On the Senate Floor, Senator Bernie Sanders Names Names of Super-Rich Families Receiving Huge Tax Breaks Under Bush Budget
Mr. President: the federal budget is more than just a long list of numbers, which in this case add up to about 2.9 trillion dollars. The federal budget, like any family budget or any company budget, is a statement of values and priorities. In fact, the federal budget in many ways, is a statement of what our country is all about.We would all, I think, find it irresponsible and strange if
Sen. Sanders Remarks From The Veterans Affairs Hearing On The Fiscal Year ’08 Budget For Veterans Programs
Mr. Chairman: Let me begin by thanking you for holding this hearing. In my view, there is no group of Americans who have done so much for this country and yet are continually mistreated by this Administration, as our veterans.
Today is the first Budget Committee hearing since yesterday’s release of the President’s federal budget proposal for fiscal year 2008. The hearing correctly focuses on a very important issue facing the U.S. Senate and our nation: the Iraq War and its costs. This war has great human costs, as we see and hear each day from reports overseas. This is a war that has co
Washington, D.C. – Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT), a member of the Budget Committee, said today that he would strongly oppose the President’s budget proposal to slash health care, education, and nutritional benefits while giving even more tax breaks to the wealthiest Americans and the most profitable corporations. Instead, Sanders will be working to rescind the President’s tax breaks for the wealthiest one percent, eliminate corporate welfare and tax breaks for corporate expatriates, cut back on
Senator Sanders and Senate Democrats Warn President Not to Short Troops, Veterans in His Upcoming Budget
WASHINGTON, D.C. Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) joined Democratic members of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee and Iraq war veterans to call on the President to work with Congress to provide critical funding for our veterans and members of the military in his upcoming Fiscal Year 2008 budget. Despite the enormous burden placed on our veterans and their families by the war in Iraq, President B