Wednesday 11 January '12 show notes

Wednesday 11 January '12 show notes

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Are Republicans redistributing massive amounts of money to the top 1%?
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Between all the debates, the interviews, and the campaign ads – doesn’t it seem like the Republicans candidates only care about helping rich people? That’s because that IS all they care about. According to a report by the Citizens for Tax Justice – which examined all the tax cut plans proposed by the candidates – the average tax cut for the 1% is 270 times greater than the tax cuts being proposed for the middle class. Not only that – by redistributing massive amounts of money to the very top – Republicans will add enormous amounts of money to our national debt – ranging between $6.6 trillion and $18 trillion over the next decade. In other words – the Republicans are proposing an economic plan that will bankrupt this nation just so millionaires and billionaires can get even wealthier.
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Tonight on The Big Picture on RT TV at 9pm and 11pm... Republicans propose HUGE tax cuts for 1% (check your local listings for stations or stream at RT, and catch past shows on Youtube)
Need to Know: Republicans propose HUGE tax cuts for 1%
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Screwed: RNC seeks ok to fund campaigns with corporate cash...
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The Best of the Rest of the News... Zuccotti Park
- Sarah Jaffe, AlterNet Twitter Twitter
- Kristen Gwynne, Alternet Twitter Twitter
Disturbing news...why are we closer to doomsday?
- Professor Robert Socolow Twitter
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Quote: "It's time for greatness -- not for greed. It's a time for idealism -- not ideology. It is a time not just for compassionate words, but compassionate action." -- Marian Wright Edelman.
Hour One: Thom Hartmann checks in from Sweden What can we learn from Iceland's economic recovery? Twitter
Article: "Cameron out of step on top rate of tax" by Chris Giles and George Parker.
New Hampshire results, no surprises...what's next?
- John Nichols, The Nation Magazine Twitter
Latest on Occupy the Courts
- Steve Justino, "Occupy the Courts", Colorado Move to Amend Twitter

Hour Two: New Hampshire results and her latest column: The GOP’s Long Sad March to the Inevitable Nominee
- Tina Dupuy, Crooks & Liars Twitter
Article: "Warm S.C. welcome for Perry" by Alexander Burns.
Quote: "Many people did not care for Pat Buchanan's speech; it probably sounded better in the original German." -- Molly Ivins, on the 1992 Republican Convention.
Plus: GOP homophobia / could Santorum be VP nominee?
- Fred Sainz, Human Rights Campaign Twitter
Talk Radio News Segment:
- Ellen Ratner, Bureau Chief Twitter

Hour Three: Why the New Hampshire Primary Is an Elaborate Reality Show Designed for National Media
- Adele Stan, Alternet Twitter Twitter
SOPA...end of the internet as we know it?
- Aaron Swartz, Demand Progress Twitter Twitter
Article: "Doomsday Clock Moves 1 minute closer to midnight" by The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists.
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