Social Security http://www.mrc.org/taxonomy/term/20479/all en The Media’s Cracked Crystal Ball: What Journalists Said We’d Find in 2015 http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/medias-cracked-crystal-ball-what-journalists-said-wed-find-2015 <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/rich-noyes">Rich Noyes</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>In the 1980s and ’90s, journalists passed along expert predictions of the world as it would be by the year 2015. Now that the New Year has finally arrived, it might be fun to recall some of those forecasts. Keep these in mind as you hear sages confidently predict what we’ll find 20 or 30 years from now:</p><div class='signature'><p>— Rich Noyes is Research Director at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/RichNoyes" target="_blank">Follow Rich Noyes on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/medias-cracked-crystal-ball-what-journalists-said-wed-find-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division 2015 Abortion debt Deficit New York Times Overpopulation Predictions Social Security Women's Rights Fri, 02 Jan 2015 20:01:29 +0000 rich.noyes 47933 at http://www.mrc.org PBS’s Ifill Fails to Ask Geithner About Admission That WH Asked Him to Lie on TV http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/pbss-ifill-fails-ask-geithner-about-admission-wh-asked-him-lie-tv <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/paul-bremmer">Paul Bremmer</a> </div> </div> </div> <p> On Thursday evening, former Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner appeared on the <em>PBS NewsHour</em> to discuss his new memoir. Not only did the taxpayer-subsidized anchor Gwen Ifill gently press Geithner from the left on policy matters, she failed to ask him about one of his most startling admissions – that Obama administration officials wanted him to lie during appearances on the Sunday morning TV talk shows.<br /> </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/pbss-ifill-fails-ask-geithner-about-admission-wh-asked-him-lie-tv" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Bias by Omission economy Gwen Ifill Liberals & Democrats national debt NewsHour PBS Social Security Timothy Geithner Fri, 23 May 2014 20:29:24 +0000 paul.bremmer 46343 at http://www.mrc.org MSNBC's Hayes: GOP Making Immigration Bill 'Less Humane' and 'Worse for Our Country' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/msnbcs-hayes-gop-making-immigration-bill-less-humane-and-worse-our-country <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/brad-wilmouth">Brad Wilmouth</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><img style="float: right;" src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium_280_x_158/images/2013-06-24-MSNBC-AI-Hayes.JPG" alt="Media Research Center" title="Media Research Center" class="imagecache-medium_280_x_158" />On Monday's <em>All In</em> show, MSNBC host Chris Hayes complained about Republicans trying to increase the number of border agents and to bar illegal immigrants from collecting Social Security benefits based on taxes they've paid into the system.<br /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/msnbcs-hayes-gop-making-immigration-bill-less-humane-and-worse-our-country" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Politics All In Chris Hayes Illegal Immigration immigration MSNBC Republicans Rush Limbaugh Social Security Tue, 25 Jun 2013 19:30:26 +0000 43886 at http://www.mrc.org NYT Reporter: Slight Reduction in Entitlement Spending 'Big Downside for Old and Poor' http://www.mrc.org/articles/nyt-reporter-slight-reduction-entitlement-spending-big-downside-old-and-poor <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/clay-waters">Clay Waters</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Showing how difficult it is to make the smallest reductions in federal spending, <em>New York Times</em> personal finance reporter Tara Siegel Bernard's latest "Your Money" column criticized, as hurting the old and poor, a proposed change in how inflation is calculated that would slightly curb the annual increases in entitlement spending. The proposal is generally supported by conservatives and reviled by liberals. </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/nyt-reporter-slight-reduction-entitlement-spending-big-downside-old-and-poor" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch Chained CPI entitlements Social Security Tara Siegel Bernard Tue, 23 Apr 2013 17:43:45 +0000 clay.waters 43297 at http://www.mrc.org MSNBC's Hayes: 'Tax People a Lot More' and 'Expand Social Security' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/msnbcs-hayes-tax-people-lot-more-and-expand-social-security <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/brad-wilmouth">Brad Wilmouth</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><img style="float: right;" src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium_280_x_158/images/2013-04-10-MSNBC-BigHayes.JPG" alt="Media Research Center" title="Media Research Center" class="imagecache-medium_280_x_158" />On Wednesday's <em>All In with Chris Hayes</em> on MSNBC, host Hayes demonstrated his far left views on big government as he called for raising taxes and increasing Social Security benefits even beyond projected spending increases while guest and liberal MSNBC analyst Jonathan Alter was taking a more moderate position that Democrats should agree to restrain unsu</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/msnbcs-hayes-tax-people-lot-more-and-expand-social-security" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Economy Government Politics Taxes All In Chris Hayes Jonathan Alter MSNBC Social Security taxes Thu, 11 Apr 2013 21:35:27 +0000 43173 at http://www.mrc.org Which Way Is It, NY Times? Will Social Programs Suffer 'Cutback' or Just 'Smaller Increase'? http://www.mrc.org/articles/which-way-it-ny-times-will-social-programs-suffer-cutback-or-just-smaller-increase <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/clay-waters">Clay Waters</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>The deck of headlines over Friday's lead <em>New York Times</em> story by White House reporter Jackie Calmes illustrated how hard it will be for conservatives to actually reduce the national debt: "<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/05/us/social-programs-face-cutback-in-obama-budget.html?pagewanted=all">Social Programs Facing A Cutback In Obama Budget -- Smaller Increase Seen -- Show of Compromise Is Aimed at Reviving Deficit Deal</a>." <img src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/images/Jackie_Calmes_20.jpg.crop_display.jpg" style="float: right;" height="149" width="252" /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/which-way-it-ny-times-will-social-programs-suffer-cutback-or-just-smaller-increase" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch Barack Obama Budget Cuts Chained CPI Jackie Calmes Medicare Social Security Spending Fri, 05 Apr 2013 17:20:31 +0000 clay.waters 43109 at http://www.mrc.org ’Double Social Security’ Advocates Soros-Funded Organization in ’Atlantic’ http://www.mrc.org/articles/double-social-security-advocates-soros-funded-organization-atlantic <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> New America Foundation analysis says don’t cut Social Security benefits, double them. </div> </div> </div> <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/mike-ciandella">Mike Ciandella</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>America has a debt problem, driven in part by huge entitlements. The liberal solution? Make them bigger. “An expansion of Social Security not only would be good for America's retirees, it also would be good for the broader macroeconomy” argued <a href="http://newamerica.net/">New America Foundation</a> political writer <a href="http://newamerica.net/user/23">Steven Hill</a>, in <a href="http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2012/12/dont-cut-social-security-double-it/266095/">an article</a> for “The Atlantic.” </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/double-social-security-advocates-soros-funded-organization-atlantic" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Business Government Taxes atlantic Budget entitlements Social Security soros Thu, 27 Dec 2012 20:46:25 +0000 dan.gainor 42106 at http://www.mrc.org Looming Threat of Social Security Implosion Results in Just 72 Seconds of Network Coverage http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/looming-threat-social-security-implosion-results-just-72-seconds-network-coverage <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/scott-whitlock">Scott Whitlock</a> </div> </div> </div> <p> <img src="http://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/2012-04-24-CBS-TM-SocialSec.jpg" style="margin: 3px; float: right; width: 240px; height: 184px;" />Over a combined total of nine and a half hours of programming, CBS, NBC and ABC allowed a mere 72 seconds of coverage to the news, Monday, that Social Security will go bankrupt <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/24/us/politics/financial-outlook-dims-for-social-security.html?_r=3&amp;utm_source=Newsletter&amp;utm_medium=Email&amp;utm_campaign=Heritage+Hotsheet">three years earlier</a> than previously expected.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/looming-threat-social-security-implosion-results-just-72-seconds-network-coverage" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc cbs NBC Scott Pelley Social Security Tue, 24 Apr 2012 18:28:41 +0000 scott.whitlock 39908 at http://www.mrc.org ABC, CBS Change Tune and Recognize Woes of Social Security http://www.mrc.org/articles/abc-cbs-change-tune-and-recognize-woes-social-security <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; ABC and CBS admit Social Security is in trouble, but why can’t the left?</p><p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;“In 10 years time, Social Security will be paying out more in benefits than it takes in taxes and about the time the last of the baby boomers retires, the system will go bankrupt,” ABC correspondent David Wright said on the October 15 “World News Tonight with Charles Gibson.” “Of course it's perfectly obvious how to fix it, either raise taxes or cut benefits. But, politicians have been unwilling to do either.”</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/abc-cbs-change-tune-and-recognize-woes-social-security" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Government abc cbs MediaBias Social Security Tue, 16 Oct 2007 20:18:28 +0000 admin 25291 at http://www.mrc.org Hillary Dodges Social Security Questions; Doesn't Want to 'Spook' Americans http://www.mrc.org/articles/hillary-dodges-social-security-questions-doesnt-want-spook-americans <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; Don’t be concerned about what liberal Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton thinks about specific issues – she’ll let you know when she think it’s time for you to know.</p><p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Clinton appeared on the October 11 CNBC “Street Signs” to discuss economic issues with CNBC Washington correspondent John Harwood and “Street Signs” anchor Erin Burnett.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/hillary-dodges-social-security-questions-doesnt-want-spook-americans" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Government 2008 Candy clinton costume ghost halloween healthcare hillary president scary Social Security spooky tax Thu, 11 Oct 2007 20:51:26 +0000 admin 25298 at http://www.mrc.org Hillary's Social Security Solution: Stop Funding 'Tax Cuts for the Wealthy and the War in Iraq' http://www.mrc.org/articles/hillarys-social-security-solution-stop-funding-tax-cuts-wealthy-and-war-iraq <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; How many campaign promises can be funded by doing away with the Bush tax cuts? </p><p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; At an AARP candidate forum in Davenport, Iowa, on September 20, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary <a href="http://www.iptv.org/video/detail.cfm/627"></a>Clinton proposed averting a Social Security crisis could be done partly with that strategy. </p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/hillarys-social-security-solution-stop-funding-tax-cuts-wealthy-and-war-iraq" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Government clinton elderly healthcare hillary Iraq money rich Social Security tax cuts Trust Fund war wealthy Thu, 27 Sep 2007 20:43:16 +0000 admin 25323 at http://www.mrc.org USA Today: Money Gap Not Class-Related; It's Age http://www.mrc.org/articles/usa-today-money-gap-not-class-related-its-age <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/amy-menefee">Amy Menefee</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Score one for the ol’ American Dream. </p><p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Many news reports had been <a href="http://businessandmedia.org/articles/2006/20061025152931.aspx"></a>telling us it was dead. But the May 21 <a href="http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2007-05-20-cover-generation-wealth_N.htm"></a>USA Today offered some hope – and a brand new spin on the class warfare story the media often repeat. </p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/usa-today-money-gap-not-class-related-its-age" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Labor Taxes age American dream CEO class Gap Income IncomeIn equality job Medicare money paycheck Social Security warfare Mon, 21 May 2007 21:07:47 +0000 admin 25511 at http://www.mrc.org