Sanders has sent an open letter to President Obama, and invited the public to sign it, asking the president to protect the middle and working classes from the Republicans' "savage cuts."
Calls for austerity fill the media and the political corridors of power, but it's akin to pouring gasoline on a fire.
When I heard this past week that no new jobs stimulus, WPA-type program or mortgage relief is on the table at the White House, I felt stunned.
Passage of the Fairness in Taxation Act would be an excellent way to observe the 10th anniversary of the disastrous Bush tax cuts.
Republicans call redistributing wealth un-American, but they have turned the government into a mechanism to ruthlessly redistribute wealth to the upper crust.