Tuesday 6 September '11 show notes

Tuesday 6 September '11 show notes

   
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Meet the New Republican Plan to Create Jobs – George W. Bush, Recycled
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Falling behind in the polls – Mitt Romney is expected to lay out his plan for job creation today at an event in Nevada. And like all the other plans put forward by his colleagues on the right – Romney’s job creation plan sounds more like a Christmas list for millionaires, billionaires and transnational corporations, and less like an effective way to get Americans back to work.
 
The plan is complete with massive tax breaks for US-based corporations - which already pay the second lowest taxes as a percent of GDP in the entire developed world – and are today sitting on more than two trillion dollars in cash and not hiring anyone. Romney will also call for the elimination of the Capital Gains tax so that trust-fund babies like Paris Hilton and Wall Street speculators can get a free ride in American while just sitting on their butts by the pool collecting dividend checks. And of course – Romney will take aim at bringing down those pesky federal regulations that make sure the air we breathe, food we eat, and water we drink are safe. That’s also what House Majority Leader Eric Cantor said are the priorities of House Republicans, as Members of Congress head back to Washington, DC and Republicans begin their assault on the EPA.
 
So, meet the new Republican plan to create jobs – George W. Bush, recycled.
 
-Thom
 
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Tonight on The Big Picture on RT TV at 9pm and 11pm... Destroying the Postal Service in Order to Save It? (check your local listings for stations or stream at RT, and catch past shows on Youtube)
 
Need to Know: Destroying the Postal Service in Order to Save It? - Chuck Zlatkin, NY Metro Area Postal Union Twitter
 
Screwed: Privatized prisons...criminal in a democracy - Cliff Schecter, Libertas, LLC Twitter
 
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It's raining...jobs plans?! - Brian Darling, Human Events Twitter
 
Has Fukushima poisoned North-West Japan? - Dr. Helen Caldicott, The Helen Caldicott Foundation/NuclearFreePlanet.org Twitter
 
Daily Take: Is it time for an American Spring?
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Quote: "Labor cannot stand still. It must not retreat. It must go on, or go under." -- Harry Bridges (Australian-American union leader - International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU)).
 
Hour One: Standing up for working Americans James Hoffa, International Brotherhood of Teamsters Twitter
Article: "Obama's Labor Day Speech (VIDEO)" by Ryan Grim.
 
Speech: "A Rendezvous With Destiny" Speech before the 1936 Democratic National Convention, Franklin D Roosevelt, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, June 27, 1936.
Article: "Top Bachmann aides stepping aside" by Aaron Blake and Chris Cillizza.
Speech: "Address Announcing the Second New Deal", Franklin Roosevelt, October 31, 1936.

Hour Two: Fighting back against Citizens United one community at a time Tom Linzey, Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund Twitter
Site: "Move to Amend".
Article: "Constitution of the United States", article 3 section 2. "... the supreme Court shall have appellate Jurisdiction, both as to Law and Fact, with such Exceptions, and under such Regulations as the Congress shall make..."
 
Article: "The Federalist Papers" (Federalist 78).
 
Talk Radio News Segment: Victoria Jones, White House Correspondent Twitter
Article: "Ahead of Obama's jobs speech, Republicans scoff" by By Neela Banerjee.

Hour Three: The GOP War on Voting Ari Berman, Rolling Stone Magazine Twitter
Article: "The GOP War on Voting" by Ari Berman.
Article: "Allegations of Voter Fraud" by Brennan Center for Justice.
Article: "How states are rigging the 2012 election" by E.J. Dionne Jr., June 20 2011.
Site: "Rock the Vote".
 
The good: "Janet Napolitano: Shoes-on flight in sight" by Josh Gerstein.
The very, very ugly: "Cheney Won’t Take Anything Back, Laughs At War Crimes Accusation" by Eli Clifton and Ali Gharib.
Article: "Let's Have a Red-White-and-Blue Friday" by James P. Hoffa, November 24, 2010.
 
Article: "Postal Service Is Nearing Default as Losses Mount" by Steven Greenhouse.
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Hour Two: It's raining...jobs plans?! Earnest Istook, Former Congressman (R-OK) & Distinguished Scholar - Heritage Foundation Twitter
 
Hour Three: Transforming America Cliff Schecter, Libertas, LLC Twitter
 
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