Bernie Sanders has unveiled a new ad attacking the current economic system, as well as Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. It explains how Wall Street’s business model is fraud, and why they needed to be taken on directly and forcefully. Cenk Uygur, John Iadarola (ThinkTank), and Jayar Jackson, hosts of The Young Turks, break it down. Tell us what you think in the comment section below.
"Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont has made Wall Street banks public enemy No. 1 throughout his campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination, and he now comes after the financial industry in its home market — with a tongue-in-cheek tweak of Donald J. Trump — in an ad titled “The Art of the Steal.”
A book titled “The Art of the Steal” with a nondescript man staring out floor-to-ceiling office windows on its cover — a takeoff on Mr. Trump’s “The Art of the Deal” — slides across a wooden table.
It opens to the first page, complete with images of suit-clad lobbyists and a blaring headline: “Ultrarich employ an army of lobbyists to write tax policy to avoid paying their fair share.” The page turns to how this is an example of the “corrupt political system” keeping in place a “rigged economy,” as an animated graphic of a pulley scale, with a “rigged economy” being lifted by the weight of Wall Street and Congress, churns on the page. The final page of the book ends with how “Wall Street buys off elections and stops meaningful oversight.””*
Read more here: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/04/15/us/politics/bernie-sanders-takes-on-wall-street-with-art-of-the-steal-ad.html?_r=0
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