Monday 11 July '11 show notes

Monday 11 July '11 show notes

  • Republicans are trying to replay Jimmy Carter.
  • John Nichols, Washington Correspondent - The Nation Magazine. The latest shenanigans in Wisconsin... and recall primaries are Tuesday.
  • Karen Higgins, National Nurses United. Nurses Call for National Protests - Tax Wall Street vs Cuts for Mainstreet.
  • Richard White, Professor of American History / author. Railroaded: The Transcontinentals and the Making of Modern America.
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  • Press Conference: President Obama, July 11, 2011.
    It’s not going to get easier. It’s going to get harder. So we might as well do it now -- pull off the Band-Aid; eat our peas. (Laughter.) Now is the time to do it. If not now, when? ...

    We have agreed to a series of spending cuts that will make the government leaner, meaner, more effective, more efficient, and give taxpayers a greater bang for their buck. That includes defense spending. That includes health spending. It includes some programs that I like very much, and we -- be nice to have, but that we can’t afford right now. ...

    I think it would give the American people enormous confidence that this town can actually do something once in a while; that we can defy the expectations that we’re always thinking in terms of short-term politics and the next election, and every once in a while we break out of that and we do what’s right for the country. ...

    I’m happy to consider all options, all alternatives that they’re looking at. The things that I will not consider are a 30-day or a 60-day or a 90-day or a 180-day temporary stopgap resolution to this problem.
   
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The Disease of Inequality that’s Infecting America
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Our unequal society is killing off hundreds of thousands of Americans every year. A new study by the American Journal of Public Health takes a look at how certain social factors contribute to early deaths. Looking at just the year 2000 – the study found that 245,000 Americans died because they didn’t receive a quality education.
 
More than 160,000 Americans died because of a lack of social support. And – nearly 120,000 people died because of income inequality. Yet – Republicans are worsening the education system by gutting public schools – worsening our social supports by pushing for cuts to the social safety net – and worsening wealth inequality with their massive tax cuts for the rich.
 
We’re not talking about political differences anymore – we’re talking about life and death – and the disease of inequality that’s infecting America.
 
-Thom
 
(What do you think will stop inequality rising? Tell us here.)

  A Fall From Freedom
 
The Big Picture (small)
Tonight on The Big Picture on RT TV at 9pm and 11pm... Debt Ceiling talks at a standstill...no new deal (check your local listings for stations or stream at RT, and catch past shows on Youtube)
 
Need to Know: Debt Ceiling talks at a standstill...no new deal.
 
Screwed: Italy & Europe in trouble? - Max Fraad Wolff, Financial Economist & Professor of Economics  Twitter
 
The Best of the Rest of the News...
 
Paul Ryan's austerity includes $350 bottles of wine...does yours? with Professor Susan Feinberg, Economist & Associate Professor-Rutgers Business School.
 
Murdoch hacking scandal widens...News of the World tip of the iceberg? - Stephen Webster, Senior Editor-Raw Story  Twitter
 
What can we learn from Finland's phenomenal education system? - Filmmaker/Philanthropist Bob Compton  Twitter
 
Daily Take: Obama needs to become FDR in his next address.
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Quote: "Experience has shown how deeply the seeds of war are planted by economic rivalry and social injustice." -- Harry S Truman.
 
Republicans are trying to replay Jimmy Carter.
Book: "Screwed: The Undeclared War Against The Middle Class" by Thom Hartmann. Get "Screwed" by Thom Hartmann!
 
The latest shenanigans in Wisconsin... and recall primaries are Tuesday John Nichols, Washington Correspondent - The Nation Magazine  Twitter
 
Article: "National Lampoon" ("If you don;t buy this magazine, we'll kill this dog").
Book: "Threshold: The Progressive Plan to Pull America Back from the Brink" by Thom Hartmann - now in paperback!
Speech: "A New Covenant for Economic Change" by Bill Clinton, November 20, 1991.

Hour Two: Nurses Call for National Protests - Tax Wall Street vs Cuts for Mainstreet Karen Higgins, National Nurses United  Twitter
 
Article: "F as in Fat: How Obesity Threatens America's Future 2011" by Trust for America's Health (TFAH).
Book: "Ultimate Sacrifice" by Lamar Waldron with Thom Hartmann.
Book: "Legacy of Secrecy" by Lamar Waldron with Thom Hartmann.
Article: "Tom Dwyer ad".
Speech: "First Inaugural Address", Franklin Delano Roosevelt, 4 March 1933. "let me assert my firm belief that the only thing we have to fear is fear itself—nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror which paralyzes needed efforts to convert retreat into advance."
Site: "True Majority".
Site: "Rebuild the Dream" campaign.
 
Talk Radio News Segment: Victoria Jones, White House Correspondent  Twitter

Hour Three: Railroaded: The Transcontinentals and the Making of Modern America Richard White, Margaret Byrne Professor of American History / author  Twitter
Article: "Excerpt: 'Railroaded'" by Richard White.
Book: "Unequal Protection: How Corporations Became "People" - And How You Can Fight Back" by Thom Hartmann - new updated version out now!
Book: "Atlas Shrugged" by Ayn Rand.
 
Article: "Trans-Afghanistan Pipeline" (TAPI).
Crazy alert: "Police: Banana Attacked Gorilla" by WLWT.
Article: "The Federalist Papers" (Federalist 10).
Book: "On Liberty" by John Stuart Mill.
 
Article: "Estimated Deaths Attributable to Social Factors in the United States" by Sandro Galea, MD, DrPH, Melissa Tracy, MPH, Katherine J. Hoggatt, PhD, Charles DiMaggio, PhD and Adam Karpati, MD, MPH.
Coming up Tuesday on The Thom Hartmann Program 
 
Hour Two: "The Fallacies Of Economic Equality That Promote Poverty" Thom challenges Peter Ferrara, General counsel of the American Civil Rights Union, author  Twitter
 
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titantom
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There are huge votes going on

There are huge votes going on today and I haven't heard Thom say one word about Progressive getting out the vote.   This is disappointing.  

 

WI and also CA