Bernie Sanders

Bernie Sanders


U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont is the longest-serving independent in congressional history.

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Wealth of Jeff Bezos in 2009: $6.8 billion Wealth of Jeff Bezos in 2020: $184 billion Wealth of Mark Zuckerberg in 2009: $2 billion Wealth of Mark Zuckerberg in 2020: $103 billion U.S. Minimum Wage from 2009-2020: $7.25 We need an economy that works for all of us, not the 1%.

The Walton family is worth $238 billion. Yet they pay wages so low, 14,541 of their workers in 9 states are forced to rely on food stamps to feed their families. Outrageous. I say to the Walton family: Get off welfare. Pay your workers a living wage—at least $15 an hour.

While the owner of Tyson Foods became $600 million richer during the pandemic, 11,000 of his workers got COVID-19 because they were forced back to work in unsafe and unhealthy plants as managers placed bets on how many would get sick. We must end this disgusting corporate greed.

The recent wave of arrests in Egypt of courageous human rights defenders from @EIPR  is an outrage. The incoming administration must make it clear to Egypt and all countries that, once again, the United States will support democracy, not dictatorship.

Income and wealth inequality is soaring. Today, 1 in 4 U.S. workers are either unemployed or earn a poverty wage of less than $20,000 a year. Meanwhile, the 50 richest Americans own more wealth than the bottom 50%. We have got to create an economy that works for all, not the 1%.

Hourly Wages Dollar General: $8 Kroger: $10 Walmart: $11 CVS: $11 Home Depot: $11 Lowe's: $12 2020 Profits Dollar General: $1.4 billion Kroger: $2 billion Walmart: $15.6 billion CVS: $6.2 billion Home Depot: $10 billion Lowe's: $4.9 billion U.S. workers need $15/hr and a union.

250,000 are dead from coronavirus. 12 million will lose unemployment benefits by the end of the year. Where's Trump? He's busy golfing and sending out bogus tweets, trying overturn the results of a democratic election he lost by more than 6 million votes. Pathetic.

Healthcare spending per capita: US $11,702 - 92 million uninsured/under-insured DE $6,646 - 0 uninsured CA $5,418 - 0 uninsured FR $5,376 - 0 uninsured JP $4,823 - 0 uninsured GB $4,653 - 0 uninsured FI $4,578 - 0 uninsured KR $3,384 - 0 uninsured Yes. #MedicareForAll  saves money

Given the enormous economic desperation facing working families in this country today, I will not be able to support the recently announced Manchin-Romney COVID19 proposal unless it is significantly improved. Read my full statement:

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President Trump, you made a big mistake. By trying to divide us up by race, religion, gender and nationality you actually brought us closer.

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@realDonaldTrump , you are embarrassing our country and the millions of Americans who fought and died to defeat Nazism.

This is an egregious attack on our democracy. The end of #NetNeutrality  protections means that the internet will be for sale to the highest bidder. When our democratic institutions are already in peril, we must do everything we can to stop this decision from taking effect.

Every police department violating people's civil rights must be stripped of federal funding.

No Mr. President, providing health care to every man, woman and child as a right is not a curse, it's exactly what we should be doing.

Yes. Trump's not alone. Federal income taxes paid by corporations a year after his tax plan was signed into law: $0: Amazon $0: GM $0: Netflix $0: Chevron $0: FedEx $0: Eli Lilly $0: Starbucks Dr. King was right. We have socialism for the rich, rugged capitalism for the rest.

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