Saturday, October 04, 2008

Disco's Playlists: Hartmann & Sanders on Bailout

I thought it would be fun to share podcasts that got my attention each week.

Anyway, this week's featured podcast from Thom Hartmann's hour one from this Friday. Every Friday he has "Brunch with Bernie," what Thom calls a national town hall. Anyway, Senator Bernie Sanders [I-VT] and Hartmann dig into the bailout, challenging some of the basic ideas. The most disturbing point made? For 1/6 of the money, we could have rebuilt our infrastructure, created 6 million jobs, and in the end have valuable repairs would be made. Instead? We bought a bunch of bankrupt companies.

I've been unsure about how I feel about the bailout, but hearing conversations like this make me worried.

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