Quote: "A politician thinks of the next election. A statesman, of the next generation."
-- James Freeman Clarke
Hour One - Election 2010 – bloodbath in November?!
Hour Two - Does Facebook kiss & tell? Dan Gainor www.businessandmedia.org
Today on its Twitter page, FreedomWorks - the astroturf group run by Dick Armey, the former Republican leader and former lobbyist for the People's Mujahadeen of Iran, the natural gas industry, Dubai Group, Comcast, military contractors and weapons manufacturers, and numerous other corporate interests - announced that it was officially partnering with Glen Beck.
California state Sen. Leland Yee (D) has introduced a bill to stop Texas textbooks from getting into California classrooms.
Hour One - Ilya Shapiro www.cato.org Can sex can get you indefinite detention...???
Hour Two - Should the Government subsidize electric plug-in cars and electric high speed rail or will we still be chanting, "Drill Baby Drill!"
Hour One: Six degrees of separation...Dick Cheney and the Gulf oil spill - Attorney Mike Papantonio will be here with the latest www.ringoffireradio.com
It looks like the fix is in.
It's being reported that Democrats are plotting to remove Blanche Lincoln’s crucial provision to basically outlaw the trading by banks of naked derivatives - what Warren Buffett called "financial weapons of mass destruction" that have brought the world to the brink of disaster while making a few dozen banksters into billionaires - from the financial reform after her primary on Tuesday.
The Financial Times is reporting that leading nations are still piling up debt even though there's technically been an economic recovery. In particular, the IMF is looking at US debt over the next decade and predicting that it'll be unsustainable if we don't do something quick. Of course, what conservatives want to do is slash social security and medicare while letting the government keep all those funds we've paid into the system. The IMF,
The Financial Times is reporting that European lawmakers are working hard to push through legislation for more regulatory oversight of the hedge fund industry, despite Britain’s new government begging to hold off.
Hour One - Why won't American companies lobby for better education for American workers instead of importing them? Matt Welch Editor in Chief, Reason Magazine www.reason.com
Hour Two - Where are all the dead Canadians and why does Big Pharma want more seniors to have to choose between dog food and pills? Peter Pitts www.drugwonks.com
The Times-Picayune reported last week that an oil worker who survived the April 20 explosion of the Deepwater Horizon, that killed 11 people and started a disastrous oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico, said a key safety measure was not being implented on the rig.
Quote: Abuse of words has been the great instrument of sophistry and chicanery of party, faction, and division of society. -- John Adams
Hour One - Hour One -Has the President "dummied down" the Supreme Court? Thom challenges Bay Buchanan www.theamericancause.com
Even though there are Tea Party protests about high taxes, a USA Today analysis of federal data shows that Americans paid the lowest level of taxes last year since the Harry Truman’s presidency.
Federal, state, local, property, sales, and other taxes are 9.2% of all personal income in 2009, the lowest rate since 1950. This is also true of multimillionaires and billionaires, who pay a maximum 35 percent income tax on salaries and not a penny in Social Security taxes on the vast majority of their income.
Welcome to our newest affilate TV stations: Baltimore Grassroots Media in Baltimore, MD and also Fort Collins Public Access Media in Fort Collins, CO
Hour One: Is America facing "My Big Fat Greek Bankruptcy?!" Thom mixes it up with Libertarian Wayne Root www.rootforamerica.com