Daily Topics - Friday January 13th, 2012

Please welcome Sam Seder, of Majority Report & Ring of Fire Radio in for Thom today

Hour One: "The Bain of Capitalism" - Robert Reich

Hour Two: Day of action for MLK's birthday - "Occupy the Dream"

Hour Three: The conservative take over of "The Courts" - Dahlia Lithwick, Slate


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Rush Limbaugh, naturally, came out in favor of vulture capitalism yesterday. And because of that, the Republican self-nominees for President are backing off those attacks on Romney.

It's funny, though, that Limbaugh expressed disappointment in Perry, when clearly he's making that criticism so that Romney will win. So what are Limbaugh's hopes for Perry's future? Does he want Perry to run in 2016?

Tax cheats stash $2 trillion overseas!

America's biggest companies are playing by their own set of rules. According to a recent report from two major watchdog organizations, our nation's Fortune 500 companies have $2.1 trillion dollars stashed in overseas tax havens.

To put that number in perspective, it's worth noting that the entire federal budget for 2015 was only about $3.8 trillion.

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