Friday 20 April '12 show notes

Friday 20 April '12 show notes

   
Friday banner
Thom's blog
It pays to be a greedy CEO and screw over your workers
Thom plus logo
 
The AFL-CIO is out with their new Executive Pay Watch report – revealing that CEOs at Fortune 500 companies made on average $12 million each in 2011. They’re now getting paid 380-times more than their average worker. That’s a slight increase since 2010 – and a massive increase since 1980 – when, before Reaganomics, CEOs were paid only 42-times more than their average worker.
 
On top of that – CEO pay increased nearly 14% in 2011 – compared to a meager 2.8% increase in worker pay that same year. The rich are getting richer and the poor are getting poorer – creating the largest wealth inequality gap in America since right before the Stock Market crash of 1929. And rather than doing something about it – multi-millionaire Congressman Paul Ryan and the Republicans want to make wealth inequality even worse with a $3 trillion tax cut for the nation’s Romney-rich. We can’t afford to do that – in fact, we need to be doing just the opposite.
 
We need to roll back the Reagan tax cuts – and make the Romney-super rich pay their fair share in taxes again.
 
-Thom
 
(How high should CEO pay go? Tell us here.)
 
stamps.com Free Speech TV
The Big Picture (small)
Tonight on The Big Picture on RT TV at 9pm and 11pm... Chris Mooney, author of "The Republican Brain: The Science of Why They Deny Science and Reality" (check your local listings for stations or stream at RT, and catch past shows on Youtube)
 
Conversations with Great Minds - Chris Mooney, author of four books, including his latest "The Republican Brain: The Science of Why They Deny Science and Reality". His recent articles include pieces on the science of fracking, why people deny science, and how the reality-based community is moving to the left. He is the host of the "Point of Inquiry" podcast and his previous book was the bestselling, "The Republican War on Science". Twitter Twitter
 
The Big Picture Rumble:
- Brian Darling, Heritage Foundation Twitter Twitter
- Karl Frisch, Bullfight Strategies Twitter
- Adam Bitely, NetRightDaily.com Twitter Twitter
 
Daily Take: Is America becoming the old wild west?
Angie's List ad ITM Trading banner 200 x 200
Friday on The Thom Hartmann Program, 3-6pm ET
 
Hour One: If it's Friday, it's "Brunch With Bernie"... the honorable Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) will be here with all the news from our nation's capitol and as always he'll be spending the hour taking your calls and answering your questions too... Twitter
 
Hour Two: Anything Goes on Townhall Friday
 
Hour Three: The secret Mitt Romney...
- Melanie N. Roussell, National Press Secretary for the Democratic National Committee Twitter Twitter
 
And, the best of the rest of the news and your calls right here on...
 
The Thom Hartmann Program...your media support group for "we the people"...TAG, YOU'RE IT!!!!!!!!! (OCCUPY SOMETHING!!!!!)
Order the new "Unequal Protection" now!
 
Thursday's Daily Stack Daily Stack
Quote: "The future is not a gift: it is an achievement. Every generation helps make its own future. This is the essential challenge of the present." -- Robert F. Kennedy (Address, Seattle World's Fair, August 7, 1962.)
 
Hour One: GOP vs. God
- John Gehring, Faith in Public Life Twitter Twitter
 
The Big Picture
- Sam Sacks, The Big Picture producer, progressive commentator Twitter
Article: "New NWF Report: A Degraded Gulf of Mexico " by Jaclyn McDougal.
 
Article: "The Ongoing Impact of Foreclosures on Children" by Julia B. Isaacs.

Hour Two: Best of the Rest of the News
 
Law: "Michigan House Bill 4601 (2011)". Torts; product liability; liability of successor corporation for asbestos claims; enact limits.
Quote: "The lady doth protest too much, methinks." -- Hamlet (III, ii, 239)
 
Talk Radio News Segment:
- Ellen Ratner, Bureau Chief Twitter
Article: "House OKs tax cut for small businesses" by Jerry Zremski.
Article: "Army Reports 18 Possible Suicides In March" by Justin Duckham.
Article: "Dozens killed in Iraq bomb blasts Thursday" by Kareem Raheem.
Article: "Jobless claims top forecast, home sales fall" by Lorraine Woellert.
Article: "Biden to visit the Everglades" by William Gibson.

Hour Three: The shocking truth behind BP settlement
- Greg Palast, Investigative Reporter-BBC / Author of several books, latest "Vulture's Picnic" Twitter
Article: "BP Settlement Sells Out Victims" by Greg Palast.
Article: "Palast Arrested" by Greg Palast.
Article: "Chevron staff charged over Brazil spill" by Samantha Pearson.
 
Book: "October Surprise" by Barbara Honegger.
 
Vermont votes against corporate personhood - David Cobb, Democracy Unlimited & Move to Amend Twitter
Book: "Unequal Protection: How Corporations Became "People" - And How You Can Fight Back" by Thom Hartmann - new updated version out now!
Site: Vermont State Senator "Ginny Lyons".
Article: "Ben & Jerry Target "Corporate Personhood"" by Jane Lindholm.
 
Article: "Yum! ALEC loses again" by Joan McCarter.
Monday on The Thom Hartmann Program, 3-6pm ET
 
In for Thom, Democratic Strategist & Syndicated Columnist Karl Frisch Twitter Twitter
 
And, the best of the rest of the news and your calls right here on...
 
The Thom Hartmann Program...your media support group for "we the people"...TAG, YOU'RE IT!!!!!!!!! (OCCUPY SOMETHING!!!!!)
Thank you for being part of our ever growing community for News, Debate and Opinion on the Thom Hartmann Program.
 
Click here to subscribe to the Thom Hartmann Newsletter.
Sincerely,

The Thom Hartmann Program

Best of Thom Hartmann audio
Thom's Poll
A secret cadre of rich people is buying our elections. Do you believe that we still have a democracy in the US?

Vote here!
Thom Hartmann app
Thom Hartmann Reader
Edison Factor
 
Watch & Listen to Thom



If the Government Shutdowns - Who Wins?
If the Government Shutdowns - Who Wins?



Sunday Morning Shows - Not fair & Very Unbalanced!
Sunday Morning Shows - Not fair & Very Unbalanced!



The Gulf 2 Years Later - Scientists Alarmed
The Gulf 2 Years Later - Scientists Alarmed



Punctuated Equilibrium, The Gulf & Eyeless Shrimp
Punctuated Equilibrium, The Gulf & Eyeless Shrimp



Murder, Suicide & Financial Ruin
Murder, Suicide & Financial Ruin
The Good, The Bad and the Very Very Angustirostratously Ugly!
The Good, The Bad and the Very Very Angustirostratously Ugly!



How Music 'Awakens' Alzheimer's Patients
How Music 'Awakens' Alzheimer's Patients



The Dem Party Doesn't Need Phony Dems
The Dem Party Doesn't Need Phony Dems



Or watch the Full "Big Picture" Show...



Full Show 4/19/12: Obama Threatens to Shutdown Gov't
Full Show 4/19/12: Obama Threatens to Shutdown Gov't


Thom talks with The Nation's John Nichols about Obama's threat to shut down the government if Republicans don't hold to the budget deal made last year. Also discussed: the two-year anniversary of the BP oil spill and whether we've yet to see the worst from it, how the foreclosure crisis is effecting our nation's children and in tonight's "Daily Take" Thom talks about why he doesn't want any phony Democrats.




Thom Hartmann on the News-April 19, 2012
Thom Hartmann on the News-April 19, 2012



Is Mahmoud Ahmadinejad giving to the Romney campaign?
Is Mahmoud Ahmadinejad giving to the Romney campaign?

Podcast Banner ad 120
Thom TV
 
 
 
Show Info

Call Thom on the show at 1-866-987-THOM (8466) (0870 974 9686 from the UK, +1 503 796 2324 from outside the US or UK).

Sign up for Thom's podcasts.

Come on over to the free chat room, where Thom hangs out during the show.

Join in the discussions on Thom's free message board.

Blog or upload videos or audios at Thom's community.

Listen Live

Social Networks...

Salem Children's Village child meditating by lakeWould you like to help give a child with a very troubled background this feeling of peace?

Thom and Louise Hartmann founded the New England Salem Children's Village (NESCV) in New Hampshire in 1979. With states delaying payment for the children they entrust to the village, they need help with cash flow. Can you help? Now on Facebook.