Obama Enters Debt Limit Talks, With a Focus on Revenue

By: Tuesday June 28, 2011 9:30 am

Following up on the Filibernie post from earlier today, the president is looking at revenue increases as he enters the debt reduction talks. Too bad he is not even close to the 1:1 cuts for revenue that Senator Sanders is demanding.


With Second Filibernie, Sen. Sanders Sets Up the Left Pole in the Deficit Debate

By: Tuesday June 28, 2011 6:30 am

It might be a little late but Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) is standing up for the truly progressive point of view. That it should be taxes increases not cuts that make up the majority of our misguided debt reduction talks. The savvy Senator is tapping into social media to show the grassroots support that this idea has.

Oil Speculation: Sanders Accuses CFTC of Breaking the Law

By: Friday May 27, 2011 8:40 am

Sanders went so far as to accuse Gensler of breaking the law for not implementing the Dodd-Frank regulation on position limits. He cited the now well-worn quote by Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson, that the price of oil under regular market conditions should be $60-$70 a barrel (it’s currently trading at around $100). Sanders also cited the recent lawsuits from the CFTC against Parnon Energy, Arcadia Petroleum and Arcadia Energy for driving up prices during the spike of 2008, and stated that the same conditions exist today.

Sunday Late Night: Anti-Gang Enforcement Needed on Capitol Hill

By: Sunday April 17, 2011 8:01 pm

Mark Warner’s Gang of Six is simply another attempt to gut Social Security, for the same reason Willie Sutton robbed banks: it’s where the money is.

Goldman’s Lies and Jamie Dimon’s Piggy Bank

By: Thursday March 31, 2011 6:30 pm

After a drawn out battle to liberate the records of the Fed’s discount window lending, they’ve finally been released.

Supermajority of Senators Seek Grand Bargain on Taxes and Entitlements

By: Saturday March 19, 2011 7:00 pm

Sixty-four Senators, half from each party, expressed their desire to have the President take up tax and entitlement reform this year, as part of budget negotiations.

Bernie Sanders Quotes Jeff Immelt: “I Am a Nut on China”

By: Tuesday December 14, 2010 8:52 am

A highlight of Sen. Bernie Sanders’ non-filibuster last Friday were his comments on General Electric’s CEO Jeff Immelt, who is pushing for more business located in China.

#filibernie: The Word Cloud of Sanders’ Senate Speech

By: Monday December 13, 2010 12:55 pm

On Friday afternoon, Senator Bernie Sanders took the floor of the US Senate for nearly nine hours in a lengthy speech about the Obama-GOP tax plan. While some observers called it a filibuster, Bernie wasn’t actually stalling any legislation on the floor of the Senate. Nonetheless, his speech was an eloquent defense of economic justice in America.

Sanders’ Long Senate Floor Speech Brings Attention to Details of Tax Cut Deal

By: Friday December 10, 2010 1:25 pm

There’s a set vote on the tax cut bill on Monday. Nothing else has been scheduled to move today. Bernie is not really blocking anything. This puts Sanders’ speech into the Congressional record; I’m not sure there’s an additional purpose.

But that’s not to say it isn’t important.

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