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Today's news from Sen. Bernie Sanders:
FDA: Sen. Bernie Sanders cast the only Nay vote against the Food and Drug Administration bill yesterday. In a statement, Sanders said "I voted against this bill because it does far too little to address this crisis while it perpetuates a prescription drug system that continues to fail the American people." The New York Times and Wall Street Journal reported.

Nuclear Regulation: On Thursday, the White House announced its nomination of Allison Macfarlane to chair the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. In a statement, Sanders said "Based upon her record and experience, I believe Dr. Macfarlane can be a strong chair for the NRC. In the coming weeks, I look forward to evaluating her record and views." The Associated Press, The Burlington Free Press reported.

Fed Reform: Sen. Sanders discussed his recent legislation to reform the Federal Reserve Thursday on MSNBC's Dylan Ratigan Show saying "...six out of the nine members of the board are appointed by the banking industry and that makes no sense at all. We've got to end these conflicts of interest."

Fed Reform: Washington Post opinion writer Harold Meyerson described Sen. Sanders' bill to end conflicts of interest at the Federal Reserve as "...a long-overdue reform, as the Fed's regional banks have always been controlled more by private bankers than public regulators."

Read the entire news here: http://www.sanders.senate.gov/newsroom/news/?id=B3AC12F7-F2B9-4186-9AE3-C54A1A412883
May 25, 2012. Senator Sanders. FDA Sen. Bernie Sanders cast the only Nay vote against the Food and Drug Administration bill yesterday. In a statement, Sanders said "I voted against this bill beca...
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Stand strong and tall Sen. Sanders, you are one of the few good ones left.
 
Rest assured that your feeling is just a histrionic reaction to a very real and very dangerous problem with the governance of this country, Alexa.

That said, such a reaction is understandable in recognition of the reality of how entrenched the corruption is, what a difficult and lengthy path to change is required, and what seems a slim hope of it arriving to effectuate corrective policies in time to prevent further irrevocable damage heading us daily toward a planet and an environment far less desireable than it should be.

I just feel pissed off.
 
These corporations are people, they just don't get old and sick and die ,like the rest of us. Therefore , they don't need to take any of these pills or capsules that they sell to us.
 
elected officials are supposed to represent the 99% not the 1% - Bernie Sanders is one of the few who actively represent us - Vermont, here I come
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