January 31 - Democrats Should Run With Joe Kennedy's Righteous Anger at Trump; Trump's Big Apple Lie in His SOTU Speech; The Amazon, JPMorgan Chase and Berkshire Hathaway Health Plan

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We begin with the response to President Trump’s State of the Union from the designated Democrat, not to mention other opposition voices who weighed in and speak with Paul Waldman, a senior writer at The American Prospect and author of “Being Right is Not Enough: What Progressives Must Learn From Conservative Success” about his article at The Washington Post “What Joe Kennedy’s speech says about Democratic anger at Trump”.  He joins us to discuss how Democrats should resist the call by centrist pundits to reach out to conservative voters but instead energize and mobilize voters to vote in November using the growing and palpable anger across the land at Trump which is shared by 57% of the country who feel he is reckless, profane and sexist together with the alarm 46% of Americans feel who believe Trump is a greater danger to America and the world than North Korea’s Kim Jong-un.

 

Part 2

Then we look into one of the more glaring lies in Trump’s hour and a half long string of jingoistic patriotic platitudes mixed in with hyper-salesmanship and focus on his claim that “Apple has just announced it plans to invest a total of $350 billion in America, and hire another 20,000 workers…This, in fact, is our new American moment. There has never been a better time to start living the American Dream”. Economist, lawyer and investigative journalist James Henry, the co-founder of the new investigative reporting service DCReport.org joins us to discuss Trump’s massive giveaway to the 1% dressed up as middle class tax relief and his bogus infrastructure plan which is based on a disastrous experiment that rewarded contractors but failed miserably for the public in the UK.

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Part 3

Then finally we look into the health care project put forward by Amazon, JPMorgan Chase and Berkshire Hathaway that is long on promises and short on details and speak with Michael Hiltzik, a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter and columnist with the Los Angeles Times about his latest article at the LA Times “Reducing healthcare costs doesn’t require Bezos/Buffett/Dimon magic: Every other country already knows how”. We try to analyze why so many Republicans cheered Donald Trump at last night’s State of the Union when he proudly announced he was taking healthcare away from millions of his fellow Americans.

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