The Speech

It turned out to be a very long speech, lasting over eight and a half hours. And it hit a nerve. Millions followed the speech online until the traffic crashed the Senate server.

Author: Bernie Sanders

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On Friday, December 10, 2010, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders walked on to the floor of the United States Senate and began speaking. It turned out to be a very long speech, lasting over eight and a half hours. And it hit a nerve. Millions followed the speech online until the traffic crashed the Senate server. A huge, positive grassroots response tied up the phones in the senator's offices in Vermont and Washington. President Obama reportedly held an impromptu press conference with former President Clinton to deflect media attention away from Sanders' speech. Editorials and news coverage appeared throughout the world. In his speech, Sanders blasted the agreement that President Obama struck with Republicans, which extended the Bush tax cuts for millionaires and billionaires, lowered estate tax rates for the very, very rich, and set a terrible precedent by establishing a "payroll tax holiday" diverting revenue away from the Social Security Trust Fund, threatening the fund's very future. But the speech was more than a critique of a particular piece of legislation. It was a dissection of the collapse of the American middle class and a well-researched attack on corporate greed and on public policy which, over the last several decades, has led to a huge growth in millionaires even as the United States has the highest rate of childhood poverty in the industrialized world. It was a plea for a fundamental change in national priorities, for government policy that reflects the needs of working families, and not just the wealthy and their lobbyists. Finally, Sanders' speech-published here in its entirety with a new introduction by the senator-is a call for action. It is a passionate statement informing us that the only people who will save the middle class of this country is the middle class itself, but only if it is informed, organized, and prepared to take on the enormously powerful special interests dominating Washington.
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Bernie s Sermon

On December 10, 2010, Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont spoke for over eight hours on the floor of the Senate.

Author: Bernie Sanders

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On December 10, 2010, Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont spoke for over eight hours on the floor of the Senate. As he spoke, and as the hours passed, millions began to watch the speech online; worldwide news coverage ensued. Worthwhile reading for any concerned citizen, and mandatory reading for anyone following politics in 2015, Senator Sanders's plea for common sense and fairness is sure to resonate for years to come.
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Corporate Corruption

Bernie Sanders Greg Smith Jonathan Tasini Zephyr Teachout Peter J. Wallison
The Speech: A Historic Filibuster on Corporate Greed and the Decline of Our
Middle Class. New York: Nation Books, 2011. Why I Left Goldman Sachs: A Wall
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Twelve detailed essays were assembled by editor Sarah Armstrong, to help students obtain a balanced understanding of corporate corruption. Students will read whether global efforts against corruption are working, whether corporate profiteering is a source of environmental violence, and whether corporate rights work against the individual's rights.
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Focus On 100 Most Popular 20Th century American Politicians

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Nature Society and Justice in the Anthropocene

Rebels against the future: The Luddites and their war on the Industrial Revolution
. New York: Basic Books. Salleh, Ariel. 1994. ... New York: Guilford. Sanders,
Bernie. 2015. The speech: On corporate greed and the decline of our middle
class.

Author: Alf Hornborg

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108429375

Category: Business & Economics

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Money and market prices obscure an unequal global exchange of resources, which is a prerequisite to what we perceive as technological progress.
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Why Democracies Flounder and Fail

However, when corporate elites in the private economic sector began to inflict
inhumane conditions on workers in the late ... thesis of his book The Speech: A
Historic Filibuster on Corporate Greed and the Decline of Our Middle Class (2011
).

Author: Michael Haas

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319740706

Category: Political Science

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Democracy is in crisis because voices of the people are ignored due to a politics of mass society. After demonstrating how the French Fourth Republic failed, wherein Singapore’s totalitarianism is a dangerous model, Washington is enmeshed in gridlock, and there is a global democracy deficit, solutions are offered to revitalize democracy as the best form of government. The book demonstrates how mass society politics operates, with intermediate institutions of civil society (media, pressure groups, political parties) no longer transmitting the will of the people to government but instead are concerned with corporate interests and have developed oligarchical mindsets. Rather than micro-remedy bandaids, the author focuses on the need to transform governing philosophies from pragmatic to humanistic solutions.
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Social Welfare Policy for a Sustainable Future

The speech: A historic filibuster on corporate greed and the decline of our middle
class. New York, NY: Nation Books. Save the Children. (2012). Mothers' index
ratings. Retrieved from www.savethechildren.org Schouten, F. (2010, November
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Author: Katherine S. van Wormer

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ISBN: 9781483322421

Category: Social Science

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Unique in its use of a sustainability framework, Social Welfare Policy for a Sustainable Future by Katherine S. van Wormer and Rosemary J. Link goes beyond U.S. borders to examine U.S. government policies—including child welfare, social services, health care, and criminal justice—within a global context. Guided by the belief that forces from the global market and globalization affect all social workers in their practice, the book addresses a wide range of relevant topics, including the refugee journey, the impact of new technologies, war trauma, global policy instruments, and restorative justice. A sustainability policy analysis model and an ecosystems framework for trauma-informed care are also presented in this timely text.
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Bernie Sanders December 2010 Filibuster on Corporate Greed

On December 10, 2010, Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont stood on the floor of the United States Senate and delivered an eight hour filibuster to protest rising corporate greed in the United States, as well as the decline of the Middle Class ...

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On December 10, 2010, Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont stood on the floor of the United States Senate and delivered an eight hour filibuster to protest rising corporate greed in the United States, as well as the decline of the Middle Class.
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Daily Labor Report

... Sweeney said “ it is no accident of fate that the 25year decline in workers '
wages in our country has paralleled a 25 ... Unions are the surest way workers
protect themselves against corporate greed and lift their families up into higher
standards of living . ... it harder for employers to interfere with the basic rights of
their employees , including their freedom of speech , freedom of ... It's about the
squeeze on the middle class , the squeeze on every job , the squeeze on every
worker .

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Rights

... (local, state and federal) that divert resources from middle income housing and
the vitalization of declining neighborhoods. ... 1988, “have organized their
communities to fight back, gathered the information government tries to hide,
exposed corporate greed in the ... Second, the court ruled that the denial of a visa
to Mrs. Allende was based on the anticipated content of her speeches in the
United States.

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Exodus from Empire

... the American Society of Newspaper Editors , Washington , DC , April 2 , 1998 ,
in a speech entitled : " The Ascendance ... Ronald W . Cox and Daniel Skidmore -
Hess , US Politics and the Global Economy : Corporate Power , Conservative ...
Democrats , and the Decline of Middle - Class Prosperity , Random House , 1993
. ... David Cay Johnston , Perfectly Legal : The Covert Campaign to Rig Our Tax
System To Benefit The Super Rich - And Cheat Everybody Else , Portfolio , 2003 .

Author: Terrence E. Paupp

Publisher: Pluto Press (UK)

ISBN: UOM:39015066838866

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Unique behind-the-scenes account of the Camp David peace talks.
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UA Journal

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Drama Criticism

Orton does not write comedies of menace , but rather comedies of need and
greed , where the only truths behind a façade ... as the tired platitudes of middle -
class respectability are trolled out to decorate the naked lust , greed and
aggression of ... The formulaic quality of the speech in Entertaining Mr . Sloane
emphasises the isolation of the characters for each other . ... bits and pieces of
tombstone inscriptions , and a part - line from ' The Rose of Tralee ' ( ' The sun
was declining ' ) .

Author: Lawrence J. Trudeau

Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0810379597

Category: Literary Criticism

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Criticism of the most significant and widely studied dramiatic works fromall the world's literatures.
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GED Test For Dummies

The cartoon implies drug companies are greedy. ... Both the president's speech
and the table show a clear trend: The age-old truth that “the rich get richer, and
the poor get ... The table shows that the wealthiest 20 percent of the population
have seen their share of the total income of the nation rise by ... This growing
inequality of wealth has serious impacts on the lives of both the middle and
working classes. He reminds us that corporations are shipping more and more
jobs offshore.

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Score higher on the GED with this book + online practice If you're preparing for this all-important exam, GED Test For Dummies with Online Practice gets you up and running on everything you can expect on test day, from overviews of the test sections to invaluable reviews and test-taking strategies for all the subjects covered—and everything in between. In the book, you'll find hands-on, digestible information for navigating your way through the Language Arts/Reading and Writing Tests, Social Studies Test, Mathematics Test, and Science Test. Whether you're looking to perfect your grammar and punctuation skills, get familiar with the types of fiction and nonfiction passages you'll encounter, take the fear out of math and science, put the social in your studies, or answer multiple-choice questions with confidence, this unintimidating guide makes it easy to score higher and pass this vital exam. The accompanying online experience helps you further your skills by providing practice questions with answers and full explanations This new edition has been fully updated to reflect the latest version of the GED Includes 2 full-length practice tests with detailed answer explanations and walkthroughs. Offers clear overviews of all the topics covered on the GED Includes special considerations if English is your second language It's all at your fingertips! Prepare for the test, improve your chances of success, and increase your earning power and job prospects with the help of GED Test For Dummies with Online Practice
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Scottish Literature in the Secondary School

So gradual is the 'decline' that all of the statements made in this part of this essay
about current Scots could be applied with ... most middle-class, English-speaking
Scots retain at their active disposal as overt or covert Scotticisms at the very least
... then, to say that in Scottish speech, at the “dialect' level which we have so far
only considered, the 'common core' and ... The characteristic Scottish contrasts
between pairs like brood and brewed, and greed and agreed, and tide and tied, ...

Author: Great Britain. Scottish Education Dept. Central Committee on English

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UAW Washington Report

Fortune — which writes for the corporate executives who have to decide where to
pitch their products — warned their readers over a year ago that big hunks ... This
magazine runs an article which says “ yes ” middle class slide is happening .

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The Guardian Index

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The Nation

I doubt seriously that Colin Powell would have given the speech he did if the 9
million kids on welfare were still being ... Clinton's opportunism backfired ,
removing the stigma of meanness from the Republican agenda and leaving the
wealthy to enjoy promises of tax breaks and other sops to their greed . ... The
crowd of white middle - class retirees and young people roared . ... patriotic re -
enactments and to talk up : the declining standard of living , September 9/16 ,
1996 5 The Nation .

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The American Spectator

As a result , Kazin reckons that populism is in deep decline . ... Therefore , " as
liberalism crumbled , astute minds in the party recognized that the defense of
middleclass values ... The speeches that Agnew gave in New Dicing With Las
Vegas It was with great relief that I read R . Emmett Tyrrell , Jr . ' s editorial “ Chip
On My ... The obvious motivation for having a lottery is the greed of our elected
officials .

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