State of the Union: The debate over priorities

Here's some background to consider as you evaluate the president's state of the union address. On this clip from her show, Rachel Maddow is arguing with Joe Biden's economic adviser Jared Bernstein, a progressive economist who has been placed in the absurd position of defending corporatist federal budget priorities. Maddow finds it "completely, completely insane” to restrain spending at a time when the nation is still undergoing an economic recovery. “You haven’t convinced me at all,” Maddow concludes. Me, neither,
Be sure to listen to the president tomorrow evening and conclude for yourself.

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