February 09 2009 show notes

  • How Wall Street's "Masters of the Universe" Destroyed America?
  • Guest: Carrie Lukas, Vice President for Policy and Economics, Independent Women's Forum. New lead rules for toys.
  • Guest: Ralph Nader, author of "The Seventeen Traditions", attorney, former presidential candidate. Economy, jobs, stimulus package...what would Ralph do? A tax on derivatives.
  • Guest: "Labor Segment": Rich Trumka, Secretary Treasurer of the AFL-CIO, White House economic advisory board. Why "Buy America" can bring jobs home.

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Monday 09 February '09 show

  • The economy is losing $450 billion a year.
  • Article: The Destructive Center.
    "What do you call someone who eliminates hundreds of thousands of American jobs, deprives millions of adequate health care and nutrition, undermines schools, but offers a $15,000 bonus to affluent people who flip their houses?"

    A proud centrist. For that is what the senators who ended up calling the tune on the stimulus bill just accomplished."

    Even if the original Obama plan

The inescapable truth about rightwing billionaires and Trump

Thom plus logo Hint: It's all about the money

Some very wealthy people helped put Donald Trump in office, and have continued to subsidize the Trump presidency and those Republicans who enable it.
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