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or was his response i've talked to schumer i've talked to whiten i've talked if you used the term billionaires again i'm done. call back went on to say during the course of the interview that we should be the party of doing well we should be the party of business and leadership and i've made it very clear i'll cut your money off and others will do the same we've had enough we need to rebranding and that plagues and gentlemen is how politics really works it's the big donors the steve include backs the sheldon adelson the koch brothers who decide just what the party message shall be otherwise no money for you no money for you and with super pacs raising over one point five billion in campaign money according to the washington post just ten mega donor individuals and couples contributed nearly twenty percent of the one point one billion raised by super pacs by the end of
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august in that presidential election cycle of last year the new gilded age of politics is here in washington and around the world it is not going anywhere. which is why we are watching the harks. what do you think the thing. is with. the plot of. the day like you that i got. this. week so. welcome everybody to watching the harks i am tyrone ventura and tabitha wallace so if you say billionaires again we're going to take our money go. at the democracy apparently that's the democratic party. that
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just needs to rebranded the party of business by you just make a billionaires party of them why don't you just be honest they already are the party of business loves loves who are in there not yet all both the major priorities in this country are the party of business at the end of a day usually from goldman sachs a major wall street firms you have this guy who is you know made is billions and i am shares yeah so you'll excuse me if i don't exactly consider him the arbiter of the politics not smiling with you know call back what you know look i you said the interview he said the interview with them was i'm busy you are my money and i don't take that away from you probably worked very hard for your body throughout the course of your life but let's also take a step back and remember something that you were born into a culture where you know you had the right skin color rather race gender you had you know all of these you were already ahead of the pack before you know you
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haven't got started so i'm not trying to take away from our how hard it was during your money but at the end of the day remember the we all can't be billionaires we all can't be millionaires guys with one hundred million dollars. some of us in society actually need help. why we're so let's get rid of the wealth and income and that's what they were adopting what's kind of hilarious about that is that here's a man who made his money. preying on the hopes and dreams of middle class working class americans with timeshares you can live the life i have as a billionaire for a fraction of the cause just pay for it later put it on put it on credit. so excuse me if i don't exactly take his his lines and to doing that now the washington post also i think what is really interesting is while you have you know someone like him going i'm not going to give money to your campaigns if you don't do this well the washington post reported that more than four hundred million years and billionaires
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will reportedly ask congress not to cut their taxes on a letter this week in response to the g.o.p.'s latest tax plan and congress now some people who have signed on to that include ben and jerry's ice cream founders ben cohen and jerry greenfield fashion designer eileen fisher billionaire hedge fund manager george soros and philanthropist stephen rockefeller center you have rockefeller. who soros. there we go here all these people who also manage that i don't mean a tax break we don't need it i don't need a tax break you obviously have millions to give away to political campaigns and get a write off on it you get to write off your sexual assault weapons i mean what else do you know it's really interesting because you're going along with the old the whole idea of you know cutting taxes for the rich is always that will the reinvestigate called the head of national economic council suddenly an interview
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with c. and b. c. this week i don't believe that we set out to create a tax cut for the wealthy everything that our tax system is better system is meant to encourage investment that's always the excuse you hear you know you cut taxes really well. the trickle down economics they invest more i guess they invest in campaigns is really where that extra money goes doesn't actually they can truly just stack the game in their favor as opposed to the rest of us but what's interesting is one of the other signers of the letter robert bob crandall a former american airlines c.e.o. said i think a tax cut is absurd i have a big income if my income gets bigger i'm not going to invest more i'll just save more and that is really true most ek and anybody follows economics realizes that most of the super wealthy they just save money they save money and they have money . that's how you get to be that way. well. that's. in april of two thousand and fourteen the city of flint michigan
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changed its public water source to the flint river and failed to include corrosion deterrent. liquids to which which will cause the lead to lead from old pipes into the water supply as of now november twenty seventeen the remaining lead pipes in flint won't be completely replaced until twenty twenty but a recent study from daniels grossman and david university of kansas and a west virginia university show that we don't have time to wait using public health records birth and death certificates the researchers compared fetal death rates and miscarriages and flint to fifteen other michigan cities from two thousand and eight to two thousand and fifteen those cities that had not changed their water supply and compared them with the data suggests that influence fetal death rates rose fifty eight percent and thirty rates fell by twelve percent in that time of course the michigan department of health and human services a mediately complained that the study was flawed and they would have to do their own study of the study which really explains the problem at the heart of flint the
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state local government responsible for the problem just doesn't want to be responsible for any solutions for the effects as an activist melissa maze told rewire there have been far too many miscarriages to count it's sad because we have no idea what the heavy metals percentage products bacteria and whatever else we have been and are still being exposed to present to our bodies well our sons have low sperm counts how long how many young women will not be able to become mothers because their eggs are poisoned we just don't know and the state of michigan just wants to sweep it all under the rug like it's all in the past who. gives me more angry than hearing that once again the people of flint because there are a poor community they don't have a lot of money in the people in the community of flint so let's just you know just look at an awful lot of them they don't give a lot to come and pay. yeah here's the good slit still doesn't have clean water
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and people were poisoned period i don't understand why that's an issue that you actually have to ask people to care about. it's very strange to me so the michigan department health and human services while on the one hand just saying oh no babies were harmed during our poisoning around here was lead poisoning boys thank you very much as yeah i like whoops but they've also revealed this year and another report that grand rapids michigan which by the way has the largest population of children in the entire state has the highest amount of of children living there that they children there have tested high for lead three out of the last five years. so let me get this right so the risk you're going to part of held for someone who poisoned flightless that i could watch boys that get poisoned first place there are no saying the children of the babies in the mothers who have a miscarriage and i go there because if you look over here in another part of the
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state the children there have really high levels of lead but we're not seeing the sick what well they're like we have this problem elsewhere but it's fine they're fine it's only about the last three to five years three in the last five years that they've shown that they have really just blows my mind why is that it was terrible i want to ask you though this really though which is interesting you brought up to me earlier today this really comes down to the right to choose it really does not and i know people put those two things with those things together. choosing when to hand when to have a family or if to have a family is a fundamental right whether it's written down or any kind of magical you know scripture of democracy or not how choosing not just what to do but choosing one to have that child choosing how to do that that's a huge fundamental right but economics can dictate how healthy you are. refer to lady or if you have to live in a neighborhood like so in
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a city like flint where your only chance of drinking water and your bathing in this stuff is really bad so poverty sort of dictates how your fertility is taken care of or what access you have to these things and one of the things that i thought was really interesting is that the study's authors david. assistant professor of economics at university of cantor kansas actually had this to say about why we should take this also seriously it's take a listen. i think children in america is expensive and resource intensive and we want people to have the number of children they want when they want to have them right that we as americans are very much about individual americans getting to make the choices that are the best for their family and this is a one of the most fundamental ones and the idea that hundreds of families wanted to have a child during this time period and couldn't is really very very sad. well you know
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there's so much wrong the took place in major institutions and in the flint story and one of them i think is the is the media going to bet on it and you had you had media is like are like r t democracy now few other places out there the did actually follow through and stayed with it but not so mainstream they barely picked up what it was interesting as a second part of the study that we're talking about with the miscarriages looked at google trends to see when residents of. you know actually searching for information regarding lead like when did they start going and saying hey drew a while there's less water. citing concerns will lead water was leaked in july of two thousand and fifteen in the lead contamination was confirmed in september of that year but this study confirms that an increase in concern about lead did not occur until september. yeah until september twenty fifteen followed by a large spike in searches in january twenty sixth when the national media by only
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began to pick up on this story i had of the finally right there yes but that's really what it is that they did they weren't even aware that this is a problem the truth is any amount of. no child nobody here it is twenty seventeen we've known lead shouldn't be there we should be taken care of and i would like my tax dollars to go to the point all right as we go to break don't forget to let us know what you think of the topics we've covered facebook and twitter see our poll shows that are to dot com coming up we talked to a great student loan swindle journalist matt taibbi and then our teens david bell rings as the latest on the los angeles march against sexual harassment and abuse in the movie business stay tune watching the. make this manufactured consensus stick to the public will. when the ruling class is protect themselves. the final merry go round to
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listen to the one percent. to financial aid agreements are teenagers who never made a serious financial decision in their lives office and they put their name on the dotted client and in many cases they don't know the difference between. receiving eight thousand dollars and financial aid and what they're actually means terms of paying it off down the road they don't know they're going to be paid much more think that once you figure out interests. and after that there's
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a series of things that make this into a scam is sort of a bottomless well of funding for student loans which makes the price of college go up everywhere because it's almost everybody who wants to go to college now can go to college. but the problem is once you get out those loans you can't declare bankruptcy you can't get out of them it's the one kind of debt you cannot discharge and as soon as you miss a payment or get into any kind of trouble she's a crew at a mind boggling rate and there are people who reach old age the social security age without ever having touched the principal while that's just breaks my heart and just a stream way of starting as someone has you know answering in the middle ages myself i not my student loan bill has somehow magically gone up over the years even though i haven't gotten any more into. and that's all part of this sort of you compared it
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to the big story scam like what took place in the in the movie this staying just how that asked how vast that is this wendell and how many institutions government and private are involved in this. yeah i think it's a it's a gigantic scam that basically encompasses every aspect of the education industry it includes the private colleges includes public colleges it includes the . the government government bodies that do the lending whether it's selling may or the new newly formed navy and. it includes private lenders includes a collection agencies. but the critical aspects are you in a noted states studies show that having a college education doesn't really guarantee rushing charges or getting a job but not having that knowledge cation pretty much dooms you to work so everybody must education it turns out at the end of them
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a minimum entry fee to the american economy. howie i want to this is something that was interesting well you know when i was reading your article about it and other articles in reference to this is it struck me as is is how dangerous is a education system in our kind of future as a society when you have teachers and faculty who are either on purpose or forced to think more like businessmen than educators. you know you know over and over again oh she says you know oh it's it's the incentives are all wrong everywhere throughout this process colleges have to rethink what the money did a bit because we have to be thinking about they have to be thinking about how that how they're going to keep their endowment hide how they're going to keep. you know the grounds that both parties although don't help is turned out to be an exception . that everybody seems to be in favor of more lending for students who are you
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don't hear about it step forgiveness or lower prices for college that's not the road that people are taking to help kids get into school and help kids get education what their what they're doing is they're helping them get lending so they can pay for an overpriced education so that everybody makes money and yet. when there is so much about that as we look for it's al it you know all of the people who are sitting there with this debt load that in some places as a same as a house. are these student loans going to burst is this market going to burst the way that the mortgage crisis and the dead in that there are the two the two are pretty similar at the swindles it's you're investing in your future you can afford this it'll be fine and then suddenly you're left with your credit is shot even even if you pay on time because you have such a debt load it if that market bursts could that be the push maybe for the you know loan forgiveness or could that be the reason that we actually start
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looking at this market. it's possible the two situations are very similar and a couple of ways one is the sort of endless availability of credit you know pre to thousand and eight pretty much anybody who wanted to get a house you get a house you could walk into a kind of a company like countrywide it. no id no proof of employment and get out there was no problem with it and it's kind of the same street situation of education now. if you get into a school it's moralists doable for everybody to get the funding to go it may take a little bit of you know some machinations to work it out but pretty much everybody gets the one difference is that the government has virtually unlimited power to collect on those loans so the default rates aren't quite as high as they were in mortgages where people just walked away from their homes and thanks for closing the properties at doesn't happen to us and in this case the dead never goes away you
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can't just walk away from your student did it follows you to the grid for pretty much literally. so yes yes that bubble could collapse but it's less likely than it was in two thousand and eight i think the youth the more likely impetus for a change here is just political i mean you saw this with the can't anniversary sanders people want free higher education and i think that's going to become more of a thing going forward. as allegations of impropriety turned legal charges and growing calls for action hollywood continues to reel from perhaps the largest string of scandals of storied century long history promising a perfect storm that will likely subside any time soon widespread outrage in the form of a take back the warped workplace march to place this weekend fueled by the trending need to hashtag get an avalanche of encourage meant for the lawmakers beginning to publish some government offices around the country artie's david miller joins us to
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