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Last Chance: The Saving American Democracy Amendment

Of all the extraordinary things going on in the world right now, I don't believe there is an outcome that is more essential to assuring that our children can survive the corporatocratic nightmare blueprinted by SCOTUS' Citizen United decision, than the Saving American Democracy Amendment offered by Senator Bernie Sanders, of Vermont.

Please get on board, and help get this Amendment considered and passed.
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Warning that American democracy in endangered," Sen. Bernie Sanders on Thursday proposed a constitutional amendment to overturn a Supreme Court ruling that allowed unrestricted and secret campaign spending by corporations on U.S. elections. The first constitutional amendment ever proposed by Sanders during his two decades in Congress would reverse the narrow 5-to-4 ruling in Citizens United vs. the Federal Elections Commission.

Show your support - sign the petition at http://sanders.senate.gov/savingdemocracy

 

Senator Bernie Sanders on the dangers of #OccupyWallStreet

Senator Sanders addresses the dangers of class warfare that Presidential-aspirant, Mit Romney, detects rising from the ranks of the Occupiers of Wall Street.

But, first, I found actual evidence of the real danger, in the form of pissed-off librarians!
FB-Marching Librarians

Draft Bernie Sanders...for Democratic Policy Director! Video of Speech to CA Dems

Maybe Senator Bernie Sanders should be drafted for an Executive position. He makes the point in this speech, that the richest 400 Americans are weatlhier than 150,000,000 of their countrymen, combined. That's obscene.

 

 

Defending Social Security

Copied entirely from Senator Bernie Sanders post of it.

Social Security - the most successful government program in our nation's history - is at risk.  

Before Social Security was established 75 years ago, more than half of our elderly population lived in poverty. Because of Social Security, the poverty figure for seniors today is less than 10 percent. Social Security also provides dignified support for millions of widows, widowers, orphans and people with disabilities.

Since it was established, Social Security has paid every nickel it owed to every eligible American, in good times and bad. As corporations over the last 30 years destroyed the retirement dreams of millions of older workers by eliminating defined-benefit pension plans, Social Security was there paying full benefits. When Wall Street greed and recklessness caused working people to lose billions in retirement savings, Social Security was there paying full benefits.

Despite its success, Social Security faces an unprecedented attack from Wall Street, the Republican Party and a few Democrats. If the American people are not prepared to fight back, the dismantling of Social Security could begin in the very near future.

The Last Honest Politician Standing

I was just doing some internet strolling in the few minutes I have to spare today and came across this piece on the stunning differences between President Obama and Senator Bernie Sanders. The kind of differences that eliminate any false ideas of what really is the gray area of compromise and what is all show with no substance.

If they can't audit the Fed, is there any real oversight?

Given what they do there is no doubt, IMHO, that being able to regularly audit the Fed has to come under the oversight of Congress. The amounts of money they can deal in, what they do with it, where it comes from and how it can effect our entire economy dictates that they have to be able to be reviewed in what they do. All I can say is "Go Bernie!"

Senator Dodd on Kucinich Amendment Protecting States Rights for Single Payer

At the end of the blogger outreach on Saturday, September 26th, '09, I talked to Senator Dodd on the Kucinich Amendment Protecting States' Rights to move forward on Single Payer. Essentially, Dodd refers to Senator Bernie Sanders' efforts and Sanders legislation to deal with Erisa laws and allow Single Payer in States that want to start an SP system. Dodd makes no commitment to support it, but he will look at it. Sanders had previously introduced a partial fix to the system and it was rejected in the Senate HELP committee BUT if we can get him to reintroduce it, or even a stronger fix? One possibly more sympathetic and newly minted Chairperson may have the will to twist a few arms:

Some Sen Russ Feingold Legislation Worth Watching

So sayeth Senator Sanders and I think most of you will agree:

Bernie cosponsored
Russ Feingold’s bill to rescind the immunity given to
telecommunications firms that took part in a Bush-era spying program.
"We have got to do everything we can to protect the American people
from terrorist attacks, but we can do that and uphold the rule of law,"
Bernie said. To read more, click
here.

U.S.  Senators Russ Feingold (D-WI), Dick Durbin (D-IL), Jon Tester (D-MT), Tom Udall (D-NM), Jeff Bingaman (D-NM), Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Daniel Akaka (D-HI) and Ron Wyden (D-OR) have combined efforts to introduce the legislation.

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