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Thom Hartmann: And Bill McKibben is on the line with us from Copenhagen, and Bill, I’m looking at “Der Spiegel” or maybe it’s not, maybe, no actually it’s David Corn writing in Mother Jones : "No deal. Not even a fig leaf. That seemed to be the implication of President Barack Obama's ... speech". Bill McKibben, by the way, 350.org.
Thom Hartmann: Phil Radford is on the line with us. He is the Executive Director of Greenpeace USA, greenpeace.org is the website, Phil, welcome to the show.
Phil Radford: Hi Thom, thank you.
Thom Hartmann: At this moment apparently, the AFL-CIO and SIEU are meeting to debate whether or not they should actively oppose, passively support, or actively support - that seems the least likely option - this new health care bill that has been put forward. And I’m suggesting that the bill should be killed altogether. This bill, which is going to require, now wrap your head around this for a minute, and just think about this, I was going to say as if you were Karl Rove. I realized putting yourself into the mind of a sociopath can be a very painful thing.
Thom Hartmann: Similarly, just as the President ran on health care reform, he ran on economic reform. The country was melting down. The banksters had screwed us. They didn’t just screw us, they screwed the entire planet. These gangsters running our banks, and they, you know, the doors were just kicked wide open over a thirty-year period.
Let me just lay this out, just in as simple and straightforward terms as I can and I’ll give you, you know, my twelve point solution for all things.
Thom Hartmann: In the two years since the second Republican Great Depression began, over 7 million American jobs have vanished. Gone.
Thom Hartmann: Bay Buchanan is on the line with us. Bay is the, as a commentator for CNN she’s President of the non profit conservative foundation, The American Cause, and chairperson of the Immigration Control Political Action Committee, Team America. TheAmericanCause.org is the website. Bloomberg.com is reporting almost 1 in 6 people in the US workforce in 2007 was foreign born, the highest portion in 80 years.
The FBI is warning police across the country an anti-government group called, Guardians of the free Republics, is calling for the removal of governors from office and this could provoke violence by others. More than 30 governors had received letters saying if they don't leave office within three days they will be removed.
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