Bernie Sanders & Sheldon Adelson
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. Sheldon Gary Adelson (born August 4, 1933) is an American business magnate. /5
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Bernie Sanders hits the Las Vegas Strip, takes aim at billionaire Sheldon Adelson
Today's news from Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.): Gas Prices: Gasoline is now pushing $4 a gallon in the Burlington, Vt., area where retailers enjoy some of the highest profit margins in the country. The Burlington Free Press reported that a national price tracking firm ranked Burlington as the seventh most profitable metro market in the northeastern United States as of Sept. 10, according to Sen. Bernie Sanders' office. Encephalitis Outbreak: The state wants Congress to help following the deaths of two Vermonters from the rare but deadly Eastern equine encephalitis, an incurable virus spread to humans by mosquitoes. "I am very concerned," Sen. Sanders told the Rutland Herald. "My colleagues and I are working with the state to ensure Vermont is receiving adequate funding ... to combat this threat." Bank Bailout: Sen. Sanders said the Federal Reserve provided $16 trillion to financial institutions and corporations after the 2008 financial collapse. Blogging for PBS Newshour, Simon Johnson said one result w ...
Sen. Bernie Sanders: "My hope is to make Vermont a model for what a progressive grass-roots campaign can be." "Please donate today to support our progressive grass-roots campaign! Let me say a word about the national campaign. In the midst of all of the campaign hoopla, media superficiality, negativity and downright lies, it’s important for progressives not to forget what this election is all about. Today we are confronted with a Republican Party which, in the last few years, has become a right-wing extremist party. This is a party which, as a result of the disastrous Citizens United Supreme Court decision, is significantly financed by a small number of extremely wealthy individuals. Billionaires like the Koch Brothers and Sheldon Adelson have pledged to spend hundreds of millions of dollars to defeat President Obama -- and Senate and House candidates throughout the country who are fighting to protect middle-class and working families. These billionaires own coal companies, oil companies, gambling casi ...
Does anyone think a person or should be able to purchase the US government? No matter what your party affiliation shouldn't America be a FREE country ELECTING OUR leaders not selling out to the highest bidder to billionaires. Bernie Sanders explained before Congress last month 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 percentage of your wealth, we’re going to give you the opportunity to own the United States government.’” Sen. Sanders also did the last thing the billionaires wanted. He called them out by name. According to the report, America for Sale: A Report on Billionaires Buying the 2012 Election, here are the 26 billionaires who are trying to buy your government: 1). Sheldon Adelson, owner of the Las V ...
Bernie Sanders appears to be the only independent progressive voice in Congress ... we need Politicians with this viewpoint to move our country forward ... As the longest serving Independent in U.S. congressional history I want to take this opportunity to share with you my views about what I consider to be the most serious crisis we face: the need to defeat the effort of the wealthiest people in our country to convert our American democracy into an oligarchic form of government where virtually all economic and political power rests in the hands of a small number of enormously rich families. The history of this country has been the drive towards a more and more inclusive democracy -- a democracy that would fulfill Abraham Lincoln’s beautiful phraseology at Gettysburg in which he described America as a nation “of the people by the people for the people.” We all know American democracy has not always lived up to this ideal. When this country was founded, only white male property owners over age 21 coul ...
Sen. Bernie Sanders jokes that among big Republican donors, Sheldon Adelson is "kind of a pauper." I sense sarcasm...
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