Marketplace for Tuesday, January 24, 2012
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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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Posted In: income tax, Mitt Romney
The Republican candidate paid 13.9 percent of his income in federal taxes in 2010, a lower percentage than many people with less income pay. But higher tax rates on Mitt Romney's investment income would raise taxes for others, too.