On the Program - Feb 9th 2009


Quote: Confidence...thrives only on honesty, on honour, on the sacredness of obligation, on faithful performance. Without them, it cannot live. - Franklin D. Roosevelt

Hour One - How Wall Street's "Masters of the Universe" Destroyed America?

Hour Two - Carrie Lukas www.iwf.org Topic: Jobs or safe toys for children...which comes first?

Hour Three - Ralph Nader www.nader.org Topic: Economy, jobs, stimulus package...what would Raph do?

Guest: "Labor Segment" Rich Trumka www.aflcio.org Topic: Why "Buy America" can bring jobs home

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.
From Unequal Protection, 2nd Edition:
"Beneath the success and rise of American enterprise is an untold history that is antithetical to every value Americans hold dear. This is a seminal work, a godsend really, a clear message to every citizen about the need to reform our country, laws, and companies."
Paul Hawken, coauthor of Natural Capitalism and author of The Ecology of Commerce
From Screwed:
"Hartmann speaks with the straight talking clarity and brilliance of a modern day Tom Paine as he exposes the intentional and systematic destruction of America’s middle class by an alliance of political con artists and outlines a program to restore it. This is Hartmann at his best. Essential reading for those interested in restoring the institution that made America the envy of the world."
David C. Korten, author of The Great Turning and When Corporations Rule the World
From Screwed:
"If we are going to live in a Democracy, we need to have a healthy middle class. Thom Hartmann shows us how the ‘cons’ have wronged this country, and tells us what needs to be done to reclaim what it is to be American."
Eric Utne, Founder, Utne magazine