Bernie Sanders Discusses Free College Education


Sam Seder

High School is free. Could college also be free? Is college free in some European countries? How would you pay for it?

Recently, Vermont Senator and presidential contender Bernie Sanders talked to CNN about free, universal college education and how he would fund it.

What is the Wall Street Sales Tax?

According to againstausterity.org:

“…Wall Street speculators pay no tax on their share of a yearly turnover of over $5 quadrillion (5,000 trillion dollars) in stocks, bonds and derivatives.  A 1% tax on this turnover, equally divided between the federal and state governments, largely solves the budget deficit at all levels of government.  It also discourages the most dangerous forms of speculation, especially derivatives speculation, and helps to level the playing field between financial services – which are now in effect subsidized because they are not taxed – and the tangible, physical production of manufactured goods on which our economic survival depends.”

In the video, they say the word “troglodytic.”  What does troglodytic mean?

Troglodytic means of, about, or relating to a troglodyte.   A troglodyte was a prehistoric cave-dweller, or “a person of degraded, primitive, or brutal character,” according to dictionary.com.

(Updated article)

http://againstausterity.org/wsst

Did MLK Argue For A $15 Minimum Wage?

Kyle Kulinski

It could be argued that – taking yearly inflation into account – Martin Luther King argued for a $15.27 minimum wage, according to Kyle Kulinski.  King argued for a $2.00 minimum wage in 1963, which would be $15.27 today if one takes inflation into account.

Kulinski also states MLK was also pro-union, and was pro-healthcare.

More on MLK’s views on health care:

http://dailycaller.com/2012/01/13/sebelius-invokes-dr-martin-luther-king-in-justifying-obamacare/

An article on MLK’s union views can be found here:

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/09/03/1126088/-Martin-Luther-King-Jr-spoke-for-workers-and-unions-His-last-campaign-was-a-labor-fight#