Oregon Voters will be asked in January to decide whether to raise taxes on corporations and wealthy individuals. The opposition claims that taxing the rich hurts the economy, undermines small business, and costs jobs. But does that contention hold water? In this interview, the Old Mole's Bill Resnick talks with economist and writer John Miller, a regular contributor to Dollars & Sense, about the impact of taxes on jobs and investment.
The Senate has just passed a healthcare bill. Is it worth our support? Dr. Paul Gorman, a physician at OHSU and member of Physicians for a National Health Program talks with Laurie Mercier about what's been lost in the legislative process, and what it will take to get back on the road to real universal coverage.
Continuing their discussion of how the military uses the label "Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome," attorney Mike Snedeker and the Old Mole's Jan Haaken discuss how it diverts attention from policies of militarism and focuses instead on individuals.
This show, hosted by Tom Becker, asks whether higher taxes in Oregon on corporations and wealth individuals would help the economy; whether the latest healthcare bill is worth supporting; and what are the political impications of the military's use of the label "Post Traumatic Stress Disorder".