Tuesday 14 February '12 show notes

Tuesday 14 February '12 show notes

   
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Who will you vote for this year: Big Oil, Big Casinos, or Wall Street?
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Billionaire hedge fund manager – and primary contributor to Rick Santorum’s Red, White, and Blue SuperPAC – Foster Friess let the truth slip out about politics in this post-Citizens United age during an interview with Politico. Friess was among several billionaires who attended the Koch brothers secret meeting last month where over a hundred million dollars was pledged to beat President Obama.
 
Trying to get other oligarchs on the side of Rick Santorum – Friess said, “There isn’t a person at the Koch brothers events who would not get a good return on their investment by investing in [Santorum] as president, because of what they believe about the free enterprise system.” The key word there: investment. These aren’t campaign contributions – these are investments that millionaires and billionaires are making to keep their tax breaks, their subsidies, and their lax regulations in place.
 
We no longer have actual people running for President – we have a few very, very rich people like Friess and the Kochs investing in stooges to do their bidding – and hoping to see major returns in their bank accounts. So who will you vote for this year? Big Oil, Big Casinos, or Wall Street?
 
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Tonight on The Big Picture on RT TV at 9pm and 11pm... When will the Grover Norquist bubble burst? (check your local listings for stations or stream at RT, and catch past shows on Youtube)
 
Need to Know: When will the Grover Norquist bubble burst?
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Screwed: Are we in the cancer stage of capitalism?
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The war against Keystone Pipeline heats up
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Hour One: the President's budget
- Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) Twitter
Article: "Iraq Tariff Law is now enforced" by Rn, July 17, 2011.
Article: "Senate passes China currency bill" by Scott Wong.
 
Article: "Obama makes 'fair shot' budget pitch" by Jennifer Epstein.

Hour Two: Keystone XL pipeline / petition to collect 1 million signatures
- Bill McKibben, 350.org Twitter Twitter
Article: "Ex-Shell president sees $5 gas in 2012" by Laurie Segall.
 
Article: "Windfall profits tax" by Wikipedia.
Article: "Bill aims to censor Ariz. teachers' speech" by Alia Beard Rau.
Article: "Fareed Zakaria GPS" by CNN (George Soros clip about taxes on wealthy).
 
Talk Radio News Segment:
- Victoria Jones, White House Correspondent Twitter

Hour Three: AZ bill would ban all books containing profanity
- Dr. Alex McFarland, North Greenville University Twitter
Book: "Why We Can't Wait" by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Article: "Declaration of Independence" (image) .
Article: "The Jefferson Bible" by Thomas Jefferson.
 
Article: "The Founders Confront Judge Moore" by Thom Hartmann.
Documentary: "Sick Around the World" by T R Reid.
Documentary: "Sick Around America" by T R Reid.
 
Article: "Super PACs echo parodies" by Kenneth P. Vogel.
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Hour Two: Is the GOP caught in the Grover Norquist bubble?
 
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