Robert Reich: Hillary Clinton and America Are Headed Toward a Larger Reckoning That’ll Extend Beyond Election Day – Truthdig


In a Gallup poll taken in mid-July, before the conventions, 82 percent said America was on the wrong track. In an NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll just before that, 56 percent said they preferred a candidate who would bring sweeping changes to the way the government functioned, no matter how unpredictable those changes might be.

The major issue the public is reacting to isn’t terrorism or racism. We didn’t see these numbers after 9/11. We didn’t even get these sorts of responses in the late 1960s, when American cities were torn by riots and when the Vietnam War was raging.

It’s the rigging of our economy – the increasingly tight nexus between wealth and political power. Big money has been buying political clout to get laws and regulations that make big money even bigger.”
Read more here… http://www.truthdig.com/report/item/hillary_clinton_and_america_are_headed_toward_a_larger_reckoning_20160802

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