Daily Topics - Monday June 3rd, 2013

Catch The Thom Hartmann Program LIVE 3-6pm ET M-F!

In for Thom today, please welcome Sam Seder, The Majority Report with Sam Seder & Co-Host, Ring of Fire Radio"

Hour One: Another GOP myth bites the dust, "Social Security is broke"...NOT!! Alex Lawson, Social Security Works / Plus, NC fights GOP oppression with 'Moral Mondays' - Eric Byler, Coffee Party USA

Hour Two: Eyes on trade...why is the TPP heading for fast track approval? Melinda St. Louis, Public Citizen / Plus, latest on Monsanto's GMO wheat - Aviva Shen, Think Progress

Hour Three: What are "patent trolls" and why you need to know - Julie Samuels, Electronic Frontier Foundation

The Big Lie versus grieving families and a dying democracy

Thom plus logo It's showing up in the obituaries.

People in the throes of agony from losing someone close to them are writing things like, "Instead of flowers, donate to a Democrat," or "instead of flowers, tell everyone to vote against Trump and the GOP this fall." It's become a national trend.
From The Thom Hartmann Reader:
"In an age rife with media-inspired confusion and political cowardice, we yearn for a decent, caring, deeply human soul whose grasp of the problems confronting us provides a light by which we can make our way through the quagmire of lies, distortions, pandering, and hollow self-puffery that strips the American Dream of its promise. How lucky we are, then, to have access to the wit, wisdom, and willingness of Thom Hartmann, who shares with us here that very light, grown out of his own life experience."
Mike Farrell, actor, political activist, and author of Just Call Me Mike and Of Mule and Man
From Cracking the Code:
"Thom Hartmann ought to be bronzed. His new book sets off from the same high plane as the last and offers explicit tools and how-to advice that will allow you to see, hear, and feel propaganda when it's directed at you and use the same techniques to refute it. His book would make a deaf-mute a better communicator. I want him on my reading table every day, and if you try one of his books, so will you."
Peter Coyote, actor and author of Sleeping Where I Fall
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