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Congress is now taking their payroll tax cut fight to the media. Speaker of the House John Boehner and his Tea Party zombies played the Grinch yesterday – refusing to even hold a vote on the Senate’s payroll tax cut extension bill – meaning in just 10 days – taxes will go up on 160 million Americans. You can call it the Tea Party Tax Increase. House Republicans left town last night to head home for the holida
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Your Donations Matter! Get a signed copy of The Thom Hartmann Reader for a donation of $250 or more to the Salem Hunter School & help send a child in need to The Hunter School Summer Program. At Hunter children in need discover that they are competent, talented, valued and are important contributors to our world. Your donation will help to ensure that our work at Hunter continues. If you can't afford $250 - anything helps.
You need to know this. Just a few days after the Japanese Prime Minister declared the nuclear crisis at Fukushima is over – there’s shocking new evidence that the disaster may have led to the deaths of as many as 14,000 people…in the United States! According to a new peer-reviewed study published in the December edition of the International Journal of Health Services – researchers found that there were 14,000 excess
According to the latest poll out of Iowa – Ron Paul is the new front-runner in the Iowa Caucus. However – Republican Party officials in Iowa are scrambling to defend the upcoming caucuses against a possible cyber attack by the hack-activist group known as Anonymous. A video message – believed to be from Anonymous – called for a “peaceful shut down” of the January 3rd Iowa Caucuses.
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Hour One: Young voters are infatuated with Ron Paul...how do we get them back?
Over the weekend – the Occupy Wall Street movement recognized its 3-month anniversary. Demonstrators attempted to “re-occupy” another park in New York City – but were prevented from doing so by a Church that owned the land. As expected – the NYPD arrested 50 patriots during the day of action.
One day after Oregon's Democratic Senator Ron Wyden teamed up with Republican Congressman Paul Ryan to end Medicare as we know it - the Democratic backlash is underway. Several Democratic Members of Congress - and the President - have rejected the Wyden-Ryan plan, which turns Medicare into a public option - giving senior citizens a voucher to buy private health insurance instead of Medicare.
The middle class is becoming an endangered species in America. According to the latest census data - half of the country is now living in poverty or just scraping by in a low-income lifestyle. And this problem is being made worse as conservative Governors cut funding to critical social welfare programs. A survey of 29 mayors around America found that 1-in-4 Americans in need of food assistance did not receive any help.
Hour One: American workers are losing $5000 per year to greedy CEOs - what can be done?
Hour Two: What's up with the new Ron Wyden/Paul Ryan unholy alliance? Carl Wolfson, AM 620 KPOJ / Plus, Geeky Science Rocks - scientists discover a new reason "an apple a day keeps the doctor away!"
Hour Three: The return of "debtor's prisons"...in America?! Marie Diamond, Think Progress
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