Saturday Morning Talkies, for November 10, 2012 - 8:00am
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1. Yet, we see Mr. Obama telegraphing his enthusiastic willingness to sell his votes out by cutting their SS, Medicare and proposing a general austerity economic agenda for the American People. The rich may have to take a small hit in income that will not actually hurt them.
Excellent second hour! Sorry some of your callers were so incoherent or the man attempting to use Mr. Baker to help fix a broken Republican Party – what a waste of valuable time.
The important takeaways for me:
1. Rob Johnson knocked it out of the park on the actual class breakdown of who voted for President Obama - with those making under $50K going overwhelmingly for Obama and the over $50K going for Romney. You have to ask yourself why would anyone making less that $250K vote for Romney. Yet, we see Mr. Obama telegraphing his enthusiastic willingness to sell these people out by cutting their SS, Medicare and proposing a general austerity economic agenda for the American People. The rich may have to take a small hit in income, that will not actually hurt them. Yep, I told you so!
2. Mr. Baker nailed the phony debate on the “Fiscal Cliff.” And I couldn't agree with him more on fixing the our broken election system. Nobody should have to wait 6-7-9 hours to vote.
3. Dean Baker can't see a way for worker directed enterprises to succeed in the US, but that's exactly where we need to be heading. It's all of our jobs to figure out how to transition from Capitalism to a more democratic economic structure. We actually don't have a choice. This will become more apparent as our current system continues not to deliver the goods - higher wages, fewer economic crashes and more leisure time with money in our pockets to enjoy it.
In your first hour it seems that Mark W should have been asked about the “Color Revolution” attack against Argentina. This is an area that he is very familiar with.
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