Tag Archives: Social Security

Emily Yoffe’s blaming, Social Security privatization, class war

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Listen to the new episode of Citizen Radio and subscribe to the free podcast. Allison and Jamie discuss Emily Yoffe’s awful article blaming women for men raping them, the government shutdown ending (but the real fight to save Social Security just beginning,) and class war in America. They also read some Maniac Mail! Pick up a Citizen Radio tote bag today! Citizen [...]

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Journalist Will Potter on ‘Ag Gag’ laws, President Obama OKs cuts to Social Security

Listen to the new episode of Citizen Radio and subscribe to the free podcast. Journalist Will Potter (@will_potter) joins the show to discuss ‘Ag Gag’ laws and animal activists being labeled domestic terrorists. Next, Allison and Jamie discuss President Obama OKing cuts to Social Security. Citizen Radio is a member-supported show. Visit wearecitizenradio.com to sign up and [...]

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Jiu-Jitsu tales, notable election results, warning signs for the Social Security battle

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Listen to the new episode of Citizen Radio and subscribe to the free podcast. Jamie shares tales from his Jiu-Jitsu tornament victory, Allison and Jamie discuss notable election results, and list warning signs for the Social Security battle. Remember to vote for Citizen Radio at podcastawards.com! You can vote once every day and remember to verify your vote [...]

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Paul Ryan overkill, class war, DOJ refuses to prosecute Goldman Sachs, more from Glenn Beck rally

Listen to the new episode of Citizen Radio and subscribe to the free podcast. Paul Ryan overkill: the media talks about Romney’s VP pick in the dumbest possible way, class war, DOJ refuses to prosecute Goldman Sachs, and Molly Knefel (@mollyknefel) talks about visiting her home town. Also, Melissa Gira Grant (@melissagira) returns for part [...]

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Updates on coup in Wisconsin, disaster in Japan, and Jamie’s big announcement

Listen to the new Citizen Radio and subscribe to the free podcast. Senator Bernie Sanders introduces legislation today that would safeguard Social Security by requiring extraordinary majorities in Congress to approve any reduction in benefits. The Wisconsin Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald will not allow Senate Democrats to vote during committee hearings. Also, updates on the [...]

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Your friendly local pirates

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This is rich coming from a company that’s cause du jour is stealing old people’s guaranteed retirement funds. Private equity firm Blackstone Group on Wednesday said retiring public employees shouldn’t be blamed for structural budget deficits, weighing into the debate about underfunded public pension plans…. Pension funds are major investors in Blackstone’s funds. Last year, Byron Wien, [...]

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Citizen Radio: Digby dissects Dems’ performance, Christian extremism, Wikileaks, and the Catfood Commission

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Hear this episode by subscribing to our free podcast at wearecitizenradio.com. Digby joins the show to discuss Democrats’ performance, Christian extremism, Wikileaks, the Catfood Commission, domestic terrorism, and why the “government is like your family” metaphor is so very stupid. Check out Digby’s blog: http://digbysblog.blogspot.com/ and follow her on Twitter (@digby56) Allison and Jamie discuss tax [...]

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Another Monday, another week of the rich fucking the poor

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Hotel workers in Chicago, Hawaii, and San Francisco are staging strikes and walk-outs to protest what they call “cheap recession contracts.” Basically, union leaders say Hilton is exploiting workers even though the company received huge taxpayer-provided bailouts. Hilton is owned by Blackstone Group LP. Blackstone in February cut a deal to reduce its $20 billion [...]

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