Broadcast 3/20/2014 at 05:17:13 (365 Listens, 139 Downloads, 1765 Itunes)
The Rob Kall Bottom Up Radio Show Podcast
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Congressman Alan Grayson represents Florida's 9th district. He's been singled as an enemy by Glenn Beck, Sarah Palin and George Will-- something I'm sure he's proud of. He received more votes for "progressive hero" from Democracy for America than any other candidate in the country.
Can you talk about your position on TPP the Transpacific Partnership trade deal and its Atlantic counterpart-- not just about fast-tracking but the deals themselves?
Who benefits from these. Why are they done?
What are your thoughts about OBama advocating so strongly for this?
What did you see when you got your look (at the TPP?)
How can any member of congress allow fast tracking let alone vote for it?
Have you seen the book or movie, THE CORPORATION, created by Joel Bakan? It describes how corporations are set up to operate in a psychopathic way.
As one of the few members of congress who actually made a living as an economist, how do you feel about the current state of capitalism. Is it possible for corporations to exist without being psychopathic.
The memes that corporations have implanted in peoples minds are very powerful, mostly through right wing radio.
Koch brothers as the tip of the billionaire iceberg.
Have you seen House of Cards? Is it something members of congress are watching?
There's a story strand that plausibly shows China playing a role, coordinated with a billionaire, in influencing numerous US election campaigns and media attack ads. Isn't foreign interference in US politics unconstitutional? It seems to me that something like the scenario portrayed in House of Cards is one that could have easily played out since Citizens United. Is anyone looking into these possibilities? Are you concerned that foreign money is being used to influence US politics since CItizens United.
You've worked, as an attorney, with whistleblowers. What's your take on the NSA revelations of Ed Snowden and reporters Glenn Greenwald and Laura Poitras?
He (Justin Amash) introduced a bill dealing with NSA-- it almost passed-- any chance that something
Your opponent in this year's election says he's looking forward to debating you on obamacare. How do you measure how your constitutents have responded? Have they signed up? Are stats available by district? How many people or what percentage of people in your district would you expect could benefit from Obamacare?
My district is 40% latino and latinos in Fl have 40% no health coverage.
percentage of uninsured in US has dropped from 18% to 15% in last year.
Adolph reed march. Harpers, Nothing Left-- The long, slow surrender of American liberals
How do we get more people elected to congress who are as progressive as you are, or how can we push already elected representatives to the left?
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