The Republican party's plan to shut down the government

Thom Hartmann discusses the Republican Senator Ted Cruz plan to either shut down government if Congress does not defund Obamacare. Also, the Big Picture Politics Panel takes a closer look at a plan to tax the rich in order to deal with the national growing debt and Republican Congressman John Kline's plan to refuse to raise the debt ceiling unless the President agrees to cut millions from Medicare. Plus, Big Picture continues climate week with an interview with Climatologist Professor Jason Box on the effect of global warming on the earth's Arctic regions. And in tonight's Daily Take, Thom explains why privation of spying agencies has cast a dark cloud on U.S.