Thursday 21 July '11 show notes

Thursday 21 July '11 show notes

   
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The American people have spoken – and it’s time Republicans AND Democrats listen
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The American people have spoken – and it’s time Republicans AND Democrats listen. According to a new ABC/Washington Post poll – 62% of Americans want to see a balanced approach to raising the debt-limit that includes both spending cuts and revenue raisers. And when it comes to what sort of revenue raisers the American people want to see – the Republicans’ heads are about to explode. A whopping 72% of Americans support raising taxes on people who make more than $250,000 a year.
 
Only 27% oppose. Not only that – large majorities of Americans also support: raising the Social Security tax cap – closing the hedge fund manager tax loophole – and cutting off taxpayer subsidies for big oil corporations. So why is it that President Obama is supporting the Gang of 6 plan that includes none of these reforms – and instead cuts $1,300 a year out of Social Security checks – and further lowers taxes for millionaires, billionaires, and corporations?
 
Maybe we were all fooled – and President Obama really is just the best Republican President in the last 50 years.
 
-Thom
 
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Tonight on The Big Picture on RT TV at 9pm and 11pm... Debt Ceiling...Are the wealthiest Americans the real 'job-killers?' (check your local listings for stations or stream at RT, and catch past shows on Youtube)
 
Debt Ceiling...Are the wealthiest Americans the real 'job-killers?' - Joshua Holland, Editor, AlterNet & Author  Twitter
 
Debt Ceiling standoff...are the Republicans committing treason? - Cliff Schecter, National progressive PR strategist, author  Twitter
 
The CIA's Secret Sites in Somalia - Jeremy Scahill, Investigative Journalist  Twitter
 
Need to Know: Are Murdochgate & Climate Gate partners in crime? - David Selig, Conservative Commentator.
 
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Quote: "Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter." -- Martin Luther King, Jr..
 
Hour One: Gang of Six details Congressman Peter DeFazio, (D-OR, 4th District)  Twitter
Article: "Disaster Warning on 'Gang of Six'" by Sen. Bernie Sander.
Article: "Statement on the Gang of Six Plan" by Dean Baker.
 
Article: "National Lampoon" ("If you don't buy this magazine, we'll kill this dog").
 

Hour Two: "From Tea to Coffee to Democracy 2.0" Former Tea Party Member Shane Brooks  Twitter
 
 
Talk Radio News Segment: Victoria Jones, White House Correspondent  Twitter
Article: "Exclusive: Fed planning for potential default" by Kristina Cooke and Tim Ahmann.
Article: "Reid calls House 'untoward' for taking weekend off" by Kelly O’Donnell and Libby Leist.

Hour Three: Best of the rest of the news
Saying: "Failure to plan on YOUR part Does not constitute an emergency on MY part."
 
Protest at Rep. Allen West's office: Franco Ripple, Florida Young Democrats  Twitter
 
Documentary: "Hot Coffee".
 
Article: "Polls: Americans want compromise in debt ceiling standoff" by Paul Steinhauser and Alan Silverleib.
Article: "Kochs Max Out To Sen. Scott Brown" by Brad Johnson.
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Hour One: If it's Friday, it's "Brunch With Bernie"... the honorable Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) will be here with all the news from our nation's capitol and as always he'll be spending the hour taking your calls and answering your questions too...
 
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