UPDATE: Bernie Filibusters Obama Tax Cut “Compromise”

By Miryam Ehrlich Williamson

Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) is filibustering the Obama tax cut “compromise.”

No idea how long this will last, but at 2 p.m. ET Friday it’s on C-SPAN

This is a real live filibuster, not a Repug-style threat. Bernie’s saying stuff, not just posturing.

Watch for a few minutes. It may lift your spirits to know there are still people in Congress who stand up for their principles.

UPDATE: He finished talking at 7 p.m. ET.  It wasn’t really a filibuster, because it didn’t interrupt any Senate business. But Bernie laid out in detail the needs and concerns of the working class and why the tax cut deal is hostile to them.

Good on ya, Bernie Sanders.  And thanks.

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