Bernie Sanders









  • "Bernard "Bernie" Sanders - born September 8, 1941 - is an American politician, who has been the junior US Senator from Vermont since 2007"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "Sanders is the longest serving independent in US congressional history"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "Sanders's campaign for the Democratic party's 2016 US presidential nomination, raised more money in small, individual contributions than any other in American history"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "Sanders is pro-labor and emphasizes reversing economic inequality !"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "his views are in line with "social democracy" - and "New Deal-era" American progressivism"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "Sanders is a democratic socialist, who admires the Nordic model of social democracy !"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "and is a proponent of workplace democracy"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • Sanders: "I do believe that the middle class and the working families who produce the wealth of America deserve a decent standard of living, and that their incomes should go up - not down"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "I do believe in private companies, that thrive and invest and grow in America - companies that create jobs here"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "rather than companies that are shutting down in America and increasing their profits, by exploiting low-wage labor abroad"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "many commentators have noted the consistency of Sanders's views throughout his political career"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • Trade: "the international trade agreements are a disaster for the American worker !"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "Sanders voted against and has spoken for years against "NAFTA", "CAFTA", and "PNTR" with China"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "they have resulted in American corporations moving abroad"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "Sanders also strongly opposes the "Trans-Pacific Partnership" (TPP), which was written by corporate America and the pharmaceutical industry - and Wall Street"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • social Benefits: "Sanders focuses on economic issues such as income and wealth inequality !"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "raising the minimum wage !"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "universal healthcare ! - reducing the burden of student debt"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "making public colleges and universities tuition-free, by taxing financial transactions !"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "and expanding "Social Security" benefits by eliminating the cap on the payroll tax on all incomes above US$ 250,000"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "Sanders has become a prominent supporter of laws requiring companies to give their workers parental leave, sick leave, and vacation time"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "noting, that such laws have been adopted by nearly all other developed countries !"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "Sanders also supports legislation that would make it easier for workers to join or form a trade union"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • Climate Change: "Sanders advocates bold action to reverse global warming !!!"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "and substantial investment in infrastructure - with energy efficiency and sustainability, and job creation as prominent goals"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "Sanders considers climate change the greatest threat to national security !"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "he opposes the construction of the "Dakota Access Pipeline" on the grounds that, like the "Keystone XL Pipeline", it would have a significant impact on our climate"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • financial Reform: "Sanders has advocated greater democratic participation by citizens !"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "campaign finance reform, and a constitutional amendment or judicial decision that would overturn Citizens United v. FEC"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "Sanders calls for comprehensive financial reforms, such as breaking up "too big to fail" financial institutions !"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "restoring Glass-Steagall legislation - reforming the Federal Reserve Bank"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "and allowing the "Post Office" to offer basic financial services in economically marginalized communities"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • social Issues: "Sanders has denounced institutional racism, and called for criminal justice reform to reduce the number of people in prison"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "advocates a crackdown on police brutality, supports abolishing private, for-profit prisons - and the death penalty"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • Peace: "Sanders strongly opposed Iraq - and has criticized a number of policies instituted during that time, particularly mass surveillance and the USA PATRIOT Act"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "Sanders criticized Israel's actions during the 2014 Gaza war"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • Democratic Party: "once elected to the House of Representatives, Sanders joined the Democratic caucus - though some "conservative" southern Democrats initially barred him from the caucus"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "Sanders advocated that - in 2017 - the Democratic Party undergo a "series of reforms" and that it had to "break loose from its corporate establishment ties""

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "and, once again, become a grass-roots party - of working people, and the poor"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • Note: in Europe we have learned, that this policies are good for our country !!!!!!!

 

 

 




 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • is there some kind of "surplus value" - the US could offer other countries ?!!!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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