2015, October 23 – CNN first Democratic Party debate – Bernie Sanders opening – closed captioned

COOPER: Governor O’Malley, thank you very much.
Senator Sanders. SANDERS: Anderson, thank you very much. I think most Americans understand
that our country today faces a series of unprecedented crises. The middle class of this country
for the last 40 years has been disappearing. Millions of Americans are working longer hours
for low wages, and yet almost all of the new income and wealth being created
is going to the top 1%. As a result of this disastrous
Citizens United Supreme Court decision, our campaign finance system is corrupt
and is undermining American democracy. Millionaires and billionaires are
pouring unbelievable sums of money into the political process in order to fund super PACs
and to elect candidates who represent their interests, not the interests of working people. Today, the scientific community is virtually
unanimous, climate change is real, it is caused by human activity,
and we have a moral responsibility to transform our energy system away from fossil fuel
to energy efficiency and sustainable energy and leave this planet a habitable planet
for our children and our grandchildren. Today in America, we have more people
in jail than any other country on Earth. African-American youth unemployment is 51%.
Hispanic youth unemployment is 36%. It seems to me that instead of building more
jails and providing more incarceration, maybe, just maybe, we should be putting money
into education and jobs for our kids. (Cheering & applause) What this campaign is about is whether we can
mobilize our people to take back our government from a handful of billionaires and create the
vibrant democracy we know we can and should have. Thank you. (Cheering & applause) Closed captioning by
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