Daily Topics - Wednesday June 4th, 2014

Daily Topics - Wednesday June 4th, 2014

Catch The Thom Hartmann Program LIVE noon-3pm ET!!

Join Thom in our chatroom during the program today!

Congratulations Thom! Thom Hartmann to Receive 2014 Freedom of Speech Award

Hour One: Maureen Dowd Ate Too Much Pot In Denver And Freaked Out... / PLUS, POWs & Families Now on the RightWing Hate List

Hour Two: Who should be the ambassador to Somalia?

Hour Three: No soldier left behind...? Neil McCabe, Guns & Patriots Newsletter

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DFMM 15 weeks 2 days ago
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All vets are eligible for VA medical;

Thom said something like vets who are not disabled or injured in combat are not eligible for VA. I'm not sure of all the details but I think any vet is eligible for VA health care if they are below an income threshold. I suspect that that was one of the things that contributed to the VA wait time; when the recession hit and vets ---along with everyone else--- lost jobs and health care; they were below the income threshold and more of them applied for VA medical adding to the backlog.

GOP Blocks Equal Pay...again.

Just in time for election season, Senate Republicans blocked legislation aimed at closing the gender pay gap. For the third time since 2012, Republicans refused to allow debate on the Paycheck Fairness Act, and reminded women that the GOP doesn't believe in equal pay for equal work.

From Unequal Protection, 2nd Edition:
"Beneath the success and rise of American enterprise is an untold history that is antithetical to every value Americans hold dear. This is a seminal work, a godsend really, a clear message to every citizen about the need to reform our country, laws, and companies."
Paul Hawken, coauthor of Natural Capitalism and author of The Ecology of Commerce
From The Thom Hartmann Reader:
"Thom Hartmann channels the best of the American Founders with voice and pen. His deep attachment to a democratic civil society is just the medicine America needs."
Tom Hayden, author of The Long Sixties and director, Peace and Justice Resource Center.
From Screwed:
"I think many of us recognize that for all but the wealthiest, life in America is getting increasingly hard. Screwed explores why, showing how this is no accidental process, but rather the product of conscious political choices, choices we can change with enough courage and commitment. Like all of Thom’s great work, it helps show us the way forward."
Paul Loeb, author of Soul of a Citizen and The Impossible Will Take a Little While