Daily Topics - Thursday August 16th, 2012

Catch The Thom Hartmann Program LIVE 3-6pm Eastern!

Thom will return soon.

In for Thom today, please welcome Dr. Mike Newcomb, host of the Mike Newcomb Show on 1480AM KPHX in Phoenix, AZ

Hour One: Family ties...Paul Ryan & Bain Capital - John Nichols, The Nation Magazine / Plus, HEIST: Who Stole the American Dream? Donald Goldmacher, Director

Hour Two: Ohio's modern-day Jim Crow laws - Cliff Schecter, Libertas LLC

Hour Three: AZ immigration activists vow to block Brewer's ban on benefits - AZ State Rep. Ruben Gallego (District 16)

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mathboy 5 years 9 weeks ago
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I'm hearing those ads again that portray the police as your enemy. "If you drink and drive, you will be arrested, you will go to jail."

They really need to change the point of view. "The police will be out in force this holiday to make sure you aren't harmed by drunk drivers." It gets the point across that there will be a lot of traffic cops out there, but treats the viewer or listener as a beneficiary of this action rather than a victim of it.

GOP Tax Myth & Junk Economics

If there's one thing all Republican politicians are really good at, it's straight-up lying through their teeth about how their tax cuts for the rich are actually tax cuts for the middle-class.

Reagan did it, George W. Bush did it, and now that he's officially unveiled his own so-called tax reform plan, Donald Trump is doing it, too.

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From Screwed:
"Once again, Thom Hartmann hits the bull’s eye with a much needed exposé of the so-called ‘free market.’ Anyone concerned about the future of our nation needs to read Screwed now."
Michael Toms, Founding President, New Dimensions World Broadcasting Network and author of A Time For Choices: Deep Dialogues for Deep Democracy
From Screwed:
"I think many of us recognize that for all but the wealthiest, life in America is getting increasingly hard. Screwed explores why, showing how this is no accidental process, but rather the product of conscious political choices, choices we can change with enough courage and commitment. Like all of Thom’s great work, it helps show us the way forward."
Paul Loeb, author of Soul of a Citizen and The Impossible Will Take a Little While
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