O'REILLY: Americans and money - That is the subject of this evening's Talking Points Memo.
There is no question that economic issues will be foremost in the upcoming presidential election. That's why Hillary Clinton's decision not to debate Bernie Sanders on Fox News is a major mistake for her. Sanders, as you know, wants to blow up capitalism because he says it's a corrupt system. The Vermont senator admires socialism whereby the government calls the shots in the private marketplace.
A debate with Sanders on Fox News would give Secretary Clinton a major opportunity to smash that theory to stick up for capitalism and perhaps persuade some voters she is not an ardent leftist. But again, Mrs. Clinton has refused the debate even though she said this back in 2008:
CLINTON: Honestly, I just believe this is the most important job in the world. It's the toughest job in the world. You should be willing to campaign for every vote. You should be willing to debate anytime, anywhere.
Now on to you. A new poll by the Associated Press says that two thirds of American adults would have difficulty coming up with money to cover a one thousand dollar emergency expense.
75% of Americans making less than $50,000 dollars a year say they would have trouble with that.
67% of those making between $50-100,000 say the same thing.
Even for the country's wealthiest citizens households making more than $100,000 a year, 38% say they would have difficulty coming up with