Arianna appeared Wednesday on MSNBC to discuss job creation with Martin Bashir.
"What I find amazing is that normally both political parties, you know, talk about the middle class, this is not a left-right issue, everybody wants to support the middle class. And yet now, there is a kind of economic equivalent of creationism where people think that really you need to deal with the deficit first," explained Arianna. She continued, "You know obviously this is the creed of the Tea Party. But the President in a way has bought into it in his rhetoric."
Arianna said that the austerity approach "hasn't worked in Greece." She explained that in Greece, "they actually have cut a lot, they've cut more than the IMF wanted them to cut. But what's happened in the process is that growth and tax revenues are less than they had expected, so they're in a worse hole than before."
"What we need to do here is to touch people's hearts and minds to make people recognize that we need to come together to solve our problems, otherwise we're not going to be able to," concluded Arianna.
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