Thursday 27 May '21 show notes

  • Shouldn't we join the rest the rest of the developed world in protecting & nurturing our children during their most critical developmental period? - Carrie Lukas, President - Independent Women's Forum, Author, Checking Progressive Privilege / Mom of five
  • The Ugly Truth: Republicans Want More Poverty & Crime - And you can bet your bottom dollar they'll continue complaining about the crime that they've created, particularly in the election ads they'll start running next year
  • Savers vs Spenders - Economist Dr. Richard Wolff, Democracy At Work / Author of numerous books - his latest is The Sickness is the System (now also available as an e-book)
  • Is it the time of reckoning for communities? - Dr. Joi Lewis CEO & Founder - The Healing Justice Foundation - a national nonprofit founded in Minneapolis, providing community resources to address inequities & offering urgent healing and support to Black people / Author - Healing: The Act of Radical Self Care
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The Ugly Truth: Republicans Want More Poverty & Crime
Thom plus logo And you can bet your bottom dollar they'll continue complaining about the crime that they've created, particularly in the election ads they'll start running next year.

The Republican Party is running a huge scam right now, similar to the one they ran in 1992 when President George HW Bush was setting up phony cocaine busts across the street from the White House and running his infamous Willie Horton ad.

Here's the essential formula:
  • Increase levels of inequality in the country to the point where poverty and homelessness are a crisis.
  • Do this with huge, trillion-dollar tax cuts for rich people so they get massively richer, while gutting social-safety-net programs and supports for working class people like unions.
  • Poverty and homelessness increase which produces an increase in crime, and that freaks out middle-class people — the majority of voters.
  • Then build your political identity and campaign around being "tough on crime" while completely ignoring the fact that the poverty you helped create is largely responsible for much of that crime.
  • Blame the poverty-driven crime, instead, on "welfare" programs Democrats have put into place to try to soften the blow of the poverty caused by Republican policies.
  • Get elected, create more poverty; rinse, wash and repeat.

Read more at HartmannReport.com.

-Thom

Thursday's Daily Stack Daily Stack
Hour One: Shouldn't we join the rest the rest of the developed world in protecting & nurturing our children during their most critical developmental period?
- Carrie Lukas, President - Independent Women's Forum, Author, Checking Progressive Privilege / Mom of five @carrielukas @IWF
Article: "Mary Mallon" (Typhoid Mary) by Wikipedia.
The Ugly Truth: Republicans Want More Poverty & Crime - And you can bet your bottom dollar they'll continue complaining about the crime that they've created, particularly in the election ads they'll start running next year
Article: "Poverty Causes Crime?" by Dennis Prager.
Article: "Crime" by The Equality Trust.
Article: "Mental Health" by The Equality Trust.
Article: "Is poverty the mother of crime? Evidence from homicide rates in China" by National Institute of Health (NIH).
Article: "The Clinton economy, in charts" by Dylan Matthews.
Quote: "Poverty is the mother of crime" - Marcus Aurelius.
Article: "Republican Presidents' Impact on the Economy" by Kimberly Amadeo.
Article: "History of Federal Income Tax Rates: 1913 - 2019" by Bradford Tax Institute.

Hour Two: Savers vs Spenders
- Economist Dr. Richard Wolff, Democracy At Work / Author of numerous books - his latest is The Sickness is the System (now also available as an e-book) @profwolff @democracyatwrk
Article: "Axios Markets Newsletter" by Dion Rabouin, May 27, 2021.
Article: "Trickle-down economics" by Wikipedia.
Article: "Trickle-up effect" by Wikipedia.
Article: "2021 is raining dollar stores" by Sasha Jones.
Article: "Fact Sheet: The American Jobs Plan" by White House.
Quote: "Today, we are ending welfare as we know it" - Bill Clinton.

Hour Three: Is it the time of reckoning for communities?
- Dr. Joi Lewis CEO & Founder - The Healing Justice Foundation - a national nonprofit founded in Minneapolis, providing community resources to address inequities & offering urgent healing and support to Black people / Author - Healing: The Act of Radical Self Care @drjoilewis
Event: Jun 23, 2021 12:00 – 3:00 PM: "Time of Reckoning Policy Roundtable".
Article: "Show Me the Lettuce, John McCain!" by Petrarch.
Book: "Screwed: The Undeclared War Against The Middle Class" by Thom Hartmann. Get "Screwed" by Thom Hartmann!
Article: "Modern Cannabis Workers Join Teamsters" by PRNewswire.
Speech: "1944 State of the Union Address" (Second Bill of Rights or Economic Bill of Rights Speech) by Franklin D. Roosevelt.
Quote: "The money was all appropriated for the top in the hopes that it would trickle down to the needy. Mr. Hoover didn't know that money trickled up. Give it to the people at the bottom and the people at the top will have it before night, anyhow. But it will at least have passed through the poor fellow's hands." - Will Rogers.
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