Bernie Sanders & Great Depression

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. The Great Depression was a severe worldwide economic depression in the decade preceding World War II. 5.0/5

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Today's news from Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.): State of the Union: President Barack Obama will devote part of his State of the Union address on Tuesday to income inequality in America. On The Thom Hartmann Program Friday, Sen. Bernie Sanders compared today’s income and wealth inequality to levels before the Great Depression. “Clearly, the president has got to lay out a series of proposals which … pay attention to the working families of this country,” Sanders told MSNBC’s Ed Schultz on Friday. “We`ve got to address the crisis of unemployment which means extending unemployment benefits, which means raising the minimum wage, which means creating a jobs program which deals with the fact that 20 percent of our young people are unemployed …." State of the Union: A junior at Mount Anthony Union High School in Bennington, Vt., has won Sen. Bernie Sanders' annual State of the Union essay-writing contest. Alexina Federhen took first place out of 380 students from 26 Vermont high schools who participa ...
Bernie Sanders on Jacob Lew Treasury Confirmation I copied the whole speech; it is public information & available on Bernie's website. Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) Feb. 27, 2013 Senate Floor Statement on the Confirmation of Jacob Lew to the Treasury Secretary Mr. SANDERS. Madam President, I say to my friend that he is right when he said that I oppose the Lew nomination also. I oppose his nomination for different reasons than he does, and I will speak later on that issue. From my perspective, at a time when the middle class is disappearing, when we have 46 million people living in poverty, when we have the most unequal distribution of wealth and income since the Great Depression, we need a Secretary of Treasury who is going to stand up for working families and be prepared to take on Wall Street. He needs to be prepared to change our disastrous trade policies, be prepared to defend Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, and the safety net that is so important to tens of millions of Americans. That is my obj ...
In the midst of the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression, Wall Street and corporate America and virtually all Republicans are working on a deficit reduction plan to cut Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid, while lowering tax rates for the wealthy and large corporations. Sadly, some...
"The American people are angry. They are angry because they are living through the worst recession since the Great Depression," said Bernie Sanders said on t...
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