On the Program - June 18th 2008

On the Program - June 18th 2008

Quote: Cats are smarter than dogs. You can't get eight cats to pull a sled through snow - Jeff Valdez

Hour One - Congressman (D-OR) Peter DeFazio www.defazio.house.gov Topic: Gas prices and off shore drilling

Hour Two - Terry Jeffrey www.cnsnews.com  Topic: Are liberals trying to socialize transportation?

Hour Three - "Everything You Know is Wrong" Jessica Valenti www.feministing.com  Topic: Her new book "He's a Stud, She's a Slut and 49 Other Double Standards Every Woman Should Know"

Guest: Larry Scott www.vawatchdog.org Topic: Veteran's issues

You can find the report the Rep. Peter DeFazio (OR-4) was referring to at...

http://resourcescommittee.house.gov/images/stories/Documents/truth_about_americas_energy.pdf

First Columbia took on their drug lords, now they're taking on their billionaires...why can't we?

America’s billionaires are driving this nation’s poverty epidemic. But it doesn’t have to be that way.

As we speak, working-class Americans are getting screwed over by policies that favor the wealthy elite, and leave everyone else in the dust. As a result, more and more Americans are living in poverty.

From The Thom Hartmann Reader:
"With the ever-growing influence of corporate CEOs and their right-wing allies in all aspects of American life, Hartmann’s work is more relevant than ever. Throughout his career, Hartmann has spoken compellingly about the value of people-centered democracy and the challenges that millions of ordinary Americans face today as a result of a dogma dedicated to putting profit above all else. This collection is a rousing call for Americans to work together and put people first again."
Richard Trumka, President, AFL-CIO
From Screwed:
"Hartmann speaks with the straight talking clarity and brilliance of a modern day Tom Paine as he exposes the intentional and systematic destruction of America’s middle class by an alliance of political con artists and outlines a program to restore it. This is Hartmann at his best. Essential reading for those interested in restoring the institution that made America the envy of the world."
David C. Korten, author of The Great Turning and When Corporations Rule the World
From The Thom Hartmann Reader:
"Never one to shy away from the truth, Thom Hartmann’s collected works are inspiring, wise, and compelling. His work lights the way to a better America."
Van Jones, cofounder of RebuildTheDream.com and author of The Green Collar Economy