When i heard Tom Hartman propose the cash for Geezers proposal by lowering the age eligibility to 50 or 55 on a voluntary basics i thought this was the best idea i had heard for lowering Unemployment opening up jobs and boosting the economy. The Democratic Party should use this in the next election as part of the plan to bring jobs back from the Bush Republican Great Depression .
I really enjoy your show and have been listening to you since 2004. ( I met you at Demos in NYC a few years ago.)
Recently, I heard you mention a Danish news item about how Global Warming could create a new ice age. However, I am having some trouble obtaining this news item on Google. I was hoping you could point me in the right direction. (I could not call in, since my cell phone is killing me on the minutes and I am currently unemployed.)
Is Obama a schmuck? Yes. But he campaigned as a centrist, and that's what you got. If you run someone against him you split the vote and lose. 2012 is about the supreme court and who will probably get to seat two judges, screw the rest of the issues. The first time Obama capitulated to the Republicans, 500,000 Dems should have stormed the White House, instead you went off to a corner and cried. I am a progressive, and I hate the Dems and I'm not talking about the politicians.
Obama’s upcoming fundraiser in Los Angeles has some exclusionary terms of admission that speak volumes about what the real Obama we are seeing now that he has dropped all pretense of the populist democratic that he originally ran on.
All this panic about the budget and the government shutting down....why wasn't it done last year when Obama had both houses? Was it because they waited for the new guys to come in and blame them?
Since there is essentially no socialized aspect to the countries wealth anymore and we basically conduct government like an auction, those few with whom the wealth resides, the capitalists, are left to task government with manifesting their needs and only their needs. And central to their needs is to ensure the continued accumulation of capital.
I believe that those in our country who have enjoyed success in their chosen fields and in life in general should give back by serving in Congress either in their states or in Washington DC. No money should be required to volunteer to serve in this manner and your special expertise should be shared with the public using public funds. That would end all the lobbying, lying and ludicrous bull we now have to endure. Why anyone would register and vote in such a system is beyond me. There is nothing honest or true about it. I support President O'Bama and think