July 11 - Who is Winning the Battle to Define"Obamacare"?; The GOP's 2012 Strategy of Money In, People Out; Where Does Mitt's Money Live?

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Part 1

We begin with today's 31st vote by House Republicans to repeal what they call Obamacare, the Affordable Care Act, which has been both passed into law, and upheld by the Supreme Court. Ethan Rome, the executive director of Health Care For America Now joins us to discuss why Republicans feel this is a winning strategy and why the Obama Administration has allowed the Affordable Care Act to be defined so negatively while not adequately explaining its benefits. ethan rome


Part 2

Then Ilyse Hogue joins us. A columnist with The Nation and the former director of Political Advocacy for MoveOn.org, she has an article at The Nation “Money in, People out: The Twin Pillars of the GOP’s 2012 Strategy”. We discuss both sides of the Republican 2012 strategy for victory in November; prevent as many Democrats as they can from voting, while raising record amounts of money from undisclosed donors to carpet bomb the airwaves and numb the electorate into submission.

ilse hogue


Part 3

Then finally, following a ground-breaking article in Vanity Fair by Nicholas Shaxon, “Where the Money Lives”, we look into how much money Mitt Romney has been hiding off shore in the Cayman Islands, Bermuda and in Swiss banks. Scott Klinger the Tax Policy Director of Business for a Shared Prosperity and one of the authors of the report “Executive Excess 2011: The Massive CEO Rewards for Tax Dodging”, joins us.

scott klinger
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