ET show podcast – Just a few things

Let’s cover just a few things that are on my mind today.

  • Occupy Wall Street – Why are the Republicans worried or nervous about this movement? Why aren’t they more worried about corporate influence on our political system? One of the stories currently circulating is that this organic movement was really started by George Soros. There’s actually no evidence to back this up, but since George Soros is one of the conservatives bogeymen, why not throw it out there?
  • Texas Governor and Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry has introduced his “jobs plan.” It looks as if he’d like to give away a lot of our money to big oil. No surprises here. By the way, the House Republican plan, released several months ago, is only 10 pages long and that includes large pages of what are basically cartoons. The plan is a joke.
  • Michele Bachmann has publicly stated that she would like to revert back to the Reagan tax plan. Clearly she doesn’t understand that taxes were higher under Ronald Reagan than they are today.
  • Was Herman Cain‘s tax plan (“999 plan”) based on the computer game Sim City? Doesn’t his plan place a higher tax burden on the poor and middle class? Bachmann doesn’t like the plan.
What do you think about this format? Let me know. I’m extremely open to suggestions.


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Errington C. Thompson, MD

Dr. Thompson is a surgeon, scholar, full-time sports fan and part-time political activist. He is active in a number of community projects and initiatives. Through medicine, he strives to improve the physical health of all he treats.


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