Sanders skewers the ‘class warfare’ of America’s ‘economic royalists’

By Andrew Jones
Wednesday, October 5, 2011 11:45 EDT
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Appearing on Tuesday night’s edition of Countdown with Keith Olbermann, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) felt the need to correct former Mass. Gov. Mitt Romney on the Occupy Wall Street movement.

Earlier that day, the former Massachusetts governor labeled the protest “dangerous” and “class warfare.”

“The irony is that Romney is right, class warfare is being waged in America today.” Sanders said. “The problem is, the wrong side is winning.”

“In America now you have the most unequal distribution of income and wealth of any major country on Earth, with the top 400 wealthiest people owning more wealth than the bottom 150 million Americans.”

Sanders added: “With that wealth, these economic royalists if you like — which FDR (Franklin D. Roosevelt) called them — exercise enormous political power. That is what class warfare is about. A few people on the top exercising enormous power and enormous amounts of money in order to push down the rest of the population.”

WATCH: Video from Current TV, which originally aired on October 4, 2011.

Andrew Jones
Andrew Jones
Andrew Jones is a staff writer/reporter for Raw Story. Besides covering politics, he is also a freelance sports journalist, as well as a slam poetry and music artist. You can follow him on Twitter @sluggahjells.
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