The Majority Report with Sam Seder

Rolling Stone's Matt Taibbi joins us in studio and explains how a former Enron commodity trader who wants to destroy pension plans across the country, why Rhode Island is at the forefront of pension "reform" policies, why pension "reforms" passing public funds into the hands of Hedge Funds, why Wall Street and crony capitalism caused the pension crisis, the single biggest scam devised by Wall Street, why if you are in the Hedge Fund business you never lose and why Unions are beginning to recognize the pension scam.

On The Better Half: Matt Taibbi gives his play by play commentary of CNBC's demented interview with Alex Pareene, why anybody could do Jamie Dimon's job, Jeremy Schahill and Glenn Greenwald working on investigating the NSA's role in the US assassination program, the Republicans say "lets roll!" as they move towards government shutdown and your calls and IMs.

And keep the conversation going on our morning thread

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Political strategist explains, all the way that Ted Cruz is a asshole, why the GOP Frankenstein won't die, the final evolution of the extreme right wing media, why the final goal of modern Republican politicians are Fox News shows, why the modern conservative movement is a money scheme and will the awful "grand bargain reemerge?"

Isabel Gillies in the MR studio explains what it was like to grow up in New York, how the Upper West Side has changed, why Bill de Blasio will be a great Mayor for New York City, talked Sex Ed and picked the movie Craigslist Joe.

And your calls and IMs.

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Journalist Laura Gottesdiener explains, how communities of color were targeted by predatory housing loans, what "redlining" and why its toxic legacy matters, how inter generational wealth was destroyed in the African American community, how the financial services industry writes loans that no one including legal experts can understand, the inspiring grassroots movement against corporate foreclosure abuse and new models of home ownership.

On The better Half: the IPCC releases a new report on climate change, how Obamacare works, Random Limbaugh, Chris Wallace and Tucker Carlson have a very awkward moment and your calls and IMs.

And keep the conversation going on our morning thread

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Tina Dupuy the editor-in-chief of The Contributor explains what the goal of the Contributor is, why America needs substantive news coverage and why journalists need to be paid, why the economics of modern journalism is classist and why mainstream media does not understand economic issues.

Nicole Belle, explains why journalists like Chuck Todd will not cover the facts of Healthcare reform, why Todd and other mainstream journalists don't think fact checking is part of their jobs and the toxic relationship between the mainstream media and politicians.

On The Better Half: Ted Cruz mounts crazy "filibuster" reads from Green Eggs and Ham and totally misses the point of the book, Cruz also does a pretty bad Darth Vader, new facts on Healthcare reform and your calls and IMs.

And keep the conversation going on our morning thread

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Journalist David Dayen, explains how the mortgage industry is still defrauding homeowners, why the loan interests incentives are misaligned, Bank Of America's obscene record of mortgage fraud, the failure of the Obama Administration's regulatory framework, why tort "reform" has made the housing crisis even worse and how the Obama Administration has adopted a terrible sequester policy.

On The Better Half: Alex Jones blames Kenya terrorist attacks on President Obama, John Kerry signs new arms control treaty, Michael Bloomberg wants more plutocrats in New York City and your calls and IMs.

And keep the conversation going on our morning thread

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Matt Duss of the Center for American Progress, explains how Hassan Rouhani won Iran's last presidential election, why Iran's Supreme Leader is softening his hardline stance, Iran's economic crisis, Obama's strategic success with Iran, how Rouhani has shifted nuclear policy and Iran could be brought back into compliance with the NPT and what are the chances of a meeting between Obama and Rouhani.

On The Better Half: Koch Brothers group runs disgusting anti healthcare reform ad, Republican Congressman whines about how much more money he would make as a lobbyist, and your calls and IMs.

And keep the conversation going on our morning thread

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Direct download: 09-23-13-Matt_Duss-PUB.mp3
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Political strategist Cliff Schecter, explains why gun control legislation does not pass Congress, the big gun cartel, why we need campaign finance reform for public safety, far right Christian radio show host thinks next mass shooting will happen at Starbucks, will Republicans back down on defunding Obamacare? and Republicans vote to make millions of Americans go hungry.

Comedian Dean Obeidallah, explained his new movie The Muslims Are Coming, the goal of his movie, what it's like as a Muslim comedian to perform for southern audiences and tries to explain why Sam isn't in the new movie

On The Better Half: the Republican push to throw poor people off Food Stamps and your calls and IMs.

And keep the conversation going on our morning thread

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Direct download: 09-20-13-Cliff_Schecter-Dean_Obeidallah-PUB.mp3
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Economist Mike Konczal explains, why we focus to much on the Lehman Brothers collapse when we talk about the financial crisis; the broader roots of the economic implosion; how Wall Street manipulates "stress tests"; why Wall Street fails and never pays a price; how the financial sector holds back American growth and innovation; why Larry Summers getting pressured out of the race for Fed chair is great for America and what it means when the Federal Reserve "tapers".

On The Better Half: everyone celebrated the new MR app, Iran's new President Hassan Rouhani says his country does not want nuclear weapons, gun nuts protest Starbucks gun ban in Newton Connecticut and your calls and IMs.

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Direct download: 09-19-13-Mike_Konczal-PUB.mp3
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David Neiwert author of the new book And Hell Followed With Her: Crossing the Dark Side of the Americanexplains the roots of the border militia movement, how NAFTA hurt low income workers and spread a job crisis across the Mexico/US border, how the Minutemen made our border policies crazy, why the Minutemen movement drew in psychopaths and the home invasion and murder of a Mexican father and daughter by a team of Minutemen led by right-wing leader Shawna Forde.

On The Better Half: NYC's gala scene scared of the new Mayor, new disclosures on the Navy Yard shooters gun purchases, the flooding crisis in Colorado poses an environmental threat, new census figures on American poverty, "terrorism expert"/ sports reporter explains why the "far left works with radical Muslims", Random Rush and your IMs and phone calls.

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Today’s show we have a best of early Majority Report coverage of Occupy Wall Street.

Occupy Wall Street: Fran Lebowitz, Justin Wedes of the Occupy Wall Street media team and OccupyWallStreetNYC Twitter account,  Jeff Smith aka dontbeaputz + much, much more!


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Direct download: 09-17-13-Occupy_Anniversary_Best_of-MEM.mp3
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