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Tax breaks Republicans want to provide by repealing the estate tax:
–$88 billion to the Walton family
–$71 billion to the Jeff Bezos family
–$65 billion to the Elon Musk family
–$50 billion to the Bill Gates family
–$40 billion to the Mark Zuckerberg family
–$0 to the 99.9%
Healthcare is a human right, not a job benefit. A major step forward toward Medicare for All is to negotiate prescription drug prices, and use the $500 billion in savings to expand Medicare to cover dental, hearing and vision - and lower the eligibility age to 55.
The Republicans know they can't win fair elections. That's why, in dozens of states, they're suppressing the vote, making it easier for "dark money" to buy elections and creating outrageous gerrymandered districts. We must pass the For The People Act to save American democracy.
RT @nytopinion: "Israel has the absolute right to live in peace and security, but so do the Palestinians. I strongly believe that the United States has a major role to play in helping Israelis and Palestinians to build that future,” writes @BernieSanders. https://t.co/vNABZWX5L4
Do you know of anyone who can live on $7.25 an hour? No, you don't, because it is a starvation wage. We've got to end that absurdity and finally raise the federal minimum wage to at least $15 an hour.
Unfettered capitalism is Jeff Bezos buying a $500 million, 416-foot super yacht with a helipad after working overtime to deny workers at Amazon the right to negotiate for better wages, benefits and working conditions by forming a union. That is corporate greed at its ugliest.
Eid Mubarak to all our Muslim neighbors across the country and all over the world.
How are we going to pay to rebuild our nation's crumbling infrastructure? Republicans want to raise taxes on working families. I happen to think it's time we made sure enormous corporations and the wealthiest Americans paid their fair share of taxes. https://t.co/cOg3OIGdFb
McDonald’s is raising wages because thousands of courageous workers marched in the streets and demanded dignity on the job.
But make no mistake, we won’t stop fighting until all of them get $15 an hour and a union.
When working people stand together, they cannot be defeated. https://t.co/Hu9xHxHwbO
At a time when we see so many of our nation's needs going unmet, we have got to ask ourselves: why are we spending more on the military than the next 12 nations combined?
75% of seniors with hearing loss don't have a hearing aid because of the cost. 65% have no dental insurance and no idea how they'll afford to see a dentist. Over 70% of Americans 65 & older have untreated gum disease.
We cannot tolerate this any longer.
The political debate in the U.S. now is not over the economy, healthcare, climate, racial justice, etc. The real issue is whether we remain a democracy. Tragically, the GOP has become an authoritarian cult based on lies and conspiracy theories. They cannot be allowed to succeed.
I do not think we should allow ourselves to grow comfortable with the fact that 719 billionaires now own 4 times more wealth than the entire bottom half of this country.
If you're a billionaire in America today, you probably got a lot richer since the start of the pandemic. Meanwhile, if you're a fast food worker getting paid the federal minimum wage of $7.25 an hour, you have not seen a pay increase in more than a decade. How absurd is that?
The goal of vaccines is to save lives and crush the pandemic, not increase drug company profits. I applaud the President for backing the waiver of intellectual property rights for COVID vaccines. It's nice to see the USA lead the world on a global justice issue.
My message to the workers of this country is this: you do not have to work for starvation wages. You do not have to work in unsafe working conditions. You have the right to have dignity. The power rests with people who get together, who organize, and stand up for their rights.
Mitch McConnell fights every day for the needs of the wealthy and powerful. I view the world a bit differently. I went to Kentucky to make it clear we have a fundamental choice to make: a government that represents the 1%, or government that represents us all. https://t.co/d2DV3bVfXA
The debate now with the Republican Party is not over health care. It's not over education. It's not over climate. It is over whether or not we remain a democracy. https://t.co/4t8fIJXG7S
Larry Krasner’s grassroots campaign in 2017 for District Attorney of Philadelphia sparked a wave of progressive criminal justice reform across the country. He's a fighter for the people and is successfully taking on a broken & corrupt system. I’m proud to support his re-election. https://t.co/lag1nK11i7
To say that dental care, hearing aids, and eyeglasses should be a part of Medicare makes all the sense in the world. Let's get it done. https://t.co/GFcunHAfep
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