Clinton vs. Sanders: Follow the Money

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With Elizabeth Warren fans and other progressives' less- than-ardent view of Hillary Clinton as Democratic frontrunner for President, nobody's ready to cut her any slack, least of all Bernie Sanders. Citing America's "grotesque level of income and wealth inequality," he said Wednesday he seriously questions if Clinton is "prepared to take on the billionaire class,” adding, "It's not what she says, it's what she does." Newly published - and stunningly revealing - records of the top 20 contributors for both Senators bear him out. Clinton's money comes solely from Wall Street and other fat cats, with Citigroup, Goldman Sachs and JP Morgan at the top of the heap; Sanders' money comes solely from unions, except for two teachers' groups and the American Association for Justice. From one wry observer, "If you want to think she's a populist, be my guest." Sanders says he'll decide by the end of April whether he can mount a credible campaign to run. If not, and Hillary's the candidate, he says our "only hope (is) a very strong grassroots movement that says 'enough is enough'...The country belongs to all of us, and not just the billionaire class.”

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