Sanders’ Moral Economy Sanders told CNBC’s Jon Harwood that he wants to reverse the "massive transfer of wealth from the middle class to the top one-tenth of 1 percent." Sanders advocates a “revolution” to reverse a “massive transfer of wealth” from the middle class to the affluent over the last generation, The New York Times, NBC News reported.
Memorial Day Sen. Sanders attended Vermont's largest Memorial Day parade in Vergennes on Monday. Political analyst Garrison Nelson says parades are a perfect fit for Sanders' political personality, WCAX-TV, WVNY-TV and WFFF-TV reported. Rep Peter Welch and Gov. Peter Shumlin also marched, the Burlington Free Press reported.
Cable, Broadband Deal Trying to succeed where Comcast failed, Charter Communications has struck a deal to buy Time Warner Cable, an acquisition that would create a powerhouse in the consolidating American cable and broadband industry. Charter plans to announce on Tuesday a $55 billion deal for its larger rival and an approximately $10 billion takeover of a smaller competitor, Bright House Networks, according to The New York Times.
Veterans Health Care The Department of Veterans Affairs under a 23-year-old law will not pick up the bill for in vitro fertilization, which fertility experts say offers those with spinal cord and genital injuries the best hope for a biological child. Last year, congressional efforts to overturn the law ran into resistance because of concerns over how to pay for it. Now, however, veterans and lawmakers from both parties are pushing to overturn the law. The ban predates the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, where widespread use of improvised explosive devices in attacks on U.S. forces has caused far more reproductive injuries than in past conflicts, The Washington Post reported.
Trade Deal Must be Defeated
Sen. Bernie Sanders this weekend is stepping up a campaign to defeat a job-killing, 12-nation trade deal. “All of the multinational corporations believe this is a great agreement, for good reasons. They're going to make a whole lot of money out of that,” Sanders said.
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Agenda for America
- Sanders’ Moral Economy: Sanders told CNBC’s Jon Harwood that he wants to reverse the "massive transfer of wealth from the middle class to the top one-tenth of 1 percent." Sanders advocates a “revolution” to reverse a “massive transfer of wealth” from the middle class to the affluent over the last generation, The New York Times, NBC News reported.