Bernie Sanders & Wall Street Journal
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 Wall Street Journal is an American English-language international daily newspaper. /5
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Bernie Sanders to Return to Senate as an Independent (Peter Nicholas / Wall Street Journal)
"I'm to the right of the Wall Street Journal, and to the left of Bernie Sanders," says Thomas Friedman, a "non-partisan extremist."
Today's news from Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.): Declaration of Independence: “While the very rich become richer, the poor become poorer and the middle class disappears … now is the time to alter our government. Now is the time to stop the movement toward oligarchy. Now is the time to create a government which represents all Americans, and not just the 1 percent,” Sen. Sanders wrote in a column for The Huffington Post. VA Reforms: Lawmakers involved in conference negotiations over Veterans Affairs reforms are still working to contain costs and have been consulting with the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office. Republicans have raised questions about the legitimacy of estimates that the legislation could cost as much as $50 billion a year. No formal public meetings have been scheduled and the real negotiating is expected to take place largely behind the scenes. Meantime, the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee is working to schedule a confirmation hearing for Robert McDonald, the former corporate exe ...
Sen. Bernie Sanders explains why some in Congress want to privatize USPS (Wall Street Journal op ed)
I have not been able to understand so many of O's choices :( - Bernie Sanders Today's news from Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.): FCC: President Obama's nominee to head the Federal Communications Commission has an extensive history with the industries he would be in charge of regulating, experience that has some observers wondering if Tom Wheeler was the best choice for the job. Sen. Bernie Sanders said he was “troubled” that the president would nominate a person with such extensive lobbying experience to the powerful post, The Hill reported. “The head of the FCC should be looking out first and foremost for the public interest and may have to stand up to some of our nation's biggest media and telecom companies,” Sanders said. Health Care: The stress that 30 million additional insured people will place on the health care system in 2014 requires funneling more resources into primary health care training, witnesses told a Senate panel. The current shortfall in primary care physicians of 16,000 is projecte ...
End Offshore Tax Havens: The Wall Street Journal reported on Monday that its own analysis of 60 big U.S. companies found that they parked $166 billion offshore last year. A separate Bloomberg analysis published Friday said the largest U.S.-based companies expanded their untaxed offshore stockpiles by $183 billion, a 14.4 percent jump in the past year. Sen. Bernie Sanders, a member of the Senate Budget Committee, has called for closing those tax loopholes to help bring down deficits. “At a time when we have a $16.6 trillion national debt; at a time when roughly one-quarter of the largest corporations in America are paying no federal income taxes; and at a time when corporate profits are at an all-time high, it is past time for corporate America to contribute significantly to deficit reduction,” he said. Do you believe Congress should or should not close loopholes allowing corporations and wealthy individuals to avoid U.S. taxes by shifting income overseas? Take the poll here:
The American Family: American families' median net worth plunged by almost 40 percent from 2007 to 2010-to a level last seen in 1992-as the recession and housing bust took their toll, the Federal Reserve said Monday. Families' median net worth fell to $77,300 in 2010 from $126,400 in 2007, The New York Times,Wall Street Journal and The Washington Post reported. The Fed: The Senate Banking Committee on Wednesday will question JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon. Sen. Bernie Sanders called for Dimon and other bankers to step down from Fed boards that regulate their banks, The Washington Post and Los Angeles Times reported online. Dimon "is the poster child for why we need to end the serious conflicts of interest at the Fed," Sanders said in a United Press International wire service dispatch. Student Loans: Nearly 20,000 Vermont students have a stake in a debate over keeping interest rates on college loans from going up on July 1, the Burlington Free Press reported. After a Republican filibuster in early May, Sen. Sand ...
Today's News from Sen. Bernie Sanders ‘Scary Stuff': A huge infusion of unregulated campaign cash from wealthy outsiders tilted Tuesday's Wisconsin recall election in Gov. Scott Walker's favor. It was "an incredible undermining of democracy," Sen. Bernie Sanders told radio host Ed Schultz. It was "scary stuff," Sanders added. Undermining Democracy: Walker's victory ... offers a vivid illustration of the power of money ... that Republicans hope will help them defeat President Obama, The Wall Street Journal reported. "What we saw in Wisconsin can happen in any state throughout this country and in the presidential election," Sen. Sanders told Schultz on MSNBC. Race to the Top: Education Secretary Arne Duncan told Sen. Sanders that part of the next round of "Race-to-the-Top" school grants will be carved out to help rural states like Vermont, the Bennington Banner, Fox 44, ABC 22 and New England Public Radio in Amherst, Mass., reported. "I am deeply concerned that the Department of Education spent $5 billion ...
Sen. Bernie Sanders, responding to a Wall Street Journal editorial of May 2, 2012 attacking the United States Postal Service, "In the midst of the worst economic downturn since the 1930s and the collapse of the American middle class, we must do everything we can to prevent the elimination of 220,000 decent-paying jobs at the Postal Service - many of them held by veterans. We also must be mindful that some eight million private-sector jobs, many in small business, are dependent on a strong and universal Postal Service. The Journal ignores the most important reason for the Postal Service's financial troubles: a $5.5 billion annual mandate to prefund 75 years of future retiree health benefits in just 10 years. This onerous requirement, unmatched by any entity in the private sector or government, is responsible for more than 80% of the Postal Service's debt. But for this prefunding mandate, the Postal Service would have posted a profit of $700 million from 2007-2010 and a $200 million profit in the first quar ...
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