Episode

9/3 David Sirota: Taxpayers Funding the Marriage Between Wall Street & Politicians

September 3, 2014

Journalist David Sirota explains the pay to play pension schemes orchestrated by the Chris Christie Administration in New Jersey, why New Jersey taxpayers have paid a billion dollars in fees to Wall Street, how Chris Christie is rewarding campaign contributions from Wall Street, the stunning conflicts of interests in the New Jersey pension system, why New Jersey only has an acting Attorney General right now, the FCC rule that Republican governors need to overturn before they run for president in 2016, austerity advocate Erskine Bowles breaks pay to play rules in North Carolina, pension bankruptcy myth and how Wall Street is like the arms industry.

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