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

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