Sen. Bernie Sanders on the Collapse of the Middle Class Under Bush

From "Meet the Bloggers" dedicated to the economic crisis.

While the corporate press has been busy covering political mud-slinging and Paris Hilton ads, Meet the Bloggersfocused on the real issue facing the majority of Americans: the economic crisis.  Not only is the middle class in our country collapsing, but Bushonomics have left us on the verge of stagflation.  Millions of Americans who can no longer afford health insurance, gas for their cars, mortgage payments, and credit card bills are sinking below the poverty line. 

As special guest Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) indicated, our country is in the midst of a class war, and both the politicians and the media need to wake up and look at the causes of this crisis, such as the Bush administration's war in Iraq, its no-bid contracts, tax cuts for the wealthy.    

Sen. Sanders was joined by show host Cenk Uygur, and bloggers Isaiah Poole (Campaign for America's Future) and Amanda Logan (Center for American Progress) for a must-see debate about ways to get us out of this crisis.  If you missed the episode, you can always watch it in full at //

Meet the Bloggers airs live every Friday at 1pm ET, and next week's guest will be will be Michael Moore, the Academy Award-winning creator of SiCKO and Fahrenheit 9/11, and author of the forthcoming Mike's Election Guide 2008. Better get your questions ready!

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ZP Heller is the editorial director of Brave New Films. He has written for The American Prospect, AlterNet, The Philadelphia Inquirer, and The Huffington Post, covering everything from politics to pop culture.