The Best of Bernie

Mother Jones has excerpts from Bernie Sander’s 8 hour rant on the Senate floor. Bernie is a tad upset at the Billionaire’s Coup:

In 2007, The top 1 percent of income earners in the United States made 23 and a half percent of all income. That is more than the bottom 50 percent…. But for the top 1 percent in America, that’s apparently not enough. …

The United States of America has the highest rate of childhood poverty in the industrialized world. Is this America? The United States today has over 20 percent of its kids living in poverty…. Here’s the Netherlands, in second place, looks to me about 7 percent. …

During the Bush years, the wealthiest 400 Americans saw their incomes more than double. Do you really think that after seeing a doubling in the Bush years of their incomes that these people are in need of another million-dollar-a-year tax break? … So these crybabies, the multimillionaires and billionaires, these people who are making out like bandits, they are crying and crying and crying, but their effective tax rates for the top 400 income earners in America was cut almost in half from 1992 to 2007. The point that needs to be made is when is enough enough? That really is the essence of what we are talking about. When does greed—and greed is, in my view, it’s like a sickness, it’s like an addiction. We know people on heroin, they can’t stop, they need more and more.

Filibernie’s Greatest Hits | Mother Jones

Go Bernie, go!

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