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Bernie Sanders
U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont is the longest-serving independent in congressional history.
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Bernie Sanders 5h
For centuries, America’s rise relied on treating Black people as literal property. "Slavery By Another Name" continued well into the 20th century. I believe we should talk about this part of our history, and learn about how it has shaped every aspect of our politics and economy.
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Bernie Sanders 11h
If the richest Americans do not start paying their fair share of taxes, we are headed for a future where they control all of the wealth and the rest of the country has none. All of it. To me, that is outrageous and that is not what America is about.
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Bernie Sanders Aug 20
On many issues, we are divided, but comprehensive background checks are supported by 97 percent of Americans. President Trump is a coward whose failure to act threatens public safety.
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Bernie Sanders Aug 20
The business model of Wells Fargo is fraud. Yet how many people at Wells Fargo are going to jail? Zero. But if you smoke marijuana in this country, you get a criminal record. That is unacceptable.
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Bernie Sanders Aug 20
We still can't import medicine from Canada at a fraction of the price. My bill, the Affordable and Safe Prescription Drug Importation Act, ends this absurdity. We can lower drug prices and save lives. Does have the guts to stand up to Big Pharma’s greed?
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Bernie Sanders Aug 19
CEOs of billion-dollar companies say they want to invest in their workers and communities. Good. I have a few ideas for them: ✅ Provide a living wage of at least $15 an hour ✅ Stop union-busting and outsourcing jobs ✅ Pay your taxes, don't evade them
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Bernie Sanders Aug 19
Trump and the Republicans' latest attack on women's rights is this gag rule on health providers. Their goal is to overturn Roe v. Wade. We will not let them win. We must fight together until a woman’s constitutional right to abortion is truly secure.
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Bernie Sanders Aug 19
Replying to @SenSanders
The millennial generation was told that the only way they would get good jobs is if they received a college education. That turned out to be dead wrong. Wages for the average college graduate have stagnated. It's time to hit the reset button. Here's how:
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Bernie Sanders Aug 19
Together, we will cancel all student debt. And we're going to make Wall Street speculators pay for every nickel of it.
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Bernie Sanders Aug 19
Whether America's climate-action plan is 1,000 pages long or two pages long, at the end of the day, we all know what it’s about. It’s about building the political power to tell the fossil fuel industry: Sorry, you cannot continue to destroy the planet for short-term profits.
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Bernie Sanders Aug 18
Billionaires and huge corporations should not be allowed to use loopholes and tax havens to avoid paying their fair share. At a time of massive global inequality the very wealthy should be paying more in taxes, not less.
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Bernie Sanders Aug 18
Some say we can't afford tuition-free public college. Let me get this straight: 40 years ago, in an economy with half the income per person, some of the best public schools were essentially free. But guaranteeing college for all is so "radical" that we can't afford it today?
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Bernie Sanders Aug 18
President Trump proposed cutting Social Security benefits by $25 billion in his budget. That should outrage all of us, young and old alike. No, Mr. President, we will not let you cut Social Security. We will fight to expand it.
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Bernie Sanders Aug 17
Think of how crazy you have to be, in the middle of a mass-extinction event, to try to destroy the Endangered Species Act. I’m sure Trump’s friends in the fossil fuel and mineral industries are happy with his attack on our biodiversity.
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Bernie Sanders Aug 16
Over 40 years: • GDP per person doubled • CEO pay ⬆️ 1,000% • CEOs, who got $30 for every $1 a worker made, now get $278 • The median wage grew $2 an hour since 1978 A political revolution means standing up to billionaires to say: Enough is enough. You can't have it all.
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Bernie Sanders Aug 16
If Prime Minister doesn't want members of Congress to visit Israel, then maybe he can respectfully decline $3.8 billion in annual funding—the largest amount of U.S. aid to any country. I believe in an even-handed approach to ending the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
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Bernie Sanders Aug 16
It's confirmed: July was the hottest month ever recorded. How insane is it that our Environmental Protection Agency is now run by a former coal lobbyist? We must stand up to the fossil fuel industry and say: you will no longer dictate our climate policy.
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Bernie Sanders Aug 15
No senior should have to sell their belongings or spend their life savings just to be able to age in place. Under the Medicare for All, long-term, home-based care will be guaranteed as a right to every senior and person with a disability in America.
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Bernie Sanders Aug 15
Banning Congresswomen Omar and Tlaib from entering Israel and Palestine is a sign of enormous disrespect to these elected leaders, to the United States Congress, and to the principles of democracy. The Israeli government should reverse this decision and allow them in.
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Bernie Sanders Aug 15
When and I asked pharma CEOs about soaring drug prices, they coordinated to block our investigation. and : Obstructing our inquiry is a crime. The American people deserve answers about your price-fixing conspiracy.
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