Austerity http://www.mrc.org/taxonomy/term/1110/all en Networks Complain about ‘Age of Austerity’ Under Obama http://www.mrc.org/articles/networks-complain-about-age-austerity-under-obama <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> ABC, CBS and NBC criticize Republicans for ‘austerity,’ ignore skyrocketing debt and spending. </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/sean-long">Sean Long</a> </div> </div> </div> <p dir="ltr">Finally, President Barack Obama will end years of deep spending cuts and balanced budgets, with his latest budget. At least that’s what he and The Washington Post seem to think.</p><p dir="ltr">On Feb. 20, the <a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/with-2015-budget-request-obama-will-call-for-an-end-to-era-of-austerity/2014/02/20/332808c2-9a6e-11e3-b931-0204122c514b_story.html">Post</a> proclaimed in a headline that Obama would “call for an end to the era of austerity” in his 2015 budget.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Sean Long is Staff Writer at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/@SeanLong717" target="_blank">Follow Sean Long on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/networks-complain-about-age-austerity-under-obama" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Economy Government Media Politics abc age of austerity Austerity austerity politics blame Republicans Budget cbs Columnists GOP NBC New York Times obama politics Spending spending cuts Washington Post Thu, 06 Mar 2014 15:00:33 +0000 julia.seymour 45689 at http://www.mrc.org Once Again, Smearing Arizona; Remember Obama's "Era of Austerity?" Well, It's Over http://www.mrc.org/notable-quotables/once-again-smearing-arizona-remember-obamas-era-austerity-well-its-over <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Vol. 27, No. 5 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-attach"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-application-pdf" alt="application/pdf icon" src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/application-pdf.png" /><a href="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/documents/Mar32014.pdf" type="application/pdf; length=766485" title="Mar32014.pdf">Formatted PDF Version</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <h3><strong>Remember Obama’s “Era of Austerity?” Well, It’s Over</strong></h3><p>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/notable-quotables/once-again-smearing-arizona-remember-obamas-era-austerity-well-its-over" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Notable Quotables News Analysis Division Arizona Austerity Chris Matthews Chuck Todd CNN Gay Rights Hillary Clinton Mika Brzezinski MSNBC NBC obama Washington Post Sat, 01 Mar 2014 20:14:20 +0000 rich.noyes 45660 at http://www.mrc.org It's 'Clear' to NYT's Calmes: GOP Calls for 'Austerity,' Deficit Reduction 'Is a Drag' on Economy http://www.mrc.org/articles/its-clear-nyts-calmes-gop-calls-austerity-deficit-reduction-drag-economy <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><em>New York Times</em> reporters Jackie Calmes and Jonathan Weisman pushed hard on Keynesian stimulus economics on Thursday, hiding behind a random round-up of quotes from liberal economists in "<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/09/us/deficit-reduction-is-seen-by-economists-as-impeding-recovery.html?ref=todayspaper&amp;pagewanted=all ">Emphasis on Deficit Reduction Is Seen by Economists as Impeding Recovery</a>." <img src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/images/Jackie_Calmes_22.jpg.crop_display.jpg" style="float: right;" height="196" width="339" /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/its-clear-nyts-calmes-gop-calls-austerity-deficit-reduction-drag-economy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch Austerity economy globalstimulus Jackie Calmes Thu, 09 May 2013 15:53:40 +0000 clay.waters 43526 at http://www.mrc.org New York Times' War on 'Austerity...a Byword for Misery,' Moves Overseas http://www.mrc.org/articles/new-york-times-war-austeritya-byword-misery-moves-overseas <p>The <em>New York Times</em>' endless war on spending discipline (aka "<a href="http://www.mrc.org/search/apachesolr_search/austerity?filters=im_cck_field_source%3A52">austerity</a>") has an overseas front, and it made Saturday's front page: Andrew Higgins' "<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/27/world/europe/eu-is-pressed-to-reconsider-cuts-as-economic-cure.html?ref=todayspaper&amp;pagewanted=all">Europe Pressed To Reconsider Cuts as a Cure</a>." The word "austerity" appeared 14 times, each with a negative connotation, while Higgins pungent prose left no doubt how he felt about how it w</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/new-york-times-war-austeritya-byword-misery-moves-overseas" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch Andrew Higgins Angela Merkel Austerity Europe Mon, 29 Apr 2013 20:05:58 +0000 clay.waters 43405 at http://www.mrc.org Business Insider Says Austerity Hurts Economy http://www.mrc.org/articles/business-insider-says-austerity-hurts-economy <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Ignored part about president raising taxes on small businesses and everyone else. </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/liz-thatcher">Liz Thatcher</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>With the sequester looming, the impending budget cuts have got the left screaming about the dangers of austerity. In a <a href="http://www.businessinsider.com/its-official-the-economy-is-crappy-because-were-cutting-government-spending-2013-2">blog</a> published on Feb. 27, co-founder, CEO, and Editor-in-Chief Henry Blodget predicted that our economy was “crappy” because of cutting back government spending. He also posed that this was the problem with European countries like Greece and England.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/business-insider-says-austerity-hurts-economy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Business Economy Austerity econolmy sequester taxes Thu, 28 Feb 2013 23:39:38 +0000 dan.gainor 42789 at http://www.mrc.org Really? New York Times Insists 'Austerity Is Already Here' http://www.mrc.org/articles/really-new-york-times-insists-austerity-already-here <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 front page of Wednesday's <em>New York Times</em> featured another lament for the supposed new "austerity" encompassing the nation, from economics reporter (<a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/nyts-appelbaum-everything-we-know-about-economics-says-govt-should-be-getting-bigger-right-">and enthusiastic Keynesian</a>) Binyamin Appelbaum, "<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/27/business/as-budget-cuts-loom-austerity-kills-off-government-jobs.html?_r=0&amp;pagewanted=all">As Budget Cuts Loom, Austerity Has Killed Off Government Jobs</a>.<img src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/really-new-york-times-insists-austerity-already-here" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch Austerity Binyamin Appelbaum Budget Cuts Sequestration Wed, 27 Feb 2013 17:28:01 +0000 clay.waters 42771 at http://www.mrc.org NYT: Stevenson Bizarrely Hits U.S. 'Spending Cut' Obsession, Defends Moderate Obama from 'Extreme' Conservatives http://www.mrc.org/articles/nyt-stevenson-bizarrely-hits-us-spending-cut-obsession-defends-moderate-obama-extreme-conse <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>Welcome to <em>Times</em>-land, where a nation $16.5 trillion in debt is practicing "austerity" in an "age of spending cuts." That's according to Richard Stevenson's "news analysis" of Obama's State of the Union address, "<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/13/us/obama-makes-case-for-government-in-state-of-union-address.html?ref=todayspaper">In an Age of Spending Cuts, Making the Case for Government</a>."<img src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/images/Richard_Stevenson_0.jpg.crop_display.jpg" style="float: right;" height="254" width="243" /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/nyt-stevenson-bizarrely-hits-us-spending-cut-obsession-defends-moderate-obama-extreme-conse" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch Austerity Barack Obama Budget Richard Stevenson spending cuts State of the Union Ted Nugent Wed, 13 Feb 2013 18:50:14 +0000 clay.waters 42626 at http://www.mrc.org NBC's Lauer Urges UK Prime Minister to Hit Romney Over Olympic Comments http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbcs-lauer-urges-uk-prime-minister-hit-romney-over-olympic-comments <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/kyle-drennen">Kyle Drennen</a> </div> </div> </div> <p> In an unaired portion of an interview with British Prime Minister David Cameron meant to be featured on Friday's NBC Today, co-host Matt Lauer pressed Cameron to compare the London Olympics with the winter games run by Mitt Romney:<strong> "Do you think that Mitt Romney, the challenges he faced in 2002 in Salt Lake City, compared at all to what you faced here in London?"</strong> [<em>View video after the jump</em>]<br /> </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbcs-lauer-urges-uk-prime-minister-hit-romney-over-olympic-comments" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division 2012 Olympics Austerity David Cameron Matt Lauer Mitt Romney NBC Today Mon, 06 Aug 2012 15:59:03 +0000 kyle.drennen 40807 at http://www.mrc.org Greece Heads for Default, Despite Media Predictions It Wouldn’t http://www.mrc.org/articles/greece-heads-default-despite-media-predictions-it-wouldnt <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Jim Cramer and other media analysts predicted default wouldn’t be necessary thanks to government bailouts. </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/paul-wilson-joe-and-betty-anderlik-fellow-culture-and-media">Paul Wilson, Joe and Betty Anderlik Fellow in Culture and Media</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Greece is the perfect example of the eventual outcome of unchecked spending – especially as it creeps closer and closer <a href="http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/frontpage/2012/0511/1224315908588.html">to defaulting on its massive debts</a>, despite <a href="http://finance.yahoo.com/news/greek-prime-minister-does-not-060312047.html">multiple government bailouts</a> in May 2011. One recent BBC News headline warned: “Greece: ‘Default within the euro is possible’.”<br /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/greece-heads-default-despite-media-predictions-it-wouldnt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Economy Government International Austerity Bailout default EU European Union Fortune Greece Greek Jim Cramer Katie Benner Fri, 18 May 2012 17:56:31 +0000 julia.seymour 40123 at http://www.mrc.org Times Tanks Ireland's 'Austerity'-Based Recovery: It 'Looks to be Short-lived' http://www.mrc.org/articles/times-tanks-irelands-austerity-based-recovery-it-looks-be-short-lived <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> No room for optimism for reporter Liz Alderman in Ireland: &quot;But the effects of austerity have pummeled Ireland&#039;s fragile economy, leaving scars that are likely to take years to heal. Nearly 40,000 Irish have fled the country this year alone in search of a brighter future elsewhere; the trend is expected to continue....Moreover, the recovery looks to be short-lived....&quot; </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/clay-waters">Clay Waters</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>The New York Times launched yet another attack on government financial austerity on the front of Tuesday's Business section, by Liz Alderman from Dublin: '<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/06/business/global/despite-praise-for-its-austerity-ireland-and-its-people-are-being-battered.html?ref=business&pagewanted=all">In Ireland, Austerity Is Praised But Painful</a>.' The jump-page headline read, 'Ireland's Austerity Steps Are Praised, But Many of Its Citizens Feel Pain.' The text box even put a wet blanket on Ireland's economic prospects, amid signs government cutbacks may be working: '</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/times-tanks-irelands-austerity-based-recovery-it-looks-be-short-lived" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch Austerity economy Ireland liberalmediabias LizAlderman NewYorkTimes NewYorkTimesbias TimesWatch Tue, 06 Dec 2011 19:04:00 +0000 38651 at http://www.mrc.org Reporter Condemns 'Dragon' Germany Proposing a Path of 'Austerity and Suffering' for Poor Greece http://www.mrc.org/articles/reporter-condemns-dragon-germany-proposing-path-austerity-and-suffering-poor-greece <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> &quot;...Germany has floated above the fray. While its economy has hummed along nicely, its leaders have steadfastly insisted that the path to redemption for the debtors lies in austerity and suffering....Germany&#039;s continued prosperity has helped fuel growing anger in countries like Greece and Spain against what is increasingly viewed as harsh German domination....but at times in Germany it has taken the shape of Wagnerian opera, with Germany cast as the dragon guarding its hoard of gold.&quot; </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/clay-waters">Clay Waters</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>New York Times Berlin bureau chief Nicholas Kulish was harsh on his hosts in his 'Memo From Germany' on Wednesday, '<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/16/world/europe/germanys-success-and-advice-anger-european-partners.html">Success and Advice Cast a Giant as a Villain, Not a Model, in Europe</a>.' Germany's leadership has had the gall to fix work-force rules and institute pension reforms and are insisting that bailout help for free-spending, sclerotic Greece must be contingent on similar requirements, or as Kulish calls it, 'austerity and suffering.'<br /><br /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/reporter-condemns-dragon-germany-proposing-path-austerity-and-suffering-poor-greece" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch Austerity Germany Greece liberalmediabias NewYorkTimes NewYorkTimesbias NicholasKulish TimesWatch Wed, 16 Nov 2011 19:04:00 +0000 admin 643 at http://www.mrc.org Reporter Looks Fondly on Post-War Austerity Compared to 'Newest Altars to Consumption and Greed.' http://www.mrc.org/articles/reporter-looks-fondly-post-war-austerity-compared-newest-altars-consumption-and-greed <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Alan Cowell: &quot;As the riots in London and elsewhere in August seemed to show, the profound gulf between haves and have-nots has been magnified by the inequalities and envies of a society that has built its newest altars to consumption and greed.&quot; </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/clay-waters">Clay Waters</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>New York Times correspondent Alan Cowell issued a moralistic 'Memo from London' on Monday on the humble joys of post-World War II austerity compared to today, where the "have-nots" are tempted by things they cannot have: 'As the riots in London and elsewhere in August seemed to show, the profound gulf between haves and have-nots has been magnified by the inequalities and envies of a society that has built its newest altars to consumption and greed.'<br /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/reporter-looks-fondly-post-war-austerity-compared-newest-altars-consumption-and-greed" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch AlanCowell Austerity liberalmediabias NewYorkTimes NewYorkTimesbias TimesWatch WorldWarII Mon, 14 Nov 2011 18:48:00 +0000 admin 636 at http://www.mrc.org Just Say No to State Bailouts http://www.mrc.org/commentary/just-say-no-state-bailouts <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/dan-kennedy">Dan Kennedy</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>The New York Times recently quoted Mayor Don Plusquelic of Akron, Ohio, in an article about city mayors contemplating and threatening bankruptcy as the only way out of their monster deficits - save, of course, an Obama bail-out.</p> <p>"Let me go back to the world I lived in two or three years ago, where people would come in and say, hey, we need this new park or this new recreation facility and I could say 'OK, we'll do that'," Plusquelic said in the Jan. 22 article.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/commentary/just-say-no-state-bailouts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Commentary MRC Business article Austerity back boy broke burning city cut debt dreams fact family federal finally flushing ivory jobs lot make mayors money monster obama Ohio people plusquelic president program save Stimulus tower wood years Sat, 29 Jan 2011 03:11:00 +0000 admin 30039 at http://www.mrc.org Another Day, Another Front-Page Attack on Government Spending 'Austerity' http://www.mrc.org/articles/another-day-another-front-page-attack-government-spending-austerity <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The paper&#039;s neo-liberal economic conscience found criticism of massive government spending by laissez-faire economists [and] Congressional Republicans, distressing, lamenting: They&#039;re able to shout louder than the data. </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/clay-waters">Clay Waters</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Economics writer David Leonhardt, who I've characterized as the paper's <a href="/timeswatch/articles/2010/20100414122905.aspx">neo-liberal economic conscience</a>, sets the table for the Times again in a front-page "Economic Scene" column on Wednesday, "<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2010/06/30/business/economy/30leonhardt.html?ref=david_leonhardt">Pulling Back, Amid Echoes Of the 1930s</a>." It occupies the same prominent space <a href="/timeswatch/articles/2010/20100629014737.aspx">Liz Alderman</a>'s similarly themed, opinionated anti-"austerity" news story did on Tuesday, which in turn</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/another-day-another-front-page-attack-government-spending-austerity" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch Economy Austerity DavidLeonhardt liberalmediabias NewYorkTimes NewYorkTimesbias Stimulus TimesWatch Wed, 30 Jun 2010 15:25:00 +0000 admin 7683 at http://www.mrc.org From Krugman's Column to the Front Page: Ireland's 'Austerity' Is Killing the Recovery http://www.mrc.org/articles/krugmans-column-front-page-irelands-austerity-killing-recovery <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Liz Alderman wonders why Europe won&#039;t listen to Obama&#039;s wisdom: &quot;The Group of 20 leaders [are] vowing to make deficit reduction the top priority despite warnings from President Obama that too much austerity could choke a global recovery and warnings from a few economists about the possibility of a much sharper 1930s style downturn.&quot; </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/clay-waters">Clay Waters</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Want to stay on the Times' good side? Then never, ever, try to cut government spending. Tuesday's off-lead story by Liz Alderman, business editor for the Times' international edition, hailed from not-so-merry Dublin with a news story with a highly opiionated take on the country's spending cuts: "<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2010/06/29/business/global/29austerity.html?sq=liz%20alderman%20ireland&amp;st=cse&amp;scp=2&amp;pagewanted=all%20">Ireland Paying A High Price For Austerity - As Europe Seeks Cuts, a Cautionary Tale</a>."<br /><br /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/krugmans-column-front-page-irelands-austerity-killing-recovery" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch Austerity Ireland liberalmediabias LizAlderman NewYorkTimes NewYorkTimesbias PaulKrugman SarahLyall TimesWatch Tue, 29 Jun 2010 17:47:00 +0000 admin 7678 at http://www.mrc.org