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Daily Topics - Thursday April 14th, 2011

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Republican Hostage Crisis is in the Works

Our economy is screwed. Top Republicans have come forward to say they are more than willing to crash our economy by pushing back a vote on raising the debt ceiling until July. On May 16th – our nation is expected to reach its debt limit – and if no action is taken we could be facing a Greek-style implosion of our economy.

Will we take the Republican road to ruin – or the Progressive road to prosperity?

You need to know this. A budget isn't just numbers - it's a statement of morality and our values. And conservatives are showing their true colors. Republicans will likely vote on Paul Ryan’s budget this week, benefitting only the top 1% of Americans, that sells off Medicare to for-profit health insurance company leeches – hands an enormous tax cut to millionaires and billionaires – and sinks our nation deeper into debt – but t

400 super rich Americans control more wealth in the country than 150 million other Americans

Even though a government shutdown was averted – working class people will still be screwed over in America. A new report by Wealth for the Common Good shows that the 400 richest people in America – our nation’s oligarchs – have never had it so good and are paying the lowest taxes ever in their lifetimes.

Daily Topics - Monday April 11th, 2011

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Daily Topics - Friday April 8th, 2011

Get the new IPhone App for Thom Hartmann

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Make the Wealthy Pay their Fair Share

WATCH HERE! With or without a government shutdown, Republicans have already won the debate on our nation's budget. Why? Because the corporate media is on their side.

Make the wealthy pay their fair share.

Daily Topics - Wednesday April 6th, 2011

Please welcome David Sirota, host of the David Sirota Show on Denver's AM 760 Colorado's Progressive Talk station in for Thom today!

Hour One: Why didn't we leave behind Bush's "No child left behind?" Dr. Diane Ravitch / Plus, latest on the war on democracy - John Nichols, The Nation Magazine

If they can't work this out, what will happen on May 15 when we hit our debt ceiling?

A government shutdown at the end of the week looks all but certain now. Yesterday – a meeting between Speaker of the House John Boehner and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid failed to produce a budget deal. Due to procedural rules in Congress – a deal needed to be reached by last night to allow for a vote before Friday when the government runs out of money.

Walker handed over an $81,500 job overseeing state environmental regulations to the son of a wealthy campaign donor

Speaking of Wisconsin – a little-known provision in Scott Walker’s anti-union bill converts 37 government workers into political appointees to be handpicked by Walker himself. So what can we expect form Walker’s choices? Apparently not much…the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported yesterday that Walker handed over an $81,500 job overseeing state environmental regulations to the son of a wealthy campaign donor in what looks like a quid pro quo.&nb

Daily Topics - Tuesday April 5th, 2011

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Daily Topics - Monday April 4th, 2011

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Should public radio program in the public interest?

NPR is supposed to be our national public radio, but they're barely covering climate issues that are in the public's interest.

Only one month ago, a national New York Times/CBS News poll found that half of all Americans think that global warming is already having a serious impact. Sixty percent of those surveyed even said that protecting our environment should be a priority “even at the risk of curbing economic growth.”

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