#1140 Smoke, mirrors and myth (Tax Cuts for the Wealthy)

Oct 17, 2017, 10:00 PM

Air Date: 10/17/2017 Today we look at the philosophy, tricks of the trade and long-term strategy behind the GOP's never-ending quest to grant more tax cuts to corporations and the wealthy while cutting popular programs aimed at aiding the poor Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991 Join the Best of the Left Social Network! Donate or become a Member to support the show!  Visit: https://www.patreon.com/BestOfTheLeft  Show Notes Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond Farewell - From a Basement On the Hill Ch. 2: Act 1: Idiotic Economist Pushes HORRIBLE Tax Plan That Left Kansas Crippled - Majority Report (@MajorityFM) - Air Date: 09-26-17 Ch. 3: Song 1:  world of ruin - Damiano Baldoni Ch. 4: Act 2: How Republicans Created Tax Cut Myths - @DavidPakmanShow - Air Date: 10-04-17 Ch. 5: Song 2:  peaceOut (ft. KungFu) - airtone Ch. 6: Act 3: Understanding what we can about the proposed tax plan - CounterSpin (@FAIRmediawatch) - Air Date 10-6-17 Ch. 7: Song 3:  Like Music (cdk Mix) (ft. Phasenwandler) - cdk Ch. 8: Act 4: Fox News Calls Out Trump Tax Cut Lies - @theyoungturks - Air Date: 10-03-17 Ch. 9: Song 4:  Headlights/Mountain Road - The Contessa Ch. 10: Act 5: Understanding the reality of corporate taxes - @RalphNader Radio Hour - Air Date 10-7-17 Ch. 11: Song 5:  Forgotten Land (ft. Gurdonark, Joanne Gabriel) - Doxent Zsigmond Ch. 12: Act 6: How corporations rigged our tax system against us - Economic Update w/ @profwolff - Air Date 4-24-16 Ch. 13: Song 6:  Celestial Navigation - Aeronaut Ch. 14: Act 7: They plan to raise and then panic about the deficit - @offkiltershow - Air Date 10-6-17 Voicemails Ch. 15: Seeking a fundamentally just justice system - Jesse from Seattle Ch. 16: How people get help after emergencies - FEMA employee Ch. 17: Patreon Feedback - Alan from Connecticut Voicemail Music: Loud Pipes - Classics Ch. 18: Final comments on what you’ll find on the Best of the Left social network Closing Music: Here We Are - Everyone's in Everyone (Additional music from Blue Dot Sessions)  Activism: Fighting tax cuts for the rich and budget cuts needs the same momentum as the healthcare fight! Dive in and fight back with these campaigns:  TrumpTaxToolkit.org (Use the Senator-specific toolkits to fight back against tax cuts for the 1%, and more) NotOnePenny.org (Mobilize to demand not one penny in tax cuts for the rich, and more) HandsOff.org (Share how budget cuts impact you personally, and more) Written by BOTL Communications Director Amanda Hoffman Produced by Jay! Tomlinson Thanks for listening! Visit us at BestOfTheLeft.com Support the show via Patreon Check out the BotL iOS/Android App in the App Stores! Follow at Twitter.com/BestOfTheLeft Like at Facebook.com/BestOfTheLeft Contact me directly at Jay@BestOfTheLeft.com Review the show on iTunes and Stitcher!