FDR was a real progressive president who supported workers. And one of his greatest achievements – which led to the minimum wage, overtime pay and protections for child labor – celebrates its 78th birthday today. #FLSA #PROUAW
McConnell’s proposal to end the Affordable Care Act and unravel Medicaid is designed not only to repeal the taxes on the wealthy that finance the Affordable Care Act, but also to pay for even larger tax cuts on the wealthy and on corporations.
The House’s version (according to the Congressional Budget Office’s analysis; its analysis of the Senate bill is coming out this week) would save more than $800 billion over the next decade – enough to deliver a giant tax cut for their most affluent supporters and donors, over and above the taxes they’d no longer have to pay to finance healthcare for the poor and lower working class.
Which is why House Speaker Paul Ryan has insisted that Trump pursue health-care reform first — to pay for the largest tax cut on the wealthy and on corporations in history.
Again, I must stress: This is being proposed at a time when the richest Americans have a larger portion of the nation’s income and wealth than at any time since the Gilded Age of the 1890s.
Pacifica will have a one-day special national broadcast on Tuesday, June 27 – a dramatic reading of George Orwell’s dystopian novel "1984". You’ll be able to hear it on kpft.org or simulcast on any of the other four Pacifica stations, their web streams, or on our national website at pacifica.org.
What you’ll hear Tuesday from 8am – 11 pm Central Time is the dramatic reading of the entire novel, recorded at KPFK in 1975, as read by longtime KPFK morning host and blacklisted writer Charles Morgan, and legendary voiceover artist June Foray. It’s from the Pacifica Radio Archives, and is one small part of what’s in the giant 64GB "Voices that Change the World" USB collection. You can get the "Voices" jump drive and support KPFT by donating at pledge.kpft.org
Regular Tuesday programming will resume the following week. That’s Tuesday, June 27, from 8am to 11pm on 90.1 FM, KPFT Houston and kpft.org.