Daily Topics - Friday July 15th, 2011

The Big Picture "On Air" Questions or Comments for Thom?

Hour Two: When will the recession be over? Dr. Ravi Batra takes your calls

Hour Three: "Brunch With Bernie" Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) - Senator Sanders takes your calls

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TylBol's picture
TylBol 8 years 37 weeks ago
#1

is there a link to on line info about the caimpaign to target Bernie Sanders?

mathboy's picture
mathboy 8 years 37 weeks ago
#2

Did Ravi Batra just say he's not a fan of budget deficits? Because I remember him saying a while ago that reducing a budget deficit causes a recession (which made no sense to me).

publictakeover's picture
publictakeover 8 years 37 weeks ago
#3
speedbird9's picture
speedbird9 8 years 37 weeks ago
#4

FICA = Federal Insurance Contributions Act tax. This deduction from paychecks is what funds SS and Medicare. Interestingly enough, looking at my pay statements, FICA has been replaced by Old-Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance (OASDI). The title of the webpage on the SS website is "FICA & SECA Tax Rates"

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