The Essential Bernie Sanders and His Vision for America

The Essential Bernie Sanders and His Vision for America

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Meet the essential Bernie Sanders--an authentic and uncompromising champion of the people.

Independent United States Senator Bernie Sanders--with a thirty-five-year career in public service, first as Burlington, Vermont's mayor, then as Vermont's sole representative to Congress, and currently as a United States senator--is now campaigning to become president of the United States. His goal is to build a movement to take back our country from the rich and powerful, and return it to its rightful owners--we, the American people.

Sanders' common sense, populist message is resonating with Democrats, Republicans, independents, as well as ordinary working- and middle-class Americans from all walks of life, including millennials, seniors, veterans, immigrants, environmentalists, union workers, and more.

In this short, accessible book, author Jonathan Tasini draws heavily from Sanders' ample public record of speeches, statements, and interviews, and couples his working-class spirit with specific legislation he has championed on a number of core proposals that comprise a broader people's agenda for America, including:

A national, single-payer health care system; Free public higher education; Taking on wealth and income inequality; Preserving Social Security; Caring for our veterans; Ensuring civil rights for all; Combatting climate change; Reforming Wall Street, and much more.

The Essential Bernie Sanders and His Vision for America is a must-read for anyone who shares a vision for a forward-looking, sustainable, and more just United States of America, and is eager to change the course of history.

Publisher: White River Junction, Vermont : Chelsea Green Publishing, [2015]
Copyright Date: ©2015
ISBN: 9781603586689
1603586687
Branch Call Number: 324.973 Ta
Description: 1 online resource
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PamBurtonW
Feb 24, 2017

This book contains a lot of information. I read it in chapters to better absorb what I read. I like what Serob (below, 5th down?) commented about. By the end of the book I was feeling amazed at how tirelessly and on so many levels Bernie Sanders has poured himself out for the middle class and poor, the majority of Americans. If there weren't so many lobbyists hired by rich people and corporations I believe Sanders would be the president today. As a Canadian I am not freaked out by socialism, which my dad perceives as communism- not the same thing at all and I am proud of being a Canadian. Obviously Democracy is working in the U.S.- for the rich. I like the way this book was written because it shows Sanders history and vision. I will look for other books by this author, such as 'The Edifice Complex', The Audacity of Greed' and 'They Get Cake, We Eat Crumbs'.[ from the back page of the book-about the author] The author is a critique and prescriptive analyst of the labor movement and has been widely published; he's the founder, editor, and publisher of '
"Working Life", a leading progressive blog on work and the economy. He served as president of the National Writers Union (UAW Local 1981) for 13 years. You can find him on Twitter at @jonathantasini.This is a worthy read, enlightening us about what is going on in the states and giving us something to avoid, if possible here in Canada.

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zackery_0
Mar 17, 2016

Scrapping "Obama care" is not the answer. scrapping any thing that comes out of the executive branch is not the answer. scrapping anything that come out of the federal government is not the answer. for the time being the problem that is immanent, present and that needs to be addressed is the private sector pure and simple. it is the private sector that has declared silent war on the average American while having " government" as well in its crosshairs. while "average Americans" sit and watch while loving "fictional tv" and over exuberant sports. the private sector has inflated everything we see around us. and has trashed everything America was suppose to stand for. the private sector has said no to more government oversight so they can keep bleeding the federal reserve the federal trade commission and the internal revenue serve dry and what really backs it. its the American people and there hard earned commodities as well as tax dollars. they have declared open season on the American person by saying be more marketable and don't worry ware cooperate dollars go due to the fact its not suppose to be your money, its our money since we own things. the thing is the American dream was meant to be for the person the individual the worker not the cooperation's which are stock hording green back wealth virtually while they say you are not worth the 15 dollars minimum wage, while they make billions and poor them into other cooperation's stocks they are suppose to be in competition with. this is fraud and they government is going along with it because it gives our elected officials and their counter part underlings something to "bitch" about at face value on the "news" and cspan. the reality is they like to hustle the market while the hole market is robbing the world while making everything look horrible on paper and screen while everyone ignores the true problem and such uses a scape goat and chases smaller problems that no one really wants to reform. the fed is broke china wants gold and our military is strong arming them while they release one coal plant for emission relief lies about emissions and just let the workers go to work for "the Americans" or be street thugs without a healthy alternative, because not even a communist governing country wants a healthy private sector that does not screw the consumer.(not including Russia do to illuminati possibility control measure) go back to work America if you really don't care

EuSei Mar 07, 2016

"Just what is it about political labels; i.e. definitions thereof, THAT have American’s so obsessively, ignorantly enraged?" This from the patron who dislikes labels... After that, I gotta go too!

greglibrary Mar 07, 2016

Just what is it about political labels; i.e. definitions thereof, THAT have American’s so obsessively, ignorantly enraged?
The economic crash of 1929 which brought you the ‘social’ programs of the ’30’s...the crash of 2009 which brought you the ‘bale-outs’ of the ‘too-big-to-fail’ corporations [T.A.R.P.], were all saved [rescued], yes... by DEMOCRATIC SOCIALISM! AND YET THE G.O.P. HAS NO SHAME TO BREAK THE AMERICAN AND GLOBAL ECONOMY ...THEN GO BEGGING TO THE FED. GOVERNMENT FOR ‘SOCIALISTIC’ PROGRAMS TO SAVE THEIR SKINS. IF THE G.O.P. WOULD BE CONSISTENT WITH THEIR BELIEF SUSTEM...THEY WOULD WAIVE/REFUSE...UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS, HEALTHCARE, SAFE DRINKING WATER, THE ROADS, HIGHWAYS, INFRASTRUCTURE, RIGHTS IN THE WORKPLACE, FDA REG., SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS, AND MOST ASSUREDLY...MEDICARE. THEY, THE OBSTRUCTIONIST PARTY [G.O.P.], RECEIVES THE GREATEST AMOUNT OF GOVERNMENT ENTITLEMENTS...IT’S NOT EVEN CLOSE. THEY ARE, HOWEVER, DEVIOUS ENOUGH TO BANKRUPT THE COUNTRY AND WALKAWAY FROM THEIR BUSINESSES WITH $M IN THEIR POCKETS!
IGOTTA GO...VOTE BERNIE
SAVE AMERIKA...BURN IT UP!

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JihadiConservative
Feb 05, 2016

Free this, free that! Free healthcare! Free college! FREE FREE FREEEE. Guess what Bernie, we are 19 trillion in debt, get out of your little world. Nothing free ANYTIME soon. Vote Trump 2016.

serob Feb 03, 2016

Although attributed to Jonathan Tasini, this book is almost entirely Bernie Sanders in his own words. Primary documents such as excerpts from proposed legislation and the congressional record comprise the bulk of the text.
Mr. Tasini's contribution is primarily editorial, i.e. short intros and bullet point synopses. The material is arranged topically by the issue addressed.

The book demonstrates that Mr. Sanders is sincere in his political rhetoric, having worked in each of his elected positions from Mayor through Senator to enact legislation he believes will improve the lot of the middle and lower classes and restore balance and stability to our local, state and national governments.

3/5/2016 FYI, Sanders is a Democratic Socialist - see http://www.differencebetween.net/miscellaneous/politics/difference-between-socialism-and-democratic-socialism/ for details. There is nothing inherently evil about Socialism, it's just an economic system for goodness sake. I also think Sanders agrees that alcohol should remain legalized. Isn't that "Nuts, just nuts" as well?

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mbutlerharley
Dec 05, 2015

This book is an Eye-opener because most Americans probably have no idea how the wealthy are getting away with taxes & this in turn is causing a lot more problems in regard to the workplace and beyond. I thought I had my mind made up on the 2016 presidential election, aftet reading the senator's plan I am second guessing. A must read for anyone voting Democratic.

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susienor Feb 15, 2016

Other: Socialist ideas, which is very damaging for anyone with a functioning brain. Reader beware: might cause brain damage!

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