Budget

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 ...

CNN's John Roberts Anguishes Over Need to 'Bump Up' Govt's 'Revenue Stream'

A majority of economists support extending the Bush tax cuts for all income groups, a CNN/Money survey found. But on Monday's American Morning, co-anchor John Roberts rued the conundrum of needing ...

Evan Thomas on Ending Bush Tax Rates: 'God Knows the Federal Government Desperately Needs that Revenue'

Newsweek veteran Evan Thomas issued a ringing call ' in defense of federal spending ' for why he hopes Congress and President Obama cannot agree on extending any of the Bush tax cuts, so income ...

CBS's Schieffer Hits Miller for 'Extreme Positions,' Ridicules GOP Field as 'Kind of an Exotic Crew'

Republicans are "exotic" and "extreme," and against science too, CBS's Bob Schieffer contended on Sunday's Face the Nation. "You have also taken some fairly controversial, some would say very ...

More Flimflammery from Pompous Paul Krugman: No 'Ad Hominem' Attacks Here!

Krugman has an announcement for his credulous Times readers: Constantly (and embarrassingly) calling a serious conservative politician a "flimflam" man is not an ad hominem attack; accurately ...

Zing! Paul Krugman Says Rep. Paul Ryan's 'Drenched in Flimflam Sauce' - But Own Source Disputes Him

The economist turned left-wing talking points parrot shows his way with an incisive insult by mocking conservative Republican budget-whiz Rep. Paul Ryan as a "flimflam man" whose work is "drenched ...

Unemployment Fight Shows Media Will Help Liberals Protect Their Jobs

Journalists criticize GOP for obstructing 'relief' bill, despite pay-as-you-go promises from Dems.

Calls to 'Rein in the Federal Government' Are 'Not Very Rational,' Al Hunt Declares on ABC

"The side that talks about the need to rein in the federal government" is "not very rational," yet "is winning" the debate over whether to pass another "stimulus" bill, Al Hunt regretted on ...

ABC's Chutzpah: Scolds Congress for 'Pay-Go' Spending When It Made Jim Bunning an Ogre for Trying to Block It

Three months after the networks, led by ABC's Jonathan Karl, derided Senator Jim Bunning for daring to hold up an "emergency" spending bill which circumvented the "pay as you go" rules, on ...
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