Episode

2/4 David Dayen: How the Government Pays Corporations to Defraud Us

February 4, 2015

Mitt Romney actually basically told Obama he won because of “black people”. Also Michael Bloomberg thought Barack Obama didn’t like people enough. Wow.

Journalist David Dayen explains how Bernie Sanders is pushing the Senate in a progressive and substantive direction. The interesting progressives who Bernie Sanders has hired for the Senate Budget Committee. The real deficits we face including: wages and infrastructure deficits. The problems with new corporate tax amnesty proposals. The Corporate strategy for massive tax evasion. The differences between President Obama and Rand Paul and Barbara Boxer’s corporate tax proposals. How the US Government pays Apple to dodge taxes. Antonio Weiss and Wall Street’s payment model that seed people from finance across federal government and how the AFLCIO is trying to stop it.

On The Fun Half: Carnival Cruises uses an amazing JFK speech in a totally tacky way and the right freaks out for all the wrong reasons. Right Wing Mandela calls out Carnival Cruises.Gross, Senator Thom Tillis does not want restaurants to be forced to make their employees wash their hands. What the hell is happening in Argentina? Also your calls and IMs.

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