Removing Fossil Fuel Subsidies Could Cut Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Half

By: Friday January 27, 2012 2:22 pm

Sen. Bernie Sanders has a new bill out to kill fossil fuel subsidies that come in the form of tax breaks for the oil and gas industry. Instead, Sanders would redirect those funds to generate 10 million solar roofs in America, which would create installation jobs and significantly reduce fossil fuel consumption.

 

State Department IG Investigation of Keystone XL Pipeline Review Could Halt Approval Process

By: Tuesday November 8, 2011 2:15 pm

The State Department Inspector General announced it would investigate the Departments procedures involving the environmental review of the Keystone XL Pipeline. The review, combined with efforts in Nebraska and others to force a rerouting of the pipeline could cause delays in the project’s approval process.

GAO Report Shows Multiple Conflict of Interest Cases at Fed Regional Banks

By: Wednesday October 19, 2011 2:45 pm

A stunning new GAO report prompted by Bernie Sanders shows there’s not much distance between the big financial institutions on Wall Street and the Federal Reserve system, particularly when it comes to the directors of the regional banks GAO found multiple Regional Bank directors with direct conflicts of interests.

Giving Up the Argument: The Payroll Tax Cut Chase

By: Saturday August 27, 2011 10:00 am

Instead of making payroll tax fairness a fixture of the Democratic brand, instead of wrapping that into a critique about the inequality that is at the heart of what America needs to fix in order to have sustainable finances again, Democrats chase these little moments to “prove” Republican hypocrisy – and in turn confuse everyone as to what it means to be a Democrat.

Bernie Sanders to Primary Obama? Don’t Make Me Laugh

By: Sunday July 31, 2011 10:12 am

Whenever the talk of a primary comes up, I always ask “who is going to do this?” The answer is always someone like Bernie Sanders or Jan Schakowsky, the same people whose job it is to put the Good Liberal Housekeeping Seal of Approval on whatever piece of neoliberal shit the White House cooks up to please the bond vigilantes. The people who suddenly become okay with war when the White House says so, who shake their fists in the air with outrage right before they fold, the people you can count on to always be there when there’s nothing they can do…and are nowhere to be found when they can.

Initial Fed Audit Shows Web of Conflict of Interest

By: Friday July 22, 2011 11:37 am

We don’t really have real debates on much of anything in America anymore, so it’s worth questioning whether this will be the effect. But for what it’s worth, Bernie Sanders’ office has released the major investigation coming out of that amendment – a GAO audit of the emergency lending programs carried out by the Fed in the wake of the financial crisis. These programs – not TARP, which mostly put the Congress on the hook for the bailout politically – represented the bulk of the federal government’s support for the banking sector. And they were carried out largely in secret. This GAO audit provides a window into just what the Fed did.

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.

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