Today's news from Sen. Bernie Sanders:
Postal Service: The U.S. Postal Service "must be saved, not dismembered," Sen. Bernie Sanders said in a letter to the editor of The Washington Post. "Congress must lift restrictions to allow the Postal Service to become more entrepreneurial. But that approach should not include slowing down mail delivery and shutting down 3,600 rural post offices and half of the mail-processing plants," Sanders wrote. LINK

USPS: The Senate voted to debate a the bill that would give the postmaster general the tools he needs to delay and perhaps prevent the announced closing of postal facilities. The measure combines several bills including proposals by Sens. Susan Collins and Bernie Sanders, the Bangor (Maine) Daily News reported.

An American Oligarchy: America is becoming to a significant degree and oligarchy or a plutocracy. If you look at the growing wealth and income inequality in this country ... 93 percent of all the new income in 2010 went to the top 1 percent," Sen. Sanders said Friday on the Thom Hartmann Program. Republicans, he added, are "resisting even modest tax reform" like a bill blocked in the Senate on Monday to make millionaires pay at least the same tax rate as middle-class families.

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