​#1100 Building a strong society and an innovative economy (Earned Benefits)

Air Date: 5-2-2017

Today we look at the myriad benefits of earned benefits and why we should be looking to greatly expand our social benefits programs rather than cut them

​Show Notes

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

Ch. 2: Act 1: Fox News: Starve The Poor, Feed The Rich - @theyoungturks - Air Date: 12-30-16

Ch. 3: Song 1: Let's Eat the Poor - alan ross haynes

Ch. 4: Act 2: David Dayen On Social Security Expansion - Majority Report (@MajorityFM) - Air Date: 06-20-16

Ch. 5: Song 2: Social Security - Tallia Storm

Ch. 6: Act 3: Ikea and the family leave we all deserve - Economic Update w @profwolff - Air Date 12-15-16

Ch. 7: Song 3: Family Values - Johnossi

Ch. 8: Act 4: Economics: How Scandinavia Got it Right - @DavidPakmanShow - Air Date: 11-05-16

Ch. 9: Song 4: Turtle (Bonobo Remix) - Pilote

Ch. 10: Act 5: Defending Social Security from those who would dismantle it - The Zero Hour w: @RJEskow - Air Date 4-15-17

Ch. 11: Song 5: Bills - LunchMoney Lewis

Ch. 12: Act 6: Call Congress to Demand they Stop the Budget Cuts & Invest in Human Needs via @CoalitiononHN - Best of the Left Activism

Ch. 13: Song 6: Activism - Shihan

Ch. 14: Act 7: Taxes, defense and public insurance programs - Economic Update w @profwolff - Air Date 4-24-16


Ch. 15: Responses to Alan from Georgia re: Louisiana abortion laws - Dave from Olympia, WA

Ch. 16: Framing universal health care as an American value - Annie from Alabama

Ch. 17: My first 100 days - Romulo from Miami, FL

Voicemail Music: Loud Pipes - Classics

Ch. 18: Final comments on Stance, my new favorite way to contact congress

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



Tell Congress to pass a spending bill that invests in basic living standards and fundamental human needs via Coalition on Human Needs (@CoalitiononHN

Leave Congress a direct voicemail with Stance 

Check out stats and data on the National Priorities Project (@natpriorities) and spread the word 


Federal Budget TipSheet - Social Insurance and Earned Benefits (National Priorities Project) 

Federal Budget TipSheet - Health Care Spending (National Priorities Project) 

Trump's Budget Cuts (National Priorities Project Blog) 

Under Trump, coal communities are stuck between a rock and a hard place (Think Progress)

Remember When Donald Trump Promised to Save Social Security? (The Nation) 

HEAD SMACKER: Trump Plan Slashes Taxes on Companies Already Dodging Taxes (Coalition for Human Needs Blog)

Written by BOTL Communications Director, Amanda Hoffman

Produced by Jay! Tomlinson

Thanks for listening!

Visit us at BestOfTheLeft.com

Check out the BotL iOS/Android App in the App Stores!

Follow at Twitter.com/BestOfTheLeft

Like at Facebook.com/BestOfTheLeft

Contact me directly at [email protected]

Review the show on iTunes and Stitcher!

Sign up for activism updates