Budget

The Top 10 Economic Myths of 2010

Journalists' tall tales included praising GM for 'keeping faith' with taxpayers, comparing soda to cocaine, and attacking the Chamber of Commerce over baseless 'foreign money' claims.

'Lost Revenue' for Government in Tax Rate Deal Distresses NBC's Williams and Todd

Monday night Brian Williams fretted the deal contradicts how "the fight has been over anything in government that isn't paid for," yet, as Chuck Todd despaired in filling in Williams' regret, ...

NBC's Williams Hits Bowles and Simpson from the Left, Deficit Cutting an 'Assault' on Middle Class and Poor

NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams on Wednesday evening hit presidential deficit commission co-chairs Alan Simpson and Erskine Bowles from the left, the New York Times left. Without ever ...

Couric Illustrates the Sad Story Victimization Which Fuels the Government Spending She, for Once, Frets

Very unusually, CBS's Katie Couric promised a look Thursday night at "how runaway government spending has exploded the national debt," but Couric illustrated how she and the media are an ...

Amanpour Presses Paul and Pence to Agree Taxes Must Be Raised, Trumpets Stockman's Crusade

Christine Amanpour spent much of Sunday's This Week arguing with her guests about how taxes must be raised - a theme also echoed on Face the Nation and Meet the Press - as she brought aboard the ...

Zakaria: Sales Tax, More Govt. Spending Needed to 'Restore American Dream'

On Thursday's Newsroom, CNN's Fareed Zakaria endorsed a predictably liberal solution to get the American economy moving again: enact more taxes and implement new government programs. Zakaria ...

Obama the Tax Cutter: A Network Fairy Tale

Despite Obama's tax hikes and campaign against 'tax cuts' for the wealthy, broadcast evening news shows portray president as taxcutters' champion.

AP Laments 'Productive' Congress 'Gets No Respect From Voters'

To Associated Press writer Jim Abrams, this session of Congress has been "most productive in nearly half a century," but voters are failing to give due credit to the Democratic majorities. Abrams ...

David Leonhardt Gives Paul Ryan's Conservative Budget Plan Due Respect

The paper's main economics writer (and tax-hike supporter) finds Rep. Paul Ryan's budget plan "credible" and credits him for offering specifics. By contrast, Times economics columnist/partisan ...

ABC and CBS Butt Heads Over GOP 'Pledge to America'

Covering the GOP's "Pledge to America" Thursday night, CBS's Nancy Cordes cast it as pro-Tea Party, "littered with references to the Constitution and promises to reduce the federal debt." But ...
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