Monday, November 30, 2009

Patt Morrison for Tuesday, 12/1/09

PATT MORRISON SCHEDULE

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

1-3 p.m.

 

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1:06 – 1:19

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1:41 – 1:58:30

Estate tax - benefit or beast?

Under current law, if an inheritance of $3.5 million or more from a parent comes your way in 2010, you would not owe any estate tax on the windfall - none.  But in 2011, that same inheritance would cost you 55% in estate taxes on any amount over $1 million.  This all could change, however, as Congress takes up legislation this week to even out the effects of a convoluted law. 

 

Guests:

Joel Slemrod, professor in the Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan, he is a member of the Congressional Budget Office Panel of Economic Advisers. He is co-author of "Taxing Ourselves: A Citizen's Guide to the Great Debate over Tax Reform" and editor of "Does Atlas Shrug? The Economic Consequences of Taxing the Rich."

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  • He can talk about the situation now, what changes in 2011, options being considered, economic benefits.
  • Personally, he feels the tax should not be abolished.

 


2:06 – 2:19

Dan Rather does Afghanistan

On the day that President Obama is set to announce a major troop increase and strategy change in the American war in Afghanistan, veteran journalist Dan Rather has just returned from reporting in eastern Afghanistan.  Interviewing American soldiers, Taliban fighters and Afghan government officials, Rather paints the picture of a complicated country with no easy solutions.  He was first in Afghanistan 30 years ago to report on the Afghan’s war against an invading Soviet army.  What guidance does Dan Rather give to the President?

 

Guests:

Dan Rather, managing editor & host of Dan Rather Reports on HD Net; former veteran anchor of the CBS Evening News

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2:21 – 2:50

Do I have a job for you: Solving the nation’s double-digit unemployment rate

Even as analysts proclaim that the country is pulling out of its recession, the unemployment rate continues to rise; and in some states, such as Michigan and California, it’s reaching obscene levels.  Political heat is coming fast and furious at President Obama for failing to curtail the loss of jobs, and while his Administration is taking steps to address job losses it is not asking for new legislation from Congress.  Democrats in Congress, meanwhile, are itching to cobble together a new job-creation bill.  What’s the best way to encourage hiring in the U.S.?

 

Guest:

Jared Bernstein, Chief Economist to Vice President Biden and Executive Director of the Middle Class Task Force

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Sylvia Allegretto PhD, Economist, Institute for Research on Labor & Employment, University California, Berkeley

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2:50 – 2:58:30

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