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WATCH: Senator's Impassioned Speech: "There Is a War Being Waged Against the Working Families of America"

 
 
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Independent Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders gave a lively, impassioned speech before Congress earlier this week on how the U.S. is becoming a banana republic and waging a war against its working families.

At a time when the middle class is disappearing and when the top 1% now earns more income than the bottom 50 percent, this Congress is going to have to be very careful about how it goes forward on deficit reduction. In my view, we must not balance the budget on the backs of working families, the elderly or the poor. Instead, we’ve got to do away with the enormous tax breaks and loop-holes that have been given to millionaires and billionaires and take a hard look at the excessive amount of money we spend on the military as well as some other government agencies.

The whole speech is really worth watching, and you can do so here:

 

AlterNet / By Lauren Kelley

Posted at December 4, 2010, 7:31am

 
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