Bernie Sanders on Citizens United: 'Big Money Owns and Controls Much of What Goes on in Congress'

Last night, Cenk laid into the GOP's plan to increase offshore oil drilling [which won't decrease gas prices but will make oil companies even richer], and the Republican practice of gleaning money from so-called 'super-PAC's. Bernie Sanders, righteous Senator that he is, guested on Cenk's show to express exactly how nefarious this practice is... and how we can stop it. He said:

 'These guys may have billions of dollars, they may have the Supreme Court, they may be able to attract money from the Koch brothers and other billionaires. But if we can build a strong grassroots movement of politically conscious people who understand that the function of government is to represent working people and the middle class and not billionaires, you know what, we can beat them.' Inspiring. Watch:


AlterNet / By Julianne Escobedo Shepherd

Posted at May 19, 2011, 8:32am

Sign Up!
Get AlterNet's Daily Newsletter in Your Inbox
+ sign up for additional lists
Select additional lists by selecting the checkboxes below before clicking Subscribe:
Election 2018
Today's Top Stories