A clip from new documentary (Astro) Turf Wars: How Corporate America Faked a Grassroots Revolution, ties oil billionaire David Koch closely to the Tea Party movement. For more information, go to www.astroturfwars.com
President Nicolas Sarkozy of France and German Chancellor Angela Merkel are asking the 17 countries that make up the Eurozone come together to balance their national budgets. According to the two, adopting the “golden rule” will lead to reduction of deficits and the reduction of the EU debt. Will this new plan save the Euro and the 17 countries that use it as legal tender? Demetri Kofinas, radio host and economic blogger, shares his thoughts. Follow Lauren on Twitter: twitter.com
From the Majority Report, MF 11:30am EST at majority.FM Nothing says Tea Party like not wanting to pay your bill. The Tea Party Nation is being sued by the Venetian Casino Resort in Las Vegas for a total of $642144. They booked 1637 rooms for a Tea Party conference and had to cancel due to lack of interest…now they don’t want to pay the bill. True Tea Party values!
Who’s to blame for the downgrade, stock market crash, and lousy economy? Not the Tea Party. Zo thinks Democrats and their liberal ideology is truly to blame. Hear why.
Cenk Uygur, host of The Young Turks, discusses a New York Times story about an event organized by Koch industries. The Koch Brothers want to gather the richest people in the country, Republican politicians, and Supreme Court Justices like Antonin Scalia and Clarence Thomas to discuss ways to influence governmental action. Cenk discusses how the Koch Brothers’ raise money for “education” – their word for secretly funding Republican politicians and causes. www.nytimes.com