Full Show 5/24/12: Is Austerity Heading to the US?

Thom discusses the continued crisis in Europe due to crippling austerity measures, and asks why Republicans continue to call for the same policies in the US Also discussed: where the corporate death penalty has gone, how the Tea Party ended up siding with Wall Street and in tonight's "Daily Take" Thom looks at the political implications of President Obama's stance on gay marriage, and what other social issue he should get behind.

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Is a populist movement on the right even possible?

Paul Jacob, Citizens In Charge, joins Thom Hartmann. What exactly does Conservative populism look like? Now that Wall Street has hijacked the Tea Party - is there even such a thing as populism on the Right anymore?

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Live Music - Something's Gotta Give w/Singer Matt Pless

We leave you tonight with Matt Pless performing "Something's Gotta Give" from Occupy the Album...

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Why Joe Biden needs to blurt out a defense of pot!

Interestingly, the same percentage of Americans who favor marriage equality also favor legalizing medical marijuana. Oh, and Vice President Biden? If you want to step into this and blurt out some words in defense of medical marijuana? Now would be a GREAT time...

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Geeky Science! Longer life from morning coffee?

Many Americans cringe at the thought of starting their day without a cup of coffee. What new research tells us that could make that cup of joe more than just a wake-up tool

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The Good, The Bad, and the Very, Very holocryptically Ugly

The Good! The American Auto Industry. USA Today is reporting that automakers are now working at "maximum capacity" - hiring third work shifts, paying out overtime, and even adding six day work weeks to meet the high demand for American made cars. The Bad! Kansas Republican Governor Sam Brownback. Kansas already has one of the most regressive tax systems in the country with the poorest 20% of Kansans paying 9% of their incomes on taxes - while the richest 1% pay less than 6% of their incomes on taxes. And the very, very ugly. Fox so-called News. Another new study is out showing that Fox viewers are substantially less informed about the news than those who watch no news at all.

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Is Big Pharma the biggest criminal fraudster in America?

David Selig, Federal Tax Practitioner joins Thom Hartmann. Move over Lockheed and Boeing - Big Pharma has replaced the defense industry as the biggest criminal defrauder in America.

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How do we stimulate the REAL job creators - the middle class?

I think it's time to consider another way to deal with misbehaving corporations...give them the corporate death penalty. Here's the bigger picture...

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Nick Hanauer's - Is Romney a Predator?

Nick Hanauer joins Thom Hartmann. Nick Hanauer recently gave a TED talk on this issue that caused some controvery since TED at first didn't publish it, saying it was "too political" and would "insult business managers." What's your reaction to this? And doesn't it prove your point that the super rich have been coddled and treated far too well compared to working people in the last 30 years? Given that economies run on demand - when we give extremely wealthy people tax cuts to stimulate the economy - aren't we basically asking them to spend tons of money to create more demand? How much does someone like yourself have to spend to equal what middle class families would be spending if they had more money in their pockets?

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Crazy Alert - Finger Fighting

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Debunked: The Myth of the 1% Job Creator

Isn't it time to ditch this bizarre economic philosophy that "only the rich can save the middle class?"

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Full Show 5/23/12: Private Equity Firms Hurt America!

Thom details what private equity firms actually do, and how they harm the economy and the working class. Tonight's "Lone Liberal Rumble" panel discusses Bain Capital as a campaign issue, what would happen if we don't end the Bush tax cuts and if the birthers will ever admit defeat. Also discussed: gay marriage and the African-American community and the beginning of the Occupy PGA movement. In tonight's "Daily Take" Thom looks at what would happen if we ran the government like a business.

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Crazy Fox News wants America run like a Private Equity Firm

What would America look like if Washington was run like a Pirate Equity firm - and what kind of misinformed crazy person would even ask such a question?

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Lone Liberal Rumble - Again state officials in AZ look stupid

Horace Cooper, conservative writer/legal commentator &Neil Munro, The Daily Caller

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Occupy the PGA

Rev. D. Alexander Bullock, Rainbow PUSH & NAACP join Thom Hartmann. Occupy protestors are taking to a golf course in Michigan this weekend. What are they protesting - and can they help save Michigan before Democracy there is totally destroyed?

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We Need to Stop Worshipping Cops

If you protest police brutality and you don’t protest police deaths, then you’re a hypocrite.

That’s what conservatives have been saying ever since two New York City cops were murdered Saturday in an apparent revenge attack for the killings of Michael Brown and Eric Garner.

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