Bernie Sanders is registered as an Independent but aligns himself mostly with the Democrats. He self describes himself as a Democratic Socialist. And even he’s not buying the fluffy statistics the Obama administration throws out.
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), with his statements about the economy, contradicts many of the soothsaying words of President Obama in recent addressing of the economy. ""Real unemployment … it’s not 7.7 percent; it is really over 14 percent," Sanders said during a Senate Budget Committee hearing yesterday. "Youth unemployment, a whole future generation, is today close to 25 percent. These are kids who are not getting their feet on the ground, not developing a career."
“Do you know that nearly two-thirds of the jobs created today are low-wage jobs that families can’t live upon?” he asked yesterday.
But Sanders is far from putting the blame on Obama. He’s blaming the big corporations and wealthy for the predicament. But at least this is the first step in acknowledging we have a problem that Obama is unwilling to recognize.
“I would have gone much further by making sure that at least 50 percent of deficit reduction since 2010 was achieved by raising revenue from the wealthy and large corporations,” Sanders said in his prepared statement.