It’s Halloween, the one day each year the monsters come out among us.  Unfortunately, they’re out every day in Washington DC doing their best to hurt the most vulnerable in society.  They usually masquerade as Republican members of Congress, but lately they seem to have taken off their masks.

They’re cutting $5 billion from the SNAP (food stamp) program, and trying to keep the poor, average person from getting decent health insurance at a reasonable price.

The list goes on and on…. just remember, they’re monsters.

Big thanks to Chris Hayes for putting the spotlight on the food stamp cuts that are slated to go into effect tomorrow. In case you missed it, here it is:

And this is the link to the Ned Resnikoff piece he referenced at the end.  A must read.

On the show today, Julianna Forlano entertained us with some truly absurd news, after getting a little serious about the new trend at CUNY of crushing dissent and protests — before they start!

Amy Simon checked in from She’s History to tell us about Ada Lovelace.

And as today is the last day of the month, and the last day of the wonderful offer from Credo Mobile to my listeners , I spoke with Credo campaign director Elijah Zarlin about Credo’s Keystone XL Pledge of Resistance and some of the other progressive actions that Credo has spearheaded.

If you’re looking for some great Halloween music, look no further… Enjoy The Alan Parsons Project’s Tales of Mystery and Imagination