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An Impassioned Dylan Ratigan Tells It Like It Is

Both parties in Congress have set up a system of banking, trade, and taxation that's extracting trillions of dollars from the USA. MSNBC's Dylan Ratigan passionately explains how political corruption is bankrupting the country.

Posted on August 10, 2011, at 10:51 a.m. ET


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MSNBC Transcript


I would like him to go to the people of the United States of America and say, “People of the United States of America, your Congress is bought, your Congress is incapable of making legislation on healthcare, banking, trade, or taxes because if they do it, they will lose their political funding and they won’t do it. But I’m the President of the United States, and I won’t have a country that is run by a bought Congress. So I’m not going to work with a bought Congress and try to be Mr. Big Guy ... I’m going to abandon the bought Congress like Teddy Roosevelt did, and I’m going to go to the people of the United States get rid of the bought Congress." ... Until a President says that’s the problem and says he’s going to fix it, there is no policy that I can possibly see no matter how brilliant your idea may be or your idea or my idea or her idea or your idea at home, is that idea will not happen as long as there’s a capacity to basically fire a politician who disagrees with me by taking funding away from him. Is that a fair assessment?



A more complete transcript is available at dylanratigan.com.

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