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Jack Rasmus on Deficit Reduction, PPJC Live TV Broadcast

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STEALING from the POOR to GIVE to the RICH?

A conversation about the economy, Washington's budget battles, inequality and other fiscal disasters.

Jack Rasmus
Economics and Politics, Santa Clara University
Economics Writer for Z Magazine

Tuesday, February 5, 7:00 PM
Community Media Center, 900 San Antonio Road, Palo Alto
Live TV broadcast on Mid-Peninsula cable channel 27. Live webcast at Media Center website (select ch 27)
Free and open to all. Wheelchair accessible.

With a "fiscal cliff" deal signed just after New Year's, and with a temporary ceasefire declared in the battle over the debt ceiling, what happens next in Washington? More importantly, who will reap the profits and who will pay the price?

The next phase of fiscal negotiations will again focus on reducing sequestered defense cuts, more emphasis on cutting Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid and the like, and a return to playing chicken and brinksmanship once again on the debt ceiling.

Meanwhile, the economic recovery remains anemic, millions remain unemployed and huge numbers of home owners are still "under water" with their mortgages. What is being done for the economy and those who have been hurt most by the continuing fallout from Wall Street's unbridled greed? Is anything being done for them? Is anybody even talking about displaced workers and homeowners?

Dr. Jack Rasmus has a Ph.D in Political Economy and currently teaches economics and politics at St. Mary’s College and Santa Clara University in California. He is the author and producer of various nonfiction and fictional works. Prior to his writing career, Jack was an economist and analyst for several global companies and before that, for more than a decade, a local union president, business representative, contract negotiator, and organizer for several labor unions. Jack blogs at

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If you can't make it to the studio to participate in person, we hope you'll tune in on TV or the Internet. Other Voices is broadcast live on cable TV channel 27 (Mid-Peninsula area) and on the Media Center's website (select channel 27).

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