Episode

5/3 Jeff Spross: Democrats Need to Create a Universal Jobs Program Now!

May 3, 2017

Journalist Jeff Spross, explains why Trump while lying talked more about jobs than Hillary Clinton. What is a public jobs option. Employing people for social good. The job guarantee and the living wage. Why private employment would be better with a public option. Why recessions will be less violent with a job guarantee. Will a public job option hurt teen workers? How much would a public job option cost? Why this program makes more sense than universal basic income and who supports a public jobs option in Congress?

On The Fun Half: the problem with Jimmy Kimmel’s healthcare statements. Matt Lewis’s absurd attack on Jimmy Kimmel. Why Republicans can’t repeal the affordable care act. Chris Cuomo schools Paul Ryan. Mick Mulvaney tries and fails to spin the budget. James Comey justifies interfering in the election. The pro confederate propaganda industry. And your calls and IMs.

Cast: Sam Seder @samseder, Michael Brooks @_michaelbrooks, Matt Lech, @mattlech and Kelly Carey, @kellycarey.

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