Budget

CBS as 'Giddy' as Democrats Over 'Certified Price Tag' from 'Trusted' CBO

"Democrats used the word 'giddy' to describe their reaction when they got the cost estimates from the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO)," NBC's Kelly O'Donnell relayed Thursday night, ...

ABC Berates Bunning's 'Politics of No' for Causing Unemployed to 'Struggle' and Lose Homes

ABC's World News scolded Senator Jim Bunning for daring to block a $10 billion spending bill until it is offset by cuts, parading victims as Diane Sawyer and Jonathan Karl painted him as a ...

Bunning's Spending Hold Makes Him a Cad to TV Nets, Focus on His Supposed Victims

A retiring Senator not facing re-election stood up last week for principle, insisting new federal spending be covered by a matching reduction elsewhere, but instead of hailing Senator Jim Bunning ...

ABC's Moran Shares Frustration Public Doesn't Appreciate 'Stimulus' Benefits

Hosting Sunday's This Week on ABC, Terry Moran noted during the past week the Obama administration "fanned out across the country" to trumpet how "the stimulus worked," yet President Obama ...

ABC, CBS and NBC Verdict: Obama's 'Stimulus' a Success, CBS Frets Public Refuses to See It

On the one-year anniversary of the "stimulus" spending bill, ABC, CBS and NBC eagerly corroborated White House claims about how it "saved or created" many jobs, though they all offered a range of ...

Where Is McCain's Apology? NYT Lead Pushes Obama to Break No-Tax Hike Pledge

The Times fiercely attacked Republicans during the 2008 campaign for daring to suggest Obama might raise taxes on people making under $250,000 a year. Today, reporter Jackie Calmes encourages him ...

Obama Submits Largest Budget in History, But Portrayed as Fiscal Conservative by Networks

ABC, CBS and NBC reports on federal budget give the president pass on spending, ignore critical liberal and conservative economists who argue it is 'unsustainable.'

NBC's Guthrie on Deficits: $100 Billion Spending Plan No Big Deal, Blame Bush Instead?

Reporting on Obama's push for another $100 billion in "jobs" spending, NBC's Savannah Guthrie chose not to amplify critics who argue we can't afford more massive spending, and instead saluted the ...

Not Passing ObamaCare Will Boost Deficit by $150 Billion, NBC and ABC Presume

Cautioning the Obama administration's "deficit projections...are just that, projections," NBC's Chuck Todd on Monday evening bought into the claim health care reform bills are actually spending ...

Jackie Calmes Twice Sees an Obama Goal of Budget 'Austerity'

No wonder it's so hard to cut federal spending: A limited "spending freeze" of $250 billion over three years, out of a 2001 budget of $3.8 trillion, is twice trotted out as a radical "austerity" ...
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