Prominent Progressive To Fight U.S. Mail Cut

One of the Senate’s most outspoken progressives is vowing to fight the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) decision to end Saturday delivery of mail. “The postmaster general cannot save the Postal Service by ending one of its major competitive advantages.  Cutting six-day delivery is not a viable plan for the future.  It will lead to a death spiral that will harm rural America while doing very little to improve the financial condition of the Postal Service,” says Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.). “Providing fewer services and less quality will cause more customers to seek other options.  Rural Americans, businesses, senior citizens and veterans will be hurt by ending Saturday mail.” The House last year refused to consider a Senate-passed postal reform bill … Continue reading

A Letter To The President

Dear Mr. President, The pomp and circumstance of your second inauguration is over, and the American people are ready to follow your lead, well then again maybe only 51% of us.  Stay true to yourself, don’t allow the political tomfoolery of Washington DC deter you or hinder your resolve.  The majority of America voted for you, not because of what we feared from a Mitt Romney presidency, it was because we believed in you.  Mr. President we still believe in hope and change.  We believe in the hope and change of an America where all people, no matter their race, creed, or sexual orientation have a right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.  We still believe in the … Continue reading

At Anniversary, Social Security Faces Its ‘Fiercest and Best-financed Attack’

Out on the campaign trail, the presidential candidates may have been slinging mud. But Vermont’s left-leaning independent senator, instead, chose Tuesday to observe the 77th anniversary of the Social Security retirement program. Although President Franklin Delano Roosevelt signed the Social Security Act into law on Aug. 14, 1935, today the program faces those who would do away with it, warns Sen. Bernie Sanders. “We are now in the midst of the fiercest and best-financed attack against Social Security in our lifetimes,” he says. “Hundreds of millions of dollars are now being spent to destroy Social Security and endanger the well-being of millions of Americans. We must not allow that effort to succeed.” In the years since Roosevelt signed Social Security … Continue reading