Bernie Sanders takes to the floor to protest the Tax Cut Deal

by on December 11, 2010 · 7 comments

in Civil Rights, Economy, War and Peace

Senator Bernie Sanders – independent from Vermont – took to the floor of the Senate to protest the tax cut deal. According to reports he spoke for more than eight hours. Go Bernie! Too bad there aren’t more like him. See a bit of his speech below.

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avatar Marilyn Steber December 11, 2010 at 6:30 pm

Senator Sanders spoke passionately on this issue. I was thrilled to watch him yesterday on C-Span’s coverage of the Senate.

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avatar annagrace December 11, 2010 at 7:27 pm

Patty- you beat me to the punch on my “heroes of the week” post. I listened to a great deal of his remarks. And I sent him my thanks for being a thoughtful, extraordinary American. http://sanders.senate.gov/contact/

Here’s my other hero of the week- a fifteen year old kid named Rodney from England on the topic of social justice. Wow! http://www.boingboing.net/2010/12/10/british-schoolboys-a.html

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avatar Patty Jones December 11, 2010 at 8:53 pm

Thanks for posting the link to Senator Sanders’ contact page. I sent him my own thank you also.

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avatar cahlo December 12, 2010 at 7:07 am

tremendous waste of time……..pure filibuster……if he can’t get his point across in 10 minutes, then he doesn’t deserve to be anyone’s representative…..

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avatar Jon December 12, 2010 at 9:45 am

^tremendous waste of comment.

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avatar Jon December 12, 2010 at 9:49 am

If your political point of view takes only 3 minutes to get across, I’m not certain I want you representing anything other than my order at the drive thru window.

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avatar Marilyn Steber December 12, 2010 at 11:04 am

There’s a Rule in the Senate that all they have to do is Say they will filibuster. It’s a “virtual filibuster” that doesn’t get attention from the citizenry.
Bernie Sanders gets his point across in one sentence. His filibuster got attention.
I hate it that Cox decided to take C-SPAN2 off ch. 18 so basic cable subscribers can’t see the workings of our Senate. I hate it that Air America didn’t get the monetary support they needed, too.
Anyone who can stream Bernie Sanders on the Thom Hartman show on Fridays, might do so. I stream KPTK Seattle’s website: http://www.am1090seattle.com 9:00 am.

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