How to solve the federal deficit; and a campaign to have ordinary people call the Governor's office08/12/11 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Monday)
Governor Rick Scott has been sending robocalls out to Florida residentsâ€”touting the positive things heâ€™s done since taking office earlier this year. Now thereâ€™s a campaign to have average Floridians tell the governor what theyâ€™ve been experiencing since he took over in Tallahasseeâ€¦
And is there a relatively simple fix for the federal budget deficit? Our first guest says there is.
But first some listener comments about yesterdayâ€™s program. Yesterday we featured a spokesperson for Citizens for Tax Justice who gave us some information about who pays taxes in this country. She pointed out that when it comes to state and local taxesâ€”low and moderate income people pay a higher share than the rich. Hereâ€™s what three listeners had to say.
Our first guest is Doug Henwood, editor of The Left Business Observer who has reported on the American economy for years. He has what he says is a relatively simple and painless way to reach a balanced budget.
Our next guest is Susannah Randolph who is behind the campaign in which ordinary Floridians are sending recorded phone calls to the governor this Monday. The calls describe their economic situation.
Also discussed: this article in Mother Jones Magazine pointing out that Rick Scott pays just $30 a month for his state sponsored health insurance.