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Bernie Sanders Introduces The Stop Walmart Act

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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.
What the hell are we fighting for? Ah, just surrender and it won't hurt at all. You just got time to say your prayers. Yeah, while you're waiting for the hammer to fall. (Brian May of Queen)

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Today Was The Official Start To Bernie "Bread Lines" Sanders' 2020 Campaign

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Sanders Unleashes $16 trillion Climate Plan

Post by Riddick » 08-22-2019 10:14 AM

Calling for the US to move to renewable energy across the economy by 2050 and declare climate change a national emergency, Sanders describes his plan, released Thursday, as a "ten-year, nationwide mobilization centered on equity and humanity" that would create 20 million new jobs. .

Building on The Green New Deal, Sanders' climate plan provides the most detail yet on how he envisions the climate change moonshot taking shape if he is elected president.

Among Sanders' ideas is sourcing 100% of the country's electricity from renewable and zero-emissions power. He is calling for committing $2.18 trillion in grants for low- and middle-income families to weatherize and retrofit their homes and businesses, with the goal of reducing residential energy consumption by 30%. He would charge the Energy Department with making sure that both new and existing commercial structures, as well as high-income home owners, meet his administration's energy retrofitting goals.

Sanders also is calling for an overhaul of the nation's transportation system by investing in electric vehicles, high-speed rail and expanded public transit. He calls for spending $526 billion in modernizing the electrical grid across the United States.

In his plan, Sanders notes that communities of color are disproportionately affected by the climate emergency. He says the Green New Deal is an "opportunity to uproot historical injustices and inequities to advance social, racial and economic justice."

Sanders' plan calls for a $16.3 trillion investment, and the campaign is proposing covering the costs over 15 years by a patchwork of measures that includes eliminating existing fossil fuel subsidies and taxes on that industry; income tax revenue on the 20 million jobs created by his plan; and an estimated $1.3 trillion saved through a reduced need for safety net programs because of the creation of those jobs.

Before abandoning his presidential bid Wednesday, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, who staked his campaign on the issue of climate change, released a $9 trillion plan to cut emissions. Former Texas congressman Beto O'Rourke called for spending $5 trillion over 10 years to combat climate change.

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THE CLIMATE CANDIDATE?

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Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is making a big bet that his climate credentials can propel him a victory in the Iowa caucuses and secure him as a front-runner for the Democratic presidential nomination.

On Saturday, Sanders is slated to hold a live-streamed summit on the climate crisis at Des Moines’ Drake University. The event will feature Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), author Naomi Klein and U.S. Youth Climate Strike co-founder Isra Hirsi, the 16-year-old daughter of Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.).

The event marks a new emphasis on climate for Sanders’s Iowa campaign, as the 78-year-old’s base of 18- to 30-year-old voters looks increasingly up for grabs in a heated competition with fellow progressive Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), ascendant moderate South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg and former Vice President Joe Biden.

It’s by no means a pivot for Sanders. The senator, long a climate champion, endorsed the Green New Deal movement early on. He hosted a televised town hall on the climate crisis in Washington, D.C., last December featuring the yet-to-be inaugurated Ocasio-Cortez, teenage activists and climate scientists.

in an August survey from the Yale Program on Climate Communication, 69% of Iowa voters said they were worried about climate change, while 74% acknowledged warming was having an effect on the state’s agriculture.

The trend bears out nationally. Sccording to an August nationwide survey roughly 38% of registered voters favored a Green New Deal proposal that spent upwards of $10 trillion eliminating climate-changing emissions by 2030. That compares to 32.5% who preferred a $1.7 trillion plan to zero out emissions by 2050 ― something more in line with what Biden proposed.

But it’s biofuels, a controversial environmental policy that Sanders excluded from the Green New Deal blueprint his campaign released in August, which could broaden the senator’s appeal. In May, Sanders described “biofuels like ethanol” as “an economic lifeline to rural and farm commodities in Iowa.” At a popular fundraiser in the state this month, Sanders offered biofuels his full-throated support.

It’s an approach that could draw criticism from some in the environmental movement who argue that industrial-scale corn farming poses its own ecological problems and investing in lower-carbon fuel potentially detracts from efforts to rapidly convert the U.S. car fleet to battery-electric vehicles.

But it’s good politics in the near term. The Environmental Protection Agency’s proposal to exempt some small oil refineries from the federal biofuels mandate known as the Renewable Fuel Standard sent markets tanking.

Monte Shaw, executive director of the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association said Iowa farmers saw the move as a “betrayal” by President Donald Trump that could “open the door” to a Democrat like Sanders winning voters even in red districts.

Championing ethanol, said Iowa congressional candidate J.D. Scholten, could warm otherwise skeptical Iowans to some of the more novel proposals in Sanders’ Green New Deal, which earmarks nearly $15 billion for worker-owned grocery co-ops and calls for a massive expansion of federally owned power plants.

“People who haven’t voted for a Democrat in years ― maybe never ― are giving us a chance,” said Scholten, the Iowa Democrat who nearly unseated King in the last election and hopes to face off with the nine-term congressman again next year. “I personally think if they do it right, the Green New Deal can be a winning message in rural Iowa.”

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Re: All Things Bernie

Post by Doka » 11-09-2019 07:31 PM

Geeeze!

What's Bernie and Pals going to do about Climate Change? It takes place all through the Universe! ,Has for billions of years. Oh ! I know , War, war always works, maybe even blow-up the planet, that would work.

Speaking of War........Do you all realize, no wars have broken out in the last 3 years? Let Bernie and PALS, take your mind off Climate Change, He has climbed in Bed with true Devils. :evil:
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