Host Michel Martin continues her conversation with Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-Mo.), chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus. Cleaver explains how a default would be catastrophic for the people he serves. He also comments on a recent Pew report that says the wealth gap between white households and black and Hispanic households is widening.
Cleaver: On Consequences Of Doomsday Debt Scenario
By NPR Staff • Jul 29, 2011