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Episode Info: Last minute GOP maneuvering on the Senate tax bill in hopes of buying off holdouts within their own caucus definitively proves that so-called 'trickle-down' economic theory doesn't actually work, according to our guest today.  While Republicans claim their massive $1.5 trillion tax cut scheme for corporations and the wealthy (and tax increases for most everyone else) will magically pay for itself, history and all independent analysis suggest otherwise. So does evidence from large corporations that say they have no plans to use their expected windfall profits from tax cuts to increase employment or raise worker wages.  Financial journalist DAVID DAYEN explains why the Republican's idea to insert an automatic 'trigger' into the tax cut bill is the worst idea yet for their already terrible scheme, and exposes how the bill is "all a scam"...and Republicans are hell bent on passing it. U.S. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) calls for long-serving Democratic Rep. John Conyers of Michigan to resign in the wake of sexual misconduct allegations, and Republican Rep. Joe Barton of Texas announces he will not run for re-election, after admitting to sexual misconduct. Many powerful men in politics, entertainment and journalism have been called out of late, but how many women still face sexual harassment from men who aren't as high-profile and, therefore, not exposed in the corporate media? And, how many powerful ones, like President Donald Trump and, perhaps, Alabama's Republican U.S. Senate nominee Roy Moore, get away without accountability at all?Read more »

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