Sunday, December 12, 2010
The Energizer Bernie: Text of Sanders' Fiery Faux Filibuster
By Shay Totten
On Friday, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) captured the nation's attention with an eight-and-a-half hour speech on the Senate floor that specifically railed against proposed tax cuts for the wealthy, and more generally at capitalism run amok.
If you missed the speech on C-SPAN 2, the network put up the speech in three parts (links can be found in my Friday post).
Sanders' stem-winder against Walll Street greed, capitalist excess and laissez faire government has also been entered into the Congressional Record.
Below is the full record of his speech, which includes two colloquies, one with Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and one with Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-LA). It comes in just shy of 70,000 words.
JG: BERNIE SANDERS FOR PRESIDENT IN 2012!