childcare http://www.mrc.org/taxonomy/term/12137/all en Media Ignore Contradiction between Obama's Middle Class Giveaways, Spending 'Freeze' http://www.mrc.org/articles/media-ignore-contradiction-between-obamas-middle-class-giveaways-spending-freeze <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/julia-seymour">Julia A. Seymour</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>In an attempt to boost flagging approval ratings, President Barack Obama announced a series of initiatives aimed at helping out the middle class on Jan. 25, two days ahead of his State of the Union address.</p><p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The networks, which have protected him from public outrage for months, praised the initiative. NBC heralded the move, giving Obama credit for “getting the message” Jan. 25. CBS’s Katie Couric said the same thing that night.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/media-ignore-contradiction-between-obamas-middle-class-giveaways-spending-freeze" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Economy abc alisonfraser BarackObama Cato cbs childcare ChipReid DanielMitchell eldercare Employment federaldeficit GaryWolfram jobs JohnMcCain katiccouric MiddleClass nationaldebt NBC NewYorkTimes retirementaccounts saveorcreate sotu SpendingFreeze Stimulus studentloan taxcredits WashingtonPost Wed, 27 Jan 2010 18:43:43 +0000 admin 27453 at http://www.mrc.org CNN Calls for Government Action on Rising Child Care Expenses http://www.mrc.org/articles/cnn-calls-government-action-rising-child-care-expenses <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/julia-seymour">Julia A. Seymour</a> </div> </div> </div> <p >     “Rising” child care cost was the “Lou Dobbs Tonight” whine during the December 20 “War on the Middle Class” segment.</p> <br /> <p >     Reporter Lisa Sylvester heralded the need for government intervention because of rising day care costs, saying, “Policy experts say state and federal governments should do more to help working families, beginning with raising the federal child care tax credit that has been increased only once since 1980.”</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/cnn-calls-government-action-rising-child-care-expenses" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Family Government childcare Children CNN cost DayCare Dobbs kid MediaBias salary wage work Thu, 21 Dec 2006 18:28:03 +0000 admin 24916 at http://www.mrc.org