President Donald Trump on Friday afternoon capitulated in the battle over a government shutdown that stretched more than a month. In a speech on the White House lawn he agreed to back a deal to temporarily fund the government through mid-March and buy time for further discussions on a border wall. PLAY VIDEO.
That's Trump on Friday announcing an end to the record breaking shutdown that impacted 800,000 federal workers, many of whom had marched, rallied, conducted sit-ins, gotten arrested, and threatened to strike over the on-going withholding of their paychecks.
Meanwhile, Presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren just introduced a simple new tax plan designed to target the wealth of the ultra-rich. As the shutdown has illustrated, there is widening gap between the richest Americans and the rest of us that is deeply felt.
GUEST: Chuck Collins, senior scholar at the Institute for Policy Studies where he directs the Program on Inequality and the Common Good. He has written a number of books including 99 to 1: How Wealth Inequality is Wrecking the World and What We Can Do About It, and Born on Third Base: A One Percenter Makes the Case for Tackling Inequality, Bringing Wealth Home, and Committing to the Common Good.
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