Ratigan Rips Apart Bernanke's Biased And One-sided Defense Of The Fed; More Perspectives From Sen. Sanders
A follow-on interview by Dylan Ratigan of Senator Sanders confirms what everyone knows, that Bernanke is "part of the problem. The middle class in America is collapsing. We've seen incredible greed and recklessness and illegal behavior on Wall Street. This guy was running the ship and he didn't see it, and he allowed it to happen. Bernanke served in the Bush administration as Chairman of his economic advisors in 2005. The people last year voted for change and it makes no sense to me that President Obama is reappointing somebody who was appointed by Bush, who is a conservative republican, who missed the boat on the most significant economic crisis since the Great Depression. We need a whole new direction in the Fed and in our economic policies. A direction that stands up for change not for the rich, not for the top 1%, not for the giant financial institutions, but for the working class and the middle class of this country, and nobody, but nobody thinks that Ben Bernanke is that person."
And another logical question:
"If the taxpayers of this country have spent $700 billion bailing out Wall Street because they are too big to fail, why is it that 3 out of the 4 largest financial institutions today are bigger than they were before the bailout, why is it ok that 4 large financial institutions write half the mortgages, two thirds of the credit cards, and control 40% of the deposits. The bottom line to me is that the middle class in this country is collapsing. We have seen this trend downward for many many years. We need a new direction. We need President Obama to take this country in a new way,new economic policies and you don't appoint the same old guys if you're going to do that."
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