Monday 2 April '12 show notes

Monday 2 April '12 show notes

   
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American Corporations pay the lowest taxes in the entire developed world!
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Pay no attention to the lies already coming from the Right – corporations are paying less in taxes in America than they’ve paid in 40 years. According to the Congressional Budget Office – despite American corporations making enormous profits last year – their second best in a generation - they paid on average only 12.1% in federal taxes. That’s far below the 35% corporate tax rate that Conservatives claim is crippling business in America. At 12.1%, American corporations are paying the lowest taxes in the entire developed world.
 
It’s also a staggering drop off since the last quarter century – between 1987 and 2008 – when corporations paid on average a 25.6% corporation tax rate. When corporations and the very, very wealthy aren’t paying their fair share in taxes, then working people have to pick up the slack. That’s exactly what’s happened in recent years – and one reason why the United States has one of the highest level of wealth inequality in the developed world – and why the middle class is disappearing right in front of our eyes.
 
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Tonight on The Big Picture on RT TV at 9pm and 11pm... What's Romney going to run on? (check your local listings for stations or stream at RT, and catch past shows on Youtube)
 
Need to Know: What's Romney going to run on?
- Mike Slater, Conservative commentator & talk show host Twitter
 
Screwed: Can Mayor Tom Barrett beat Walker?
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Topic: U.S. Corps are no longer businesses...they're extraction machines
 
Police fatally shoot medic alert patient
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Everything You Know is Wrong- Why Do Ads that Diss Women Get Removed while Ads that Diss Men are Funny?
- Professor James "Jim" Macnamara, author of "Media and Male Identity: The Making and Remaking of Men".
 
Daily Take: Time to acknowledge the American fear machine
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Hour One: Walker Recall & Tuesday's WI primary
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Hour Two: Friends don't let friends eat pink slime...lobbyists do
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Quote: "You cannot oppress the people who are not afraid anymore." -- Cesar Chavez, 1984 (Cesar Chavez Day 3/31/12).
 
Hour One: Anything Goes on Townhall Friday
Article: "You're suggesting only 9 wise men can "save women" which I'd challenge - and so would Jefferson." by Thom Hartmann.
Site: "Common Dreams".
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Site: "TruthOut".
Site: "OpEdNews".
Article: "Poultry plant reopening provides jobs, income" by Daniel Schneider.
Quote: "Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” - Confuscius.
 
The Big Picture
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Book: "Wealth and Our Commonwealth: Why America Should Tax Accumulated Fortunes" by William H. Gates Sr. and Chuck Collins.
 
Article: "The Federalist Papers" (Federalist 78).
Book: "Ishmael" by Daniel Quinn.
Article: "Republicans - Please Take Back Your Party" by Thom Hartmann, 23. October 2003.

Hour Two: 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: "Senate Passes Transportation Bill, 74-22" by Todd Zwillich.
Article: "Postal bill stalls in the Senate" by Sean Reilly.
Article: "The Rich Get Even Richer" by Steven Rattner.
 
Speech: "First Inaugural Address", Franklin Delano Roosevelt, 4 March 1933. "let me assert my firm belief that the only thing we have to fear is fear itself—nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror which paralyzes needed efforts to convert retreat into advance."

Hour Three: Anything Goes on Townhall Friday
Article: "Spain Protests: Nationwide Strike Against Austerity" by Daniel Woolls and Ciaran Giles.
Article: "Total Weighs Options As Explosion Fears Mount" by Christoph Seidler and Nina Weber.
Article: "Executive Order 9981" by President Harry S. Truman - desegregated the armed forces.
Article: "Telecommunications Act of 1996" by Wikipedia.
Article: "Universal Service Fund" by Wikipedia.
 
Article: "Court bans Internet pornography in Egypt" by Amro Hassan.
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