Ralph Nader on US war spending, the minimum wage and democratic action
- Year: 2013
- Length: 6:59 minutes (6.39 MB)
- Format: MP3 Mono 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)
The US Senate debated the Democrat’s 2014 budget today, which would close some tax loopholes used by the wealthy and corporations, and gradually reduce the Pentagon's budget over the next 10 years, among other provisions. The Republican-controlled House has already rejected this budget, and the Senate rejected the Republican plan drafted by Paul Ryan yesterday. As Congress leaves for a two-week recess without solving this impasse, some advocates are calling on lawmakers to present a plan that lifts up the working class, steers spending away from the fossil fuel industry, and drastically cuts back on military spending. FSRN's Alice Ollstein sat down with consumer advocate and former Presidential Candidate Ralph Nader this week, to talk about corruption in Congress, the future of US war spending, and why minimum wage workers are making less today than they did in 1968.