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The Dem Dream Team Supreme

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Bernie Sanders Introduces The Stop Walmart Act

Post by Riddick » 11-17-2018 08:21 PM

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Bernie Sanders's latest legislative proposal, the Stop Walmart Act, is a followup to his Stop Bezos Act, a proposal that ultimately shamed Amazon to raising its minimum wage to $15. Sanders describes Walmart as the "poster child for corporate greed" and uses that as a launching point to propose a ban on stock buybacks from companies unless they pay their lowest-waged employees $15/hour.

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Climate Hawk Bernie Sanders Spends Nearly $300K On Private Jet Travel In One Month

Post by Riddick » 12-05-2018 01:11 AM

Funded primarily by small-dollar donors, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders’s re-election campaign paid Apollo Jets $297,685.50 on Oct. 10, FEC records reveal. The payment was marked for "transportation."

Sanders’s private jet use comes despite the senator’s hard-line stance on climate change. The same day his campaign cut a check to the private jet company, Sanders called climate change a “planetary crisis.”

“Climate change is a planetary crisis. Our task is clear. We must take on the fossil fuel industry that’s largely responsible for global emissions and accelerate our transition toward energy efficiency and sustainable energy sources,” Sanders wrote in an Oct. 10 tweet.

Because flying generates significantly more greenhouse gases than driving, climate hawks generally advocate against taking unnecessary flights.

“The campaign purchased carbon offsets from NativeEnergy to support renewable energy projects and invest in carbon reduction projects to balance out the emissions produced on the trip,” campaign spokeswoman Arianna Jones told The Daily Caller News Foundation.

Carbon offsets in theory allow polluters to cancel out their emissions by funding projects aimed at reducing emissions.

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Re: All Things Bernie

Post by kbot » 12-05-2018 12:10 PM

:plank:

It's a tough perspective to live up to, or force others to live up to. Politicians, generally speaking, are the absolute worst with the "Do what I say, not as I do......." strategy.

Look at Al Gore.
"The dogma lives loudly within you. And that’s of concern ......"

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