Tuesday night on All In with Chris Hayes: President Obama visited an Amazon warehouse in Tennessee to lay out his plan for a “grand bargain” aimed at rebuilding the middle class. The compromise would cut the corporate tax rate, with a preferential rate for manufacturers, while also closing loopholes as part of a broader tax code overhaul. While no specific figures were given, the revenues raised would be used towards improving infrastructure, supporting community colleges and job retraining programs and promoting manufacturing jobs. Unsurprisingly, House Speaker John Boehner spoke out against the “grand bargain” proposal even before the details were released. Rep. Jason Chaffetz of Utah, member of the Tea Party movement, and David Cay Johnston, President of Investigative Reporters & Editors and a columnist for TaxAnalysts.com, will join host Chris Hayes to discuss the president’s plan and its likelihood of gaining bipartisan support.
Also Tuesday, a verdict was reached in the trial of Bradley Manning. The Army private, who gave thousands of classified government documents to WikiLeaks, was found not guilty of aiding the enemy, the most serious charge he faced. On 20 of the remaining 21 lower offenses, however, Manning was found guilty, with a maximum total sentence of 136 years in prison. Elizabeth Goitein, co-director of the Brennan Center for Justice’s Liberty & National Security Program, will join the table to discuss the verdict and what lies ahead for Pfc. Manning.
Later, Hayes will talk with Cord Jefferson, West Coast editor for Gawker.com, about his tongue-in-cheek article blaming a riot last weekend in Huntington Beach, Calif., after a surfing competition on “white-on-white crime” and the failure of white parenting.
Plus: Religious scholar Reza Aslan will join Hayes to discuss his new book, Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth, and the now-infamous Fox News interview in which anchor Lauren Green questioned his ability as a Muslim to write objectively about Christianity. Right-wing Islamophobia has also been directed at Anthony Weiner’s wife Huma Abedin in recent days, with media figures referencing Abedin’s upbringing in Saudi Arabia and supposed familial connections to the Muslim Brotherhood in their criticism of her. Eric Boehlert, senior fellow at Media Matters for America, will join the conversation on the issue of racism against American Muslims.