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Tue Jan 24, 2012, 10:46 PM

Sen. Bernie Sanders Statement on State of the Union

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) issued the following statement after President Barack Obama delivered the State of the Union address to a special joint session of Congress:
http://www.sanders.senate.gov/newsroom/news/?id=e0299bce-e92c-4295-a7dd-17ab7cc0eb05

"President Obama is clearly right that we must address the continuing jobs crisis in America in an aggressive way. We must do all we can to create millions of good-paying jobs rebuilding our crumbling infrastructure and transforming our energy systems away from fossil fuels. While we recently have seen a small decline in unemployment, 25 million Americans remain unemployed or underemployed. Putting Americans back to work must be our most important priority.

"I also appreciate that the president used his State of the Union address to talk about income inequality in America and the grossly unfair distribution of wealth and income. It is a reality that has been ignored for too long and must be addressed. It is simply indefensible, from both a moral and economic perspective, that the 400 wealthiest Americans own more wealth than the bottom half of America, 150 million, and that the top 1 percent earns more income than the bottom 50 percent. We can and must do better than that."

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We've got to end all of the tax breaks for the oil companies and coal companies and I'm going to introduce legislation to do just that. - B

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cal04 Jan 2012 OP
bigtree Jan 2012 #1
DevonRex Jan 2012 #2
global1 Jan 2012 #3
JDPriestly Jan 2012 #4
thesquanderer Jan 2012 #9
JDPriestly Jan 2012 #10
bvar22 Jan 2012 #5
Hell Hath No Fury Jan 2012 #7
99Forever Jan 2012 #6
pacalo Jan 2012 #8

Response to cal04 (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 10:47 PM

1. right on

Amplify that, Sen. Sanders!

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 10:48 PM

2. Good statement! Thanks nt

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 10:58 PM

3. I'm Sorry I Like Bernie - But He Is Stating The Obvious When He Says .....

"we must address the continuing jobs crisis in America in an aggressive way. We must do all we can to create millions of good-paying jobs.....".

This is the same thing we hear from the Repugs. What was great about the President's speech tonight - he actually provided actions to actually do this. Real ideas as to how to make this happen.

We need all Senators and Representatives regardless of party affiliation to put forth ideas of their own to make this happen or get off their high horses and get behind the President's ideas and support him.

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Wed Jan 25, 2012, 12:12 AM

4. Obama/Sanders in 2016.

We can dream, can't we.

Actually, I like Joe Biden.

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Response to JDPriestly (Reply #4)

Wed Jan 25, 2012, 04:33 PM

9. I guess if Obama loses in 2012...

...he can run in 2016?

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Response to thesquanderer (Reply #9)

Thu Jan 26, 2012, 02:43 AM

10. I was joking by suggesting he could have three terms.

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Wed Jan 25, 2012, 03:04 PM

5. A DURec & a KICK for Senator Sanders.


Who will STAND and FIGHT for THIS American Majority?
Senator Bernie Sanders WILL!



I WAS very relieved to hear that the rhetoric from the podium has changed from Deficit, Cutting Spending, and Eating Peas
to Fairness & Wealth Inequality.
NOW, lets Make it REAL.


"We've got to end all of the tax breaks for the oil companies and coal companies and I'm going to introduce legislation to do just that."--- Bernie Sanders

Very Public Support from the Bully Pulpit for this legislation would be a good first step.



You will know them by their WORKS,
not by their rhetoric.
Solidarity99!
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Response to bvar22 (Reply #5)

Wed Jan 25, 2012, 03:22 PM

7. Yes, talk is dirt cheap --

especially in an election year. Time for O to put up or shut up.

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Wed Jan 25, 2012, 03:18 PM

6. Senator Sanders is the best.

I wish the Democratic Party had many like him.

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Wed Jan 25, 2012, 03:31 PM

8. It's good to see the UNDERemployed mentioned, too!

We have more to offer than what is available to us.

Thank you, Sen. Bernie!

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