This week’s show looks at more misconceptions and misinformation – as created and (mis)reported by the corporate media. Our interviews are:
- Unconstitutional Surveillance Powers passed While Media Focusing on “Fiscal Cliff” – an interview with Michael Figura
- Class Taxes Going Up – How Billions Could Be Raised – an interview with Nicole Woo
More about this week’s guests:
Michael Figura is the 2012-2013 legal fellow with the Bill of Rights Defense Committee. He is a recent graduate of City University of New York School of Law (CUNY), where he served as Executive Articles Editor of the New York City Law Review and was awarded several fellowships, including the Haywood Burns Fellowship for Civil and Human Rights and Charles H. Revson Law Student Public Interest Summer Fellowship. Since graduating from Wesleyan University in 2006, Michael’s student internship and prior experiences including serving with the Center For Constitutional Rights, CLEAR (Creating Law Enforcement Accountability and Responsibility) Law Clinic, Office of the Appellate Defender of New York, and the New York Civilian Complaint Review Board. Michael’s legal fellowship with BORDC is made possible through a generous grant from the Muslim Legal Fund of America.
See related article by Shahid Buttar. Also see from CNET: “The snoop state’s still alive and well (Anybody notice?)”
Nicole Woo is the communications director for the Center for Economic and Policy Research. Woo noted that under the deal, an individual making less than $113,700 (the bottom 98 percent) would see their taxes rise by 2.0 percent, while an individual making $400,000 will see their taxes rise by 0.6 percent. Someone making $600,000 would have their taxes increase 1.9 percent. [Seechart.]
Related Info: See recent article by Dean Baker just wrote the piece “Obama’s tax threshold concession bodes ill for debt ceiling talks“