Daily Topics - Wednesday October 10th, 2012

Daily Topics - Wednesday October 10th, 2012

Catch The Thom Hartmann Program LIVE 3-6pm Eastern!

In for Thom today, please welcome back Nicole Sandler, host of the Nicole Sandler Show on Radio or Not

Hour One: GOP's war on women...what's at stake in this election? Nancy Northrup, Center for Reproductive Rights

Hour Two: Pastors give big bird to IRS...should churches be taxed? Rob Boston, Americans United for Separation of Church and State

Hour Three: Why is politics ignoring poverty? Greg Kaufmann, The Nation Magazine

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ckrob's picture
ckrob 2 years 10 weeks ago
#1

In 2004 under the Bush administration the All Saints Episcopal Church in Pasadena, Ca. was approached by the IRS due to an anti-war sermon. Three years later no action had been taken but the case was dropped without comment by the IRS (and a significant legal bill for the church.) This was a patent abuse of the IRS function by Bush in order to suppress views contrary to his own.

Right-winger's love of war and the ensuing profits might reexamine their understanding of their religion if they think it has any relation to the teachings of Jesus.

newtrev's picture
newtrev 2 years 10 weeks ago
#2

Let's call the Bush years what they were: Romney LITE!!!

Since we are not allowed to bring up Bush or the Bush depressiom the best way the get people to understand just how dangerous Romney/Ryan economicis are is to call the Bush years Romney Lite!

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Tom95134 2 years 10 weeks ago
#3

After watching the Frontline program and then reviewing in my mind the way President Obama appeared during the debate the thought has crossed my mind that Obama has gotten bored with being President. If you look at his history he has a tendency to loose interest in what he has been dooing and then move on to a different challenge.

The Death of the Middle Class was by Design...

Even in the face of the so-called Recovery, poverty and inequality are getting worse in our country, and more wealth and power is flowing straight to the top. According to Paul Buchheit over at Alternet, this is the end result of winner-take-all capitalism, and this destruction of the working class has all been by design.

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Peter Coyote, Actor and author of Sleeping Where I Fall
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