Published on Apr 17, 2012
A recent Washington Post/ABC News poll finds that a plurality of Americans - 45% - now disapprove of the Tea Party. So what does this mean for Mitt Romney and the Tea Party in American politics. Thom asks Judson Phillips - Founder of Tea Party Nation.
The Problems that Require our Media's Attention
The Buffet Rule likely won't overcome a Republican filibuster in the Senate anytime soon. This is a major issue for the 2012 election - and for our economy - yet the media doesn't seem to think so - they're hardly covering it.
-What about the $1.3 trillion we've spend on a decade of war in Iraq and Afghanistan?
-What about the $2.3 trillion that the Pentagon can't account for?
-What about the $80 billion for the Bush tax cuts for the rich?
-What about Wall Street's theft of $7 trillion during the economic meltdown?
-What about the $40 billion that's lost every decade in oil subsidies?
-What about the $2.5 trillion in wealth sucked out of our country over the last 30 years thanks to so-called Free Trade?
-What about the trillions that Republican Presidents - Reagan, Bush, and Bush - added to our national debt?
-What about the $2 trillion of infrastrucure debt since Republicans' "starved the beast" of government in the 1980s?
-What about the $2 trillion in damage to our oceans that climate change will cost in the coming decades?
We have multi-hundred billion, and trillion dollar problems facing the United States. Problems that require our immediate attention - and problems that are a direct threat to the nation. But what is our corporate media - and politicans on the right focused on? That's right - forget about the $2.3 trillion missing from the Pentagon - let's talk about the $800,000 missing from the GSA. Or lets talk about Secret Service agents getting it on with hookers. The media should be reporting on the real problems facing this nation - and not the manufactured ones brought to us by Republican political operatives.