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Sanders says Bring it On

Siroto has a little piece on the K Street Dems and the pressure by the business community. 

The Sanders section targeting the business community now is drawing corporate lobbyists into the fight. Under the provision, a bipartisan commission would be created and charged with tracking the amount of political donations pharmaceutical companies and aligned trade associations made in the two years leading up to passage of a new prescription drug program for seniors, a program that was designed with heavy input from the industry. Source: The Corporate Crackdown – Politico.com

It looks like Sander’s reform is making its way to the House. You remember the first 100 hours don’t you, well Sanders thought the Dems were serious about ending corruption. I would say the Sanders section is on the moderate side, he just wants to track donations from drug companies and trade association for up to two years prior to a vote. Nothing big hear, just your basic open, transparent government.

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2 responses to “Sanders says Bring it On

  1. Peter

    While I wouldn’t put Bernie Sanders in any kind of “moderate” camp (then again, I wouldn’t use that term in a political context myself – but that’s another story), I totally agree that what he has proposed is a pretty basic “reform.” Bernie is also probably one of the best in putting out legislation that tragically goes nowhere.

    In a larger context, Bernie is a wonderful example of someone running for elected office on the merits of his principles. He’s like Russ Feingold (and some other great ones) that run in fairly evenly-split states as far as partisan self-identification and voting preference, and do so on an unabashedly liberal platform, communicating and articulating their values in a way that resonates with people.

  2. Center yes, moderate no. Sirota differentiates between the Washington and American center. I think Bernie is much more in the American than Washington center.

    I do think we need to address why some of his proposals go nowhere. Most are based on economic justice and the culture of Washington is much more in line K Street than working people.

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