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Former SWAT Operator Says Trump’s Call to Arm Teachers Is Ridiculous; A Different Approach to Medicare for All

February 25, 2018 @ 4:20 pm

This week, Donald Trump repeatedly called for arming teachers. It's his Big Idea to contain gun violence, despite the fact that all mass shootings, on and off of school campuses, represented only around 3 percent of gun homicides last year. We kick off our show by talking to someone who knows a thing or two about facing off against armed bad hombres, and who says the idea is nothing short of silly. David Chipman served as a member of the ATF's Special Response Teams  -- the agency's equivalent of SWAT -- and now serves as a senior policy advocate at the Giffords Campaign.  

 

Then we'll speak with Topher Spiro, senior fellow for health policy at the Center for American Progress, about CAP's new proposal for a universal health care system called Medicare Extra for All.

 

Finally, we'll be joined by Frank Clemente, executive director of Americans for Tax Fairness, to discuss corporate America's efforts to pay Republicans back for the windfall it received in the tax bill with a wave of propopaganda designed to hoodwink the public into thinking that the cuts are trickling down into their paychecks.

 

Playlist:
Gorillaz: "Fire Coming Out of the Monkey's Head"
Earl: "Tongue Tied"
The Beatles: "Hello Little Girl"
Moby: "Down Slow"

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