Bernie Sanders: GOP Doing "Everything They Can to Protect the Wealthiest People" in America

You can always count on Bernie Sanders to tell it like it is. Following the President's address on the debt ceiling, the Vermont Senator appeared on the Ed Show to discuss what is exactly going down in Congress right now, and why Boehner is leading a bullheaded impasse that may very well force the country into default. After a clearly annoyed Obama called the GOP "reckless" and basically spanked them on live television (spanking, because they're acting like babies), Sanders was, too, irritated at the Republicans. After Shultz pointed out that Harry Reid's debt plan cuts more from the budget than Boehner's, noting that the "real Republican two-step is to kill the New Deal and defeat President Obama" (ugh), Sanders laid it on the line. "I think the plan of the Republicans is clear," he said. "They want to do everything they can to protect the wealthiest people in the country... They want to protect corporate America... They want to decimate Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid." Scary stuff, but oh so true. Watch below, via Raw Story

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AlterNet / By Julianne Escobedo Shepherd

Posted at July 26, 2011, 3:44am

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