Thursday 18 August '11 show notes

Thursday 18 August '11 show notes

   
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It’s time to slam shut the revolving door on Capitol Hill – and bolt it closed...
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Who did House Oversight Committee Chairman – and richest man in Congress Darryl Issa - hire to spearhead his efforts to block government regulations on big banks like Goldman Sachs? None other than the Vice President of Goldman Sachs! In one of the most egregious cases of the revolving door on Capitol Hill – the former Vice President of Goldman Sachs – Peter Simonyi – left his job as a bankster – then changed his name to Peter Haller – and took a job working for Republican Congressman Darryl Issa to stop new Wall Street regulations.
 
In July – Haller wrote a letter to government regulators urging them to drop new regulations against his old employer Goldman Sachs. As investigative reporter at ThinkProgress Lee Fang notes – it appears Issa has turned the House Oversight Committee into a bank-lobbying firm with the power to subpoena government regulators. Not only that – Back in 2005 – Haller used to work for the SEC – then he left to go work for Goldman Sachs so that he could lobby his former co-workers at the SEC to water down regulations. And now – he’s back working for the government trying to get rid of regulations altogether.
 
It’s time to slam shut the revolving door on Capitol Hill – and bolt it closed. And call out corrupt Congressmen like Issa.
 
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Need to Know: On the Low-Dow...what does it all mean? - Professor Richard Wolff, New School University NYC Twitter
 
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Quote: "The believing we do something when we do nothing is the first illusion of tobacco." -- Ralph Waldo Emerson.
 
Hour One: Has Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) turned the House Oversight Committee into a bank lobbying firm? Lee Fang, Think Progress Twitter
Article: "Lobbyists took $100K cut in pay to work for members of Congress" by Kevin Bogardus and Rachel Leven.
 
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Fukushima...is this the China Syndrome? - Paul Gunter, Director, Reactor Oversight - Beyond Nuclear Twitter
 
Quote: "Whenever the people are well informed, they can be trusted with their own government; that whenever things get so far wrong as to attract their notice, they may be relied on to set them to rights." - Thomas Jefferson, letter to Richard Price (8 January 1789).
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Article: "Rick Perry's NAFTA Superhighway Problem" by Rachel Alexander.

Hour Two: Tobacco Companies Sue to Block New Cigarette Labels Seton Motley, President - Less Government Twitter
 
Hour Two: Geeky Science Rocks... what we can learn about community from European paper wasps
 
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Talk Radio News Segment: Ellen Ratner, Bureau Chief Twitter
Article: "Presidential vacations: How does Obama compare?" by CBS Radio's Mark Knoller.

Hour Three: The GOP's evolution from Reagan to Bush to Perry - Cliff Schecter, Libertas, LLC Twitter
Book: "" by Drew Westen.
 
Article: "Crashing the Tea Party" by David E. Campbell and Robert D. Putnam.
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Site: "Elizabeth for MA" - Elizabeth Warren.
Article: "Social Security History Frequently Asked Questions" by Social Security Online.
Article: "Debunking Some Internet Myths- Part 2" by Social Security Online.
 
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