Bernie Sanders gets it. He has been fighting the power of sociopathic billionaires and corporations for “We the People” since he got to DC. He just released these 12 commandments to resurrect our democracy.
1. Raise the Wage
Raise the federal minimum wage from $7.25 an hour so no one who works 40 hours a week will live in poverty.
2. Cut College Costs
Make college affordable and provide affordable child care to restore America’s competitive edge compared to other nations.
3. Health Care for All
Join the rest of the industrialized world with a Medicare-for-all health care system that provides better care at less cost.
4. Break Up the Big Banks
Break up big banks. The six largest banks now have assets equivalent to 61 percent of our gross domestic product, over $9.8 trillion.
They underwrite more than half the mortgages in the country and issue more than two-thirds of all credit cards.
5. Reverse Climate Change
Transform energy systems away from fossil fuels to create jobs while beginning to reverse global warming and make the planet habitable for future generations.
6. Create Jobs
Develop new economic models to support workers in the United States instead of giving tax breaks to corporations which ship jobs to low-wage countries overseas.
7. Protect Unions
Make it easier for workers to join unions and bargain for higher wages and benefits.
8. Equal Pay
Provide equal pay for women workers who now make 78 percent of what male counterparts make.
9. Make Trade Work for Workers
Reform trade policies that have shuttered more than 60,000 factories and cost more than 4.9 million decent-paying manufacturing jobs.
10. End Poverty
Expand Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid and nutrition programs.
11. Rebuild America
Invest in our crumbling infrastructure with a major program to create jobs by rebuilding roads, bridges, water systems, waste water plants, airports, railroads and schools.
12. Stop Tax Dodging Corporations
Reform the tax code based on wage earners’ ability to pay and eliminate loopholes that let profitable corporations stash profits overseas and pay no U.S. federal income taxes.
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