Monday 16 April '12 show notes

Monday 16 April '12 show notes

   
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The Buffett rule will get a vote in the Senate today...
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– but it likely won’t be able to overcome a unified Republican filibuster. President Obama’s proposal would force millionaires and billionaires like Warren Buffet and Mitt Romney to pay at least the same tax rate as working Americans. Currently – America’s super rich take advantage of loopholes created by the Bush tax cuts – and pay far lower rates than even a lot of middle class Americans.
 
Making the rich pay their fair share in taxes has been a rallying call by both Democratic and Republican Presidents in history – from Franklin Roosevelt to Ronald Reagan to now Barack Obama. Unfortunately – now that the rules of the Senate have been changed by the Republican minority to require 60-votes to pass anything – and now that the most-corporate friendly House of Representatives elected by over $300 million in corporate spending in 2010 – refuses to consider any sort of tax increases because multi-millionaire lobbyist Grover Norquist won’t let them – then it looks like America’s oligarchs will be let off the hook again.
 
Republicans are more focused on a $600,000 GSA scandal and whether or not Secret Service Agents cavorted with prostitutes, than actually making our economy work for the middle class again.
 
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Tonight on The Big Picture on RT TV at 9pm and 11pm... Who will the Tea Party support now? (check your local listings for stations or stream at RT, and catch past shows on Youtube)
 
Need to Know: Who will the Tea Party support now?
- Judson Phillips, Founder-Tea Party Nation Twitter Twitter
 
Screwed: 6 People You Need to Start a Revolution
- Sara Robinson, Social Futurist / Editor-AlterNet Visions Twitter Twitter
 
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Communist Party smacks down Allen West
- Libera Della Piana, Communist Party USA Twitter Twitter
 
Why a liberal education is a must
- Professor Peter Berkowitz, Hoover Institute Twitter Twitter
 
"Everything You Know is Wrong" - Is there a link between obesity and autism?
- Dr. Irva Hertz-Picciotto, UC Davis Health System Twitter
 
Daily Take: Does Ahmadinejad support Karl Rove & Mitt Romney?
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Hour One: Does Ahmadinejad support Karl Rove & Mitt Romney?
 
Hour Two: Why a liberal education is a must...
- Professor John Ellis, CA Association of Scholars (CAS) Twitter
 
Hour Three: Why isn't the media covering the real story of the day?
 
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Hour One: If it's Friday, it's "Brunch With Bernie"... the honorable Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) joins Thom 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...
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Article: "The Rich Get Even Richer" by Steven Rattner.
Article: "Workers Rally To Save U.S. Postal Service" by Marissa Bodnar.
Speech: "Address at Worcester, Mass. October 21, 1936" by Franklin D. Roosevelt.
Speech: "50 - Fireside Chat April 14, 1938" by Franklin D. Roosevelt.
Fireside Chat 15: "On National Defense (May 26, 1940)" by Franklin Delano Roosevelt.

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- Sam Sacks, The Big Picture producer, progressive commentator Twitter
Book: ""Dosed: The Medication Generation Grows Up" by Kaitlin Bell Barnett.
 
Event: "2nd Annual Stroud Foundation 5K Walk, Run,‘N Roll", 14 April, Registration is at 7:30am, race at 8am - Capital Crescent Trail in Georgetown, DC.
Site: "We Act Radio", Anacostia.
Event: "UMEN + 8 + Anacostia.", a noon to midnight festival of light, art, music and fun! April 14.
 
Talk Radio News Segment:
- Victoria Jones, White House Correspondent Twitter

Hour Three: Buffet Rule
- Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) Twitter
Article: "The Buffett Rule: Your Straight Deal on Taxes " by Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse.
Speech: "Remarks at Northside High School in Atlanta, Georgia", Ronald Reagan, June 6, 1985.
 
Event: "Earth Day 2012", April 22 2012.
Book: "Maybe One: A Case for Smaller Families" by Bill McKibben.
Site: "Bill McKibben".
Article: "Marc Abrahams Makes Science Improbably Funny" by NPR, April 13, 2012 (Peter Principle).
Book: "Wealth and Our Commonwealth: Why America Should Tax Accumulated Fortunes" by William H. Gates Sr. and Chuck Collins.
 
Article: "Mitt Romney plays to NRA interests in bid to win over conservative base" by Ed Pilkington and Ewen MacAskill.
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