Congress too corrupt to cut defense

­In this episode Alyona and David Sirota discuss whether or not Congress is too corrupt to cut defense spending. She also checks in with Edward Harrison from to see if a government shutdown would lead to a recession. Then Scott Horton from Harpers Magazine is on the show to discuss the GOP's assault on the UN. Grover Norquist stops by to talk about his new alliance with the NAACP and the ACLU on prison reform, and Jim Hanson from gives his opinion on the US being in Iraq indefinitely.