“We need to go back to the day where we actually do ask everyone to pay their fair share–and that includes the wealthiest among us,” says Heather Boushey, Senior Economist for the Center for American Progress. She joins us today to unpack President Obama’s April 13 address on fiscal policy and deficit reduction.
As an embattled middle class continues to struggle with having basic needs such as employment and health care met, Heather says that the budget’s effects will be more than just numbers on a page. So just how much potential is there to heal or to harm? And will top earners finally be asked to pony up? Heather joins us to weigh in on President Obama’s plan, and what in it may help–or may not help–an already stricken middle class.
And Bernie Sanders shares his own thoughts about the budget compromise and some of the cuts that will be made–he calls it “Robin Hood in reverse.”
This video was originally posted on GRITtv.org.