Episode

4/24 Myths & Truths: Social Security & Brian Barr on BP Settlement

April 24, 2012

Social insurance, who benefits and who loses from the success/failure of Social Security?  How healthy is the Trust Account and why the program’s obligations cannot add to deficit.  Also, details on the BP Settlement from attorney Brian Barr.  In the better half, US extended presence in Afghanistan, Walmart bribery, 1 Trillion in Student debt and Bradley Manning.  Your calls and IMs.

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