NBC, ABC Knock GOP for 'Messing Up' Payroll Tax Cut: 'Holiday Cheer Gone Sour'

NBC and ABC on Monday and Tuesday knocked House Republicans for potentially "messing up" an extension of the payroll tax cut. NBC's Kelly O'Donnell derided this as "holiday cheer gone sour."

NBC Turns on Obama: Tax Deal a "Disaster in the Making"

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With Tax Hikes Soon, Cable News Uses 'Tax Cut' Phrasing 13 Times as Much

Class warfare rhetoric, White House talking points and attacks on 'cost' of tax cuts dominate tax debate coverage.

LA Times Columnist Perturbed Californians Reject Higher Taxes

Michael Hiltzik claims state's citizens have been lied to: 'most onerous lie' that Cali's tax burden is highest in the nation.

Tax 'Cuts,' Tax Hikes, Media Back Obama Either Way

Cable and network news applaud Obama's stimulus bill for 'tax breaks,' but barely explain president's proposed tax hikes in the 2010 budget.

"The Upside of Paying More Taxes"

Staff writer and columnist David Leonhardt on the civilizing joys of higher tax rates: "Think of it this way: A tax increase isn't so much a barrier to a society becoming richer as it is a result ...

Obama's Lunch Money Tax Break Hurts Those in Pricey Areas

President tries penny-ante plan to placate progressives.

Nobel Prize Economist: Obama's Stimulus 'Not Enough'

Joseph Stiglitz, winner of the 2001 Nobel Prize in Economic Science and most cited economist in the world, blames Republican desire tax cuts for ineffectiveness.

CNN: Want a Balanced Budget? No Tax Cuts for You!

'Your $$$$$' puts McCain's promises under the microscope, while glossing over Obama's.

Bush Defends Tax Policies Against Media Attack at CPAC

President explains how his tax policy helped grow the economy; criticizes liberal health care proposals.
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