Today's Topics on the Jerry Doyle Show - Mar 30, 2011
Today on the Jerry Doyle Show: Tim Cavanaugh, Senior editor at Reason magazine and Hit & Run contributor joins us at 1230 Pacific to talk about his latest from Reason.com: California Democrats Will Blame Republicans Once They Find One…
California Gov. Jerry Brown has thrown in the towel in his talks with the “Rogue Five” Republicans, apparently dooming his plan to bring a tax-increase/tax-extension referendum to the ballot in June. That ballot initiative can still happen in November without Republican support, which may be too late for Brown to make good on his “No new taxes without voter approval” pledge for this year’s budget.
If these negotiations seemed like kabuki, that’s because they were. Brown in a statement condemned Republicans – who last Friday presented a list of 53 demands that were no sooner mentioned than dismissed – for their intransigence on the tax proposal:
The budget plan that I put forth is balanced between deep cuts and extensions of currently existing taxes and I believe it is in the best interest of California. Under our constitution, however, two Republicans from the Assembly and two from the Senate must agree before this matter can be put to the people.
Hr. 2~ Duncan Jones, Director of "Source Code", in theatres April 1st starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Michelle Monaghan and Vera Farmiga joins us at 130 Pacific to talk about the film…
An action thriller centered on a soldier who wakes up in the body of an unknown man and discovers he's part of a mission to find the bomber of a Chicago commuter train. A helicopter pilot recruited for a top-secret military operation finds himself on a startlingly different kind of mission in Source Code, a smart, fast-paced action thriller that challenges our assumptions about time and space. Filled with mind-boggling twists and heart-pounding suspense, Source Code is directed by Duncan Jones (Moon).
Captain Colter Stevens (Jake Gyllenhaal) awakens on a speeding commuter train with no idea how he got there. Seated across from him is Christina (Michelle Monaghan), a woman he doesn’t know, but who clearly believes she knows him. Seeking refuge in the bathroom, he’s shocked to see another man’s reflection in the mirror and ID cards in his wallet belonging to schoolteacher Sean Fentress. Suddenly a massive explosion rips through the train.
Hr. 3~ Senator Jim Inhofe, Republican from the State of Oklahoma joins us at 230 Pacific to talk about his latest op-ed at HumanEvents.com: Energy Tax Prevention Act: The Only End to Cap and Trade…
The evidence is in: The Obama Environmental Protection Agency’s cap-and-trade agenda is destroying jobs and decreasing domestic energy supplies. That agenda is slowing our economic recovery. It will mean higher gas and electricity bills for consumers.
Congress can stop this attack on jobs and affordable energy by passing the Energy Tax Prevention Act of 2011. The bill would stop EPA’s cap-and-trade regulations, which are designed to make the energy we use more expensive.
They will also strangle economic growth. As the National Association of Manufacturers wrote, “At a time when our economy is attempting to recover from the most severe recession since the 1930s, [EPA] regulations, with no guidance from Congress, will establish disincentives for the long-term investments necessary to grow jobs and expedite economic recovery.”