November 2014 Elections (01:03)
Bill Moyers cites Andy Borowitz's piece about billionaires controlling the U.S. government. Bernie Sanders speaks against Chevron in Richmond, California on October 16.
Richmond Case (00:34)
Richmond mayor Gayle McLaughlin sued Chevron for negligence after a refinery fire. The company is spending $3 million to install a council to protect their interests.
Midterm Election Spending (00:35)
Corporations are spending $4 billion to drown out the democratic process. Moyers introduces Vermont Independent Senator Bernie Sanders.
Corporate Community Ownership (01:10)
Sanders expresses frustration about Chevron's efforts to replace the local government in Richmond.
Fight for Democracy in America (00:39)
Sanders describes efforts by the Koch Brothers and the Republican Party Chairman to eliminate all campaign spending legislation.
Chevron's Richmond Campaign (00:49)
Chevron spends $150 per voter to install a city council less concerned about environmental impacts on the community.
Hiding Income Inequality (02:23)
Sanders talks about how campaign ads and corporate owned media deflect attention from the real issue of the growing wealth gap in America.
Political Brainwashing (01:04)
Sanders explains that the right wing media influences conservative working people who do not realize that the Republican Party was sold to corporate interests.
Tea Party Ideology vs. Operations (01:10)
Many Tea Party members want social security and Medicare, but do not realize that the Koch Brothers are working to eliminate these services.
Taking on the Billionaire Class (01:49)
Sanders discusses challenges of running for office as an Independent versus as a Democrat. He calls for a grassroots political revolution to reach conservative working class people.
Uniting Working Class Americans (01:27)
Sanders outlines his strategy of building a bipartisan coalition to take on the billionaire class under a progressive agenda.
Progressive Agenda (01:34)
Sanders calls for mobilizing Americans to demand infrastructure investment, a higher minimum wage, and other economic measures.
Democracy vs. Politics (01:33)
Sanders believes Obama's biggest mistake was to start negotiating with Republicans after election, rather than to use his political momentum to make changes.
Progressive Milestones (02:07)
Moyers asks Sanders how to mobilize Americans to fight Big Money. Sanders cites African-American, women's, and gay rights victories and calls for political leaders to take a stand.
Social vs. Economic Issues (01:05)
Moyers points out that those politicians supporting gay rights are also loyal to Wall Street. Sanders calls for rallying ordinary people around a progressive agenda.
Democratic Party Takeover (00:47)
Sanders believes grassroots coalitions can push a progressive agenda, as the Tea Party moves Republicans further right.
Campaign Finance Reform (00:42)
Sanders calls for overturning Citizens United in favor of public funding of elections.
Suppressing the American Dream (01:14)
Sanders discusses how the media and weak politics deflects working class anger about reduced opportunities.
Getting Money out of Politics (01:52)
Sanders talks about the Democratic Party's inability to stand up to the billionaire class, and calls for overturning Citizens United. Visit BilMoyers.com for more resources.
Credits: Moyers & Company: Breaking Big Money’s Grip on Elections (01:34)
Credits: Moyers & Company: Breaking Big Money’s Grip on Elections
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