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One Man Army Bernie Sanders Goes To War With the Koch Brothers

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In response to the Koch Brothers' plan to spend $400 million on Republican election campaigns, Sen. Bernie Sanders called out the Kochs and urged America to stand up against Citizens United.

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Barbara W (342)
Thursday May 31, 2012, 8:16 pm
Excerpt: "In the response to the Koch plan to spend more money influencing campaigns in key states ($400 million) than John McCain raised in 2008 campaign ($370 million), Sen. Bernie Sanders said, “The Koch brothers’ bid to buy elections in America speaks to the obvious need for a constitutional amendment to overturn Citizens United and subsequent rulings. In the short term, Congress must pass legislation to require disclosure of the corporations and wealthy individuals behind the ads by outside groups.”

Sen. Sanders said the Koch spending demonstrates that we are no longer a nation of the people, “When one wealthy family spends more money than was raised altogether by the last Republican presidential candidate, it tells us that we are no longer a country of the people, by the people and for the people. We are becoming a country of the rich, by the rich and for the rich.”

The Koch Brothers may have the dollars, but the people still have the numbers. Now more than ever, it is imperative that the American people stand together to turn back this threat to our democracy. This isn’t just about who wins and loses elections. As ALEC has demonstrated, right wing funded candidates if left unchecked, win elections, and then implement the far right agenda of their billionaire masters. The Koch plan is a perfect example of how our representative democracy is being turned into an oligarchy of the few." More at link...

Barbara W (342)
Thursday May 31, 2012, 8:17 pm
Four words describe Bernie! "Saint Of The Senate"

Laura H (964)
Thursday May 31, 2012, 8:38 pm
Go Bernie Go!

The Koch brothers are EVIL and want to ruin the USA!!!!

POWER TO THE P E O P L E !!!!!!!!

Laura H (964)
Thursday May 31, 2012, 8:39 pm
Thanks Barbara-a green star to you :)

Jason S (50)
Friday June 1, 2012, 9:06 am
thanks Bernie for working for people

John B (185)
Saturday June 2, 2012, 4:51 pm
Barbara thanks for posting Jason Easley's article. Read and noted. Bernie is my hero.
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