longer tolerate the three wealthiest people in America owning more wealth than the bottom 50 percent, while over 30 million Americans have lost their jobs and 92 million people are either uninsured or under-insured.
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Bernie Sanders Aug 5
Replying to @BernieSanders
Yes, by taxing 60% of the wealth gains made by just 467 billionaires during this pandemic, we could guarantee health care as a right for an entire year. And billionaires would still be able to pocket over $310 billion in gains during the worst downturn since the Great Depression.
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Bernie Sanders Aug 5
Replying to @BernieSanders
If we taxed 60% of the windfall gains 467 billionaires made from March 18th until August 3rd we could raise over $420 billion. That’s enough revenue to allow Medicare to pay all of the out-of-pocket health care expenses for everyone in America over the next 12 months.
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Bernie Sanders Aug 5
Replying to @BernieSanders
At a time of massive wealth and income inequality, when so many our people are hurting, it is morally obscene for billionaires to use a global pandemic as an opportunity to make outrageous profits.
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Bernie Sanders Aug 5
Replying to @BernieSanders
While millions of Americans are lining up at emergency food banks because they don’t have enough money to put food on the table, Mark Zuckerberg the founder of Facebook has increased his wealth by more than $37 billion during the pandemic and is now worth over $90 billion.
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Bernie Sanders Aug 5
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While 40 million Americans face eviction, Elon Musk has nearly tripled his wealth over the past four months and now has a net worth of more than $70 billion.
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Bernie Sanders Aug 5
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While U.S. taxpayers are subsidizing the starvation wages at Walmart, our nation’s largest private employer, the Walton family has made over $20 billion during the pandemic and now has a net worth of over $200 billion.
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Bernie Sanders Aug 5
Replying to @BernieSanders
While Amazon is denying paid sick leave, hazard pay and personal protective equipment to 450,000 of its workers, Jeff Bezos has increased his wealth by over $70 billion.
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Bernie Sanders Aug 5
Replying to @BernieSanders
Let me give you a few examples of the incredible growth in inequality that is taking place during this horrific pandemic.
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Bernie Sanders Aug 5
Replying to @BernieSanders
In the midst of a president undermining democracy and moving us toward an authoritarian government, in the midst of all of that, we are seeing a massive increase in income and wealth inequality and the movement in this country toward oligarchy.
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