Saturday, February 19, 2011

Throwing Old Ladies Into The Cold



I love Bernie Sanders, Vermont's Senator.  He's an Independent-- neither Democrat nor Republican and he doesn't mince words. Watch this video and watch Bernie go up against Secretary of the Treasury, Tim Geihtner  on the subject of the deficit --and the absolute hypocrisy of funding two wars, cutting taxes for the top 1% of Americans and then trying to pay off the resulting mega debt on the backs of the old and the sick.

 Listen to this video twice, because it is a passionate plea that is also full of facts and figures you may not have heard--and most importantly, Bernie gets Secretary Geithner to validate each and every one of them.

I love Bernie Sanders for calling out the Senate and reminding them that by cutting the Federal subsidy for home heating for low income elderly people in Vermont ( where winter temps go to twenty below zero) , they will effectively be throwing little old ladies out into the cold.

Like they say, "you can't con an honest man. " Go Bernie!!!!






7 comments:

mommapolitico said...

Damn, how I love Bernie Sanders! He is a man of the people, honest to a fault, calling out wrongs against the little people anywhere he sees it! If Bernie had a fan club, I'd join. Shall you and I start one, P? ;)

Great clip, and great post. Thanks for that! And thank God for Bernie!

pinkpackrat said...

It kind of gives one hope, doesn't it?

Marcome.com said...

Happy we see more and more of this!

pinkpackrat said...

me too, marcome-- me too:-)

JamaGenie said...

Bernie's the man!!! Great post!

pinkpackrat said...

Thanks Jama

pinkpackrat said...

Thanks Jama