Wednesday 28 March '12 show notes

Wednesday 28 March '12 show notes

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It might not be too long before our economy gets screwed by Wall Street, again
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The corporate corruption of our government is most glaring when it comes to regulating Wall Street. According to a new report released today by Public Citizen – lawmakers who oppose the Volcker Rule, which says banks can't gamble with your checking account money, receive on average four times more in campaign contributions from Wall Street than those lawmakers who support the Volcker Rule.
In total – Members of Congress opposing the Volcker Rule have collected more than $66 million since 2010 from the banksters – which works out to about $388,000 per Member. While most Americans are horrified by this blatant buy-off of our Congress – Wall Street considers it a worthwhile investment and the Supreme Court says it's legal.
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Tonight on The Big Picture on RT TV at 9pm and 11pm... Our new lottery economy (check your local listings for stations or stream at RT, and catch past shows on Youtube)
Need to Know: Our new lottery economy
Lone Liberal Rumble:
- Caroline May, The Daily Caller Twitter Twitter
- Jeff Poor, The Daily Caller Twitter Twitter
The Best of the Rest of the News...
How the Koch Brothers spent $3.9 million under the radar...
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Reporter fired over state's extreme ultrasound law
- Scott Braddock, Texas reporter fired for interview on extreme ultrasound law Twitter
Daily Take: Democratic Underground readers are wrong on SCOTUS Free Speech TV
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Hour One: SCOTUS vs. POTUS
- Caroline Fredrickson, American Constitution Society for Law and Policy Twitter Twitter
Hour Two: Will the Supreme Court Toss Life Without Parole for Juveniles?
- Cully Stimson, The Heritage Foundation's Center for Legal and Judicial Studies Twitter Twitter
Hour Three: Democratic Underground readers are wrong on SCOTUS
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Quote: "Of all the forms of inequality, injustice in healthcare is the most shocking and inhumane." -- Martin Luther King, Jr.
In for Thom, Karl Frisch, Bullfight Strategies Twitter
Hour One: Live from the the SCOTUS health care hearings radio row
- Congresswoman/Dr. Judy Chu (D-CA, 32nd District) Twitter
The future of the Affordable Health Care Act
- Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) Twitter
Health care law
- Eric Burns, Bullfight Strategies / past president of Media Matters for America Twitter Twitter
Article: "Public Remains Split on Health Care Bill, Opposed to Mandate" by Pew Research Center for the People & the Press.
Quote: "Here's how you get him. He pulls a knife, you pull a gun. He sends one of yours to the hospital, you send one of his to the morgue. That's the Chicago way!" -- Sean Connery's character in "The Untouchables" movie.
“Obamacare to the Rescue” after she found herself uninsured with breast cancer
- Spike Dolomite Ward (blog) Twitter
Article: "'Obamacare' to the rescue" by Spike Dolomite Ward.

Hour Two: Founding Fathers Would Approve of National Healthcare Policy
- Doug Kendall, Constitutional Accountability Center Twitter
In the News: Schakowsky: Romney bad for women’s health
- Rep. Jan Schakowsky, U.S. Congresswoman (D-IL, 9th District) Twitter
Article: "Schakowsky: Romney bad for women’s health" by Madhu Krishnamurthy.
Affordable Care Act
- Ethan Rome, Executive Director, Health Care for America Now (HCAN) Twitter
In the News: Supreme Court to Hear Arguments For and Against “Obama Care” for the Next Three Days
- Jennifer Ng'andu, Deputy Director, Health Policy Project-National Council of La Raza (NCLR) Twitter Twitter

Hour Three: In the News: Linda Sanchez Celebrates 2nd Anniversary of Affordable Care Act
- Congresswoman Linda Sanchez(D-CA, 39th District) Twitter
Affordable Health Care Act, Supreme Court
- Bill Roach, Chairman, American Heart Association Twitter
Article: "Life's Simple 7" by American Heart Association.
"My Dance With Cancer"
- Laura Ruderman, Candidate for U.S. Congress (D-WA, district 1) / Former WA State Rep Twitter
In the News: "Hands Off My Health Care!" (This Message Brought to You By the Health Insurance Industry)
- Wendell Potter, Former head of Communications for CIGNA turned health insurance industry whistleblower / Author Twitter
Article: "Economic recovery skips the classroom" by Tami Luhby.
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Full Show 3/27/12: Progressive Caucus Releases their Budget
Full Show 3/27/12: Progressive Caucus Releases their Budget

The house progressive caucus released their budget, and guest host Sam Sacks compares it with Rep. Ryan's radical budget released last week. Also discussed: how the individual healthcare mandate used to be a conservative idea, the U.S. and it's ranking 5th in killing its citizen and why the Tea Party and Occupy Wall Street movements are joining forces. In tonight's "Daily Take" Thom looks at why conservatives are so ready to go to war with Iran.

Full Show 3/26/12: Thom talks with Dennis Kucinich
Full Show 3/26/12: Thom talks with Dennis Kucinich

Thom talks with Dennis Kucinich about Obamacare and the case against it being heard in the Supreme Court. Also discussed: Obama's new pick to head the World Bank, the latest from the Trayvon Martin case and Thom talks with actress Mary-Louise Parker about her role with the Hope North Uganda organization. In tonight's "Daily Take" Thom looks at the economic similarities between the conservatives in the U.S. and the U.K.

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