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Format:   Artist - Track Title   Album - Contacts
Theme:    Jay Ansill - The Two Horizons  Origami - Flying Fish

Setlist for Saturday January 24, 2004
Folk Musical responces to the State of the Union Address by Bush this week
 In February last year, President Bush's Council of Economic Advisors promised us 334,000 new jobs a month if the tax cuts passed. In December, only 1,000 new jobs were created nationwide. Where are the other 333,000 jobs?
The BBC is calling December's job numbers "feeble".

During the generation of our grandparents, careers lasted for lifetimes. A man could spend 40 years working the same job and safely retire; this is no longer the case.
The average stay of a person in one job is less than five years in present-day America.

1.  Eric Garrison - Thanks God and the Company
Under a Winter Moon -

President Bush has the dubious distinction of being the only President since the Great Depression to have lost 2.4 million jobs under his Presidency.

2. Frank Christian - Brother Can You Spare a Dime?
From My Hands - Palmetto

(In Washington, 26,000 people were dropped from long-term unemployment on January 1st. That's 26,000 people who can't find the bright economic recovery Bush promised. The unemployment numbers have only dropped because 300,000 people were dropped from unemployment insurance.)

3. Deborah Holland - The panic is On
The panic is On - Gadfly

Outsourcing is a growing trend in America - it is now all the rage. It amounts to a huge cost reduction for businesses, and thousands of lay-offs for American workers.
Why pay a software engineer $60,000 a year when you can pay an engineer in India, who is equally capable, $20,000 a year?

It is being called globalisation's "next wave". Syndicated columnist Phyllis Schlafly places the blame squarely on President Bush: "What makes this racket possible is the partnership between corporations and the government."

According to C Srinivasan, head of offshore operations in India for Electronic Data Systems (EDS), Indian software companies deliver savings of more than 60 per cent to US companies, fostering growth and creating new jobs. No matter where people stand on this issue, it is a good bet that outsourcing will continue to grow in popularity, and as Srinivasan puts it: "In the next three to five years, the India solution will be a critical part of every portfolio."

4. Holly Near - I Got Trouble
Still We Sing - Calico Tracks

5. Chris & Merideth Thompson - Hathaway
Wood and Stone - Alkali Records

6. Robin Greenstein - Cotton MIll Girls
Images of Women - Windy Records

Hourly wages continued to fall this year, yet the Bush White House and the Republican leadership in Congress would not even allow a vote on a measure to raise the minimum wage (which has lost 40% of its value since 1968). Bush also forced through regulations that will strip 8 million workers of the right to overtime, despite majority opposition in both Houses of Congress.

7. Si Kahn - Brookside Strike
In My HEart - Philo
"I'm tired of working for nothing"

8.Tom Payne - WIll Work for Food
Ten Lucky Pennies - Waterbug

In Washington, 45% of the population received a tax cut of less than $100.00.
The top 1% received a tax cut of over $45,000.00.

9. David Rovics - Too Proud to Beg
We Just Want the World -

10. John McCutcheon - It's the Economy Stupid
Hail to the Chief! - Appalseed

11. Artisan - Big Green Credit Machine
Breathing Space - Festival Records

12. Mustard's Retreat - (Mallet) Pay the Toll
Resolution of Something -
He sees the future " still running from the war we're preparing for today"
"The road unfolds before us, pay the toll"

Health insurance costs are soaring. Total spending by seniors on prescription drugs has risen by over 50% in the last 3 years,  yet Bush pushed the prescription drug bill that passed narrowly last fall, PROHIBITING Medicare from negotiating a lower price for seniors.

13. Camille West - Toe to Toe with the HMO
Diva's Day off - Mother Tongue Music

14.  Rebel Voices (Janet Stecher, Susan Lewis) - Hospital Workers
Warning, Women at Work - Reveille Music

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15. Stan Rogers- (Nigel Russell) White Collar Holler
Between the Breaks...Live! - Fogarty's Cove Music

16. Terry Roche - Nobody's Doing the Job
Sound of a Tree Falling

17. Kitty Donohoe - Do What You Love
This Road Tonight - Roheen Records

18. Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer - Ballet Dancing Truck Driver
Changing Channels - -

19. David Buskin and Co. - A Folksinger Earns Every Dime
Big Times in a Small Time - Philo (Rounder)

20. Carla Ulbrich - Would You rather be paid
Professional Smart Aleck -

21. Sara Grey - Republicans and Democrats
Back in the Airly Days- Waterbug

22. David Roth - Gush or Bore
Twice - -
What other professionals could run for president?

Instead of acknowledging his great lie about the Iraq war, President Bush offers an unfunded mission to Mars.

23. James Keelaghan - Lazarus
Recent Future - Green Linnet
"private truth, public fiction"

24. Trevor Mills - Military Governmental Contract
Karoake Cowboy -
"I'll redefine reality"

25. King/ Brandow - Stinking Badges
Puppet Town -
"America loves to flex it's muscles"

26. Eileen McGann - No Country's Law
Beyond the Storm - Dragon wing Music
"now there are senior executives making 8 figures..."

27. Tom Neilson - En Ron Ron
Spirit of Justice - Roaring Jelly

28. Eileen McGann - Too Stupid for Democracy
Journeys - Dragon Wing

29. Peggy Seeger - Better Life
An Odd Collection - -

30. John McCutcheon and Tom Chapin - Doing Our Job
Doing Our Job -

31. David Wilcox - Nightshift Watchman
Nightshift Watchman - Song of the Wood Music
This night watchman sits at a nuclear button. When his job gets done, his and ours come to an end.

To announce that there must be no criticism of the president, or that we are to stand by the president right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public." ---Theodore Roosevelt

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