“We have today in America massive wealth and income inequality. We have a billionaire class which, as a result of Citizens United, is able to spend unlimited sums of money to buy elections,” Sen. Bernie Sanders said Thursday in an interview on Bloomberg TV. “I am somebody who has taken on the oil companies, the drug companies, Wall Street, the military-industrial complex, the Koch brothers. Is it conceivable that we can rally the American people to take on such extraordinarily forces, the people who own America, the people who, by and large, control the media?” he asked.
He talked about pursuing “a set of principles and programs which are designed to rebuild the collapsing middle class in this country, health care for all, affordable college, a massive jobs program, rebuilding our crumbling infrastructure, changing our trade policy so companies invest in America, not in China.”
And the discussion with Mark Halperin and John Heilemann, Sanders also was asked about other topics, like the senator’s seven grandchildren and how he “plays monster” with them.
- Middle Class Collapse: Appearing Thursday on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” Sen. Bernie Sanders said the U.S. must fix trade policies that are sending jobs overseas, increase the minimum wage and create millions of jobs by rebuilding the nation’s crumbling roads and bridges. Sen. Sanders warned that the U.S. is on its way to becoming a Third World country unless Congress acts to restore America’s middle class, PJ Media reported. Sanders was responding to a Social Security Administration report that half of all wage earners in the country made less than $28,031.02 in 2013.