The BradCast w/ Brad Friedman:'BradCast' 2/12/2018 (Guest: Obama's chief DoL economic advisor Heidi Shierholz) 
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The BradCast w/ Brad Friedman  'BradCast' 2/12/2018 (Guest: Obama's chief DoL economic advisor Heidi Shierholz)  Independent, investigative news, reporting, interviews and commentary 
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Brad Friedman  Daily Program  For non-profit use only. 
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If there's anything the Trump Administration excels at, it's their reverse-Robin Hood penchant of taking from the poor to give to the rich. Trump's new budget proposal released on Monday calls for doing that once again, on the heels of last year's unpaid-for $1.5 trillion tax scam, with cuts to domestic programs, more increases to the war budget, and trillion-dollar deficit spending as far as the eye can see. We break down Trump's budget proposal along with what he and media (inaccurately) have been referring to as a $1.5 trillion Infrastructure Plan " it is actually a $0 proposal to fix the nation's crumbling infrastructure. Then, speaking of scams: we're joined by President Obama's former chief economist at the Department of Labor, HEIDI SHIERHOLZ, now of the Economic Policy Institute, to discuss the Trump Dept. of Labor's new plan to steal tips earned by service professionals to give to restaurant owners instead. As if that's not outrageous enough, the Trump Administration hid their own analysis showing that the new scheme would transfer billions of dollars from waiters and waitresses to the restaurant owners themselves. Then: the possibility of peace between North and South Korea broke out over the weekend during the Winter Olympics in Pyeonchang, despite the Trump Administration's hopes for a new, potentially nuclear war. But sadly, new skirmishes broke out between Israel, Iran and Syria. So, just in case you were concerned that all of that new U.S. military spending would go for naught, don't worry! We'll always find new wars on which to spend it...while your kids can't pay for college, you can't afford medical care and the Trump Administration steals tips off the tables of those "forgotten men and woman" the President pretends to give a damn about...  Brad Friedman, Heidi Shierholz, Desi Doyen 
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  Host: Brad Friedman
Producer: Desi Doyen 
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Economics | Environment | Corporate Economy | Poverty and Wealth | Minimum Wage | North Korea | South Korea | Iran | Israel | Service Industry  
 
 
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