Jimmie Walker on future Americans wondering ‘what idiot’ was ever against gay marriage: ‘I’m that idiot’
Actor Jimmie Walker tells Cenk why he doesn’t support Barack Obama’s politics and why he supports civil unions but not gay marriage. “I think we have certain values we have to hold up,” Walker says, but he knows he’s on the losing side of marriage equality. “I also believe that in 100 years from now… gay marriage will be legal.”
Why the Department of Homeland Security was watching TYT and reporter Michael Hastings
Cenk and Rolling Stone contributor Michael Hastings learn how a February story and TYT appearance put them both on the Department of Homeland Security’s radar. Surprise — it’s because Hastings did his job and challenged the government for keeping tabs on Occupy Well Street. “That’s exactly what the press is supposed to do!” Cenk says.
Mitt Romney wants the middle class to pay $500 more in taxes so the rich can get richer
President Obama has claimed that Mitt Romney’s tax plan would give benefits to the rich at the expense of the middle class. “Is it true?” Cenk asks. “Absolutely.” Under Mitt Romney’s plan, US citizens makes less that $200 thousand a year would pay about $500 more in income tax. Cenk says, “This is redistributing the wealth from the bottom to the top.”