Dec 18, 2013
"Happy Holidays!" POW! Arizona woman allegedly punches a Salvation Army bell ringer for using the "wrong" greeting. A clip from the David Pakman show (another Netroots Radio fave) informs us that $4,000 of the taxes paid on a $50,000 annual salary end up paying for corporate subsidies! Joan McCarter joins the show for a roundup that includes the non-budget "budget deal" and renewed threats of debt ceiling brinkmanship, the lack (so far) of serious post-nuclear Senate drama, the expiration of unemployment insurance, the NSA lawsuits, Dan Drezner's "Tone-Deaf at the Listening Post," and, somewhere in the middle of it all... historical changes in human sleep patterns! Also: "Accidental Tax Break Saves Wealthiest Americans $100 Billion," which Alec MacGillis points out is more than half the latest cut in food stamps. But that's the good kind of redistribution, right?