Democratic Socialist Bernie Sanders doubled-down on his non-stop climate crusade over the weekend; suggesting the USA should direct upwards of $1.5 trillion to reduce the global risks posed by rising temperatures.
“Instead of spending $1.5 trillion on weapons to kill one other, let us unite against the common enemy that is climate change,” posted Sanders on social media.
Instead of spending $1.5 trillion on weapons to kill one other, let us unite against the common enemy that is climate change.
— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) July 20, 2019
Sanders blamed the current heat-wave sweeping the Northeast USA on Donald Trump’s two-year presidency Friday; saying the Commander-in-Chief is “is threatening the lives of our children.”
“The past 5 years are the hottest on record
This June is the hottest June recorded
Thousands die in heatwaves around the world
Trump’s ignorance is threatening the lives of our children. For their sake, we must stand up to the fossil fuel industry and build a green economy,” posted Sanders on social media.
⚠️The past 5 years are the hottest on record
⚠️This June is the hottest June recorded
⚠️Thousands die in heatwaves around the world
Trump's ignorance is threatening the lives of our children. For their sake, we must stand up to the fossil fuel industry and build a green economy. https://t.co/kCe0KfZClg
— Bernie Sanders (@SenSanders) July 19, 2019
Bernie Sanders’ campaign was rocked by an official complaint from their own staffers this week; demanding higher salaries with many warning of “poverty wages.”
“Presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders has pledged to American workers that he would institute a $15-per-hour minimum wage if he wins the White House in 2020,” reports Fox News. “But unionized workers on Sanders’ own campaign say they wish he would start now — by paying a higher wage to them.”
“According to a report, members of Sanders’ staff have been using the senator’s own campaign rhetoric against him as they try to wrestle more pay from the self-described democratic socialist,” adds Fox.
According to the Washington Post, staffers “cannot be expected to build the largest grassroots organizing program in American history while making poverty wages.”
“Given our campaign’s commitment to fighting for a living wage of at least $15.00 an hour, we believe it is only fair that the campaign would carry through this commitment to its own field team,” said a statement from the staffers.
“Many field staffers are barely managing to survive financially,” the union letter says, “which is severely impacting our team’s productivity and morale. Some field organizers have already left the campaign as a result.”
ARMAGEDDON AGAIN: Beto Says US Has ‘12 Years’ Before Climate Apocalypse, Predicts End of ‘Houston’
Beto O’Rourke echoed the climate-change chorus of fellow Democrats Bernie Sanders and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Thursday; telling a crowd of supporters the US has “no more than 12 years” before a global apocalypse.
O’Rourke was speaking at an Iowa coffeeshop hours after announcing his 2020 presidential campaign when he issued the dire prediction.
"This is our final chance. The scientists are unanimous that we have no more than 12 years to take incredibly bold action on this crisis. My gratitude for the young people who have stepped up to offer such a bold proposal." pic.twitter.com/P3O6yI0nG6
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) March 14, 2019
“This is our final chance. The scientists are unanimous that we have no more than 12 years to take incredibly bold action on this crisis. My gratitude for the young people who have stepped up to offer such a bold proposal,” said Beto.
“Ultimately, [these storms] will compromise the ability to live in a city like Houston, Texas,” he added.
BERNIE IN TROUBLE: Elizabeth Warren Climbs to 2ND PLACE in California, Bernie Falls to 3rd
Firebrand Senator Elizabeth Warren surged to third place in California according to a recent poll; passing Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders but remaining behind former Vice President Joe Biden in the ultra-liberal state.
According to the Los Angeles Times, Biden remains in the lead with 22% of likely Democratic support; followed by Warren at 18% and Sanders at 17%.
Despite a growing American workforce with unemployment at levels not seen in more than half a century, Warren vowed to “remake” the US economy this week; suggesting a series of massive new proposals.
“As the 23 candidates seeking the Democratic nomination struggle to distinguish themselves, Senator Elizabeth Warren has set herself apart with a series of sweeping proposals that would significantly remake the American economy, covering everything from tax policy to student debt relief and offering a detailed portrait of what her presidency might look like,” reports the New York Times.
Senator Elizabeth Warren has laid out a series of policies that would significantly remake the American economy. Here's what that might look like.https://t.co/ADCUzMKSlo
— NYT Politics (@nytpolitics) June 10, 2019
“Many of the proposals from Ms. Warren, a former Harvard law professor and hawk on financial regulation, could face a difficult path to winning over moderates in a general election, and to gaining approval in Congress if she did take the White House. But the sheer volume of her plans, and their detail and variety, is forcing her rivals to play catch-up and stake out their own positions,” adds the Times.
Her proposals allow the federal government to monitor -and in some cases- dictate industry standards, salaries, bonuses, and more. She’s also called for the “break-up” of large technology companies, including Google and Amazon.
Senator Elizabeth Warren unveiled her new “plan” to fight climate change last Thursday; asserting she can simply “make 1.2 million jobs” to push back against global warming and reduce America’s carbon emissions.
The 2020 hopeful was speaking at an MSNBC Town Hall event when she was asked to expand on her latest proposal to protect the environment.
— MSNBC (@MSNBC) June 6, 2019
“The thing is, you can’t just wave your arms. You’ve got to have a plan, and I do have a plan on this. Here’s how it starts: I’m going to make 1.2 million new jobs, new jobs that are good jobs, that are jobs in manufacturing, good union jobs,” said Warren.
“Here’s the idea behind it. Right now, we have a climate crisis, it threatens us all… That needs a lot of research, lot of innovation, and a lot manufacturing to push back against that,” she added.