Sunday, May 11, 2008

EPISODE 25: Civics Lessons and Candidate Issues

This week we took a break from our normal format to go over how the Federal government is supposed to work. We also wanted to talk about some of the issues that candidates are proposing and how they would actually deliver them as President. Ken and I were joined by Ken's friend Chris as well as Paul (The Voice) Stanton. We started off speaking about the basic structure of our government, staying on topic as much as possible with a lot of laughing and a few of my "McCain" moments. When we got to talking about how a bill becomes Law, we all had to remember that great School House Rock short - How a Bill Becomes a Law (redundant but I didn't write the title). Also discussed briefly was the concept of Ammendments and veto powers. Finally, we hit the issues... the promises that the candidates have made. According to NTU, Obama has promised $307 Billion in new spending, Hillary's at $226 Billion and McCain is at $6.8 Billion. We went through a short list of promises... some are amanzingly dumb, most are pure pandering and in most of the cases we couldn't come up with a simple way to know how the candidate would deliver. Links to each synopsis are on the same NTU page. We thank everyone for listening! If you like the show, please tell your friends. If you want to join in on the show, watch our home page for the recording schedule (traditionally every Sunday night at 8:30pm EST). You can become a part of the show! Talkshoe provides for live-chat as well as the ability for people to call in. Our number is 724-444-7444 and the talk-cast ID is 75570, we'd love to have you on the show! Click Here to listen to this week's show!

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