Sat 09 Jun 2007 : The United what of America?
It has been frequently noted that many corporations exceed nation states in GDP. It has been less frequently noted that some also exceed them in population (employees).
Quote of the Day: Democracy is not something you believe in or a place to hang your hat, but it's something you do. You participate. If you stop doing it, democracy crumbles. ~ Abbie Hoffman
"Anything Goes on Townhall Fridays!"
Hour One: "Brunch With Bernie" - Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) spends the hour with Thom discussing the issues and taking your calls - www.sanders.senate.gov
You need to know this about the tax cuts debate. The House yesterday passed legislation to extend the Bush tax cuts for ALL Americans on their first $250,000 of income per year. In response – Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is planning on holding two similar votes tomorrow – extending tax cuts for everyone on their first quarter-million in income, but no tax cuts above that. However – all of this – may be for naught. New
You need to know this. Forget about the $700 billion dollars in federal aid known as TARP that went to the banksters back in 2008. That was just the tip of the iceberg. According to new secret documents released yesterday by the Federal Reserve – between 2007 and this year – the Fed pumped more than 3 trillion dollars into the hands of banks and businesses to stave off financial collapse. 3 trillion dollars!
Quote of the Day: Science is the great antidote to the poison of enthusiasm and superstition. ~Adam Smith, The Wealth of Nations, 1776
Hour One: NOTHING FOR THE LITTLE GUY!! Blank Checks For Banks, But 2 Million Unemployed Get Cut Off?!
Looks like America could be screwed in the 21st century. Energy Secretary Steven Chu warned today that China is throttling the US when it comes to new energy innovation. As far as world markets go – the Chinese are responsible for manufacturing more than 20% of high tech exports – the US – less than 15%. Of the 50 new nuclear reactors being built around the world – China has built 30 – the US – 2. And when it comes to clean
Quote of the Day: Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does. ~ William James
Today is "World AIDS Day"
Hour One: Is Obama really the last Nixonian Republicans?
Hour Two: Should religious groups be able to censor government funding of the arts? Thom has a rumble with Dan Gainor of the Business and Media Institute - www.businessandmedia.org
Quote of the Day: "The world wants disarmament, the world needs disarmament. We have it in our power to help fashion future history." -- Arthur Henderson (1863-1935) British Union Leader, Politician, Disarmament Advocate, 1934 Nobel Peace Prize Winner
Hour One: START treaty...when will Republicans do the right thing? Former Senator Gary Hart (D-CO), Chairman of the Board of the American Security Project will be here along with Dr. David Kay, former IAEA/UNSCOM Chief Nuclear Weapons Inspector - www.americansecurityproject.org/
FBI agents claim they prevented a potential terrorist attack in downtown Portland on Friday. A Somali-born teenager – Mohamad Osman Mohamud – parked a van packed with explosives near a large crowd gathering to watch a Christmas-tree lighting ceremony. When he then tried to detonate the explosives with a cell phone – FBI agents swooped in and arrested him. Job well done, right?
Quote of the Day: "We need a new environmental consciousness on a global basis. To do this, we need to educate people." -- Mikhail Gorbachev
Between July and September this year – American businesses posted the largest profits ever – nearly 1.7 trillion dollars! Never have US companies been so profitable in the history of this country. In fact – this this is part of a steady trend that started when worker salaries began to flatten out with Reaganomics. Most recently, corporations have seen their profits steadily increase every quarter since 2009 – and then they went t
Quote of the Day: “A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue, but the parent of all other virtues” -- Marcus Tullius Cicero, Roman Statesman/Orator & Scholar (106BC - 43BC)
Hour One: A young Florida woman dies after Jeb Bush's Medicaid program outsources to private insurance...is this "compassionate" conservatism? Plus, will peace ever come to Africa? Dr. John Eibner, Director of Human Rights for Christian Solidarity International will be here - www.csi-usa.org
So how do Republicans want to solve the current TSA security fiasco?
Quote of the Day: And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years. --Abraham Lincoln
Hour One: North vs South Korea...what does it really mean? John Feffer, Co-Director of Foreign Policy in Focus will be here www.fpif.org Plus - Iraqi's don't know why we're killing them and neither do we.....
Hour Two: So how do Republicans want to solve the current TSA security fiasco? By screwing over people who may “look like terrorists.”