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Coming up today on The Thom Hartmann Program - Your Home for the Resistance:

- Another Illegitimate Scandal by A Republican Prez?

- Doesn’t This Prove Conservative Economics Kills People…? Charles Sauer, The Market Institute

- The Carbon "Fee & Dividend" Plan Explained… Dan Miller, Climate Place

...LIVE from Washington, DC starting at 12pm Eastern...


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Dianereynolds 5 weeks 4 days ago

I suspect todays guest Charles Sauer will never be invited back. Too bad as he was extremely well informed.

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dberardi 5 weeks 4 days ago

Sauer is not well informed, just another rhetorical sophist (I should know, I taught rhetoric for 32 years at a state university). The mortgage interest deduction on Fed Income Tax does not impoverish states like North Carolina to the benefit of states like California and New York. North Carolina is a receiver state; it gets $7.87 back for every dollar citizens pay on Income Tax. California and my own state of Ohio get back less than a dollar. Also, Sauer misrepresented the Oregon Medicare Experiment. The Washington Post ran a careful review of this research and demonstrated that the result was: Medicare works. Patients were identified and treated for diabetes and an unexpected 30% in depression cases resulted at the end of just two years. Granted, high cholesterol and blood pressure did not seeem to be effected; however, the sample and time span was limited. Most importantly, all pateints had access to preventative care, something that Liberatrians and conservatives don't seem to think important. HIgh blood pressure and cholesterol levels require the kinds of monitoring that only easy access and preventative care makes possible.

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