Sen. Bernie Sanders (VT-I) stood on the Senate floor today and lambasted Wall Street millionaires – including Secretary Paulson and the $36 million he earned in 2005 – while pushing for his amendment to the Financial Markets bailout bill that would generate $300 billion in bail out finds over the next five by increasing taxes on people making over $500,000 a year. He believes there is no reason the average citizens should bailout the rich, when the rich can bail out the rich.
It was gutsy. Srsly, who else in the Senate is going to suggest anything like this. Refreshing if nothing else in this time of fear.