Monday 20 June '11 show notes

Monday 20 June '11 show notes

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Who’s screwed? People who eat...
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Who’s screwed? People who eat. Last week – House Republicans passed the Agriculture Appropriations bill that cuts $87 million from the FDA and $35 million from the USDA food inspection program. Republicans Congressman Jack Kingston defended the legislation saying, “Do we believe that McDonald’s and Kentucky Fried Chicken…aren’t concerned about food safety? The food supply in America is very safe because the private sector self-polices.”
If the private sector does “self-police” then I wonder what Congressman Kingston thinks about the four people who were killed by an e. coli outbreak in Washington state last week. Not to mention last year’s salmonella outbreak in eggs and spinach. One out of every six Americans gets sick from food contamination every year – and 3,000 people a year eventually die from a foodborne illness here in America. Not exactly high marks for an industry that Republicans argue can police itself.
So we can add food safety to the list of things Republicans would cut before raising a nickel of taxes on billionaires in America.
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The Big Picture (small)
Tonight on The Big Picture on RT TV at 9pm and 11pm... Conservatives vs. liberals...the ethical double standard (check your local listings for stations or stream at RT, and catch past shows on Youtube)
Need to Know: Conservatives vs. liberals...the ethical double standard with TJ McCormack, Conservative Commentator/Fox News Contributor  Twitter
Screwed: "It's the inequality, stupid!" with David Selig, Conservative Commentator.
The Best of the Rest of the News...
Free trade...America for sale with Neal Asbury, Right-leaning Florida Radio Talk Show Host  Twitter
How do you make a citizen's arrest? with Kendall Coffey, Former federal prosecutor  Twitter
How much racism is too much racism with Tommy Christopher, media correspondent and White House reporter for  Twitter
Daily Take: We almost Lost Nebraska
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Quote: "No business which depends for existence on paying less than living wages to its workers has any right to continue in this country." -- Franklin D. Roosevelt.
Hour One: Cash for geezers vs. geezers for McJobs Ryan McConaghy, Director of the Economic Program at Third Way  Twitter
Article: "Saving Social Security" by Jim Kessler and David Kendall.
Site: "LCurve".

Hour Two: IMF warns global economic recovery in danger...conservatives say US should "default" Stephen Moore, Editorial board member and senior economics writer, The Wall Street Journal  Twitter
Book: "The End of Prosperity: How Higher Taxes Will Doom the Economy--If We Let It Happen" by Arthur B. Laffer, Stephen Moore, Peter Tanous.
Article: "Dems Play the Default Card" By Stephen Moore.
Article: "IMF sees global growth, but red flags abound" By Kevin Carmichael.
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Site: Michael Ratner, President of The Center for Constitutional Rights.
Because I got high alert: "Man Busted For Trying To Buy Pot Through Craig's List" by Chris Dehnel.
Article: "Clarence Thomas has to go" by CREDO Action.
Article: "Medicare Claims Show Overuse for CT Scanning" by Walt Bogdanich and Jo Craven McGinty.
Talk Radio News Segment: Jay Goodman Tamboli, Legal Affairs Correspondent and IT Director.  Twitter
Talk Radio News Segment: Victoria Jones, White House Correspondent  Twitter
Article: "Head of ATF Is Likely to Go" by Evan Perez and Devlin Barrett.
Article: "Weiner still hasn’t officially resigned" by Felicia Sonmez.
Article: "House May Vote This Week on Money for Libya Strikes" by Jennifer Steinhauer.

Hour Three
Article: "2nd Amendment".
"Labor Segment" - Union Rallies To Save Members’ Jobs At Ontario BMW Warehouse Robert Lennox, the secretary-treasurer of Teamsters Local 495  Twitter
Article: "Article 3".
Case: "Marbury v. Madison", 1803.
Book: " Unequal Protection: How Corporations Became "People" - And How You Can Fight Back" by Thom Hartmann - new updated version out now!
Coming up Tuesday on The Thom Hartmann Program 
Hour One: It's time for our Troops to Come Home Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR)  Twitter
Hour Two: Why do conservatives want to throw "Obamacare" under the bus? Peter Ferrara, General counsel of the American Civil Rights Union, author  Twitter
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Full Show - 6/17/11. Conversations with Great Minds
Full Show - 6/17/11. Conversations with Great Minds

This Friday in Conversation with Great Minds Thom sits down with Thomas Frank, author of "What's the matter with Kansas" and author and journalist Bill Moyers.

Thom Hartmann on the News: June 20, 2011
Thom Hartmann on the News: June 20, 2011

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Thom Hartmann: Cash for Geezers or raising retirement age

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