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Friday, December 10, 2010

Sen. Bernie Sanders rules - in a marathon filibuster

He's been speaking in the Senate for over six hours using the filibuster the way it was intended, not as a procedure to blog legislation but to hold the floor and talk about the real issues.

That's what he is doing, right now, reading letters from constituents that are heartbreaking.

Joined at different times by Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-LA), Sanders has been decrying the Obama tax cut plan for bailing out the wealthiest people in America. "How can I get by on one house?" Sanders railed, sarcastically. "I need five houses, ten houses. I need three jet planes to take me all over the world! Sorry, American people. We've got the money, we've got the power."

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