Seattle city council woman slams capitalism as part of America’s woes

Seattle city council woman slams capitalism as part of America’s woes
New Seattle Councilmember Kshama Sawant, left, holds up a clenched fist after a ceremonial swearing-in at an inaugural event Monday, Jan. 6, 2014, in Seattle. Sawant is a Socialist. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Seattle’s newest city councilwoman, Kshama Sawant, delivers a speech claiming Seattle delivers ‘glittering fortunes’ for the super-wealthy and corporations while the lives of the poor grow more difficult by the day. John Carlson examines Sawant’s disjointed perspective on what helps people rise out of poverty to working, middle class lives.