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with Kai Ryssdal

Marketplace for Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Egypt's Arab Spring uprising began one year ago tomorrow. Is the Occupy movement here in the U.S. our Arab Spring? Kai Ryssdal talks to a forensic accountant about Mitt Romney's taxes. In the latest Attitude Check segment, Gallup editor-in-chief Frank Newport talks about Americans' attitudes toward the wealthy and whether they think the rich should pay a higher tax rate. Kai checks in with a previous roundtable guest to see how her job search has been going, before the State of the Union address.

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The U.S. tax code can be a cumbersome beast. How did Mitt Romney manage to pay roughly 15 percent in taxes last year?
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Jai Damian has an M.A. in behavioral science. She says during her time of unemployment she sent out hundreds of resumes. But employers told her she was too overqualified.

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