1)President Obama was very upset Congress acted to so fast to end the FAA furlough .. but didn’t do the same to help kids.
2) POLL: Americans fear government more than terrorists…
3) Sarah Palin called the Correspondents Dinner “pathetic”
4) The era of tax free online shopping is coming to an end … and few are trying to stop it.
5) Texas Governor Rick Perry slams Sacramento Bee cartoonist who mocked the deadly fertilizer plant explosionin West, Texas
What is CISPA? Digital Forensic analyst with Data Clone Labs Ira Victor explains the basics behind the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act and how it will affect our Fourth Amendment rights. Click here to see the interview.
According to a report, America’s underground economy is huge (like $2 trillion huge) and may be one of the few things keeping our country afloat.
Amazed by the numbers, Tom asked the audience on Friday why so many employees are now working under the table. He got got a handful of answers. From simply avoiding taxes or contractors offering discounts, callers explained why they have worked off the books or have paid others off the books.
But it was “Bob from Illinois” who had the most troubling answer. “Bob”, who is a landlord, called in and told Tom former employees of his actually quit their jobs when they found out they weren’t getting paid under the table! Their reason? Well, Because they were getting government “assistance” and they feared the checks would stop coming if the authorities caught wind.
Click here to listen to “Bob’s” call as he and Tom question how many other Americans collecting welfare or unemployment are also cheating the system?
Did the government “DROP THE BALL” when they read the Boston Bomber suspect his Miranda Rights? Or did they have no choice under our Constitution? Tom talks with Judge Andrew Napolitano about the “48-hour exception”. Then, did Boston police go too far during last week’s lock down of the city? Did they violate the civil rights of residents when they locked down the city in their search for Tsarnaev? Reason Magazine Editor-in-Chief Matt Welch weighs in . And, could the FBI have stopped the Tsarnaev brothers before they bombed the Boston Marathon? Former NYPD detective Tom Ruskin discusses whether the FBI dropped the ball. Then, why do some Muslims turn to Radical Islam? Tom talks with Fox News Religion Correspondent Lauren Green and Fox News Middle East and Terrorism Analyst Dr. Walid Phares. And, what is “CISPA”? Tom gets an explanation of the new cyber security bill from Data Clone Labs information specialist Ira Victor. Plus, the panel tackles whether drones would have helped in the search for the Boston bombers, if the sequester really caused airport delays, and raising the age to buy cigarettes to 21. All that and Tom hears from you with Comment Roulette!
Just before a ‘major’ helium vote, Rep. Hank Johnson was kind enough to remind us how important helium is to us.
Here’s another gem from Rep. Johnson:
Here are SOME of the stories we’re looking at for today’s show…
1) House clears bill that will end the FAA furloughs and those reported flight delays
2) 2.5%! The pace of economic growth picked up in the first quarter, but still disappointed forecasters
3) Boston Bomber Suspect Dzokhar Tsarnaev has been moved to a prison hopsital
4) Your days of tax-free online shopping may soon be over. Senate will vote next month on the popular bill.
5) Business Insider: CIPSA would legalize the “secret” snooping that’s already going on.
It was reported Thursday that the Boston Bombing suspect clammed up after he was read his Miranda Rights. Critics immediately pounced, arguing Dzhokhar Tsarnaev should have been treated like an “enemy combatant” and given a lawyer. Callers to Tom’s show even argued that treating Tsarnaev like a regular criminal may have even jeopardized national security.
However, “Pat From Sacramento”, who said he was a former assistant attorney general, called in and said authorities had NO CHOICE but to read the Boston Bomber suspect his rights. He explains why below, but are you convinced? Click here to listen.
1)Crossing The Red Line?: The White House and Senator John McCain both claim Syria has used chemical weapons in their its civil war
2) According to reports, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev “clammed up” after getting read his Miranda Rights
3) Washington State may “dump” some employees in the ObamaCare exchange
4) Even some “no-tax Republicans” are backing the internet sales tax bill. Why?
FAA Delay Map As Of 1:oo PM ET. CLICK HERE FOR LIVE MAP
6) (VIDEO) Harry Reid: The Tea Party isn’t violent — “directly”
1)According to reports… Tamerlan Tsarnaev and his family received welfare!
2) According to Pew, our faith in the federal government has hit a new low
3) Quotas and Gifts. Washington Post on howthe government is actively encouraging Americans to join its welfare programs
4) Once a critic, Amazon is now supporting the online sales tax bill. E-Bay, however, is fighting it.
5) CISPA, a bill that would allow Facebook and Google to share your “unusual activity” with the government, is baaaaccck
6) Despite knowing FISKER was in trouble back in 2010, the White House continued to give them money until 2011.
7) Jay Carney’s response to “sequester airport delays”: We told you so!