​#1140 Smoke, mirrors and myth (Tax Cuts for the Wealthy)

Air Date: 10-17-2017

Today we look at the philosophy, tricks of the trade and long-term strategy behind the GOP's never-ending quest to grant more tax cuts to corporations and the wealthy while cutting popular programs aimed at aiding the poor

Show Notes

Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond Farewell - From a Basement On the Hill

Ch. 2: Act 1: Idiotic Economist Pushes HORRIBLE Tax Plan That Left Kansas Crippled - Majority Report (@MajorityFM) - Air Date: 09-26-17

Ch. 3: Song 1:  world of ruin - Damiano Baldoni


Ch. 4: Act 2: How Republicans Created Tax Cut Myths - @DavidPakmanShow - Air Date: 10-04-17

Ch. 5: Song 2:  peaceOut (ft. KungFu) - airtone


Ch. 6: Act 3: Understanding what we can about the proposed tax plan - CounterSpin (@FAIRmediawatch) - Air Date 10-6-17

Ch. 7: Song 3:  Like Music (cdk Mix) (ft. Phasenwandler) - cdk


Ch. 8: Act 4: Fox News Calls Out Trump Tax Cut Lies - @theyoungturks - Air Date: 10-03-17

Ch. 9: Song 4:  Headlights/Mountain Road - The Contessa


Ch. 10: Act 5: Understanding the reality of corporate taxes - @RalphNader Radio Hour - Air Date 10-7-17

Ch. 11: Song 5:  Forgotten Land (ft. Gurdonark, Joanne Gabriel) - Doxent Zsigmond


Ch. 12: Act 6: How corporations rigged our tax system against us - Economic Update w/ @profwolff - Air Date 4-24-16

Ch. 13: Song 6:  Celestial Navigation - Aeronaut


Ch. 14: Act 7: They plan to raise and then panic about the deficit - @offkiltershow - Air Date 10-6-17


Voicemails

Ch. 15: Seeking a fundamentally just justice system - Jesse from Seattle

Ch. 16: How people get help after emergencies - FEMA employee

Ch. 17: Patreon Feedback - Alan from Connecticut

Voicemail Music: Loud Pipes - Classics


Ch. 18: Final comments on what you’ll find on the Best of the Left social network

Closing Music: Here We Are - Everyone's in Everyone

(Additional music from Blue Dot Sessions


Activism:

Fighting tax cuts for the rich and budget cuts needs the same momentum as the healthcare fight! Dive in and fight back with these campaigns: 

TrumpTaxToolkit.org (Use the Senator-specific toolkits to fight back against tax cuts for the 1%, and more)

NotOnePenny.org (Mobilize to demand not one penny in tax cuts for the rich, and more)

HandsOff.org (Share how budget cuts impact you personally, and more)

Written by BOTL Communications Director Amanda Hoffman


Produced by Jay! Tomlinson

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