If you paid $12.99 a month for an Amazon Prime membership, you paid more to Amazon than it paid in federal income taxes over the past 3 years combined.
On this #PrimeDay, let us stand with Amazon workers. Let us demand that billionaires pay their fair share.
I think the average American, whether you’re Democrat, Republican, or Independent, can agree there is something absurd about two people owning more wealth than the bottom 40% of America and billionaires paying NOTHING in federal income tax.
There is a gaping hole in Medicare that leaves out dental, vision, and hearing coverage.
This is a serious problem.
I’m working with @SenSanders to push to include dental, vision, and hearing Medicare coverage in the American Jobs and Families Plans.
"How do you go forward right now in this moment in history and not address the terrible climate crisis that we face and transform our energy system?" @SenSanders talks his concerns about the bipartisan infrastructure proposal on #MTP.
Sen. Bernie Sanders on GOP voter restriction efforts: "We can disagree on all kinds of issues but taking away the right of people to participate in American democracy is unacceptable and the Congress must address that in any and every way." #CNNSOTUhttps://t.co/DyQmCXoXKB
Yes. Climate change is real. It is already having a devastating impact in the U.S. and around the world, and it will only get worse. That is why any major "infrastructure" bill in Congress must include a massive investment in transforming our energy system away from fossil fuels. https://t.co/VsLJoYE4SR
Juneteenth becoming a federal holiday is an important moment in understanding our country's history, and the horrors and lasting legacy of slavery. But real justice is when all Black Americans live free of oppression. That is not the work of a single day, but of every day.
In a time of massive income and wealth inequality, we have got to have government finally start standing with the working families of this country, not just the rich. That is what this budget is about. https://t.co/MbROtn6qAH
As Chairman of the Budget Committee, I believe that NOW is the time to address the long-term crises facing working families. And, yes. We can pay for many of these proposals by demanding that the wealthy and large corporations start paying their fair share of taxes.
“Twenty years ago, the American economic and political establishment was wrong about China. Today, the consensus view has changed, but it is once again wrong,” writes @SenSanders.
The court’s decision to not overturn the ACA and throw 31 million Americans off their health care is welcome. But it's not enough. Health care is a human right, not a privilege. We must join other major countries in guaranteeing health care for all and pass Medicare for All. https://t.co/rubzvwuqgW
While 90 million Americans are uninsured or underinsured and while 600,000 died in the pandemic, the CEOs of six health insurance companies made a combined $236 million in 2020, 45% more than in 2019. This is why we need Medicare for All.
After an unimaginably difficult year, today we celebrate Vermont reaching a major vaccination threshold. Let’s thank everyone working to keep our community safe. We must also ensure vulnerable Vermonters are protected after the state of emergency order is lifted. https://t.co/TK1d7vqJUg
Republican Leader Mitch McConnell said it all. "What we have in the United States Senate is total unity from Susan Collins to Ted Cruz in opposition to what the new Biden administration is trying to do to this country.” That is precisely why we must end the filibuster.