- Bernie Sanders won Tuesday's Democratic primary in Michigan
- Jeffrey Sachs: Sanders is proposing much-needed public investments and lower health care costs
Jeffrey Sachs is director of the Earth Institute at Columbia University. He is a foreign policy adviser to Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders. The views expressed are his own.
(CNN)Tuesday night's surprise result in Michigan showed that Americans are fed up with the status quo. While Hillary Clinton is offering little more than business as usual, voters in the state's Democratic primary ultimately backed Bernie Sanders' calls for much-needed public investments, lower health care costs and worker empowerment. Indeed, Tuesday night's results, coupled with Sanders' strong showing in other contests, reflect a simple reality: Americans want more than a continuation of the same game that Bill Clinton played 25 years ago, and that Obama has continued in his presidency.