Bernie Sanders Celebrates Labor Day By Taking Down the Koch Brothers

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Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) is celebrating Labor Day weekend by standing up for unions and taking down the Koch Brothers.

In a statement Sen. Sanders said,

Today, we salute the trade union movement and all Americans who are fighting for the needs of working families.

The sad reality of today’s America is that while the wealthiest people and largest corporations are doing phenomenally well, the middle class is disappearing and millions of Americans are working longer hours for lower wages. Congress must start listening to the needs of ordinary Americans, not just the billionaire class and their lobbyists.

We can create millions of new jobs by rebuilding our crumbling infrastructure and dramatically improve life for low-wage workers by raising the minimum wage. We need new trade policies to prevent corporations from throwing American workers out on the street and running to China for cheap labor and we need new tax policies so they can’t stash their profits in foreign tax havens. We need real campaign finance reform so that the Koch brothers and other billionaires are no longer able to buy elections.

In other words, we need an agenda that works for all Americans, and not just the very rich.

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Sen. Sanders was correct. Unions will never come back as long as billionaires like the Koch brothers are buying members of Congress. Labor Day is supposed to be a day to celebrate the achievements of American workers, but what used to be a holiday will be a regular Monday for millions of Americans. Decades of the conservative war against the labor movement has transformed Labor Day into an ironic reminder of what American workers have lost.

The intention of the Koch agenda is to transform American workers into low paid wage slaves with no rights. Republicans and their money men rail against “regulations,” but those regulations are the basic wages, standards, and safety laws that Republicans want to eliminate. Labor Day can return to the holiday that it used to be. There could still be many great chapters written in the labor movement.

An agenda change is needed. Instead of a government that works for billionaires and big corporations, the nation needs an agenda that rebuilds the middle class and jumpstarts our economic engine. Progress won’t occur as long as the Koch own Republicans are in the way. This is why now more than ever, the American people need to go to the polls and take their government back.

20 Replies to “Bernie Sanders Celebrates Labor Day By Taking Down the Koch Brothers”

  1. You go Bernie, time to show these greed driven scum the door. Boycott all Koch companies, cut off the source. They cant buy America.

  2. if We Do Not Get Out And Vote Democrat On November 4th, And The GOPTP Keeps The House And Retakes The Senate, We Will Never Have Another Chance To End The Ultra-rich, Ultra-religious, Ultra-conservative Circus That Is Forcing A Billionaire Backed Theocracy On This Great Nation. These Rightwing Wackos Will Change The Constitution. They Have Spoken About Doing It Many, Many, Many Times. This Country Will Be Doomed. I Cannot Make It Any More Clear. We Must Turnout And Vote For Democrats On November 4th In The Midterm Elections. We Have No One To Blame But Ourselves If We Allow These Radical GOPTP Clowns To Fool And Scam The American People Twice. Not Ever Again!!!

  3. david
    You are 100% on target.

    It may be too late to “primary” squishy faux Dems
    but there are enough credible counters to the Repubs to make 2014/2016 a watershed period for this Nation.

    As I have said before, I am pessimistic
    but only because the Dems lack compelling GetOutTheVote machinery… But if enough citizens wake up we may just see light at the end of this dismal Koch Tunnel.

    We shall see.
    We shall see.
    We shall see.

  4. I am glad that Senator Bernie Sanders has taken on the task of trying to bring more equity to the rest of us. The time the 1%’ers will wake up is when their necks are either in the noose or the guillotine. They won’t stop as there is no incentive for them to do so. The wealthy and powerful have proven that we have had in the recent past, the present and for quite a ways into the future the worst government that money can buy.

  5. Yup.
    Where states permit cross-over ballots, it is a good plan. I sheepishly admit that I have “voted Republican” for some 10 years now. Naturally, I bath in isopropyl alcohol afterwards. …even though it hurts my weenie.

  6. Half of American votes consistently vote against their own best interests…they will vote for their own destruction….the will vote for their own return to historic norms….a country of 1% aristocrats owning 70% of the wealth and peasants.

  7. I know the feeling, but you definitely want to cover those ‘nether regions’ before the alcohol bath. Whenever I’ve been around too many Repugs, I walk through an automated car-wash.

  8. Sen. Sanders please tell us all about billionaires like George Soros, who are buying members of Congress, in order to advance their agenda.

  9. Really? Even though Soros doesnt buy Supreme Court justices, fund the tea bags, doesnt put nearly as much money into politics as the koch, doesnt have retreats where representatives must bow down to them? And, Soros doesnt run an organization called ALEC that is writing your republican representatives laws to take away your rights at work and every place else. Bet that pisses you off

  10. soros 21 billion kochs 75 billion
    soros contributes to things against his own well being
    koch bros want to control the world

    3 dollars an hour no overtime no holidays no vacation no pension no child labor laws uncontrolled pollution
    no social security no medicare they just plain suck

  11. Senator Sanders has been the rare voice of truth in this current Congress. He speaks out against the Koch Brothers every day and speaks up for the rest of us. There aren’t all that many Dems backing him, sad to say. The problem is that the majority of Congress is so highly invested in Wall Street that they’ve lost interest in the rest of us. Senator Sanders is the best and should be supported by every voter who wants this country to make a comeback from what the criminals in Congress have done to it. He has said he will run for President as a Democrat – good news for all of us. Some day in the future I hope Independents will be able to run without changing to one of the major parties. Hopefully after this traumatic season of crime the Republicans will disappear completely.

  12. The Kochs and the TP republicans could care less about the catastrophic pain shutting down the government or refusing to pay the national debt would cause Americans. Their plan for us goes well beyond these mere ploys to get what they want. If the repubs kept the House and took over the Senate, what we would have is slave wages, no rights & no regulations in the work place to protect workers, the privatizing of the V A, Social Security, and Medicare, wiping out the EPA, the Department of Energy, and the Department of Education. This is their vision for America: a third-world country that they completely own.

  13. Mr. Smith,
    please list the names of all members of congress who are in the pockets of George Soros.
    Thank you.

  14. I don’t know why GOP stands on everything against poor and middle class and yet they won elections and still hope to win again? is’t because all their voters are member of billionaire club or they are just most uninformed voters on the planet,i really don’t know, can somebody help me on this thanks.

  15. They are the most uninformed people on the planet. Throw in racism and xenophobia with a dash of we don’t believe in reality and that’s your typical republican voter

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