Daily Topics - Monday April 30th, 2012

Catch The Thom Hartmann Program LIVE at our new time, 3-6pm Eastern!

Hour One: Why Senators should implement the Volcker Rule now - Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR)

Hour Two: Why do conservatives want to bankrupt our kids? Phil Kerpen, American Commitment / Plus, "Taking Our Country Back" - Ron Barber, running for Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords' House Seat (D-AZ, 8th District)

Hour Three: CISPA...Patriot Act for the Internet? Aaron Swartz, Demand Progress

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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