Thursday, December 2, 2010

Video: Billionaires' war against workers

Watch this great speech by Independent Sen. Bernie Sanders about the war against workers. He stood on the Senate floor yesterday and told the other senators (most of whom are millionaires),
If we don’t begin to stand together and start representing those families, there will not be a middle class in this country.
Sanders said a war is being waged by some of the wealthiest and most powerful people in this country against the working families of the United States of America.
Against the disappearing and shrinking middle class of our country…many of the nation’s billionaires are on the warpath. They want more, more, more. Their greed has no end. … (They have) very little concern for this country or the people of this country that gets in the way of the accumulation of more wealth or more power.
Wall Street's greed caused our recession, he said, and after we bailed them out, the CEO’s today are earning more money than they did before the bailout.
When we were in school we used to read the textbooks which talked about the banana republics in Latin America. We used to read the books about countries in which a handful of people owned and contolled most of the wealth of those countries. Well guess what, that’s exactly what’s happening in the United States today.
It's great stuff. Watch it.