Daily Topics - Thursday July 7th, 2011

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Hour One: If Medicaid is on the table...so is social unrest

Hour Two: How do we expand and protect the middle class? Van Jones, Rebuild the Dream

Hour Three: Debt ceiling deadline looming...will the President make Republicans blink? Stephen Moore, Wall Street Journal


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Maxrot 8 years 19 weeks ago

Fox viewers are not uninformed, or ignorant. Fox viewers are intentionally MISinformed. In other words they are not lacking information, they are being filled up with bogus information. Which is far more dangerous than being ignorant, for they are clinging to their misinformation, and defending it. One cannot defend a lack of information. The sheep are being led down to the slaughter house, thinking they are going to greener pastures, since that's what there shepard told them.


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WendyBluEyez 8 years 19 weeks ago

Maxrot - FOX viewers are both misimformed AND ignorant. The misinformation would not be effective were it not for a dumbed down populace. I know many of these people personally (unfortunately) and almost all of them lack basic critical thinking skills. They also don't want to have to do anything to educate themselves. I've had more than one of them tell me flat out "We don't read."

They would rather come home from work, grab a beer, play their XBox and allow FOX to just spoonfeed them the crap. They are willfully ignorant - and it infuriates me!

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mathboy 8 years 19 weeks ago

In an online petition that was to be sent to Pres. Obama, the personal note I added said, "Turning the other cheek is only useful when your enemy is capable of shame." I hope he takes it to heart, and doesn't give in to any destructive Republican demands.

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mathboy 8 years 19 weeks ago

If Minnesota Republicans have called not raising taxes on rich people (in exchange for an increase on cigarette taxes) a "disappointing step backward", Gov. Dayton should re-propose an increase in taxes on rich people and sell it as a step forward.

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