Bernie Sanders Lays Out Ambitious Budget Committee Agenda
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As the new chairman of the Senate Budget Committee, Sanders has already played a key role in advancing President Biden’s $1.9 trillion pandemic relief package, and he is now scheduling high-profile hearings on some of the nation’s most pressing challenges.
For the first, set for Thursday, Sanders has summoned the chief executives of some of America’s best-known companies to testify about the wages they pay their employees — speaking alongside some of their own front-line workers.
The hearing’s title — “Why Should Taxpayers Subsidize Poverty Wages at Large Profitable Corporations?” — reflects how Sanders intends to use his new gavel to promote an unabashedly liberal economic agenda, one that breaks with the Budget Committee’s traditional focus on the nation’s long-term fiscal outlook.
Sanders, an independent from Vermont who caucuses with Democrats, said he sees his panel’s scope as touching on “every aspect of public policy — in fact, on every aspect of American life,” and he plans to focus on the plight of the working class amid growing inequality.
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February 21, 2021 at 1:14 PM #405399djean111Participant
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reality is quite another. Biden had an agenda, too – and is backsliding on what looks like ALL of it. Love to be wrong. But hearings and talks are like thoughts and prayers. IMO there will be a lot of rhetoric, but not much else. Biden already said no real change. After all, since the Dems hold both houses, Bernie’s agenda should be a quick slam-dunk, right? Bwahahaha!
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