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Edition #1100

Today we look at the myriad benefits of earned benefits and why we should be looking to greatly expand our social benefits programs rather than cut them

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Show Notes

Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond Farewell - From a Basement On the Hill

Ch. 2: Act 1: Fox News: Starve The Poor, Feed The Rich - @theyoungturks - Air Date: 12-30-16

Ch. 3: Song 1: Let's Eat the Poor - alan ross haynes

Ch. 4: Act 2: David Dayen On Social Security Expansion - Majority Report (@MajorityFM) - Air Date: 06-20-16

Ch. 5: Song 2: Social Security - Tallia Storm

Ch. 6: Act 3: Ikea and the family leave we all deserve - Economic Update w @profwolff - Air Date 12-15-16

Ch. 7: Song 3: Family Values - Johnossi

Ch. 8: Act 4: Economics: How Scandinavia Got it Right - @DavidPakmanShow - Air Date: 11-05-16

Ch. 9: Song 4: Turtle (Bonobo Remix) - Pilote

Ch. 10: Act 5: Defending Social Security from those who would dismantle it - The Zero Hour w: @RJEskow - Air Date 4-15-17

Ch. 11: Song 5: Bills - LunchMoney Lewis

Ch. 12: Act 6: Call Congress to Demand they Stop the Budget Cuts & Invest in Human Needs via @CoalitiononHN - Best of the Left Activism

Ch. 13: Song 6: Activism - Shihan

Ch. 14: Act 7: Taxes, defense and public insurance programs - Economic Update w @profwolff - Air Date 4-24-16


Ch. 15: Responses to Alan from Georgia re: Louisiana abortion laws - Dave from Olympia, WA

Ch. 16: Framing universal health care as an American value - Annie from Alabama

Ch. 17: My first 100 days - Romulo from Miami, FL

Voicemail Music: Loud Pipes - Classics

Ch. 18: Final comments on Stance, my new favorite way to contact congress

Closing Music: Here We Are - Everyone's in Everyone



Tell Congress to pass a spending bill that invests in basic living standards and fundamental human needs via Coalition on Human Needs (@CoalitiononHN

Leave Congress a direct voicemail with Stance 

Check out stats and data on the National Priorities Project (@natpriorities) and spread the word 


Federal Budget TipSheet - Social Insurance and Earned Benefits (National Priorities Project) 

Federal Budget TipSheet - Health Care Spending (National Priorities Project) 

Trump's Budget Cuts (National Priorities Project Blog) 

Under Trump, coal communities are stuck between a rock and a hard place (Think Progress)

Remember When Donald Trump Promised to Save Social Security? (The Nation) 

HEAD SMACKER: Trump Plan Slashes Taxes on Companies Already Dodging Taxes (Coalition for Human Needs Blog)

Written by BOTL Communications Director, Amanda Hoffman

Produced by Jay! Tomlinson

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