Monday, December 16, 2019

Some Tweets from Bernie Sanders

  • I stand with and the teachers in Scarborough, Maine, who are fighting for better working conditions and a union contract. We will protect teachers' right to stand up for themselves and their students, and all workers' right to strike.
  • "I was the first & only potential GOP candidate to state there will be no cuts to Social Security, Medicare & Medicaid." –Donald Trump, May 7, 2015
  • “While Trump was vilifying Arabs and Muslims, you know what Bernie was doing? Bernie was visiting mosques.” –Community Organizer
  • I've run for office many times. I've lost some races and I've won some. But I've never said to myself, "How can I make sure those who might vote against me can't participate in democracy?" That's what Republicans are doing today. It's cowardice and they won't get away with it.
  • A vial of insulin costs $6 to make. This is not our health care system malfunctioning. This is exactly how it is designed to work: make as much profit for corporations as possible, regardless of the human cost.
  • This strike has now gone on for over 10 weeks. ASARCO must end its abuses of workers. I stand with , , and other unions in this fight.
  • Amazon CenturyLink Chevron Deere Delta Air Lines Eli Lilly FedEx Gannett General Motors Goodyear Honeywell JetBlue MGM Resorts Netflix Prudential Financial Starbucks Whirlpool Total federal income tax paid by these companies last year: $0
  • This campaign is not just about me. It's about us.
  • We lock up more people than any other country on Earth. We are one of three countries where maternal mortality is rising. We are one of two countries to not guarantee paid maternity leave. Our nation has major crises that require bold action, not more half-measures.
  • If you are struggling, if you can't afford your medication, if you don't have health insurance, if you're drowning in student debt, if you can't live on starvation wages—you are not alone, and we are fighting for you.
  • If members of Congress were forced to live on $7.25 an hour, the federal minimum wage would be raised immediately.
  • How much is your health insurance deductible?
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    Bernie "by the numbers" today in Iowa 4: events in 4 cities in 1 day 850: total attendees at events 3: interviews with media 226: miles traveled around the state 10: baseballs hit during batting practice Bonus number 14,000: doors knocked by our organizers on a snowy Sunday
  • Young people have led every movement for justice in our nation's history and they are leading the movement for climate justice now. Politicians must listen.
  • As mayor of Burlington, Vermont, I saw what minor league baseball did for our community. It was a beautiful, beautiful thing. Today is threatening to eliminate minor league teams in 42 communities — including here in Burlington, Iowa. We will not let that happen.
  • You are far more powerful than the establishment allows you to think you are. Our campaign is about recognizing that power to create a government that works for all people, not just a wealthy few. Live from Ottumwa, IA:
  • "Medicare for all who want it" leaves in place a system designed to make huge profits for drug and insurance companies, not guarantee health care for all. We cannot have an effective health care system as long as greedy corporations are allowed to dictate our priorities.
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    we taking these conversations to: Barber Shops Sneaker Shops Coffee Shops Churches Community Centers we win, when we BUILD.
  • We are just 50 days from the Iowa caucus. This is the most important election of our lives and winning this is going to take all of us. Get involved now: