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."
More than 40 percent of private sector workers do not have paid sick days they could use to recover from contagious illnesses.
Mississippi, dominated by conservative politicians, has health care, income and economic disparities that embody the worst of the nation's ills.
The "Speak out for Good Jobs Now" initiative will feature public hearings where workers will voice their concerns and ideas about the economy.
The number one issue that is a drag on the president's re-election chances is jobs.
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.
Prove Marx and Engels wrong, or the workers will prove them right. Here's hoping, and working, for the latter!
Republicans call redistributing wealth un-American, but they have turned the government into a mechanism to ruthlessly redistribute wealth to the upper crust.