taxcredits http://mrc.org/taxonomy/term/13612/all en USA Today Says Taxes are Low, Downplays Temporary Nature of Tax Cuts, Credits http://mrc.org/articles/usa-today-says-taxes-are-low-downplays-temporary-nature-tax-cuts-credits <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/julia-seymour">Julia A. Seymour</a> </div> </div> </div> <p >Tax bills fell to the lowest level since 1950 in 2009, according to a new analysis from USA Today. But don’t be fooled into thinking that’s a good thing.</p> <br /> <p >The newspaper downplayed the pain caused by the recession and the fact that the downturn lowered both incomes and consumption.</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/usa-today-says-taxes-are-low-downplays-temporary-nature-tax-cuts-credits" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Economy Taxes Income Recession Stimulus taxcredits taxcuts TeaParty USAToday Tue, 11 May 2010 19:35:31 +0000 admin 27284 at http://mrc.org Obama Signs Business-Hurting, Tax Pledge-Breaking Health Care Bill into Law http://mrc.org/articles/obama-signs-business-hurting-tax-pledge-breaking-health-care-bill-law <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/julia-seymour">Julia A. Seymour</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>After <a href="http://businessandmedia.org/specialreports/2009/unCritical/uncritical-execsum.asp"></a>cheerleading and <a href="http://newsbusters.org/blogs/rich-noyes/2010/03/15/media-reality-check-year-spin-liberal-obamacare"></a>campaigning on the issue for months, the network news media <a href="http://newsbusters.org/blogs/matthew-balan/2010/03/23/cnns-ed-henry-gushes-over-reps-amazing-medicare-obamacare-pens"></a>gleefully reported the signing of the <a href="http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5jlMpJGn28kqCcgU-aGcYE_ZHW-ywD9EKE8UO0"></a>$938 billion monumental health car</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/obama-signs-business-hurting-tax-pledge-breaking-health-care-bill-law" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Business Health Caterpillar ChamberofCommerce ChipReid dianesawyer DonaldTrump HealthCareReform KellyO'Donnell medicaretax obama payrolltax SmallBusiness tanningsalons tantax taxcredits TaxHikes taxincreases taxpledge zollmedical Wed, 24 Mar 2010 20:28:46 +0000 admin 27349 at http://mrc.org Media Ignore Contradiction between Obama's Middle Class Giveaways, Spending 'Freeze' http://mrc.org/articles/media-ignore-contradiction-between-obamas-middle-class-giveaways-spending-freeze <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/julia-seymour">Julia A. Seymour</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>In an attempt to boost flagging approval ratings, President Barack Obama announced a series of initiatives aimed at helping out the middle class on Jan. 25, two days ahead of his State of the Union address.</p><p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The networks, which have protected him from public outrage for months, praised the initiative. NBC heralded the move, giving Obama credit for “getting the message” Jan. 25. CBS’s Katie Couric said the same thing that night.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/media-ignore-contradiction-between-obamas-middle-class-giveaways-spending-freeze" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Economy abc alisonfraser BarackObama Cato cbs childcare ChipReid DanielMitchell eldercare Employment federaldeficit GaryWolfram jobs JohnMcCain katiccouric MiddleClass nationaldebt NBC NewYorkTimes retirementaccounts saveorcreate sotu SpendingFreeze Stimulus studentloan taxcredits WashingtonPost Wed, 27 Jan 2010 18:43:43 +0000 admin 27453 at http://mrc.org CNN Offers Populist's 'Pros and Cons' Instead of Balance http://mrc.org/articles/cnn-offers-populists-pros-and-cons-instead-balance <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/julia-seymour">Julia A. Seymour</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Weighing the pros and cons of a plan, particularly one that could cost $1 trillion taxpayer dollars, should mean all perspectives were considered. But that wasn’t what it meant to CNN in one Jan. 9 segment.</p><p>Viewers were right to expect balance as “Pros and Cons of Obama’s Stimulus” flashed on the screen and John Roberts said, “President-elect Barack Obama is warning of a dire economic situation and how much worse it could get if there is not bipartisan support for, and quickly for his stimulus plan. But will his proposals work?”</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/cnn-offers-populists-pros-and-cons-instead-balance" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Economy Government AmericanMorning BarackObama biggovernment CNN DavidSirota JohnRoberts progressive Stimulus taxcredits taxcuts Fri, 09 Jan 2009 18:54:17 +0000 admin 27016 at http://mrc.org Media Defend Obama Against 'Socialism' Charge http://mrc.org/articles/media-defend-obama-against-socialism-charge <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/jeff-poor">Jeff Poor</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Democratic presidential nominee Sen. Barack Obama said on the campaign trail that it would be a good idea to “spread the wealth around.” But don’t call that “socialism” unless you want to make enemies in the media.</p><p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; The Obama proposal for refundable tax credits is “different from tax cuts or deductions,” according to “CBS Evening News” correspondent Wyatt Andrews Oct. 21. But Andrews said to define it as socialism would be “stretching the facts.”</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/media-defend-obama-against-socialism-charge" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Politics Taxes BarackObama capitalism CBSEveningNews CNN JohnMcCain McClatchyNewspapers MortKondracke RachelMaddow RollCall SarahPalin socialism SpecialReportwithBritHume taxcredits taxcuts Welfare WyattAndrews Wed, 22 Oct 2008 13:22:03 +0000 admin 25839 at http://mrc.org ABC Cites Left-Leaning Tax Group to Endorse Obama's Plan http://mrc.org/articles/abc-cites-left-leaning-tax-group-endorse-obamas-plan <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/jeff-poor">Jeff Poor</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; The verdict is in. ABC’s “World News with Charles Gibson” has determined for the American people that Democratic presidential nominee Sen. Barack Obama will give most people a tax cut, while GOP presidential nominee Sen. John McCain’s plan only <st1:personname w:st="on">ben</st1:personname>efits the rich.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/abc-cites-left-leaning-tax-group-endorse-obamas-plan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Taxes 2008election abc BarackObama BillWeir BrookingsInstitution DonaldLambro IRS JohnMcCain taxcredits taxcuts TaxPolicyCenter UrbanInstitute WorldNewswithCharlesGibson Tue, 21 Oct 2008 13:24:28 +0000 admin 25841 at http://mrc.org