Posts tagged ‘Thom Hartmann’

December 9, 2011

How and Why the GOP is sabotaging Consumer Protection Agency

Ian Millhiser, Center for American Progress joins Thom Hartmann. Tonight – people who need a new loan – people who are signing a new credit card contract – and people who are are opening up a new checking account – still don’t have anyone on their side making sure they’re not getting screwed over by banksters. That’s becasue – once again – Senate Republicans filibustered President Obama’s nominee, Richard Cordray, to head up the newly-created Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Cordray got a majority of Senators to back him – but Democrats couldn’t get the 60 votes needed to overcome a near-unanimous Republican filibuster. Senator Scott Brown from Massachusetts was the only Republican to approve Cordray – and that’s probably because a new poll shows Brown losing 7 points to Elizabeth Warren – the person who created the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. So what exactly is the beef that Republicans have with Cordray and with consumer financial protections in the first place?

November 21, 2011

The Iconic Moment in the Occupy Wall Street movement

Thom Hartmann says the pepper spraying of peaceful student protesters by University of California, Davis police is an iconic moment in the Occupy Wall Street movement.

November 11, 2011

Rick Perry:The Last Gasps of a Desperate man

Karl Frisch of Bullfight Strategies & Sam Sacks, Progressive Strategist join Thom Hartmann. The GOP presidential primary debates are back in full-swing. And there was no lack of entertainment at last night’s debate on CNBC – although substance was hard to come by. I was completely shocked off the bat with the question on Italy – it was clear the moderators knew far more about the issues than the candidates on stage – through the entire night – why are there no serious questions about whether or not these guys are qualified to be in the White House?