Monday 29 August '11 show notes

Monday 29 August '11 show notes

   
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A “For the Rich, By the Rich” Economy
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There’s more evidence of a widening wealth inequality gap in America thanks to 30-plus years of Reaganomics. According to The Atlantic magazine – two-thirds of all new income in America between 2002 and 2007 went to just the top 1% of Americans. That’s 2 out of every 3 dollars in America being sucked up by the richest of the rich.
 
Not to mention – that the wealthiest 400 Americans – our nation’s most senior oligarchs, who own more wealth than the bottom 150 million Americans – have seen their incomes double over the last twelve years while their tax rates have been cut in half. Talk about a “for the rich, by the rich” economy. Wealth inequality in America is at levels not seen since the 1920’s – and we’re now a more unequal nation than the Ivory Coast, Pakistan, Ethiopia, and Kazakhstan according to data from the CIA Factbook.
 
So when the entire American middle class disappears, then can we all accept that Reagan’s vision of America – and the direction that the current Republican Party has this nation headed – will lead us all toward ruin?
 
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Quote: "We the people are the rightful masters of both Congress and the courts, not to overthrow the Constitution but to overthrow the men who pervert the Constitution." -- Abraham Lincoln.
 
Hour One: Is it Obama's bad economy now...majority of Americans still say Bush to blame Brian Hughes, The Washington Examiner Twitter

Topic: Is it really "Obama's bad economy now"...or the end result of 30 years of Reaganomics?

Article: "Obama escapes blame for economy" by Brian Hughes.
 
Article: "The Powell Memo or Manifesto".

Hour Two: What are the Kochs up to now? Robert Greenwald, founder of Brave New Films Twitter
 
Article: "Can the Middle Class Be Saved?" by Don Peck.
 
Talk Radio News Segment: Victoria Jones, White House Correspondent Twitter
Article: "Alan Krueger’s New White House Job" by Catherine Rampell.

Hour Three: Tax cuts for mainstreet too or only for millionaires? Gretchen Hamel, Public Notice Twitter
Article: "Report On Manufactures" by Alexander Hamilton.
 
The good: Marathon County Central Labor Council: "Republican Politicians Banned From Labor Day Parade In Wisconsin " by Amanda Terkel.
The very, very ugly: Puerto Rican Senator Robert Arango: "Anti-gay Senator caught on all-gay dating site" by RT.
 

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Conversations w/ Great Minds - Bill McKibben, 350.org P 1



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The Big Picture Rumble - Cheney, Perry & Ryan
The Big Picture Rumble - Cheney, Perry & Ryan


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Thom Hartmann on the News - August 29, 2011



Thom Hartmann debates a caller...libritarian or democrat?
Thom Hartmann debates a caller...libertarian or democrat?



Thom Hartmann & Robert Greenwald - What are the Kochs up to now?
Thom Hartmann & Robert Greenwald - What are the Kochs up to now?



Thom Hartmann vs. Gretchen Hamel - Tax cuts for main street or just billionaires
Thom Hartmann vs. Gretchen Hamel - Tax cuts for main street or just billionaires

 
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astronbe
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Whatever the issues that

Whatever the issues that bring people out to vote to save this country the will be of no use if the voting machines are rigged.  Attention must be paid toward fixing this or the rebublicans have no scrupples about stealing another election.  Not only the national races!