Monday 9 April '12 show notes

Monday 9 April '12 show notes

   
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As nearly 13 million Americans look for a job – federal funding to retrain Americans workers and prepare them for the jobs of the 21st century are drying up. Funding for job-training programs across the country is down 18% from 2006 – even though there are six million more unemployed Americans today. Funding for counseling for the unemployed – like resume guidance and job interview coaching – is down 13%. In fact – funding for job retraining for Americans is roughly half of what it used to be more than a decade ago.
 
So now – even though the economy is slightly improving – business are having difficulty finding Americans workers who are trained and qualified to handle the new job. President Obama’s budget proposal called for a massive increase in job retraining programs – increasing funding to nearly $3 billion a year. Studies show this is a good economic investment, as every dollar spent on retraining unemployed Americans for new jobs yields as much as eight dollars for the local community.
 
However – multi-millionaire Congressman Paul Ryan’s Republican trickle-down austerity budget once again slashes funding for federal job retraining programs. Under their proposal – it’s far more important to give $3 trillion in tax breaks to the super-rich than give working Americans new job skills.
 
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Tonight on The Big Picture on RT TV at 9pm and 11pm... Trickle Down Austerity (check your local listings for stations or stream at RT, and catch past shows on Youtube)
 
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Hour One: The tipping point that could unite both parties
 
Hour Two: Do we need an anti-nuke fundamentalist?
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Hour Three: Why Europe thinks Americans are nuts
 
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Quote: "The freedom of affluence opposes and contradicts the freedom of community life." -- Wendell Berry.
 
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: "Sharp slowdown in US jobs growth" by James Politi, Robin Harding, Shannon Bond, Michael Mackenzie.
Article: "The Rich Get Even Richer" by Steven Rattner, March 25, 2012.
Speech: "Address at Worcester, Mass.," October 21, 1936" by Franklin D. Roosevelt.
Event: "U.S. Senator to Speak at Rally to Close Valley Nuke ", April 14, Brattleboro, VT.
Article: "Trustees Report on Social Security's Trust Fund" by Social Security Online.
Article: "How Social Security Trust Funds earn interest" by Social Security Online.

Hour Two: Anything Goes on Townhall Friday.
Article: "Monsanto Threatens to Sue Vermont Over GMO Labeling Bill" by Ronnie Cummins, Will Allen.
Article: "U.S. Suit Sees Manipulation of Oil Trades" by Graham Bowley.
 
Talk Radio News Segment:
- Rev. Heidi McGinness, Christian Solidarity International Twitter
Article: "People in Sudan's Nuba Mountains Under Siege" by Cathy Majtenyi.

Hour Three: Anything Goes on Townhall Friday.
Article: "SAG/AFTRA Members Vote to Merge" by Mike Hall.
Site: "ALEC Exposed".
Article: "Constitution of the United States", article 3 section 2. "... the supreme Court shall have appellate Jurisdiction, both as to Law and Fact, with such Exceptions, and under such Regulations as the Congress shall make..."
Article: "11th Amendment".
Article: "Constitution of the United States" Article 2 section 2. "Every Order, Resolution, or Vote to which the Concurrence of the Senate and House of Representatives may be necessary (except on a question of Adjournment) shall be presented to the President of the United States; and before the Same shall take Effect, shall be approved by him, or being disapproved by him, shall be repassed by two thirds of the Senate and House of Representatives, according to the Rules and Limitations prescribed in the Case of a Bill."
Article: "Nullification (U.S. Constitution)" by Wikipedia.
Article: "13th Amendment".
Article: "5th Amendment".
 
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