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Edition #1103

Today we look at the Trump administrations proposed tax plan, a progressive alternative for how we should be spending our money and some of the underlying principles of paying taxes

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Show Notes

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

Ch. 2: Act 1: The DISASTER That Is Donald Trump's Tax Plan - @DavidPakmanShow - Air Date: 04-27-17

Ch. 3: Song 1: You're a Disaster - Dragonette

Ch. 4: Act 2: Corporations stashing their profits abroad - Economic Update w: @profwolff - Air Date 12-2-16

Ch. 5: Song 2: Ennio 08-08 - Silence Is Sexy

Ch. 6: Act 3: Vanessa Williamson on Why Americans are proud to pay our taxes - @offkiltershow - Air Date 4-21-17

Ch. 7: Song 3: Petit - The Little Prince - David Ari Leon

Ch. 8: Act 4: The People's Budget from the Progressive Caucus in Congress - The Zero Hour w: @RJEskow - Air Date 5-6-17

Ch. 9: Song 4: Political Prisoners - The Undercover Hippy

Ch. 10: Act 5: Spread the Word about The People’s Budget via @USProgressives (Congressional Progressive Caucus) - Best of the Left Activism

Ch. 11: Song 5: 

Ch. 12: Act 6: Taxes equals freedom - Jacobin Radio - Air Date 4-18-17


Ch. 13: Systematic racism through housing during the New Deal - Kevin from Louisiana

Ch. 14: Competing liberal values re: free speech - Trent from Salt Lake City, Utah

Voicemail Music: Loud Pipes - Classics

Ch. 15: Final comments recommending episodes #908 and #987 on racism in housing policy and my thoughts on the current debate over free speech

#908 Unfair housing, unfair society

#987 The double helix of racial and economic inequality

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



Check out The People's Budget at and spread the word. 

Visit the Progressive Caucus website and follow @USProgressives on Twitter for updates.


The Democrats are getting ready to govern again (The Week)

This new budget points the way forward for Democrats (The Washington Post)

The People’s Budget, Not Trump’s Budget, Will Help Working Americans (Common Dreams)

The People’s Budget, not Trump’s budget, will help working Americans (Economic Policy Institute)

The People's Budget: Progressive Proposal Aims to Un-Rig Failed Economic System (Common Dreams, 2015)

Written by BOTL Communications Director, Amanda Hoffman

Produced by Jay! Tomlinson

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