Bernie Sanders: Republicans Are Trying To Take Us Back To The 1920s

Tonight Harry Reid brought up the tax compromise for a cloture vote on Monday afternoon. Just afterward, Bernie Sanders stepped up and let anyone who was possibly listening hear what he thought about Republicans, tax cuts, the payroll tax holiday, and conservatives' plan to destroy Social Security and Medicare. It's a bit long, but worth it. He points out Republican hypocrisy and what's at stake when he predicts the inevitable hue and cry of next year's Republicans in the House and Senate claiming the deficit is all that matters right after they boosted the deficit by billions to continue those tax cuts.

Part I (above) is Sanders' opening.

Part II is Sanders and Sherrod Brown.

Part III is Sanders' closing argument.

I'll add a transcript if I can get hold of one from C-SPAN that's decent.

Update: HUGE thank you to C&L community member tequilamockingbird, who took the time to prepare and mail transcripts of these videos. I am forever in your debt. Here they are:

Bernie Sanders Opening (application/pdf - 19.95 KB)
Bernie Sanders & Sherrod Brown (application/pdf - 19.66 KB)
(last one on the way)


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