Nevada Public Radio Listen Live

"Discover New Programs"
Facebook Twitter Follow Nevada Public Radio

Support Nevada Public Radio
KNPR's State of Nevada About SON Archives Participate Specials
TODAY
Is The Cosmopolitan Of Las Vegas For Sale?
The HOA: Help Or Headache?
UPCOMING
Gillespie On Bundy, Officer Shootings
Reno: News From The North
No Way Any Convention Is Coming To Las Vegas
Bundyfest: It Could Happen
RECENT
Reid Vs. Heller On Bundy Standoff
Lowden Embraces Changing Senate Elections
The State Of The Clark County School District
Reno A Frontrunner For Tesla Plant
States Look At Marijuana Laws
Gut Feeling: What We Learned From The Hadza About Digestion
Missing Out On A High School Diploma
The Progressive Bluegrass Sounds Of The Infamous Stringdusters
Why Don't We Know Who's Behind the Kelly Cheating Scandal?
Las Vegas City Council Votes For Horse-Drawn Carriages
Utah Keeps 'Utes' As Mascot
The Good Foods Of Lent
Robert Coover And The Return Of The Brunists
How Safe Is Your Food?
Castro And Patrick Spar Over Immigration
Boycott Las Vegas Say Social Conservatives
Behind The Bundy Ranch Standoff
Can 'Serious' Reading Happen Online?
Lynne Jasames On Why 'It's Okay To Cry'
BASE Jumping: The Allure And The Danger
Anti-Government Protesters Win Round Against BLM
Tax Advice For The Alternative Economy
The Secret History Of Las Vegas

The Fiscal Cliff Hid Some Special Favors
The Fiscal Cliff Hid Some Special Favors

Listen
AIR DATE: February 12, 2013

The fiscal cliff was all about tax rates and making sure the rich paid their fare share - mostly. But it was also about some payments for big Medicare providers. Sen. Harry Reid, for example, inserted a big cut in payment for a Swedish firm whose equpipment treats brain tumors. And that will help a company with Southern Nevada connections and a big lobbtying operation. We hear how it all happened. 
 
GUEST
 
Alicia Mundy, Reporter, Wall Street Journal
 
 
    comments powered by Disqus
    COMMENTS:
    Money and power always breed corruption, which is why - Surprise! - Washington D.C. is the epicenter of corruption. And it is also why our Founders wisely intended a *tiny* government, without much power or money. Since that concept obviously didn't survive, we're stuck with perpetual corruption in all levels of government.
    Tom HurstJan 31, 2013 15:21:15 PM
    © 2013 NEVADA PUBLIC RADIO   
    Web hosting facilities provided by Switch.