Tue, 26 March 2019
Author and Talk Poverty Editor Pat Garofalo (@Pat_Garofalo) joins us to discuss his new book, The Billionaire Boondoggle: How Our Politicians Let Corporations and Bigwigs Steal Our Money and Jobs.
On today's show: A breakdown of the web of intrigue surrounding Felix Sater.
Author and Talk Poverty Editor Pat Garofalo (@Pat_Garofalo) joins us to discuss his new book, The Billionaire Boondoggle: How Our Politicians Let Corporations and Bigwigs Steal Our Money and Jobs. It's business as usual for cities to compete with each other to see who can offer the most generous tax subsidy to attract any given corporation. But does this actually work out in communities' favor? Using examples like Amazon, a New Jersey mega mall, and the entertainment industry, Garofalo explains why, despite being politically popular, these kinds of tax breaks are never a good deal for the people living in distressed areas.
On the fun half: Nancy Pelosi at AIPAC: The House "came together to condemn the anti-semitic myth of dual loyalty." Chuck Schumer equivocates Omar's statements with Trump calling neo-Nazis "very fine people." Is Jamie scaring people away from the left by talking about anarcho-communism? Bill O'Reilly says Fox is losing lots of money because of MediaMatters and MoveOn. 2014: Steve Moore says Brownback is under complete assault from left, austerity is not actually happening. 2014: Steve Moore says Brownback is creating jobs again...Kevin Price says the numbers look small, but we need perspective. Bernie calls for release of Mueller report. Kamala Harris takes photo with California AIPAC leaders. Pompeo says America has been "infested" by "insidious new form" of bigotry "in the guise of anti-Zionism." Pompeo extremely happy that Trump recognized Israeli control of Golan Heights. Republican Congressman asks "Are you a socialist or a capitalist? Yes or no?"
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