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GUESTS FOR THURSDAY DECEMBER 11, 2014 ON THE JEFF SANTOS SHOW: Busy Week In Congress With Budget Negotiations & Blowback From The CIA Torture Report! And... It's Transportation Thursday! Are YOU concerned about some of the eye-raising additions to the "Cromnibus" Budget being negotiated right now? Should it be blocked now? Will it be worse if the negotiations wait 'til January when the Republicans are in charge?
- Josh Smith, Sr. Policy Analyst at the Economic Policy Institute specializing in Federal Tax & Budget policy. The so-called "CRomnibus" Budget deal...what's in it? How big is it? What are the secret last-minute riders that might make Congress vote it down? The House is expected to vote on it today... right now votes are split down the middle - it could go either way. Senator Elizabeth Warren has been very vocal in her opposition to new "Big Bank Bailouts" sneaked into the Budget without debate - it might get through the House, but the Senate is doubtful!
- John Businger, Former Massachusetts State Rep for 28 years - serving from the Town of Brookline. He is the Chief advocate for the Boston North-South Station Rail Link and a long-time Voting rights champion. Transportation Thursday. Congressional Budget Negotiations.
- Herb Boyd, American journalist, educator, author, and activist based in New York. His articles appear regularly in the "Amsterdam News", and have won him three 1st-place awards from the New York Association of Black Journalists. Boyd has been inducted into both the Literary Hall of Fame for Writers of African Descent and the Madison Square Garden Hall of Fame as a journalist. He teaches black studies at the City College of New York and the College of New Rochelle. Coming to as at his new regular time, Thursdays in the 5 O'Clock hour Eastern time.... very glad to have Herb on the Jeff Santos Show as a weekly contributor, joining the ranks of John Nichols, Jim Dean, Rona Fried, Lance Gould, Earl Bender & John Businger!
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