PATT MORRISON SCHEDULE
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
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1:06 – 1:19
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.
Joel Slemrod, professor in the
- 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
Dan Rather, managing editor & host of Dan Rather Reports on HD Net; former veteran anchor of the CBS Evening News
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
Jared Bernstein, Chief Economist to Vice President Biden and Executive Director of the Middle Class Task Force
Sylvia Allegretto PhD, Economist, Institute for Research on Labor & Employment, University
2:50 – 2:58:30
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