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Friday, December 10, 2010

Senator Awesome fillibusters

"The real difference between democracy and oligarchy is poverty and wealth. Wherever men rule by reason of their wealth, whether they be few of many, that is an oligarchy, and where the poor rule, that is democracy". -Aristotle

While the Middle Class would benefit greatly from the extension of the Bush tax cuts (temporarily), Bernie Sanders stands alone in the Senate highlighting a radical Republican agenda to destroy the Middle Class.

Can't wait for the next FDR to run these wealthy oligarchs into the ground. What they call economic freedom I call economic tyranny.

See the livestream here:

Part 1 here.

Part 2 here.

Dissenting voices chime in:

From the Washington Post:

"Barack Obama won the great tax-cut showdown of 2010 - and House Democrats don't have a clue that he did. In the deal struck this week, the president negotiated the biggest stimulus in American history, larger than his $814 billion 2009 stimulus package. It will pump a trillion borrowed Chinese dollars into the U.S. economy over the next two years - which just happen to be the two years of the run-up to the next presidential election. This is a defeat?"

UPDATE: Found this great quote...

"The absence of effective state, and, especially, national restraint upon unfair money-getting has tended to create a small class of enormously wealthy and economically powerful men, whose chief object is to hold and increase their power. The prime need is to change the conditions which enable these men to accumulate power which is not for the general welfare that they should hold or exercise.… Therefore, I believe in a…graduated inheritance tax on big fortunes, properly safeguarded against evasion and increasing rapidly in amount with the size of the estate." -Teddy Roosevelt.

Full article by Sanders here:

These people continue to push people like myself further to the left. I used to be a Republican, then a moderate Democrat. Now I'm nothing less than a liberal, let them keep going to the right and I wonder where I'll end up.

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