Van Jones, president of the progressive organization Rebuild the Dream, joins The Last Word to discuss what Washington should be doing about jobs. Jones calls the US’ deficit problem “phony” and made up.
“Hold on to your hats, we’re going to have an October offensive to take back the American dream and rescue America’s middle class,” Jones told MSNBC’s “The Last Word.”
Jones warns of an “American Fall” like there was an Arab Spring.
Jones was President Obama’s “green jobs czar” until he resigned in fall of 2009. Transcript below:
Van Jones: “We are going to build a progressive counterbalance to the tea party. Eighty percent of Americans agree with everything that you say on this show, but we have no voice. We know that jobs are more important, and this phony, made-up deficit stuff they talk about. We know that people who have done well in America should do well by America and start paying America back in the form of more fair taxes.
“People who benefited from the bailouts and from the tax breaks should start paying America back. They’re doing great.
“Everybody else is suffering. That is 80 percent of the majority. And we’re going to now have a voice.
“And you’re going to see an American fall, an American autumn, just like we saw the Arab spring. You can see it right now with these young people on Wall Street. Hold onto your hats. We’re going to have an October offensive to take back the American dream and to rescue America’s middle class.”
I thought your kind referred to them as the “bourgeoisie”, or “little Eichmann’s”.
Van Jones, pissing on America’s back and forecasting rain.