Postal Service Sen. Sanders said Wednesday that the Postal Service caused a disaster when it shuttered more than 140 mail-sorting plants and slowed delivery times to cut costs. “This delay means that some of the most vulnerable people in the country are going without the medications they need, or they are being forced to travel long distances because they cannot rely on the timely delivery of mail,” Sanders said in a letter to Postmaster General Megan Brennan, urging her to reinstate overnight delivery for regional mail, according to The Washington Post.
Column: Prophetic Voices "People sometimes ask me “Are there any prophetic voices today?” Two people come to mind: Pope Francis and Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, who represents Vermont in the U.S. Senate. What stands out for me about the classical prophets is their passion for social justice and their deep sensitivity to injustice…. this is precisely the message of Sanders, as well as of Pope Francis, who are deeply committed to bring healing to the world, especially to the poor,” Harold Kasimow wrote in The Des Moines Register.
Sanders Proposes Tax on Billionaires
Sen. Sanders introduced legislation intended to reduce wealth inequality by increasing estate tax rates on the top three-tenths of one percent, while eliminating loopholes that have allowed the wealthiest Americans to avoid billions in taxes.
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