U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont is the longest-serving independent in congressional history.
If the richest Americans do not start paying their fair share of taxes, we are headed for a future where they control all of the wealth and the rest of the country has none. All of it. To me, that is outrageous and that is not what America is about. https://www.dallasnews.com/business/personal-finance/2019/08/04/rate-rich-could-truly-just-33-years-now
On many issues, we are divided, but comprehensive background checks are supported by 97 percent of Americans. President Trump is a coward whose failure to act threatens public safety. https://twitter.com/jimsciutto/status/1163422145738924032
The business model of Wells Fargo is fraud. Yet how many people at Wells Fargo are going to jail? Zero. But if you smoke marijuana in this country, you get a criminal record. That is unacceptable. https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/16/business/wells-fargo-overdraft-fees.html
We still can't import medicine from Canada at a fraction of the price. My bill, the Affordable and Safe Prescription Drug Importation Act, ends this absurdity. We can lower drug prices and save lives. Does @realDonaldTrump have the guts to stand up to Big Pharma’s greed? https://twitter.com/MyNBC5/status/1162454500201914368
CEOs of billion-dollar companies say they want to invest in their workers and communities. Good. I have a few ideas for them: ✅ Provide a living wage of at least $15 an hour ✅ Stop union-busting and outsourcing jobs ✅ Pay your taxes, don't evade them https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/19/business/business-roundtable-ceos-corporations.html
finally listened to the @joerogan interview w @SenSanders - it is excellent. one of the best political interviews i've heard. joe was curious and fair and tough when needed. i hope all 2020 candidates go on his show https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2O-iLk1G_ng
Trump and the Republicans' latest attack on women's rights is this gag rule on health providers. Their goal is to overturn Roe v. Wade. We will not let them win. We must fight together until a woman’s constitutional right to abortion is truly secure. https://twitter.com/PPFA/status/1163515767792590848
The millennial generation was told that the only way they would get good jobs is if they received a college education. That turned out to be dead wrong. Wages for the average college graduate have stagnated. It's time to hit the reset button. Here's how: https://medium.com/@SenSanders/this-is-why-we-should-cancel-all-student-debt-6ea987d02ce2
Together, we will cancel all student debt. And we're going to make Wall Street speculators pay for every nickel of it. https://twitter.com/DebtCrisisOrg/status/1159663618012483585
Whether America's climate-action plan is 1,000 pages long or two pages long, at the end of the day, we all know what it’s about. It’s about building the political power to tell the fossil fuel industry: Sorry, you cannot continue to destroy the planet for short-term profits. https://twitter.com/MichaelEMann/status/1162923050444165120
Billionaires and huge corporations should not be allowed to use loopholes and tax havens to avoid paying their fair share. At a time of massive global inequality the very wealthy should be paying more in taxes, not less.
Some say we can't afford tuition-free public college. Let me get this straight: 40 years ago, in an economy with half the income per person, some of the best public schools were essentially free. But guaranteeing college for all is so "radical" that we can't afford it today?
President Trump proposed cutting Social Security benefits by $25 billion in his budget. That should outrage all of us, young and old alike. No, Mr. President, we will not let you cut Social Security. We will fight to expand it. https://twitter.com/kathleenromig/status/1161643222277529601
RT @SenSanders: Think of how crazy you have to be, in the middle of a mass-extinction event, to try to destroy the Endangered Species Act.…
RT @SenSanders: Think of how crazy you have to be, in the middle of a mass-extinction event, to try to destroy the Endangered Species Act.…
Think of how crazy you have to be, in the middle of a mass-extinction event, to try to destroy the Endangered Species Act. I’m sure Trump’s friends in the fossil fuel and mineral industries are happy with his attack on our biodiversity. https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2019/08/16/scientists-decry-ignorance-rolling-back-species-protections-midst-mas s-extinction/
RT @SenSanders: If Prime Minister @Netanyahu doesn't want members of Congress to visit Israel, then maybe he can respectfully decline $3.8…
Over 40 years: • GDP per person doubled • CEO pay ⬆️ 1,000% • CEOs, who got $30 for every $1 a worker made, now get $278 • The median wage grew $2 an hour since 1978 A political revolution means standing up to billionaires to say: Enough is enough. You can't have it all. https://twitter.com/GdnInequality/status/1161563748093444096
If Prime Minister @Netanyahu doesn't want members of Congress to visit Israel, then maybe he can respectfully decline $3.8 billion in annual funding—the largest amount of U.S. aid to any country. I believe in an even-handed approach to ending the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. https://twitter.com/allinwithchris/status/1162174614157574145
It's confirmed: July was the hottest month ever recorded. How insane is it that our Environmental Protection Agency is now run by a former coal lobbyist? We must stand up to the fossil fuel industry and say: you will no longer dictate our climate policy. https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/15/climate/hottest-july-noaa.html
No senior should have to sell their belongings or spend their life savings just to be able to age in place. Under the Medicare for All, long-term, home-based care will be guaranteed as a right to every senior and person with a disability in America. https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/this-will-be-catastrophic-maine-families-face-elder-boom-worker-shortage-in-preview-of-nations-future/2019/08/14/7cecafc6-bec1-11e9-b873-63ace636af08_story.html
Banning Congresswomen Omar and Tlaib from entering Israel and Palestine is a sign of enormous disrespect to these elected leaders, to the United States Congress, and to the principles of democracy. The Israeli government should reverse this decision and allow them in. https://twitter.com/Reuters/status/1162010358275629061
When @RepCummings and I asked pharma CEOs about soaring drug prices, they coordinated to block our investigation. @MylanNews and @TevaUSA: Obstructing our inquiry is a crime. The American people deserve answers about your price-fixing conspiracy. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-08-14/sanders-cummings-accuse-generic-drugmakers-of-obstruction
Mr. Trump is a lying bigot.
On this day, 84 years ago, FDR signed Social Security into law. It is one of the most successful programs in our country’s history and lifts more Americans out of poverty than any other. We are not going to cut Social Security—we are going to expand it. https://www.latimes.com/opinion/story/2019-08-13/social-security-2100-act-congress
The effects of climate change already affect all of us—rural and urban residents, inland and coastal communities alike. Let's come together as a nation and mobilize a response as large and serious as the emergency itself. Our future depends on it. https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/2019/national/climate-environment/climate-change-america/
Do you think it’s a coincidence that the racist manifesto of the El Paso shooter echoes Trump’s language of “invasion” and “infestation” of immigrants? I don’t. @realDonaldTrump is fanning the flames of white supremacy. We must stop him.
The United States needs to end the international embarrassment of being the only industrialized nation not to provide paid family leave. https://www.thenation.com/article/paid-family-leave-public-health-postpartum-depression/
We must not be about tearing small children away from their families. In 2002, I voted against creation of DHS and the establishment of ICE. That was the right vote. What our cruel and broken immigration system needs is comprehensive reform. https://twitter.com/CBSNews/status/1159791433412300801
$70,000 a minute. $4 million per hour. $100 million per day. That's how much the Walton family, the richest family in the world, made last year. I say to the Walton family: No more excuses. Pay your workers a living wage—at least $15 an hour. https://www.bloomberg.com/features/richest-families-in-the-world/
I guess this is what Senator Mitch McConnell calls "leadership": Defending starvation wages for American workers, inaction on the climate crisis, and doing nothing to stop mass shootings.
Health care is a right, not a privilege. We need Medicare for All so we can end the disgrace of 30 million Americans having no health insurance, and many more being underinsured with high deductibles and co-payments. https://inequality.org/great-divide/medicare-for-all-human-right/
Our grassroots movement got Democrats and Republicans to pass our bill to end the U.S. role in Saudi Arabia's brutal war in Yemen. Although Trump vetoed it, Congress can still rein in this president and put an end to the world's worst humanitarian crisis. https://twitter.com/RepRoKhanna/status/1159567778417913861
Billionaire Wall Street investors think they’re pretty savvy. But their big bet on fossil fuels didn’t pan out: BlackRock lost $90 billion investing in oil and coal over 10 years. Maybe after a few billion more in losses, they’ll realize we should act to solve climate change. https://twitter.com/guardian/status/1156693542271668224
Prescription drug costs are too damn high! For decades, we've been paying more to pharmaceutical companies than any other country. You know what that makes us? The suckers of the world.
In 1923, researchers who discovered insulin sold the patent for $1 so it would be available to all. But drug companies hijacked this lifesaving medicine and now charge over $300 a vial. Let’s be clear about this: Big Pharma’s greed is literally killing people in this country. https://twitter.com/nypost/status/1158807466383159296
The Trump plan to cut nutrition assistance for 3 million Americans is nothing short of obscene. Tax cuts for the rich, more hunger for the poor. This is what oligarchy looks like. We are calling on @realDonaldTrump to reverse this disastrous proposal. https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/aug/08/bernie-sanders-trump-food-stamp-snap
Billions around the world are at risk of drought, displacement, and resource wars. What if, instead of spending $738 billion a year on the Pentagon and weapons systems, the United States brought the world together to cooperate on solving climate change? https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/08/06/climate/world-water-stress.html
And we should make public colleges and universities tuition-free. This is not a "radical" idea. Here is how we do it: https://medium.com/@SenSanders/this-is-why-we-should-cancel-all-student-debt-6ea987d02ce2
We should cancel it. https://twitter.com/DebtCrisisOrg/status/1159076748845301760
July 2019 was the hottest month in recorded history. Make no mistake: this is an emergency. We cannot afford to simply wait Trump out. Congress must act boldly to tackle the climate threat—the fate of our children and grandchildren depend on it. https://www.cnn.com/2019/08/05/world/hottest-july-on-record-climate-sci-intl/index.html
July 2019 was the hottest month in recorded history. Make no mistake: this is is an emergency. We cannot afford to simply wait Trump out. Congress must act boldly to tackle the climate threat—the fate of our children and grandchildren depend on it. https://www.washingtonpost.com/weather/2019/08/02/july-was-earths-hottest-month-record-beating-or-tying-july/
Why are we the only advanced country with no guaranteed family leave, sick days or vacations? Because corporate America hates unions. Our plan, the Workplace Democracy Act, will revitalize union organizing so America's working class has a dignified life. https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/03/opinion/sunday/labor-unions.html
President Trump faces a choice: bring the country together to pass commonsense gun safety measures—or blame the internet. He has decided to side with the NRA, whose lobbyists and campaign contributions control the Republican party. #VideogamesAreNotToBlame
On the issue of guns, we are not so divided: Over 90% of the public supports universal background checks. @SenateGOP and @realDonaldTrump: the country is demanding action right now. Will you side with the American people or will you just do what the @NRA wants?
No one should profit from imprisoning people, especially children. We must end this morally repugnant business. https://twitter.com/ajplus/status/1156673121015017473
Senator McConnell, bring a bill to fight this gun violence epidemic to the Senate floor for a vote. These were passed by the House five months ago: ∙ Bipartisan Background Checks Act ∙ Enhanced Background Checks Act Without action, your words are meaningless and insulting. https://twitter.com/senatemajldr/status/1158036816089497601
A society which proclaims freedom as its goal, as the United States does, must work unceasingly to end the disgraceful bigotry and violence against transgender Americans. https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2019/07/25/transgender-hate-crime-statistics-12-th-black-woman-murdered-2019/1824515001/
El pueblo boricua se unió, se levantó, y le forzó a Rosselló a renunciar. Nos muestra lo que la gente común puede lograr cuando nos organizamos. Ahora tenemos que asegurar de que reciban una representación justa y receptiva. Puerto Rico se merece la democracia, no la austeridad.
The Puerto Rican people came together, stood up, and forced Governor Rosselló to resign. They showed us what ordinary people can achieve when we organize. Our job now is to make sure they get fair and responsive representation. Puerto Rico deserves democracy, not austerity. https://twitter.com/NBCNews/status/1157401130919444481
I say to Mitch McConnell: Do not ignore the will of 200 million Americans who want us to put an end to starvation wages in the United States. Let the American people have a vote on a $15 minimum wage! https://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2019/07/30/two-thirds-of-americans-favor-raising-federal-minimum-wage-to-15-an-hour/
The pharmaceutical industry will claim the outrageous prices they charge for life-saving medicines are necessary.    Maybe they haven’t heard of a country that we share thousands of miles of a border with, where they sell the exact same drugs for a fraction of the price.
Esto es inaceptable. El gobierno de los Estados Unidos le ha fallado al pueblo de Puerto Rico por demasiado tiempo. Eso debe acabar ya. El presidente Trump debe asegurar que el gobierno federal esté haciendo todo lo que esté en su poder para reconstruir a Puerto Rico.
For far too long, the U.S. government has failed the people of Puerto Rico. That must end today. President Trump must act now to ensure that the federal government is doing everything in its power to fully rebuild Puerto Rico. https://twitter.com/washingtonpost/status/1157026134489538560
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