Bernie Sanders: Purchase of Election by Chevron Shows We Have 'Oligarchy.' Queally writes: "The Independent U.S.
Senator from Vermont Bernie Sanders was in the city of Richmond, California on Thursday and said local elections in the city have become prime examples of how U.S. politics, at all levels, have become corrupted by the unlimited amount of money wealthy corporations and individuals can spend on campaigns. " ALSO SEE: How Chevron Swamps a Small City With Campaign Money and Bogus News By Jon Queally, Common Dreams 18 October 14 According to estimates, fossil fuel company is on track to spend $3 million in attempt to gain control of city council in Richmond, California he Independent U.S. So far, the oil giant Chevron—which has a major refinery in Richmond and has been in a battle with city officials and residents over safety at the facility following a large fire in 2012—has pumped an estimated $3 million dollars into the local elections, backing its own slate of candidates while funding attack ads on their opponents. According to Sen. 'Run, Bernie, Run': Survey Shows Huge Support for Sen. Sanders as Progressive Presidential Candidate.
Senator Bernie Sanders has said he doesn't wake up dreaming to be president, but also says that the unprecedented crises facing the nation and the planet demand a much stronger response than those being offered. According to a new poll of progressive-minded voters, a run by Sanders would be a very welcome development. (Credit: AP/Rich Pedroncelli)If Bernie runs, it looks like the progressive left flank is ready to mobilize on his behalf. Recent signals by Vermont's Independent Senator Bernie Sanders that he would consider a run for president in 2016 in order to "take on Wall Street, address the collapse of the middle class, tackle the spread of poverty... and address global warming," perked the ears of progressives who look out at the Democratic Party and see no other candidate—especially the presumed frontrunner Hillary Clinton—likely to speak for them on a core set of issues.
Asked if he should run, 81 percent said 'Yes.' Would You Vote For Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) If He Ran For President?..If So, Who Might Be His Running Mate? - Find Answers to this Question. Sen. Bernie Sanders 'troubled' by FCC pick's lobbying past. Submitted: May 2, 2013 - 3:58pm Originally published: May 2, 2013 Last updated: May 2, 2013 - 4:13pm Coverage Type: reporting Location: US Capitol, East Capitol Street, NE and 1st Street, NE, DC, 20515, United States Sen.
Bernie Sanders (I-VT) is expressing concern about President Obama's nominee to head the Federal Communications Commission due to his ties to the industries he would be in charge of regulating. Tom Wheeler was the top lobbyist for the cable and cellphone industries before he became a venture capitalist. White House press secretary Jay Carney defended Wheeler's past as a lobbyist during a briefing, noting that he worked for the wireless industry nearly a decade ago and the cable industry nearly three decades ago. What ‘Grand Bargainers’ Simpson and Bowles Really Stand For - Bernie Sanders. There has been a lot of discussion about Congress enacting a “grand bargain” during the lame duck session of Congress.
Many members of Congress have talked about using the plan put forward by Alan Simpson and Erskine Bowles as an outline for a “balanced” approach to deficit reduction. Let me take this opportunity to tell you a little about Alan Simpson and Erskine Bowles and what their plan would do. As many of you know, Alan Simpson is a former conservative Republican Senator from Wyoming who has wanted to cut Social Security benefits for decades. Here are just a few of the rude, inaccurate, and derogatory statements that Alan Simpson has made about Social Security: On August 24, 2010, Alan Simpson wrote in an e-mail to the head of the Older Women’s League: “And yes, I’ve made some plenty smart cracks about people on Social Security who milk it to the last degree.
In their endorsement of Rep. Rep. 1. 2. 3. 4. Bernie Sanders on Sequestration. News February 16. Bernie Sanders on Sequestration. Senator Bernie Sanders Questions Veterans Service Organizations on Cuts in Disability Benefits. WASHINGTON--(ENEWSPF)--February 28 - As a Friday deadline neared in Congress’s latest budget showdown, Veterans’ Affairs Committee Chairman Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) today questioned veterans group leaders about a proposal to cut disability benefits.
Sanders has led opposition in Congress to reducing benefits by changing how the consumer price index is calculated. “It would mean very significant cuts for Social Security beneficiaries as well as for disabled veterans,” Sanders said at a joint hearing of the Senate and House veterans’ affairs committees. Sanders asked representatives of veteran service organizations for their assessment of the proposal. Tom Tarantino, the policy chief for the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, called it “a terrible idea.” He added, “It astounds me that we keep asking veterans to sacrifice more and more.” H. The change in how the consumer price index is calculated would result in significantly lower annual cost-of-living adjustments.