In the Fiscal Debate, an Unvarnished Voice for Shielding Benefits
When President Obama cut a deal with Congressional Republicans in December 2010 to extend tax cuts for the wealthy, Senator Bernard Sanders, the brusque Vermont independent who calls himself a socialist, decided it was time for a protest.
He had a cup of coffee and a bowl of oatmeal in a Senate cafeteria, marched into the chamber and began talking. He talked for so long railing for 8 hours 37 minutes about economic justice, the decline of the middle class and reckless, uncontrollable corporate greed that his legs cramped. So many people watched online that the Senate video server crashed.
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#1 Dec 13, 2012
So what was the High Point of the debate?
#2 Dec 14, 2012
The beneits are so hidden and shielded they could possibly be hiding in someone elses pocket....
#3 Dec 14, 2012
“Obama Shames the USA”
Since: Apr 09
#4 Dec 14, 2012
Obama cries more than Boehner.
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