Democratic presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) pivoted to super PACs and income inequality during a discussion of the Paris terror attacks during Saturday’s Democratic presidential debate on CBS.
Moderator John Dickerson told the candidates, “you will each have one minute, for an opening statement to share your thoughts about the attacks in Paris, and lay out your vision for America.”
Sanders stated, “Well, John, let me concur with you, and with all Americans who are shocked and disgusted by what we saw in Paris yesterday. Together, leading the world, this country will rid our planet of this barbarous organization called ISIS. I’m running for president, because as I go around this nation, I talk to a lot of people, and what I hear is people’s concern, that the economy we have is a rigged economy. People are working longer hours, for lower wages, and almost all of the new income and wealth goes to the top 1%. And then on top of that, we’ve got a corrupt campaign finance system, in which millionaires and billionaires are pouring huge sums of money into super PACs, heavily influencing the political process. What my campaign is about is a political revolution. Millions of people standing up and saying, enough is enough. Our government belongs to all of us, and not just the handful of billionaires.”
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