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Demanding 'Unprecedented' Action From Congress, Sanders Says HEROES Act Must Include Medicare Expansion and $2,000 Monthly Payments

Originally published at http://www.commondreams.org/news/2020/05/14/demanding-unprecedented-action-congress-sanders-says-heroes-act-must-include


I wish he’d use some of the millions that must be left over in his campaign fund to create and buy air time for one big tell-all infomercial that gets the truth out once and for all about how we got here and who our enemies are.


Americans don’t want $2,000 a month or medicare.

Sanders has been talking about this kind of thing since forever and Americans rejected him twice in favour of presidential candidates who will take that money and give it to people who don’t need it.

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We just saw the 'Private Corporation that is not obligated to adhere to it’s own Charter" rig another primary and do everything it can to bury all Progressives and the will of the Base.
Save that crap for some other site


Thanks, saves me the time to elaborate on JRE’s gibberish.


Or did Diebold and Sequoia black-box voting machines reject him twice?


Sign One:
Health Insurance
A Capitalist Process to Maximize Profit
for Bosses and Allies by Taking All Money
Possible From The Insured and Paying
Out As Little As Possible.

Sign Two:
Universal Health Care
Economic Security
Family Security
High Quality of Life


Sanders spending millions on TV ads won’t do much good.
Those who back Sanders won’t be hearing anything new and those who don’t back Sanders will reject anything that they have been brainwashed into believing is “Socialism” .

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Sanders is dead wrong. Pelosi’s bill has to be thrown away.

Anything that long is so full of gotchas that they can not possibly all be found. Toss it out, and write a clean bill. That includes nothing for the corporations and rich people, other than additional taxes.


i do not know anyone yet to get a check. heros deserve better.
i am a senior and grocery,s have tripled, ouch!
no check here either smh

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Well, Bernie gave his power away to support a party and candidate (2nd time) that pushes for an agenda ( Neoliberal ) that he was against and is killing us all.

All he is now is a sheep dog for Duopoly and the other Ruling Elite/Corp./MIC owned party.



Hi 1Nall:
I read that some of the money is going to support the progressive cases and causes of other DEM candidates , who certainly won’t get any help from the DNC.

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Demanding? Really? What kind of leverage do you think you have to make any demands after you offered your unconditional support to Biden. F-ck you Bernie Sanders. It’s all just talk with this guy as I have painfully discovered over the past few months. He dropped out of the race early and immediately endorsed Biden giving away all and any leverage he could have had calling the rapist and corporate stooge his friend like his friendship with Biden was healthcare and food on the table for people. He couldn’t even show up for a vote that would limit our power-hungry government from warrantless spying on people’ internet and search history and he voted on the first stimulus bill that was the biggest corporate heist in the history of this country giving everything to corporations and the banks while leaving the average person in RUINS. I am sick of hearing from this capitulating, spineless little troll. Go back to your “good friend” Joe Biden, you have sold out the movement from some token gestures by your rapist pal Biden and all I hear from him is demands but without any strategy behind how to actually acquire things. Just all blah blah blah…go away.


I don’t know what state you live in but in California checks are slowly being delivered. The mailman said, more all the time and my neighbor received one. You can contact your congressman and they can help you find out. Also help with other services.

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Gosh, I wonder if he will show up for the vote on this one???
Missed Votes

|Time Period|Votes Eligible|Missed Votes|Percent|Percentile|

|2019 Jul-Sep|124|117|94.4%|99th|
|2019 Oct-Dec|115|115|100.0%|99th|
|2020 Jan-Mar|80|41|51.2%|98th|
|2020 May-May|3|3|100.0%|92nd|

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Yes. I’ve read that as well and those are also good goals. A well produced 2 hour special “Bernie Tell’s It like It Is” on all major networks (very expensive) would reverberate around for a long time and wake up quite a few people.
Might even lead to a book deal and a speaking tour…

Of course in the 115th Congress when he wasn’t running for President, he only missed 2.5% of the votes in the Senate. Looking at the data on Senate votes while he was campaigning for President or since the pandemic closed things down is not informative whatsoever about his dedication and hard work for the progressive cause.


Bernie ROCKS!

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$2000/month FOR EVERYBODY and a moratorium on rent and mortgages would even-up the citizenry pool of us Americans. Including erasing the number: 140,000,000 Poor & low wealth Americans! Now, how’s that for a Lovin’, Caring, Democracy? Yuppers! Medicare For All ~ And zero student debt. And a Crash WW-level wartime attack on the #ClimateEmergency! When Covid is wiped-out or controlled, we all would have a livable planet and really would have gotten to know our fellow Americans! Can’t afford it? Ha. Ha. Ha. Afford a gestapo government with spies on every city block and militarized police everywhere? Take yer pick! lol


this man is gas lighting us big time–if he really wanted to make a difference he would have stayed in the race instead of backing a corporate war monger and misogynous creep–voting for every crappy bill put out by the corporatists-and failed to even make a modest attempt to protect the American people while lining up behind the very politicians who are now so willingly letting the American people twist in the wind–again–just like they did in 08

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