Air Date: 2–22-2020
Today we take a look at Trump's recently-proposed budget and rule changes targeting the most vulnerable recipients of Social Security benefits. The budget has no chance of passing as it is because, thankfully, a Democratically-controlled House of Representatives will not allow it. However, it is still very valuable to understand what kind of budget and rules Trump and the GOP would pass if they were in complete power.
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Trump promised he would not touch Social Security and Medicare. He lied. Now we have deficit spending with no social benefits, and Democrats fooled into a compromise that allowed the military budget to soar.
This doctor is speaking out about the high cost and inaccessibility of health care in the U.S. after Trump said he’d make even more cuts to Medicare.
Bobby Kogan, chief mathematician of the Senate Budget Committee, explains how the Trump budget is cooking the books to make it look not as terrible as it really is.
Anthropologist Maggie Dickinson on food assistance, poverty and her book Feeding the Crisis Care and Abandonment in America's Food Safety Net
Janine Jackson interviewed Social Security Works’ Alex Lawson about Social Security and disability
Meagan Day on "How To Clean Up The Welfare State" by building social programs that inspire support through their universality
Ch. 7: Jay didn’t go far enough - Alan from Connecticut
Ch. 8: Emerging theme on our collective emergency, recommending After Capitalism - V from Central New York
Ch. 9: Why Clinton didn't win - James from Sacramento, CA
Ch. 10: Final comments on passion in the primaries, early interest in Bernie and why reluctant leaders are the best
MUSIC (Blue Dot Sessions):
- Opening Theme: Loving Acoustic Instrumental by John Douglas Orr
- Algea Trio - Algea Fields
- Milkwood - The Cabinetmaker
- Derailed - The Depot
- A Burst of Light - Delray
- Voicemail Music: Low Key Lost Feeling Electro by Alex Stinnent
- Closing Music: Upbeat Laid Back Indie Rock by Alex Stinnent
Produced by Jay! Tomlinson
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