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

Who Should an Economy Serve?

The top one percent own half of all the world's assets. In stark contrast, the bottom fifty percent of the world owns less than one percent. According to the 2014 Global Wealth Report from Credit Suisse, global inequality has surged since the 2008 financial collapse. The report explains that while global wealth has more than doubled since the year 2000, the vast majority of overall growth has gone to those who were already wealthy.

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