#1319 Democrats and Plutocrats, Wealth Tax and Wall Street

Air Date: 11–15-2019

Direct Download

Today we take a look at the proposals from Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders for a Wealth Tax and how those proposals run afoul of not just Republican Fats Cats but Democratic Fat Cats as well

EPISODE SPONSORS: Bombas.com/BEST  |  Forecast Fest Podcast (Wherever you get your podcasts)  Clean Choice Energy

SHOP AMAZON: Amazon USAAmazon CAAmazon UK 


*No Topics Poll this week, but we just want to say THANK YOU to all of our Patrons, both old and new! This show is simply not possible without your support! We're incredibly grateful.*


Ch. 1: A Wealth Tax For American Progress - Jim Hightower - Air Date 10-24-19

The rich are different from us, but their psyches are fragile.

Ch. 2: Wealth Tax with Michael Linden - Off-Kilter with Rebecca Vallas - Air Date 10-4-19

Rebecca and Michael discuss how a wealth tax would be a great start to reducing inequality and building a thriving economy,

Ch. 3: Bernies Wealth Tax Causing Existential Dread At Fox - The Majority Report with Sam Seder - Air Date 9-28-19

Sam discusses the media propping up billionaires as the oppressed in light of Bernie's plan for a wealth tax.

Ch. 4: Elizabeth Warren Has Democrats Shaking - The Young Turks - Air Date 10-10-19

Cenk, Hasan and Brett discuss Elizabeth Warrens plans to make corporations accountable to the American public.

Ch. 5: Warren, Sanders and Big Donors with Jeet Heer - Start Making Sense - Air Date 10-30-19

Jeet and Bob discuss Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders.

Ch. 6: Are Democratic Donors Really Looking Elsewhere with Zach Montellaro - The Brian Lehrer Show - Air Date 10-24-19

Brian chats with Zack about the top 2020 candidates and who big donors are supporting.

Ch. 7: Winners Take All with Anand Giridharadas - Strange Days with Fernand Amandi - Air Date 9-26-19

Fernand and Anand discuss the role of corporate billionaire philanthropy in maintaining power structures.

Ch. 8: Wall Street Democrats Show Their True Colors - The Zero Hour with RJ Eskow - Air Date 10-1-19

RJ discusses the difference between Warren and Bernie, but Wall Street hates them all the same.


Ch. 9: Final comments on seasonal depression

MUSIC (Blue Dot Sessions):

  • Opening Theme: Loving Acoustic Instrumental by John Douglas Orr 
  • Banjo - Grey River
  • Turning to You - Landsman Duets
  • Swapping Tubes - Studio J
  • Curio - Vacant Distillery
  • The Rampart - Castle Danger
  • Line Etching - Marble Run
  • Peacoat - Studio J
  • Voicemail Music: Low Key Lost Feeling Electro by Alex Stinnent
  • Closing Music: Upbeat Laid Back Indie Rock by Alex Stinnent


Produced by Jay! Tomlinson

Thanks for listening!

Visit us at BestOfTheLeft.com

Support the show via Patreon

Listen on iTunes | StitcherSpotify | Alexa Devices | +more

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