January 2013

  • Daily Topics - Thursday January 3rd, 2013

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    Hour One: The case against billionaires... Diana Furchtgott-Roth, Manhattan Institute

    Hour Two: Do we need to arm teachers? Noel Flasterstein, Attorney & Host-The Gun Show / Plus, Geeky Science - Hitting streaks in baseball may be contagious

    Hour Three: 2013...extreme austerity here we come

  • Ignoring the lessons in Europe...

    The United States is set to jump into an austerity economic death spiral this year. Already – thanks to Republican hostage scenarios forcing deep spending cuts, the United States is set to swallow $348 billion in austerity measures in 2013. That includes $200 billion in spending cuts and an additional $125 billion from the expiration of the payroll tax cut.

  • Daily Topics - Wednesday January 2nd, 2013

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    Hour One: Django - Tarantino tells the South to screw itself

    Hour Two: Is Frankenfish far less scary than fast food? Dr. Arthur Caplan / Plus, Thom talks filibuster reform with Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR)

    Hour Three: Will filibuster reform cause the Democrats to lose the House in 2014?

  • So-Called Deal on the So-Called "Fiscal Cliff"

    The House of Representatives needed overtime – but late Tuesday night, they agreed with the Senate and passed legislation to avert half of the so-called “fiscal cliff.” And despite President Obama and some Democrats declaring victory after Republicans were forced to sign on to a small tax increase for the wealthiest Americans, this fiscal cliff deal is actually a dream come true for billionaires and banksters.

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How To Bring Back A Middle Class

Thom plus logo From the 1930s to the Reagan Revolution, America grew the largest and most robust middle class in history. Along with strong unions, the main driver of that was that people earning more than about $10 million in today's money confronted a top tax rate of 91% until the 60s, and 67% until Reagan came into office.