September 16, 2012

Democrats run the economy better, Republicans run as Ayn Rand, and a DNC spokesman says, “I’d rather be us than them.”

  • Sept. 16, 2012 Sept. 16, 2012 First, small-business expert Jere Glover finds the economy does better under Democratic administrations. Next, Ayn Rand biographer Jennifer Burns says Rand would not be happy with the Romney-Ryan ticket. Then, Bill Press interviews the DNC's Brad Woodhouse. And Jim Hightower comments on a banker’s plaintive plea.
  • Jere Glover Jere Glover Small-business expert Jere Glover has looked into official government statistics about the economy and, guess what? In Democratic administrations, the economy and business investment are robust. Under Republicans, the economy and business investment go down.
  • Jennifer Burns Jennifer Burns Everyone is talking about the godmother of economic selfishness, author Ayn Rand, now that one of her disciples, Paul Ryan, could become VP. Prof. Jennifer Burns has written a Rand biography, “Goddess of the Market,” and says rather than a dream come true, the Romney-Ryan ticket would be Rand’s worst nightmare.
  • Brad Woodhouse Brad Woodhouse Bill Press interviews Brad Woodhouse, spokesman for the Democratic National Committee.
  • Jim Hightower Jim Hightower Jim Hightower's Common Sense Commentary on a banker’s plaintive plea.

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September 9, 2012

Winning the independents … stimulating the economy … and taking back the House.

  • Linda Killian Linda Killian There is some question as to whether there really are a lot of truly independent voters. Journalist and scholar Linda Killian, who has studied them in four key swing states, says they may constitute up to 25 percent of the electorate. She says they are socially moderate, fiscally conservative and leaning toward President Obama on national security issues.
  • Robert Shiller Robert Shiller Robert Shiller, professor of economics at Yale University, says cutting taxes and cutting spending will devastate America and bring on another recession. He also says it is a mistake of the first order to compare a household budget with a national budget. It will only make things worse, he says.
  • Robby Mook Robby Mook Bill Press talks about prospects for taking back the House with Robby Mook, director of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.
  • Jim Hightower Jim Hightower Jim Hightower takes a look at how Romney unveiled his energy policy in front of workers instead of in the Exxon boardroom, where it belongs.
  • Sept. 9, 2012 Sept. 9, 2012 Winning the independents, stimulating the economy, and taking back the House.

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