Friday 16 September '11 show notes

Friday 16 September '11 show notes

   
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You need to know this. “Hell no you can’t!” In a speech yesterday – Speaker of the House John Boehner slammed President Obama’s “American Jobs Act” – calling it a “poor substitute” for actual job creation policies.
 
But a week ago – when President Obama unveiled his plan – Speaker Boehner seemed open to negotiating on it. So it looks like Eric Cantor and the rest of the Tea Party Republicans who’d rather see the economy crash than Obama succeed – once again stuck the shiv in Boehner and told him, “no deal,” just like they did in the debt-limit debate. Instead of the “American Jobs Act” – Boehner put forward more of the same Republican proposals to create jobs – more tax cuts for millionaires, billionaires, and transnational corporations – the so-called “job creators” as pollster Frank Luntz calls them – and more deregulation to that the Republican Party’s corporate overlords can keep making profits off poisoning the air we breath and contaminating the water we drink.
 
But this is great news for the President – because now he can put his Harry Truman hat on – and run against the Republicans in 2012 – as the Party that’s against job creation in America.
 
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Hour One: Latest on war on democracy in Walkerville / Fighting Bob Fest Ed Garvey, Fighting Bob Fest Twitter
 
Article: "The Great American Bubble Machine" by Matt Taibbi.

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Article: "‘Gutsy’" by Ian Millhiser.
Article: "2004 Exit Poll "Red Shift" As Seen In Vote Numbers" by Alastair Thompson, 20 November 2004.

Hour Three: A cut to Medicare we can all live with Tim Carpenter, Progressive Democrats of America. Twitter
 
Article: "Boehner digs in: No tax increase" by Paul Kane and Rosalind S. Helderman.
Article: "National Voter Registration Act of 1993" (Motor Voter Act).
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Article: "Report: Rick Snyder recall effort to continue" by Angela Wittrock.
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Lucy Kafanov fills in for Thom Hartmann on this episode of the "Big Picture" In the first half hour, she discusses the latest developments in Libya. Was the high-profile visit to Libya by Western heads of state the equivalent of NATO's "mission accomplished" moment? Lucy also sounds off against the post 9/11 wave of Islamophobia, culminating with the latest reports of the FBI teaching its agents that the constitutionally protected religious faith of millions of Americans is now an indicator of violence. Then, it's the anniversary of the Lehman collapse. But has anything truly changed for the better, three years after that fateful day? Later, Lucy examines the obstacles surrounding Palestine's statehood bid as it takes the fight to the United Nations. And what will that looming diplomatic showdown mean for the United States?



Thom Hartmann & Jim Hightower - a Texan's view of Governor Rick Perry
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Thom Hartmann on the News - September 16, 2011
Thom Hartmann on the News - September 16, 2011



Thom Hartmann & Tim Carpenter - A Cut to Medicare we Can All Live With
Thom Hartmann & Tim Carpenter - A Cut to Medicare we Can All Live With



Thom Hartmann & Ed Garvey - Latest on war on democracy in Walkerville / Fighting Bob Fest
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