DOLLAR DEMOCRACY: WITH LIBERTY AND JUSTICE FOR SOME; How to Reclaim the American Dream For All –by Peter Mathews
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Episode 1: Featuring Peter Mathews, Marisol Guerra, Lawrence Bohm.
Peter Mathews: the effects of unemployment benefit cuts, the effects on people’s lives, including the Millennial Generation, the prospects for Congress to renew benefits, AB 955 that allows some community colleges to charge students the full cost of their education, without state subsidies ($225 per unit), and many other important issues. Also discussed: the California State Budget, Governor Brown’s proposals and the effect on Californians. Featuring Political Science Professor Peter Mathews, and Marisol Guerra of the Latin Business Association. David Cruz hosting. [Listen]
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Peter Mathews on KTLK AM 1150, the David Cruz Show: (Dec.12, 2013) House keeps corporate tax loopholes; cuts military pensions, unemployment benefits for 1.3 million Americans. Professor Mathews notes that the discretionary spending budget passed by the U.S. House of Representatives includes $1.012 trillion for 2014 and $1.014 trillion for fiscal year 2015. …continue reading→ [Listen] (9 min.)
Peter Mathews on KTLK AM 1150, the David Cruz Show: (Dec.3,2013) Peter Mathews Recommends Massive Economic Stimulus to Launch the Economy out of Great Recession Orbit: Partly drawing on the Economic Policy Institute’s study of the stagnant “recovery” from the Great Recession, Prof. Mathews calls for a massive economic stimulus, paid for by closing unproductive corporate tax loopholes, and spending the … continue reading→ [Listen] (9 min.)
Peter Mathews on KTLK AM 1150, the David Cruz Show: (11/25/2013) Lies of Wall Street Bailout; Hunger Hurts U.S. Economy; California Special Elections Cost Millions. $1 million election; hunger =$167 billion in lost productivity; bailout won with lies. Prof. Mathews notes that as budget cuts …continue reading→ [Listen] (8 min.)
Peter Mathews on KTLK AM 1150, the David Cruz Show: (11/19/2013) Stagnant Wages Depress Consumer Spending and Make U.S. First Advanced Nation in Job Dissatisfaction. Growth in pay slows from 0.4 % in second quarter to 0.3 % in third quarter for workers. Professor Mathews points out that the drop in the growth of wages and salaries of working Americans caused a …continue reading→ [Listen] (10 min.)
Peter Mathews on KTLK AM 1150, the David Cruz Show: (11/13/2013) Peter Mathews Analyzes Start of Obamacare Enrollment Through California State and Federal Exchanges. 35,000 signed up through Covered California; 27,000 in 36 states’ federal exchanges. Prof. Mathews notes that the states, like California, that strongly supported the full implementation of the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) and established their own exchanges, had far higher rates of health insurance enrollment than states …continue reading→ [Listen] (9 min.) [B]
Peter Mathews on KTLK AM 1150, the David Cruz Show: California-based Twitter’s Shares Surge as California’s Alternative Poverty Rate Is Highest in U.S. The day after the IPO, Twitter shares jump 73%, while California is first in poverty with 23.8%. (11/7/2013). Prof. Mathews says that while we can celebrate Twitter’s successful initial public offering shares’ surge by 73% in one day as a symbol of entrepreneurial success, the high poverty rate in California and the U.S. must give us pause for concern. …continue reading→ [Listen] (10 min.)
Peter Mathews on KTLK AM 1150, the David Cruz Show: Food Stamp (SNAP) Cuts; Social Programs and the Happiness Index; Budget Negotiations in Congress. (11/4/2013). Cuts in SNAP, Education, Social Security, Head Start, slow our Pursuit of Happiness. Prof. Mathews finds that cuts allowed by Congress in the Food Stamp program, which began Nov. 1, have affected 47 million Americans. An average family of four has lost $36 per month, reducing their allotment to $632, resulting in …continue reading→ [Listen]
Peter Mathews on KTLK AM 1150, The David Cruz Show: Peter Mathews on Weak Jobs Report; $225 Per Unit LBCC Tuition; 57% Female, 43% Male U.S. College Ratio. (October 22, 2013). Professor Mathews sees the 148,000 jobs created in September as woefully inadequate for a strong economic recovery. …Mathews notes that the Long Beach City College Board of Trustees vote .. to implement AB 955 and raise LBCC Winter tuition to $225 per unit is counterproductive…continue reading→ [Listen] (10 min.)
Peter Mathews on KTLK AM 1150: Mathews Analyzes Obama and Boehner’s Lack of Agreement to Raise Debt Limit After Oct. 10 Meeting. (October 10, 2013). Boehner will continue shutdown, Obama wants to end it… . Mathews and Cruz discuss some of the effects of the government shutdown, including a $46 million hit to the LA Housing Authority and the Section 8 program, temporary delay of death benefits to families of fallen U.S. soldiers…continue reading→ [Listen] (12 min.)
Peter Mathews Analyzes President Bush’s State of the Union Address – KNBC-TV
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- Conflict in Syria
- Federal Budget, Taxes, Fiscal Cliff, Debt Ceiling, Sequestration
- Crisis in the Middle East: Palestine and Israel, Syria, Egypt, Libya, Iran
- Jobs and the U.S. Economy
- Money and Politics
- U.S. involvement in the war in Afghanistan
- Nuclear Proliferation: Iran, North Korea
- U.S./ China Relations
- Second Amendment and need for gun control
- California State Budget
- California Education Funding Crisis
- California Economy
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