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The Fiscal Cliff Hid Some Special Favors

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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. 
 
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Alicia Mundy, Reporter, Wall Street Journal
 
 
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    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
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