August 3, 2011 – Segment 1

Last week, as debate over the debt ceiling was at its peak on Capitol Hill, a group of protesters were arrested for refusing to leave the Capitol building, as they demanded that Congress and the Obama administration not balance the budget on the backs of the nation's poor.

Last week, as debate over the debt ceiling was at its peak on Capitol Hill, a group of protesters were arrested for refusing to leave the Capitol building, as they demanded that Congress and the Obama administration not balance the budget on the backs of the nation’s poor.  We speak with two of those protesters, Rabbi Arthur Waskow, Founder of the Shalom Center, and Bob Edgar, President of Common Cause and former Congressman.

Written by Marc Steiner

Marc Steiner

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