The rich are getting incredibly richer. The biggest
corporations pay little or no taxes (hiding money
offshore, or blatantly stashing $2.5 trillion right
here in the U.S.), the cost of higher education
is increasingly out of range of many in the middle
class (unless they go eyeball deep in debt),
employer-paid health care and pensions are disappearing…
Vintage Balance Scaleand so is the middle class. That’s just FACTS,
Sanders joined Barbara Lee and John Conyers to vote for HR 282, the Iran Freedom Support Act — which bears a striking resemblance to the resolutions that set up the framework for the war on Iraq.
“I’ve had enough of bad trade deals like the Trans-Pacific Partnership [TPP] that trade U.S. jobs to the lowest bidder and increase the power of multinational corporations and Wall Street over our democracy.
On January 15, 2015, Rep. Lori Saine, introduced a bill that would make up the first steps to stop indefinite detention without due process under the 2012 National Defense Authorization Act in the state of Colorado.
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We can tell the cons, profiteers and war mongers there time has come. They’re out of time, out of their minds and out of luck. W’ere not gonna surrender.
To personalize this for a moment, imagine a bully sitting on a smaller child, and every time someone objects to the fact that the bully is beating the smaller child with an iron rod, the bully exclaims, “Well, he tried to slap me, so I was forced to defend myself.” No, you can’t claim that you’re beating the smaller child with an iron rod in self-defense, especially when you can end the entire confrontation simply by getting off him. Back to the political reality, Norman Finkelstein put it best: “The refrain that Israel has the right to self-defense is a red herring: the real question is, does Israel have the right to use force to maintain an illegal occupation? The answer is no.”
“It’s workin’ on a long 36 years now of endless wars, illegal drones, murdered prisoners, exported executions and body-bags. This must not stand.”