Daily Topics - Monday September 17th, 2012

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

Happy birthday to the Occupy Movement...

Hour One: How the rich screwed the middle class / Plus, WI judge rules FOR collective bargaining - John Nichols, The Nation / And, an update on the Chicago Teacher's Union strike

Hour Two: How NYC's soda ban could save lives - Carrie Lukas, Independent Womens Forum

Hour Three: OWS 1 year later...the game is rigged / Plus, live from Foley Square - J.A. Myerson, OWS


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mathboy 10 years 19 weeks ago

Carrie Lukas is confusing the seller's side of the transaction with the consumer's side. She stated the ordinance as a ban on how much you can drink (not even as how much you can buy), when it's actually a ban on how much a business can sell (in one container, at that). A consumer can always buy more 16-ounce drinks.

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Eric White 10 years 19 weeks ago

That was a lousy way to treat Carrie Lukas in that segment. Last word? That was less than classy.

And Carrie is totally right. This is the United States of America. Land of the FREE. Free to drink as much or as little sugar as possible. Want to discourage drinking soda because it's unhealthy? Tax it. Tax the daylights out of it like they do cigarettes and booze. Then at least they could take that extra money and use to for health care issues related to weight.

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Xemu X. Xenu Jr. 10 years 19 weeks ago

The Big Gulp Ban is just the Creeping Nany State - your mind is evidently shut off or you have a sympathy to the Mayor of NYC as evidenced by your suggestion that No Big Gulps will save the city Millions in Health Care Costs - well then you have to ban Deli Sandwiches such as Pastrami, Coney Dogs, All Salty Chips and French Fries as the Signifigant Health Care Costs are seriously more of an impact than a Big Gulp - and besides we haven't even touched a ban on consentual non-procreational intented casual sex..Millions for Big Gulp is a bit of a far reach - you sounded like a Tean-Ager doing the '99 reasons why I'm right' thing - and not even thinking about your replies - Millions Indeed! Bunk. We have had enough with the Liberal Nanny State - Seriously Thom.

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mathboy 10 years 19 weeks ago

Romney's using "47%" as his figure because that's the part of the population that doesn't pay income tax. I've encountered comments from a rabid right-winger on Facebook that ended with "I am the 53%!" It's difficult to get such people to understand that such a small percentage of the population pays income tax because poverty is so high after 30 years of extremely conservative influence on government.

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mathboy 10 years 19 weeks ago

The Constitution became official when New Hampshire ratified it on Sep 21st, 1788. So if there's a national holiday to commemorate that, it would be today. I just wish I got to take the day off for it.

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Thom Marshall 10 years 19 weeks ago

Does anyone know if the data from Thom's "how the rich screwed the middle class" rant is available online anywhere?

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Global 10 years 19 weeks ago

Amen, Hartmann showed just again that liberals think people are too stupid to make up their own mind and make their own decisions on how they live their life. It is just amazing that anyone can even think to argue for this absurd position in a free country. People need to wake up when they look at legislation and ask "how does this effect my freedom and liberty". Please America WAKE UP before it is too late.

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mathboy 10 years 19 weeks ago

D'oh! I confused the ratification date of the Constitution with the date it was signed. They're both on astronomically interesting days. The signing was 1787 Sep 21st, an autumnal equinox (okay, not really, but I thought they were always on the 21st until recently), and the ratification was on 1788 Jun 21st, a summer solstice.

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