Bernie Sanders 2 days ago:   Saturday Nov 28 - 5:20pm The assassination of Mohsen Fakhrizadeh was reckless, provocative, and illegal. As a new administration takes power, it was clearly intended to undermine U.S.-Iran diplomacy. We must not allow that to happen.
Diplomacy, not murder, is the best path forward. https://t.co/BzOhNmwSGv Bernie Sanders 3 days ago:   Friday Nov 27 - 1:15pm As profitable corporations like Walmart rake in billions in Black Friday sales, it’s time for their workers to receive the hazard pay, a safe workplace, paid sick leave, a living wage and the benefits they deserve. https://t.co/oJtiaHNE2Z
Link to Image Bernie Sanders 5 days ago:   Wednesday Nov 25 - 2:12pm Wealth during 8 months of the pandemic:
⬆️$111 billion: Elon Musk
⬆️$78 billion: Jeff Bezos
⬆️$66 billion: Walton family
⬆️$48 billion: Mark Zuckerberg
⬆️$40 billion: Bill Gates
⬆️$30 billion: Larry Page
Meanwhile, tens of millions face economic desperation. Bernie Sanders 5 days ago:   Tuesday Nov 24 - 8:23pm Healthcare spending per capita:
🇺🇸 $11,702 - 92 million uninsured/under-insured
🇩🇪 $6,646 - 0 uninsured
🇨🇦$5,418 - 0 uninsured
🇫🇷 $5,376 - 0 uninsured
🇯🇵 $4,823 - 0 uninsured
🇬🇧 $4,653 - 0 uninsured
🇫🇮$4,578 - 0 uninsured
🇰🇷 $3,384 - 0 uninsured
Yes. #MedicareForAll saves money Bernie Sanders 6 days ago:   Tuesday Nov 24 - 5:44pm If we don't get our act together, the outrageously high cost of prescription drugs will lead to the deaths of 1.1 million Medicare recipients over ten years. Unacceptable. The new Congress must have the guts to take on the pharmaceutical industry whose greed is killing Americans. Bernie Sanders 6 days ago:   Tuesday Nov 24 - 2:59pm 250,000 are dead from coronavirus. 12 million will lose unemployment benefits by the end of the year.
He's busy golfing and sending out bogus tweets, trying overturn the results of a democratic election he lost by more than 6 million votes. Pathetic. https://t.co/inrSbFyXHn
Link to Image Bernie Sanders 1 week ago:   Monday Nov 23 - 4:57pm Hourly Wages
Dollar General: $8
Home Depot: $11
Dollar General: $1.4 billion
Kroger: $2 billion
Walmart: $15.6 billion
CVS: $6.2 billion
Home Depot: $10 billion
Lowe's: $4.9 billion
U.S. workers need $15/hr and a union. Bernie Sanders 1 week ago:   Monday Nov 23 - 2:35pm Per capita health care spending:
United States: $11,072
Number of uninsured/under-insured:
United States: 92 million
Norway (population 5.3 million): 306
Louisiana (population 4.6 million): 6,260
Yes. It is time for Medicare for All. https://t.co/i86XO4QFaZ Bernie Sanders 1 week ago:   Saturday Nov 21 - 8:08pm Income and wealth inequality is soaring. Today, 1 in 4 U.S. workers are either unemployed or earn a poverty wage of less than $20,000 a year. Meanwhile, the 50 richest Americans own more wealth than the bottom 50%. We have got to create an economy that works for all, not the 1%. Bernie Sanders 1 week ago:   Saturday Nov 21 - 5:46pm Do not forget: A Green New Deal not only helps us lead the world in combating climate change, but will create millions of good jobs in energy efficiency, sustainable energies like wind and solar, transportation and agriculture.
For the sake of future generations, let's do it. Bernie Sanders 1 week ago:   Saturday Nov 21 - 1:55pm The American people can't afford to wait any longer.
Every working class American needs $2,000 a month.
Every unemployed American needs $600 a week.
Every American needs healthcare as a human right.
No one in America should go hungry or homeless.
The do-nothing Senate must act. Bernie Sanders 1 week ago:   Friday Nov 20 - 5:26pm Wealth of Jeff Bezos in 2009: $6.8 billion
Wealth of Jeff Bezos in 2020: $184 billion
Wealth of Mark Zuckerberg in 2009: $2 billion
Wealth of Mark Zuckerberg in 2020: $103 billion
U.S. Minimum Wage from 2009-2020: $7.25
We need an economy that works for all of us, not the 1%. Bernie Sanders 1 week ago:   Friday Nov 20 - 1:49pm During the pandemic, 647 billionaires in America have become nearly $1 trillion richer and now own twice as much wealth as the bottom 50%, while 40 million Americans face eviction. A society cannot sustain itself when so few have so much while so many have so little. #TaxTheRich Bernie Sanders 1 week ago:   Friday Nov 20 - 12:33pm The recent wave of arrests in Egypt of courageous human rights defenders from @EIPR is an outrage. The incoming administration must make it clear to Egypt and all countries that, once again, the United States will support democracy, not dictatorship. https://t.co/VLAqsdlfv8 Bernie Sanders 1 week ago:   Friday Nov 20 - 10:23am RT @iteptweets: True: Amazon’s effective corporate tax rate over the three-year period 2017-2019 was 0%.
In 2019, the company paid $162M or 1.2%, a far cry from 21% statutory rate. Its release at the time focused mostly on taxes it did *not* pay and taxes it collected on behalf of *others.* https://t.co/oVLkp9CeID Bernie Sanders 1 week ago:   Thursday Nov 19 - 3:19pm Corporate greed is out of control. While Jeff Bezos became $78 billion richer during the pandemic, Amazon has paid ZERO in federal income taxes over the last 3 years and continues to deny hazard pay and paid sick leave to its workers. This must change. Bernie Sanders 1 week ago:   Thursday Nov 19 - 1:47pm A quarter of a million Americans have died from coronavirus.
Over 150,000 people are getting infected every day.
We need Masks for All. https://t.co/qghqNsMkce
Link to Image Bernie Sanders 1 week ago:   Thursday Nov 19 - 11:21am While the owner of Tyson Foods became $600 million richer during the pandemic, 11,000 of his workers got COVID-19 because they were forced back to work in unsafe and unhealthy plants as managers placed bets on how many would get sick. We must end this disgusting corporate greed. Bernie Sanders 1 week ago:   Wednesday Nov 18 - 6:41pm The Walton family is worth $238 billion. Yet they pay wages so low, 14,541 of their workers in 9 states are forced to rely on food stamps to feed their families. Outrageous.
I say to the Walton family: Get off welfare. Pay your workers a living wage—at least $15 an hour. https://t.co/tJwLQoeWRR Bernie Sanders 1 week ago:   Wednesday Nov 18 - 5:25pm These giant corporations pay starvation wages—wages so low their workers have to rely on Medicaid and food stamps to survive:
This is what a rigged economy is about. We need a $15 living wage and Medicare for All. https://t.co/GFzfK9ERae Bernie Sanders 1 week ago:   Tuesday Nov 17 - 10:51am Cost of public college tuition:
United States: $10,486
In the richest country in the world, yes, we must make public colleges and trade schools tuition-free and cancel all student debt. Bernie Sanders 2 weeks ago:   Wednesday Nov 11 - 9:00am This Veteran’s Day let us remember that privatizing the VA would be an insult to the more than 22 million veterans who risked their lives to defend our country.
To our veterans: I thank you for your service and I stand with you in opposition to privatizing the VA. https://t.co/dj706BrJ3o
Link to Image Bernie Sanders 2 weeks ago:   Tuesday Nov 10 - 5:55pm We must end U.S. support for the unauthorized, unconstitutional, and disastrous Saudi-led war in Yemen. The suffering people there do not need more bombs. They need more jobs, food and health care. Bernie Sanders 2 weeks ago:   Tuesday Nov 10 - 1:02pm Today, we say to the prison industrial complex: Yes. We're going to enact real criminal justice reform. And we start by ending private prisons and private detention centers. No more profiteering from locking people up. Bernie Sanders 3 weeks ago:   Sunday Nov 8 - 3:33pm We won't have a moral or sustainable economy when so few have so much and so many have so little. It's unacceptable that the 50 richest people in the U.S. own more wealth than the bottom half—160 million. In the richest country on Earth let's create an economy that works for all. Bernie Sanders 4 weeks ago:   Sunday Nov 1 - 1:52pm If you paid $14 a month for the Netflix standard plan, you paid more than Netflix paid in federal income taxes a year after Trump's tax plan became law - while making an $845 million profit and giving its CEO a $302 million compensation package. End oligarchy. #TaxTheRich Bernie Sanders 4 weeks ago:   Sunday Nov 1 - 12:34pm Since Trump has been in office, he's provided $425 billion in federal contracts to companies that have shipped over 200,000 jobs overseas.
No, Mr. President. You're not standing up for working families when you give America's largest outsourcers billions in corporate welfare. https://t.co/e5fwXIzvL5
Link to Image Bernie Sanders 1 month ago:   Saturday Oct 31 - 3:32pm Here's how rigged the tax code is:
If you make less than $25,000 a year you are 9 times more likely to be audited by the IRS than a CEO who makes $30 million.
Meanwhile, the top 1% is responsible for 70% of the $381 billion in taxes that go unpaid each year. #TaxTheRich Bernie Sanders 1 month ago:   Friday Oct 30 - 5:32pm Amazon, Facebook, Google and Apple made over $54 billion in profits last quarter. During the pandemic, the founding families of these companies got $280 billion richer while 20% of small businesses shut down.
It's time to break up big tech and tax their obscene gains in wealth. Bernie Sanders 1 month ago:   Friday Oct 30 - 4:25pm While 12 million Americans recently lost their health insurance, the private health insurance companies are making record profits during this horrific pandemic.
Healthcare must no longer be a privilege or an employee benefit in America. It must be a human right. #MedicareForAllhttps://t.co/RHyenhX6YJ
Link to Image Bernie Sanders 1 month ago:   Thursday Oct 29 - 7:03pm Taiwan has been coronavirus-free for 200 days. It has had only 550 COVID-19 cases and 7 deaths.
How'd they do it? They believe in science. Testing, contact tracing, quarantining, distributing masks and guaranteeing health care to all. We should do the same.
#MedicareForAll Bernie Sanders 1 month ago:   Thursday Oct 29 - 1:30pm Latina women must have equal pay for equal work: the whole dollar, not 55 cents on the dollar of what white men make. #LatinaEqualPayDay Bernie Sanders 1 month ago:   Thursday Oct 29 - 12:13pm Donald Trump has gotten:
-$885 million in subsidies for his real estate empire
-$287 million of his debt canceled
-A $72.9 million IRS tax refund
-Free health care at a 100% government run hospital
Yes. Trump l-o-v-e-s socialism for himself, rugged individualism for the rest. Bernie Sanders 1 month ago:   Wednesday Oct 28 - 6:21pm 2019 monthly cost of:
Humira for Arthritis:
United States: $3,400
Januvia for Diabetes:
United States: $331
Advair for Asthma:
United States: $310
Is that what Trump means by America 1st? Bernie Sanders 1 month ago:   Wednesday Oct 28 - 2:28pm If Trump could get $287 million of his debt canceled for his bogus real estate deals, please don't tell me we can't cancel the student debt of 45 million Americans who committed the "crime" of getting a college education. Bernie Sanders 1 month ago:   Wednesday Oct 28 - 1:27pm Absentee ballots counted after election day do not ‘flip the results of an election,’ as Justice Kavanaugh claimed. They are the results of the election. Period. https://t.co/jgnHZCxoSw
Link to Image Bernie Sanders 1 month ago:   Tuesday Oct 27 - 2:00pm 464 days ago the House passed a $15 minimum wage. The GOP Senate refused to consider it.
Since then, the 4 richest Americans increased their wealth by $189 billion & are now worth $522 billion.
If there's going to be class war in America it's about time the working class won. Bernie Sanders 1 month ago:   Tuesday Oct 27 - 9:10am Cost of a standard unit of insulin:
United States: $98.70
United Kingdom: $7.52
Here's what the price of a standard unit of insulin would cost if my Prescription Drug Price Relief Act passed: $10.80. Let's get it done. Bernie Sanders 1 month ago:   Monday Oct 26 - 7:18pm I am going down to the Senate floor to vote AGAINST the nomination of Amy Coney Barrett.
We should not be voting on a Supreme Court justice—we should be voting on major COVID19 relief to protect working families.
We will make this the top priority of a Democratic Senate. https://t.co/nIEOlwPuAr
Link to Image Bernie Sanders 1 month ago:   Monday Oct 26 - 2:27pm COVID-19 deaths:
United States: 225,000
Population: 328.2 million
South Korea: 457
New Zealand: 25
Total deaths: 13,108
Total population: 364.6 million
Donald Trump: "It is what it is." Pathetic. Bernie Sanders 1 month ago:   Monday Oct 26 - 11:38am Judge Barrett could not even say Medicare and Social Security are constitutional or that climate change is real. What a disgrace.
Senate Republicans are carrying out an illegitimate power grab. Today is a shameful day for our democracy.
I will vote NO on her confirmation. https://t.co/QgbaSVfa0f
Link to Image Bernie Sanders 1 month ago:   Sunday Oct 25 - 2:42pm Here's how absurd our healthcare system is:
In the U.S., it costs $2,000 a month for Truvada, an HIV-prevention drug, but just $8 in Australia.
The greed of the pharmaceutical industry is killing Americans.
No American should pay more than $200 a year for prescription drugs. Bernie Sanders 1 month ago:   Sunday Oct 25 - 11:42am Senate Republicans are ramming through Trump's far-right Supreme Court nominee just nine days before Election Day, as over 50 million Americans have already cast their ballots.
The entire process to confirm Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court is illegitimate. https://t.co/bZBPhhE9ab
Link to Image Bernie Sanders 1 month ago:   Saturday Oct 24 - 1:49pm It's an outrage that Senate Republicans are ramming through a radical Supreme Court nominee who will strip healthcare from 23 million Americans during a pandemic while doing nothing to provide economic relief to millions of working-class Americans who desperately need our help. Bernie Sanders 1 month ago:   Friday Oct 23 - 12:40pm Maybe—just maybe—the most essential people in our economy are not hedge fund managers.
If our farmworkers fall ill, we go hungry. We must put an end to their exploitation and provide free health care, paid sick leave, and good wages—regardless of immigration status. https://t.co/xc4ogU0mNA
Link to Image Bernie Sanders 1 month ago:   Thursday Oct 22 - 1:52pm The business model of the pharmaceutical industry is fraud. We pay the highest prices on Earth for prescription drugs because of collusion & price fixing. Purdue went a step further. Despite knowing OxyContin was addictive, it actively pushed it— killing thousands. Outrageous! https://t.co/bWcEgo5iIs Bernie Sanders 1 month ago:   Thursday Oct 22 - 12:35pm Amy Coney Barrett's nomination is not legitimate. It's less than 2 weeks from election day, but the election is already happening now. Over 40 million have already cast their ballots.
It's dangerous, anti-democratic, and illegitimate to confirm a Supreme Court justice now. https://t.co/EBzdtZVXLd Bernie Sanders 1 month ago:   Wednesday Oct 21 - 12:00pm While Trump paid just $750 in U.S. federal income taxes in 2017, he has paid:
- $188,561 in taxes to China
- $156,824 in taxes to the Philippines
- $145,400 in taxes to India
- $15,598 in taxes to Panama
And Trump wants us to believe he puts America first? What a hypocrite! Bernie Sanders 1 month ago:   Tuesday Oct 20 - 4:54pm This is what oligarchy looks like:
During the pandemic, while 12 million Americans lost health insurance and 54 million are food insecure, 644 billionaires became $931 billion richer and now own almost twice as much wealth as the bottom 50%. Yes. We need to tax extreme wealth. Bernie Sanders 1 month ago:   Tuesday Oct 20 - 12:50pm This week the Senate will be voting on the $2.2 trillion HEROES 2 Act to provide $600 a week to over 25 million unemployed Americans and $1,200 for the working-class.
At a time when so many Americans are hurting, I hope that my Republican colleagues will vote to pass this bill. Bernie Sanders 1 month ago:   Monday Oct 19 - 7:07pm No, Mr. President. Dr. Fauci has not been a "disaster." He has been an extraordinary public servant. You have been a disaster.
We will not solve the COVID crisis until we have a president who believes in science—not one who regurgitates right-wing conspiracy theories. https://t.co/SJkiMFUmfJ Bernie Sanders 1 month ago:   Monday Oct 19 - 5:05pm Después de un año de lucha ardua por restaurar la democracia, el pueblo boliviano levantó su voz en las elecciones de ayer. Como ministro de economía, Luis Arce ayudó a reducir la pobreza y la desigualdad. Lo felicito por su victoria y le deseo mucho éxito. Bernie Sanders 1 month ago:   Monday Oct 19 - 5:05pm The Bolivian people made their voices heard in yesterday’s election after a difficult, year-long fight to restore democracy. As minister of economy, Mr. Arce helped slash poverty and inequality. I congratulate him on his victory and wish him well. https://t.co/YeKGB8gqxq Bernie Sanders 1 month ago:   Saturday Oct 17 - 1:15pm Unless we successfully combat climate change, the massive wildfires, hurricanes, floods and drought we have experienced will become more frequent, more severe and more damaging. No more excuses. We need to transform our energy system away from fossil fuel NOW and save the planet. https://t.co/3UQDomaIHZ
Link to Image Bernie Sanders 1 month ago:   Friday Oct 16 - 3:05pm Is this a democracy or an oligarchy? Sheldon Adelson, a multi-billionaire, is contributing $176 million to elect candidates who represent the rich and powerful.
Billionaires should not be buying elections. We must overturn Citizens United and move to public funding of elections. https://t.co/IsNgHQT5rw Bernie Sanders 1 month ago:   Friday Oct 16 - 2:34pm It's been 76 days since Trump and Senate Republicans ended the $600 unemployment lifeline for millions of workers trying to survive this crisis.
Now, instead of passing relief for the working class, McConnell is ramming through Trump's far-right Supreme Court nominee. Pathetic. https://t.co/QI4VCIuNzk Bernie Sanders 1 month ago:   Thursday Oct 15 - 1:50pm Here's what the Trump economy looks like: While 30 million Americans lost jobs, Goldman Sachs doubled its quarterly profits. No. Trump did not "stop Wall Street from getting away with murder." He bailed out Wall Street and gave the 6 largest banks a $32 billion tax break. Bernie Sanders 1 month ago:   Wednesday Oct 14 - 4:58pm The Koch family is worth $113 billion, becoming $22.6 billion richer over the past 7 months. They could literally end child hunger and homelessness in America and still be billionaires. Instead they're trying to evict millions of poor people from their homes. How obscene is that? https://t.co/wt7T9tp5La Bernie Sanders 1 month ago:   Wednesday Oct 14 - 2:30pm The Senate today should not be dealing with a Supreme Court nomination which, absurdly, will be voted upon a few days before the presidential election. What we should be focusing on is a strong stimulus package which protects unemployed workers and their families. Bernie Sanders 1 month ago:   Wednesday Oct 14 - 1:00pm No, Mr. President. You're not "pro-life" when you attempt to throw 23 million Americans off their health insurance and eliminate protections for pre-existing conditions. You're not "pro-life" when 68,000 Americans die each year because they can't afford to go to a doctor on time. Bernie Sanders 1 month ago:   Tuesday Oct 13 - 5:36pm 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—after making nearly $30 billion in profits. Yes. It's time to make corporations pay their fair share of taxes. Bernie Sanders 1 month ago:   Tuesday Oct 13 - 1:03pm Mr. President: You want a "big" stimulus package. Great! Call your friend Mitch and get the Senate to pass the $3.5 trillion HEROES Act passed by the House which provides $600 a week to the unemployed, a $1,200 check, and much more. Otherwise, please stop your erratic tweets. https://t.co/48pzu23C8e Bernie Sanders 1 month ago:   Monday Oct 12 - 6:11pm We owe Native American people an enormous debt of gratitude for all they have taught us. From the
first days of this country Native Americans were lied to, their treaties violated and their needs ignored. On Indigenous Peoples’ Day let us commit to the fight for Native justice. Bernie Sanders 1 month ago:   Monday Oct 12 - 1:47pm For the last 4 years, Trump has said exactly the same thing. Unfortunately, he's a pathological liar & the only plan he has is to repeal the ACA, take healthcare away from 20 million and end protections for pre-existing conditions. That's 1 more reason why Trump must be defeated. https://t.co/sFWkxSMjSV
Link to Image Bernie Sanders 1 month ago:   Monday Oct 12 - 11:31am The last thing the Senate should be doing right now is considering an extreme right-wing Supreme Court nominee who would strip health care benefits from over 20 million Americans and take away protections for preexisting conditions. No confirmation until after inauguration. https://t.co/JlRyRVOVXP
Link to Image Bernie Sanders 1 month ago:   Sunday Oct 11 - 8:00pm The working class of this country is hurting. 840,000 Americans filed for unemployment last week, bringing the total number of new claims to 63.6 million since mid-March. The American people need a jobs program NOW, not another right-wing Supreme Court justice. Bernie Sanders 1 month ago:   Sunday Oct 11 - 6:13pm The only thing the Senate should be doing right now is voting on a stimulus package to provide immediate economic relief to working class Americans— not ramming through a Supreme Court nominee who will strip health care from 20 million Americans in the middle of a pandemic. Bernie Sanders 1 month ago:   Saturday Oct 10 - 11:50am Let’s be clear: Donald Trump is either a tax cheat who pays less in income taxes than the average worker, or a bad businessman who has lost money year after year—likely both. https://t.co/N65OFA6ELS
Link to Image Bernie Sanders 1 month ago:   Friday Oct 9 - 8:12pm Science is real and masks save lives. Period. This administration must be held accountable for the sickness and death it has caused the working people of America. https://t.co/0xizbfaL3f Bernie Sanders 1 month ago:   Friday Oct 9 - 3:20pm Number of Americans arrested for possessing marijuana in 2019: 500,395
Number of Americans arrested for violent crimes in 2019: 495,871
In America, no one should get arrested for possessing marijuana. Let's end the drug war, legalize marijuana and expunge marijuana convictions. Bernie Sanders 1 month ago:   Friday Oct 9 - 1:38pm Trump promised he was going to provide "health insurance to everybody."
But every single year he has been president the number of uninsured children in America has gone up. Now he's attempting to throw 20 million Americans off health insurance in the midst of a pandemic. SAD! Bernie Sanders 1 month ago:   Thursday Oct 8 - 5:21pm The founders of Amazon, Facebook & Google increased their wealth by $162 billion during the pandemic, while the companies they control enjoy monopoly power. It's time to break up big tech, tax the wealth of billionaires and create an economy that works for all of us, not the 1%. Bernie Sanders 1 month ago:   Thursday Oct 8 - 3:08pm It would've cost the typical American over $100,000 to receive the same care Trump received for free at Walter Reed. In the richest country on earth, every American should be able to receive the same quality health care as Trump. Health care is a human right, not a privilege. Bernie Sanders 1 month ago:   Wednesday Oct 7 - 5:00pm Since Trump has been in office, he has provided $425 billion in federal contracts to companies that have shipped 200,000 jobs overseas. No, Mr. President. You're not standing up for working families when you give the largest outsourcers in America billions in corporate welfare. Bernie Sanders 1 month ago:   Wednesday Oct 7 - 3:00pm There are more confirmed coronavirus cases in the White House than was the case today in Taiwan, New Zealand and Vietnam – countries with a combined population of 124 million. We cannot continue to have a president who rejects science and whose reckless behavior endangers lives. Bernie Sanders 1 month ago:   Wednesday Oct 7 - 1:00pm My bill to tax 60% of the wealth gains billionaires made during the pandemic would increase Trump's taxes by $240 million & provide healthcare to all. Instead, Trump paid just $750 in taxes & received 100% government funded healthcare he ridicules as "socialized medicine." Sad. Bernie Sanders 1 month ago:   Wednesday Oct 7 - 11:21am "Out of an abundance of caution," we should expand Medicare to cover everyone in America. Bernie Sanders 1 month ago:   Friday Oct 2 - 5:57pm Two years ago today, journalist Jamal Khashoggi was murdered at the Saudi crown prince's direction. He deserves justice.
Democracy activists face enormous challenges in Saudi Arabia and across the region. We honor him by defending their rights and supporting their work. Bernie Sanders 1 month ago:   Friday Oct 2 - 3:50pm Nearly 20,000 Amazon workers contracted coronavirus, while Jeff Bezos continues to deny paid sick leave and hazard pay to his workforce.
How did Mr. Bezos, the wealthiest man alive, do during this pandemic? He increased his wealth by $85 billion since March. Truly disgusting. https://t.co/LMknPEaq7S Bernie Sanders 1 month ago:   Friday Oct 2 - 2:38pm It's been 8 months since the start of the pandemic. Tens of millions of Americans remain unemployed, uninsured and hungry.
This is an emergency. The Senate must act now to provide $600 a week to unemployed workers, $2,000-a month to the working class, and expand Medicare to all. https://t.co/LOVf5GnXRK Bernie Sanders 1 month ago:   Friday Oct 2 - 1:16pm Health care is a human right—not a privilege, not an employee benefit. #MedicareForAll Bernie Sanders 2 months ago:   Thursday Oct 1 - 5:30pm It is 2020. Native American women must have equal pay for equal work: the whole dollar, not 60 cents on the dollar of what white men make. #NativeWomensEqualPay Bernie Sanders 2 months ago:   Thursday Oct 1 - 4:01pm Please don't tell me we can't afford to cancel student debt, make public colleges tuition-free or expand Social Security while billionaires like Donald Trump and corporations like Amazon pay nothing or next to nothing in taxes year after year. Bernie Sanders 2 months ago:   Thursday Oct 1 - 9:00am Are you ready for a radical idea? Billionaires in the United States should not be paying less in taxes than nurses, teachers, firefighters and truck drivers.
It's time to tax the $845 billion in wealth gains 643 billionaires made during the pandemic and expand Medicare to all. https://t.co/3GvFDKlb5G
Link to Image Bernie Sanders 2 months ago:   Wednesday Sep 30 - 6:22pm The average registered nurse paid $11,526 in federal income taxes, while Donald Trump, the self-proclaimed billionaire, paid just $750. No. Paying less in taxes than working class Americans doesn't make Trump "smart." It makes him a bad businessman or a tax cheat— likely both. Bernie Sanders 2 months ago:   Tuesday Sep 29 - 4:08pm Federal income taxes paid in 2017:
$11,526: Avg Registered Nurse
$8,399: Avg Middle School Teacher
$6,121: Avg Firefighter
$4,649: Avg Truck Driver
$4,133: Avg Secretary
$3,807: Avg Construction Worker
$750: Self-proclaimed billionaire Donald Trump
Yes. The tax code is rigged. Bernie Sanders 2 months ago:   Tuesday Sep 29 - 12:51pm While millionaires and billionaires own 79.2% of all wealth in our country, the bottom half of Americans own just 1.5% of our nation's wealth.
Justice Brandeis was right: "We can have democracy, or we may have wealth concentrated in the hands of a few, but we can't have both." Bernie Sanders 2 months ago:   Monday Sep 28 - 5:48pm Yes. Trump's not alone.
Federal income taxes paid by corporations a year after his tax plan was signed into law:
$0: Eli Lilly
Dr. King was right. We have socialism for the rich, rugged capitalism for the rest. Bernie Sanders 2 months ago:   Monday Sep 28 - 11:44am Trump's not alone. Over a three-year period, the top 1% avoided $800 billion in taxes. That's enough to:
🎓Make public colleges tuition-free
👩👦👦Eliminate child hunger
🚰Provide clean drinking water to all
Yes. The 1% have got to pay their fair share of taxes. Bernie Sanders 2 months ago:   Saturday Sep 26 - 10:01pm After mismanaging a deadly pandemic, Trump and Senate Republicans now want to ram through a Supreme Court nominee who will vote to destroy the Affordable Care Act, kick millions off their health care, and eliminate protections for preexisting conditions.
An absolute outrage. https://t.co/fRFktIeKrI
Link to Image Bernie Sanders 2 months ago:   Friday Sep 25 - 3:37pm It's been 4,076 days since the federal minimum wage was last raised from $6.55 an hour to $7.25 an hour.
During that same time period, billionaires have seen their wealth go up by more than $2,500,000,000,000.
Our job: Increase the minimum wage to $15 an hour and tax the rich. Bernie Sanders 2 months ago:   Friday Sep 25 - 3:13pm RT @gillibrandny: Imagine if our country guaranteed basic banking services for all—no outrageous fees or interest rates—through your local post office. It would help millions, which is why @SenSanders and I are pushing for it. Learn more about our legislation: https://t.co/tQXNvyfDcf Bernie Sanders 2 months ago:   Thursday Sep 24 - 4:19pm In the wealthiest nation in the history of the world, hunger is a political choice. While Senate Republicans believe we can't afford to help millions of American families struggling to put food on the table, they had no problem providing a trillion-dollar tax break to the rich. https://t.co/cYm9SDvCCG Bernie Sanders 2 months ago:   Thursday Sep 24 - 10:45am Here's what Senate Republicans said when they blocked President Obama's Supreme Court nominee. Do they have any integrity?
The right thing to do for this vacancy is clear, and Senate Republicans know it. They've stated it clearer than I could. https://t.co/rQutaa4hG3
Link to Image Bernie Sanders 2 months ago:   Thursday Sep 24 - 9:41am Money is not speech.
Corporations are not people.
Let us end Citizens United, move to the public funding of elections and restore our democracy. Bernie Sanders 2 months ago:   Wednesday Sep 23 - 7:17pm RT @SenSchumer: Justice Ginsburg was a champion for justice and a trailblazer for women
And like @SenSanders and me, she was a graduate of Brooklyn's James Madison H.S.
As fellow graduates, we stood together to pay our respects to her today at the Supreme Court
We are fighting for her legacy https://t.co/rTWxMFI82T
Link to Image Bernie Sanders 2 months ago:   Wednesday Sep 23 - 5:33pm The American people are sick and tired of brutal police killings without consequences. It’s time to fundamentally reform our racist and broken criminal justice system, end qualified immunity and hold police officers accountable. #BreonnaTaylor Bernie Sanders 2 months ago:   Tuesday Sep 22 - 7:00pm The U.S.-funded Organization of American States falsely claimed that last year's elections in Bolivia were “fraudulent.” A military coup and repression followed.
We need real accountability NOW to ensure free and fair elections in Bolivia next month. https://t.co/SMgDxYBBF6 Bernie Sanders 2 months ago:   Tuesday Sep 22 - 4:11pm Yes. Abortion is a constitutional right— period. Bernie Sanders 2 months ago:   Tuesday Sep 22 - 1:52pm While Trump believes we can't afford to extend $600 a week to 30 million unemployed workers, he had no problem giving a $688 million bailout to defense contractors like Rolls-Royce not to build more masks and more gowns, but to build more warships and more drones. How Pathetic. https://t.co/RcE4L4h9SB