Economics Professor Jeffrey Sachs of Columbia University really lets it rip in his conversation with Lawrence O’Donnell on The Last Word last night. Calling the union attacks of Republican governors “absolutely coordinated,” he talks about the Koch brothers, says they never want to pay another tax or deal with environmental controls.
He says the billionaires have been buying up the Congress, and now they’re buying the governors. “It’s unbelieveable, the game that’s going on. This is absolutely vile,” Sachs said. He talked about the extreme income inequality that’s skewed the game, and the attacks on teachers unions instead of addressing the root causes of poverty.
“Where is President Obama, frankly, when we need him to be defending the basic values of this country? We need to hear his voice,” Sachs said in an impassioned voice.