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What Kind of Mayor Was Bernie Sanders?
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Bernie Sanders, Burlington Vermont, economy, ethics, government, housing, middle class, development )

Lynn
- 413 days ago - thenation.com
In his eight years as mayor of Burlington, Vermont, Bernie Sanders revitalized the economy and solidified support for progressive municipal policies.
Bernie Sanders: Presidential Run Is Not About Hillary, It's About the 'Collapsing' Middle Class (TEXT and VIDEO)
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Americans, Bernie Sanders, good news, middle class, democrats, republicans, candidates, elections, freedoms, politics, government )

Carrie
- 678 days ago - rawstory.com
Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont) indicated on Meet the Press today that he would seriously consider running for president in 2016, even if that required him to switch his party affiliation to Democrat.
The Founding Fathers Backed Thomas Piketty--And Feared a Powerful 1 Percent
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: usa, Founding Fathers, middle class, inequality, profit sharing, tax incentives, tax reform, capitalism, crony capitalism )

Lynn
- 748 days ago - alternet.org
Many of America's Founders believed that excessive wealth inequality would be incompatible with having a representative republic. They did not expect wealth to be identically distributed, but many did envision a thriving middle class ...
Elizabeth Warren on Rachel Maddow Part 1
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Elizabeth Warren, Rachel Maddow, A Fighting Chance, Senator, MA, middle class, students, debt )

Dandelion
- 821 days ago - msnbc.com
A brief history of how she has been speaking out for 24 years on the system has been rigged. Warren shows why she has chosen to fight tooth and nail for the middle class and believes that America's government can and must do better for working families.
Tonight With Bernie ACTION
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, middle class, ONE PERCENT, taxes, Bernie Sanders, corporations )

Nancy
- 907 days ago - bernie.org
RSVP today for a conference call with U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders & Social Security Works. Submit questions now...
The Triumph of the Right
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: dishonesty, economy, ethics, politics, propaganda, republicans, usa, Robert Reich, income inequality, middle class, Tea Party )

Lynn
- 1000 days ago - commondreams.org
They say the biggest problem is the size of government and the budget deficit. In fact our biggest problem is the decline of the middle class and increasing ranks of the poor, while almost all the economic gains go to the top.
Tell President Obama to Support a Robin Hood Tax on Wall Street ACTION US
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: obama, taxes, middle class, government, usa, robin hood tax, money, economy, finance )

Nancy
- 1433 days ago - salsa.democracyinaction.org
The Robin Hood Tax -- or a micro-tax levied on financial transactions -- would generate hundreds of billions of dollars in much-needed revenue for health, education and environmental programs.
The Betrayal of the American Dream -- A Once Vibrant Middle Class Is Now on the Brink
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: usa, middle class, ruling elite, tax cuts )

Lynn
- 1445 days ago - alternet.org
Barlett and Steele explain ... how American middle class has been impoverished and its prospects thwarted in favor of a new ruling elite. Democrats and Republican lawmakers are in a deadlock over whether to extend the politically decisive Bush-era tax cuts.
THE MIDDLE CLASS......A Toolkit for Holding Congress Accountable
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: congress, toolkit, middle class, bills before congress )

Dandelion
- 1932 days ago - themiddleclass.org
Provides research and analysis on how congressional actions affect middle-class households. This site also enables voters to evaluate members of Congress based on their votes on important bills.
Huge, Egypt-Style Turnout For Wisconsin Public Employees
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: dictatorial governor, elections, unions, middle class, budgets, deficitslies, politics, propaganda )

Norm
- 1982 days ago - ourfuture.org
Big things are happening in Wisconsin in response to Governor Walker's assault on the rights of working people. The Governor is trying to end 50 years of collective bargaining for Wisconsin workers, and has threatened to call out the National Guard to enf
Reagan: The Great American Socialist
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Americans, government, republicans, democrats, GOP, media, obama, rich, poor, middle class, reagan, tax cuts, socialism, income tax, jobs, budget, economy, health care, green energy, education )

Tom
- 2680 days ago - truthout.org
Socialism has been in the news for months. Some GOP stalwarts charged President Obama with preaching the heresy. John Boehner, the House minority leader, said Obama's stimulus package was, "one big down payment on a new American socialist experiment."
Take Action: Support The Employee Free Choice Act
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: government, americans, obama, free choice, unions, workers, corporations, greed, bonuses, middle class, american dream, money, wages, ethics, fairness, rights )

Tom
- 2681 days ago - freechoiceact.org
Good union jobs are key to restoring the middle class, and the Employee Free Choice Act would make it easier for workers to form a union. If a majority of workers wants a union, they should get one. It's as simple as that.
The Wealth Distribution
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: usa, economy, distribution of wealth, middle class )


- 3071 days ago - opednews.com
Here is a graph of the wealth distribution as it actually appears. Please compare it to how most people think it appears...After viewing the distribution, do you see a Middle Class?
The Monster Republican Tax Hike
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Republicans, Bush, Congress, tax hikes, politics, middle class, credit, bankers, corruption, savings, banks, loans, mortgages )

Blue
- 3397 days ago - angrybear.blogspot.com
Following the example set by their Senate brethren last Friday, House Democrats will adopt a budget resolution containing the largest tax increase in U.S. history amid massive national inattention. Bet you didn't know that, eh?
 

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