Bernie Sanders: We need government “working for ordinary people and not just for billionaires”

There is an idiotic article now up on a traditional national media’s organization website about Bernie Sanders that is such a piece of shit (stupid, predictable, dishonest) that I was compelled to offer a real, in-depth discussion with Sanders that took place just two days ago. It’s on Iowa Press, a local Iowan show–it’s concrete, lengthy, substantive.

Asked about running for president Bernie Sanders says: “…I want to ascertain is whether or not there is the support to say government has got to start working for ordinary people and not just for billionaires.”

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Bad Trade News For Net Neutrality

Let’s face it. There is nothing good about these dumb-ass trade deals, going back to NAFTA. Add to your list what it does for net neutrality.

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Save The Planet, Don’t Have Babies

I suppose this is obvious. More people means a bigger drag on the planet. Some actual research though confirms it.

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Bernie Sanders: We need “a political revolution”

We better stop, hey, what’s that sound
Everybody look what’s going down
Stop, hey, what’s that sound
Everybody look what’s going down
Stop, now, what’s that sound
Everybody look what’s going down
Stop, children, what’s that sound
Everybody look what’s going down

In Iowa, Bernie Sanders says it clearly: “There’s no way we are going to address the problems facing this country without a political revolution”.

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ONE TRILLION DOLLARS: Wasted On “The Longest War”…80% By This President

That would be the Afghanistan War. Putting aside the death and destruction from this immoral folly, if you want to know where the money for bridges went, or the money we could use to shore up pensions might have gone, or the money we could use for EXPANDING Social Security…it’s in the cities, mountains and […]

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Bernie Sanders To Intro Bill to Break Up Big Banks

Straightforward.

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Wall Street Weeps, Jamie Dimon Screams: Sherrod Brown, Not Schumer, Top Dem 2015 Banking Committee

I must have some pent-up energy writing today…oh, well…probably a function of an active inbox today.

But, if you live anywhere near Wall Street and heard massive screaming, garments being torn and saw a distraught Jamie Dimon downing a few shots in the elite bar near the office, here’s why, a bright spot to wrap the week: Sherrod Brown is going to be the ranking Democrat on the Senate Banking Committee in 2015, and, in hopeful sign to all middle-class people, Chuck Schumer won’t.

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The Free Market: The Barrel Of A Gun Is Not The Only Weapon of Racism

I’ll be marching in the Millions March NYC tomorrow to show solidarity, as organizers say, “For All Those Innocent People of Color Killed By The Misuse of Police Force.” It’s worth remember, in these days when the energy continues to stop the killing of people of color via the barrel of the gun, that another part of racism continues every day: the relentless economic racism leveled by the so-called “free market” against people of color, particularly African-Americans.

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Even The Right-Wing Business Press Admits: Big Tax Give Away Won’t Create Jobs

It’s no surprise to people in the reality-based world–you know, the people who look at facts–that most corporate tax cuts are not going to create jobs. All that bleating from the bi-partisan chorus that fawns over the “job creators” (read; overpaid corporate executives) and never met a corporate tax break it didn’t like (especially tax breaks that oil up those campaign contributions…looking at you, Steny Hoyer) ignores the reality that the promised jobs, in return for tax cuts, just don’t materialize–not to mention jobs that pay a decent wage.

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The Bernie Sanders-Hillary Clinton Difference: One Condemns Torture, The Other…

The differences between Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton on economic policy, foreign policy and basic morality are many. But, in the wake of confirmation about the most revolting, despicable, debasing of whatever moral principles this country claims to adhere to, the differences are stark. Torture. The differences between Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton on economic […]

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Koch Brothers “Project Snow” SECRET Tax Scam, Dodges Taxes, Hides Money In Luxembourg

Overnight, the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists broke open a new scandal involving the Koch Brothers intricate plan, dubbed “Project Snow”, to dodge taxes.

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Ebola: It’s All About Class Warfare and Corruption

In the list of serious “first world problems”–or maybe “first world stupidities”–you can list the hysteria around Ebola in the U.S. i.e., the non-existent Ebola crisis in this country. And, of course, as soon as the media found some other thing to focus on, no one cares anymore that thousands of people–black people–have died and continue to die from Ebola. But, the real point to make is that Ebola isn’t just a disease–it’s a result of relentless global class warfare and corruption.

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Can We All Dance Around The $42 BILLION Bonfire?

It gets to a point, in this crazy world–the world in which our bridges are falling down, roads are crumbling, hospitals are closing down, schools don’t have enough supplies for kids–when flushing $42 billion down the drain just seems like no big fucking deal. In the pathetic bi-partisan world of budget nonsense and more give-aways for corporations and the elite, $42 billion is seen as a “compromise.”

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Global Robbery In One Simple Graph

Sorry, I don’t share the optimism or excitement in the headlines about the new job figures–partly because I don’t believe this lasts. It’s funny how the elites wants to always demand that we think about how the world has become “global” when it means demanding wage cuts and acceptance of shitty trade agreements like the Trans Pacific Partnership. But, when it comes to trumpeting the go-go U.S. “recovery”, the facts of the world are put to the side.

Especially when it comes to talking about ROBBERY.

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Class Warfare=The Squeeze, Shaky Life And Volatility

The steady robbery of peoples’ hard work has taken place over the past five decades, with the pace accelerating over the past twenty years. What this robbery does is basically squeeze people so hard that their lives become a shaky, volatile daily existence. Proof of the class warfare isn’t hard to find.

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Dale Scott, Veteran Baseball Umpire, Comes Out

You know, one day very soon, this isn’t going to make headlines. It just won’t matter because it will be so accepted as part of the fabric of society. Today, however, it’s still important to cheer for the men and women who come out in the workplace who, because of their relative influence, can move the needle.

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