Wednesday 23 March '11 show notes

Wednesday 23 March '11 show notes



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They’re all like Robin Hoods for the super rich – steal from the poor – give to millionaires and billionaires!!
Republican Governors need to get their priorities straight. In 3 states across the country – Maine, Ohio, and New Jersey – Republican Governors are throwing the middle-class under the bus and putting some of the wealthiest people in their states right behind the driver’s wheel. In Maine – Republican Governor Paul LePage is proposing a cut to the state’s estate tax – a tax that ONLY affects millionaires and billionaires. In fact – his tax cut ONLY affects about 400 millionaires. On the other hand – LePage is also pushing a plan to RAISE the property tax for average working class families. That’s right – a tax cut for millionaires – a tax hike for everyone else.
 
In Ohio – Kasich is trying to pass a similar estate tax cut for millionaires while at the same time cutting critical government programs for schools, nursing homes, food banks, and children’s hospitals. That’s right – cuts to children’s hospitals to pay for millionaire welfare! And in New Jersey – Chris Christie is knocking down his state’s estate taxes too while cutting assistance to poor and middle class families. It should also be noted that a New Jersey judge ruled yesterday that Christie’s education cuts are unconstitutional - and that Christie is failing at his constitutional obligation to educate the children within his state.
 
Are these guys serious?!
 
In 1986 – Ronald Reagan became the first President in the history of this nation to cut taxes for the super rich while at the same time raising taxes for the poor. And these Governors - who probably have a shrine to Reagan built in their mansions - are doing the same thing.
 
They’re all like Robin Hoods for the super rich – steal from the poor – give to millionaires and billionaires.
 
-Thom
 
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Tonight on The Big Picture on RT TV at 9pm and 11pm... Bringing back the jobs (check your local listings for stations or stream at RT, and catch past shows on Youtube)
 
Bringing back the jobs. How Clean Energy Solutions Foster Investment, Jobs and Economic Growth With former Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm, now with Pew Charitable Trusts.
 
Need to Know: Libya With Congressman Dennis Kucinich.
 
Libya With Congressman Charles Rangel (D-NY, 15th District).
 
Fukushima Engineer Says He Covered Up Flaw at Shut Reactor With Paul Gunter, Director of Reactor Oversight - Beyond Nuclear.
 
The Best of the Rest of the News...
 
Screwed: Could the housing bubble be about to burst...again? With Alex Ulam, journalist who has written extensively on the banking crisis, a reporter for The American Banker.
 
Daily Take: Unequal Protection, chapter 3 - rights & privileges. Three States Propose Massive Tax Cuts For Millionaires, Tax Hikes for Middle Class.
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Quote: "The most perfect political community is one in which the middle class is in control, and outnumbers both of the other classes." -- Aristotle, Greek Philosopher.
 
Hour One: Latest on radiation spread in Japan, plus more problems at the Fukushima plant Paul Gunter, Beyond Nuclear.
 
 
Latest on the war on democracy with John Nichols of The Nation Magazine...
Article: "Interview With Scott Fitzgerald" by Greta Van Susteren. (Would anti-union bill pass if he gave 24 hours notice and held another vote on it?)
Article: "DA opposing Van Hollen on Wis. budget issue" by Jessica M. Karmasek.

Hour Two: Obamacare is a year old this week...what happens next? Thom talks to Ron Pollack, Executive Director of Families USA.
 
Movie: The 11th Hour (DVD), Leonardo DiCaprio.
 
Talk Radio News Segment: Ellen Ratner, Bureau Chief, live from Sudan.

Hour Three: Should it be a crime for welfare recipients to carry more than $20 in cash? It will be if Minnesota Republicans have their way... Thom debates conservative NY radio talk show host Steve Malzberg.
Article: "Restricting EBT card use" by Hank Long.
Book: Theory of Moral Sentiments, Adam Smith, 1759.
Articles: Ricardo's "On labor" 1814, "On profits" 1816.
Book: "The Emerging Republican Majority" by Kevin Phillips.
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Article: "How Dumb Are We?" by Josh McKible.
Documentary: "Sick Around the World" by T R Reid.
Documentary: "Sick Around America" by T R Reid.
Article: "Edward Bernays".
 
Article: "Gaddafi surfaces to rant: We will defeat the crazed fascists" by Ian Drury and Paul Bentley.
Article: "Next National Action: March 26th!" by US Uncut.
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Hour Two: "I AM"...the shift is about to hit the fan! "I AM" the movie (featuring Thom Hartmann!) Tom Shadyac, award winning director of "Bruce Almighty", Liar Liar and Ace Ventura-Pet Detective who walked away from the Hollywood lifestyle.
 
Hour Three: "Forced union membership is just like the Jim Crow laws of the South!" WHAT?! Thom confronts Gary Beckner of the Association of American Educators about his remarks...
 
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