Bernie Sanders & Citizens United
Bernard Bernie Sanders (born September 8, 1941) is the junior United States Senator from Vermont. He previously represented Vermont's at-large district in the United States House of Representatives. Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, 558 U.S. ––––, 130 S.Ct. 876 (January 21, 2010), was a landmark decision by the United States Supreme Court, which held that the First Amendment prohibited the government from restricting independent political expenditures by corporations and unions. /5
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Bernie Sanders: "Brothers and sisters, this election is about overturning Citizens United" https:/…
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Bernie Sanders we need to Overturn Citizens United & get the Equal Rights Amendment ratified so we are all legally equal
By supporting Bernie Sanders the people are rejecting Citizens United and the corrupt politicians it buys.
Bernie Sanders wants: to prevent the Koch Bros.from buying political elections. He promises to move to Overturn Citizens United.
Bernie Sander's offers the first amendment that really addresses Citizens United. I hope people will support it.
Everyone gotta check out the Sander's const. amendment to undo Citizens United. Let's get on it.
A sign of change on Meet The Press as Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) made his first appearance on the show. Sanders used the national platform to tell the truth about Citizens United and the Koch Brothers.
We get reaction to the Republicans’ big midterm victory from Sen. Bernie Sanders, Independent of Vermont. "What frightens me is what Citizens United has done to the politics of this country and the ability of billionaires like the Koch Brothers and others to put unprecedented sums of money into elec…
Today's news from Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.): Sanders Packs the House: The Progressive Democrats of America kicked off their 10-year anniversary celebration with a public dialog featuring Sen. Bernie Sanders and The Nation magazine’s John Nichols. Speaking Friday to a packed house at the First Churches in Northampton, Massachusetts, Sanders discussed economic inequality, money in politics, military spending, party politics, universal health care and the power of community organizing in a back-and-forth with Nichols. Sanders then fielded questions from the audience well into the night, The (Springfield, Mass.) Republican reported. Sanders Lays Out Agenda for Progressive Democrats: Sen. Sanders expressed his support for expanding retirement benefits and making sure everyone has access to health care and education. He pointed to a growing income disparity in the United States. He believes the most important current issue is overturning Citizens United, the Supreme Court ruling that removed limits on polit ...
I really knew nothing about the Koch Brothers or Koch industries until Rachel Maddow came on the scene and began talking about who was really financing the Tea Party and the so-called 'grass roots' movement. So much has changed since they took the House in 2010. While Rachel and others on MSNBC have been exposing the Koch Brothers and others on the right, it was only recently that the politicians have began criticizing the big miney duo. I even recall Speaker Boehner commenting on the power of outside groups such as the Heritage Foundation, now run by Koch stooge Jim Demint (Tea Party darling and backer of Ted Cruz). Now comes this latest SCOTUS ruling allowing those who wish to, to donate up to $5,200 to as many candidates as they wish. I did not like the ruling but do not consider it to be nearly as bad as the Citizens United ruling that pretty much allows super PACS unlimited funds. Perhaps now by exposing the dark money, Harry Reid, Bernie Sanders, and other bold politicians, can shine a spotlight on ...
Bernie Sanders Explains How The Koch Brothers Are Keeping The Government Shut Down By: Jason Easley Friday, October 4th, 2013, 9:02 pm Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) explained on The Ed Show how the Koch Brothers are using threats and their money to keep the government shut down. Video: Ed Schultz asked the Vermont Senator if the Citizens United was the root cause of the government shutdown standstill. Sanders answered: In many respects it is. What’s going on right now. We have seen some moderate, moderate conservative Republicans having the guts to stand up to Boehner and say,ok, we don’t like Obamacare, but you know what? We don’t think you should shut down the government. We are prepared to vote for a clean CR, Continuing Resolution. What’s happening now, as I understand it, is when moderate Republicans are saying that, or thinking about standing up to Boehner, the extreme right wing is coming around saying you do that, let me tell you what’s going to happen. We have the Koch Brothers behind us. ...
In his new report, America For Sale: A Report on Billionaires Buying the 2012 Election, Sen. Bernie Sanders named names and called out the billionaires who using Citizens United to buy our democracy. In front of a Senate panel today, Sen. Bernie Sanders outed the 26 billionaires who are members of 23 billionaire families that are using Citizens United to buy elections. Sen. Sanders estimated that these 26 billionaires are the tip of the iceberg. “My guess is that number is really much greater because many of these contributions are made in secret. In other words, not content to own our economy, the 1 percent want to own our government as well.” Sanders explained how the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision put the government up for sale, “What the Supreme Court did in Citizens United is to say to these same billionaires and the corporations they control: ‘You own and control the economy, you own Wall Street, you own the coal companies, you own the oil companies. Now, for a very small percent ...
Senator Bernie Sanders has proposed Constitutional Amendment to reverse the Supreme Court's Citizens United ruling.
Sen. Bernie Sanders has proposed a Constitutional Amendment that would overturn the Supreme Court decision in a case called Citizens United vs. FEC. The Saving American Democracy Amendment states that: -Corporations are not persons with constitutional rights equal to real people. -Corporations are subject to regulation by the people. -Corporations may not make campaign contributions or any election expenditures. -Congress and states have the power to regulate campaign finances.
Bernie Sanders: With real unemployment at 15%, Obama must advocate strong jobs program focused on infrastructure and green energy.
Bernie Sanders: "In order to win support from the American Middle Class, it is absolutely imperative that the president provide a strong agenda that speaks to their needs, and that makes clear he will fight to win those proposals against the right-wing extremists who now control the Republican Party. Here is some of what the president should advocate: 1) The president must make it clear to the American people that he will not cut Social Security. Social Security has not added one penny to the deficit because it is funded by the payroll tax. Social Security has a $2.7 trillion surplus and can pay out every benefit owed to every eligible American for the next 21 years. 2) Obama must tell the American people that he is not going to balance the budget on the backs of the elderly, the children, the sick and the poor. The deficit was largely caused by Bush's two unpaid-for wars, tax breaks for the rich and the Wall Street-caused recession. The president must reduce the deficit by asking the wealthiest people in ...
re: Citizens United, THANK YOU Sen. Bernie Sanders for ongoing hard work:
Sen. Bernie Sanders is praising President Obama's support for his Constitutional Amendment and movement to Overturn Citizens United.
Sanders welcomes Obama support for amendment to undo Citizens United: U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) today wel...
"I applaud President Obama for expressing support for a serious effort to restore the democratic foundations of our country that are under severe attack as a result of the disastrous Supreme Court ruling in Citizens United," Sen. Bernie Sanders said on Thursday.
President Obama made some big news today by announcing that he supports a Constitutional Amendment like the one proposed by Bernie Sanders to Overturn Citizens United.
I agree with Bernie Sanders but America from the beginning, was for the rich land owners. It was never for the poor.
Bernie Sanders one of a few honest politicians in American...if This election doesn't do me in I will fight for Bernie..a Progressive 2016
Rep. Bernie Sanders is introducing an amendment to the Constitution that would overturn Citizen's United. He is the man.
On MSNBC, Sen. Bernie Sanders slammed Romney and Ryan for their lies about Medicare, their agenda for the country, and for being tools of right wing billionaire oligarchs.
Monday, on the 47th anniversary of the federal Voting Rights Act, long-time civil rights advocate and UN ambassador Andrew Young, said the country need a Voting Rights Act 2.0. Young said the promise of the original voting right law ' that it would remove the obstacles preventing all Americans from voting ' has fallen short because of newly enacted state barriers, the impact of money on campaigning and the resulting voter apathy. Vermont's congressional delegation has also raised red flags concerning voting. Last winter Sens. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., Richard Durbin, D-Ill., and Bill Nelson, D-Fla., asked for a Government Accountability Office investigation into the flurry of voter identification laws passed by state legislatures. As a threshold question, they asked GAO to determine whether there really is a problem with voter fraud. The GAO agreed to do a study. 'On one hand, the Supreme Court has allowed billionaires to buy elections,' Sanders said. 'On the other hand, what we're also ...
No matter which way you lean, we ALL should be concerned enough to get Citizens United overturned...
Sen. Bernie Sanders has seen his statements about wealth inequality attacked by the right, but PolitiFact has confirmed that Bernie Sanders is speaking the truth.
The Week in Review: The Senate on Wednesday voted to extend tax cuts for most working Americans but end Bush-era tax breaks for top income brackets. Sen. Bernie Sanders on Thursday called out deficit hawk hypocrites who supported wars, the wealthy and Wall Street and now want to cut programs for working families like Social Security. Speaking of which, why isn’t President Obama defending Social Security? That’s a question Sanders raised in a Senate speech on Tuesday. “Have you heard him? I haven't heard him,” Sanders said. “It causes me concern.” On Tuesday, Sanders testified about his amendment to undo Citizens United. On Wednesday, he spoke at the International AIDS conference on a proposal to make medicine more affordable. And on Friday, he saluted Vermont athletes as the Summer Olympics opened in London.
"We are seeing our country move toward an oligarchic government," Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) said. "Citizens United is a part of that trend." "Americans' right to free speech is now determined by their net worth," Udall said.
This is not democracy. This is plutocracy. And that is why we must Overturn Citizens United.' Bernie Sanders, RSN
The full force of Citizens United is starting to take shape. Mitt Romney’s energy advisor, oil tycoon Harold Hamm, will be able to spend limitless amounts of money to buy politicians who will deregulate the industry. Tonight, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) joins Ed to rev …
In December, Rep. Ted Deutch (D-FL) joined with Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) to introduce the OCCUPIED Constitutional Amendment to overturn the Citizens United campaign finance decision. Deutch says the effort is aimed at stopping corporate dominance over politics.
Once again, lets hear it for Bernie Sanders! Citizens United must be legislated out of existence.
Sen. Bernie Sanders issued a blistering criticism of the Supreme Court after they strengthened Citizens United by overturning Montana’s campaign cash ban.
Franklin D. Roosevelt, who stood up to the banksters unlike any of today's leaders excepting Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren, battled daily with the would be plutocrats of his day and beat them back with a constant salvo of verbiage buffered with pro-people legislation. He held them at bay. He knew that given the chance, powerful businessmen would take control of our government. He called it fascism. And that is where we are today. The Supreme Court's decision by its right wing majority in the case of Citizens United has opened the floodgates to a tsunami of corporate contributions without precedent in our dying democracy. America needs a new FDR to stand steadfast with the people or fascism is just around the corner.
If you want to know why Scott Walker won yesterday, watch Bernie Sanders explain how Citizens United is the biggest threat to one person, one vote in our
Bernie Sanders shared the following link and had this to say about it: Coming up at 8:30am: Sen. Sanders will be on the Bill Press Show talking about the greed on Wall Street, overturning the Supreme Court's Citizens United decision and fighting to protect Social Security. Listen live here: Progressive Talk
Koch Bros. are exhibit A against Citizens United- Sen. Bernie Sanders is the only US Senator really speaking out
Sen. Bernie Sanders proposed a Constitutional Amendment today that would Overturn Citizens United and make it clear that corporations are not people.
Today's news from Sen. Bernie Sanders: Koch Brothers: In response to the Koch Brothers' plan to spend $400 million on Republican election campaigns, Sen. Bernie Sanders called out the Kochs and urged America to stand up against Citizens United, PoliticusUSA.com reported. Slow Living: A prelude to Brattleboro's annual Strolling of the Heifers, the Slow Living summit spotlights speakers on local agriculture, healthier energy, economic and social policies. It concludes today with speeches from Gov. Peter Shumlin and Sen. Sanders, the Rutland Herald reported. Rx Prices: The House passed a bill that would ban Americans from bringing safe, approved Canadian prescription drugs into the country. Sen. Sanders was the lone "no" vote in the Senate, National Journal and the Canadian press agency QMI reported. "Americans pay, by far, the highest prices in the world for their medicine ... (This bill) does far too little to address this crisis," he said. JP Morgan: Sen. Sanders has introduced a bill that would amend the ...
At a congressional summit Wednesday about the Citizens United decision, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) said the U.S. Congress was only concerned about the “wealthy and powerful” because of the influence of campaign contributions.
In response to Buffett Rule being blocked by Senate Republicans, Bernie Sanders opened up a can on the GOP and connected the dots between Citizens United and taxing the rich.
support Bernie Sanders who is working hard to Overturn Citizens United and helped to get Universal HealthCare 4AllVermont
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