Budget

David Leonhardt's Simple Budgetary Solutions: Ration Health Care, Raise Taxes

The paper's chief economics writer again called for health-care rationing and higher taxes: "Next, the federal government would raise taxes. As countries have grown richer over time, they have ...

Chuck Schumer Thrilled by Matt Lauer's Tea Party Bashing

In a softball interview with New York Senator Chuck Schumer on NBC's Today on Wednesday, co-host Matt Lauer recited Democratic talking points on the budget fight perfectly: "[For] the Tea Party ...

Calmes Declares GOP 'So Far to the Right' on Risky Budget Cutting

Jackie Calmes on the risky Republican budget put forward by Rep. Paul Ryan: "By its mix of deep cuts in taxes and domestic spending, and its shrinkage of the American safety net, the plan sets the ...

Lack of Military Pay, No Museums or Passports, ABC Highlights Liberal Warnings

Not paying U.S. military officers, closed museums and a lack of passports were just some of the potential problems highlighted by Good Morning America's Jon Karl on Wednesday. The ABC reporter ...

MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell Plays Race Card on Budget and Libya

Covering the budget debate on Capitol Hill and the conflict in Libya, Andrea Mitchell spun two serious policy issues as examples of race-baiting.

Krugman Bashes Paul Ryan's Budget, but Lays Off the 'Flim-Flam Sauce'

Paul Krugman hails the brave leadership of Nancy Pelosi against reforming Social Security, which would have "hurt ordinary Americans to make the nation safe for high-end tax cuts." But why no new ...

NBC: Doesn't Economic Recovery 'Throw a Monkey Wrench' Into GOP Argument Against Obama Spending?

On Tuesday's NBC Today, co-host Meredith Vieira grilled Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus on GOP criticism of the massive spending of the Obama administration: "...sixth ...

ABC Preemptively Hits GOP for 'Steep Price' of Budget Cuts to Avoid a Government Shutdown

Although a government shutdown hasn't occurred yet, ABC's Good Morning America has already begun showcasing the possible dire impacts of such a budget impasse. Reporter Jake Tapper highlighted ...

Juan Williams Offers Simple Solution to Deficit: 'We Just Have to Tax People'

In an argument which would make his ex-NPR colleagues proud, Juan Williams took to Fox News Sunday to push for tax hikes to reduce the deficit. Scolding Brit Hume, an exasperated Williams ...

MSNBC Host Rants: GOP Budget 'Does Not Respect Women's Rights...the Environment'

In an interview with Congressman Mike Pence on Friday, MSNBC anchor Contessa Brewer slammed a Republican proposal to cut federal funding for Planned Parenthood and the Environmental Protection ...
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