View Bernie Sanders’ Historic Filibuster

At 10:24 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 10, Sen. Sanders took to the floor of the U.S. Senate to lay out a clear argument against extending tax breaks for the wealthiest Americans, against codifying a low inheritance tax rate which will impact only the richest 0.3 percent of households, and against a payroll tax “holiday” which will undercut funding for the Social Security trust fund. Without a break, the senator remained standing and on the Senate floor for 8 hours, 35 mins., and 14 secs.

Courageously and undaunted, Senator Bernie Sanders laid out the truth: 99% of Americans and their posterity are being stuck with the bill for bad bets made not just by American Wall Street interests, but also corporations and banks from around the world, e.g., Toyota, Korean and German banks.