plan http://www.mrc.org/taxonomy/term/12814/all en Networks Push for Infrastructure Spending, Ignore Cost and Danger of Federal Failures http://www.mrc.org/articles/networks-push-infrastructure-spending-ignore-cost-and-danger-federal-failures <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>Network reporters have recently been promoting White House calls for infrastructure spending since President Obama pitched his "new" jobs plan on Sept. 8. The pitch for road and bridge money <a href="http://www.mrc.org/bmi/articles/2011/Here_We_Go_Again_Networks_Back_Obama_Replay_on_Infrastructure_Spending_Stimulus.html">wasn't actually new</a>, since that is what he claimed his $783 billion stimulus would do to create jobs.<br /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/networks-push-infrastructure-spending-ignore-cost-and-danger-federal-failures" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Economy Government Labor Media billion bridge cbs economic engineering federal great infrastructure jobs mentioned money obama percent plan projects Spending Stimulus utt wrote Fri, 28 Oct 2011 21:37:00 +0000 admin 27492 at http://www.mrc.org Awful Unemployment Rate Left Out of More Than 3/4 of Job Stories http://www.mrc.org/articles/awful-unemployment-rate-left-out-more-34-job-stories <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>Unemployment became the top concern of Americans in September, according to Gallup. The Sept. 8-11 poll found that unemployment overtook "the economy" as <a href="http://www.gallup.com/poll/149453/Unemployment-Emerges-Important-Problem.aspx">"the most important problem facing this country today."</a><br /><br />It makes sense since the month began with a "dismal" unemployment report showing zero job growth last month and the unemployment rate stubbornly stuck at 9.1 percent.<br /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/awful-unemployment-rate-left-out-more-34-job-stories" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Economy Government Labor Media back evening good infrastructure job jobs mentioned million network news obama people percent plan positive rate report sept Spending stories unemployment work Thu, 29 Sep 2011 17:11:00 +0000 admin 27499 at http://www.mrc.org GOP's 'Cut, Cap and Balance' Mostly Just Cut By Media http://www.mrc.org/bias-numbers/gops-cut-cap-and-balance-mostly-just-cut-media <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>Both houses of Congress are fighting over the debt ceiling - the Senate debating a plan by Majority Leader Sen. Harry Reid and the House voting on a bill pushed by Speaker John Boehner. So far, only one actual bill has passed, but it was rejected as dead-on-arrival by both the Senate and the media.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bias-numbers/gops-cut-cap-and-balance-mostly-just-cut-media" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bias by the Numbers MRC Business balance bill cap cbs cut CutCapandBalance debt DebtCeiling gangofsix GOP House july NBC networks obama percent plan Senate stories support tax vote Thu, 28 Jul 2011 21:58:00 +0000 admin 29508 at http://www.mrc.org Obama Backs EPA War on Coal, While Networks Ignore Harm to Industry http://www.mrc.org/articles/obama-backs-epa-war-coal-while-networks-ignore-harm-industry <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>It is no longer a secret that President Obama's administration is willing to allow electricity prices to "<a href="http://newsbusters.org/blogs/p-j-gladnick/2008/11/02/hidden-audio-obama-tells-sf-chronicle-he-will-bankrupt-coal-industry">necessarily skyrocket</a>," in order to accomplish his green energy agenda.<br /><br />Although he has so far been unsuccessful at instituting cap-and-trade, Obama's Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is hard at work running coal companies and consumers into the ground. Not that you'd know it from ABC, NBC and CBS news coverage.<br /><br /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/obama-backs-epa-war-coal-while-networks-ignore-harm-industry" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Business Energy Environment Government Media 2011 abc aep arch Coal consumers electricity EPA good industry jobs Mercury Mine mining networks news obama percent plan plants power proposed Regulations stories story Wed, 15 Jun 2011 22:01:00 +0000 admin 27521 at http://www.mrc.org Stimulus Two Years Later, Networks Ignore Obama's Failed Job Promise http://www.mrc.org/bias-numbers/stimulus-two-years-later-networks-ignore-obamas-failed-job-promise <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/iris-somberg">Iris Somberg</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><strong>Executive Summary</strong></p> <br /> <p>Just a few years ago, double-digit unemployment seemed like a crazy idea. But when the economy began to stumble, it was fear of high unemployment and a promise to prevent it that the Obama administration used to usher in the $787 billion stimulus package. As The New York Times reported on Oct. 22, 2009, "The Obama administration's forecast at the start of the year, which predicted that unemployment would not climb much above 8 percent."</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bias-numbers/stimulus-two-years-later-networks-ignore-obamas-failed-job-promise" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bias by the Numbers MRC Business 2009 2010 abc administration administrations Americans asked bill bmi broadcast bush called cbs claim couric coverage dec didnt economic economy effects evening failed feb government guarantee high higher job jobs july katie mentioned NBC nbcs needed network networks news nightly obama obamas oct package percent plan point prediction president promise promised rate reported Reporters stay Stimulus stories story unemployment viewers working world wrong year years Wed, 16 Feb 2011 19:56:00 +0000 admin 29509 at http://www.mrc.org Uncritical Condition http://www.mrc.org/special-reports/uncritical-condition <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/bmi-staff">BMI Staff</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bmi/reports/2010/Uncritical_Condition_Executive_Summary.html">See Executive Summary</a></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/special-reports/uncritical-condition" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Special Reports MRC Business 2008 abc abcs administration admitted agenda AMA america Americans big bill called Cannon care cbs cited claim claims congress cost Costs coverage critics day Debate didnt Doctors electronic experts federal found free good government health House huge included including information institute insurance insurers issue jan johnson johnsons Journalists july june lower made make March market Massachusetts medical Medicare million morning national NBC network networks news number obama obamacare obamas option patients people percent plan plans policy president presidents private problem problems program programs proponents proposals public records reform report Reporters reports run save Senate solution Speech state stories story study system Today told trillion uninsured universal week year york Thu, 04 Nov 2010 21:33:00 +0000 admin 30587 at http://www.mrc.org Media Myth: Networks Stick to Warming Theme Despite Avalanche of Chilling News http://www.mrc.org/media-myths/media-myth-networks-stick-warming-theme-despite-avalanche-chilling-news <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> </p><p>Temperatures have plummeted to record or near-record lows in 32 states this winter. On March 2, a global warming protest in Washington, D.C. was buried by nearly a foot of snow. And a new study warns that the Earth could be in for a 30-year cooling trend. Reality is not cooperating with the network news’ global warming theme, yet reporters are unwilling to even discuss the possibility that the Earth is cooling.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/media-myths/media-myth-networks-stick-warming-theme-despite-avalanche-chilling-news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Media Myths MRC Business 2000 2008 2009 atmospheric cap climate Coal Cooling data earth energy feb found global Gray March network networks news obama obamas plan record report scientists search Snow study tax temperature Temperatures trade trend warming washington year years Wed, 04 Mar 2009 22:55:00 +0000 admin 30124 at http://www.mrc.org Econ 101: ElectionWatch: Presidents Shouldn't Have 'Plans' http://www.mrc.org/commentary/econ-101-electionwatch-presidents-shouldnt-have-plans <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/gary-wolfram-phd-0">Gary Wolfram, Ph.D.</a> </div> </div> </div> <p >     Candidates for president of the United States are being judged on their “plans” for the economy, health care, retirement, housing, etc. </p> <br /> <p >     However, in 1920 the renowned Austrian economist Ludwig von Mises published “Socialism,” in which he pointed out that central planning cannot result in a prosperous economy. </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/commentary/econ-101-electionwatch-presidents-shouldnt-have-plans" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Commentary MRC Business candidate carbon ClimateChange clinton economy election GlobalWarming healthcare Iraq mccain obama plan race tax Wed, 09 Apr 2008 16:11:34 +0000 admin 29730 at http://www.mrc.org Schumer Has Praise for Paulson's Regulatory Restructuring Plan http://www.mrc.org/articles/schumer-has-praise-paulsons-regulatory-restructuring-plan <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/jeff-poor">Jeff Poor</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; In what seems like a bizarre twist, a prominent Democrat has come out in favor of the Bush administration’s plan to restructure the regulatory authority of the Federal Reserve.</p><p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) told CNBC’s Erin Burnett on the March 31 “Street Signs” that he likes Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson’s plan. Paulson <a href="http://biz.yahoo.com/rb/080331/usa_economy_regulation.html?.v=9"></a>unveiled his plan earlier that day in a press conference.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/schumer-has-praise-paulsons-regulatory-restructuring-plan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Taxes Banking Fed FederalReserve financial money plan Regulation regulatory SEC sector securities structure Mon, 31 Mar 2008 20:48:06 +0000 admin 26273 at http://www.mrc.org CBS Guest: Taxpayer-Funded Bailout Needed So Taxes Can Be Collected Later http://www.mrc.org/articles/cbs-guest-taxpayer-funded-bailout-needed-so-taxes-can-be-collected-later <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/jeff-poor">Jeff Poor</a> </div> </div> </div> <p >     It is one thing to rob Peter to pay Paul, but doing it for the sake of government tax revenue defies common sense.</p> <br /> <p >     CBS’s March 14 “The Early Show” had yet another downbeat story about the troubled housing market. This time instead of just the usual bellyaching of homeowners who got in over their heads, the report featured some “solutions.” </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/cbs-guest-taxpayer-funded-bailout-needed-so-taxes-can-be-collected-later" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Economy Bailout bill cbs housing lender Loan money mortgage plan president tax taxpayer treasury Zandi Fri, 14 Mar 2008 21:08:52 +0000 admin 26308 at http://www.mrc.org Lauer Fears 'Rich' Might Get Some Tax Relief http://www.mrc.org/articles/lauer-fears-rich-might-get-some-tax-relief <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/nathan-burchfiel">Nathan Burchfiel</a> </div> </div> </div> <p >     As President Bush and Congress hammer out a stimulus package to boost the slowing economy, “Today” show host Matt Lauer is working hard to ensure that the biggest contributors to the nation’s tax base won’t benefit.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/lauer-fears-rich-might-get-some-tax-relief" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Business Economy Bernanke Bonus bush congress economic Employment Income jobs Lauer money package plan rebate relief revenue rich Stimulus tax wealthy Fri, 18 Jan 2008 16:22:12 +0000 admin 26431 at http://www.mrc.org ElectionWatch: Media Ignore, Misreport 'FairTax' amid Huckabee Surge http://www.mrc.org/articles/electionwatch-media-ignore-misreport-fairtax-amid-huckabee-surge <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/nathan-burchfiel">Nathan Burchfiel</a> </div> </div> </div> <p >     Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee’s caucus victory in Iowa last week came in part thanks to anti-IRS fiscal conservatives attracted to his support for the “FairTax.” He also finished with a better-than-expected showing in the New Hampshire primary, coming in third. </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/electionwatch-media-ignore-misreport-fairtax-amid-huckabee-surge" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Business Media Caucus coverage democratic election FairTax huckabee Iowa NewHampshire plan primary reform Republican tax tv vote Wed, 09 Jan 2008 16:41:25 +0000 admin 26448 at http://www.mrc.org Obama's $85-Billion 'Tax Cuts' Really a Massive Tax Hike http://www.mrc.org/articles/obamas-85-billion-tax-cuts-really-massive-tax-hike <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/jeff-poor">Jeff Poor</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; It raises suspicion when a liberal presidential candidate is incorporating the words “tax cut” in his campaign rhetoric.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/obamas-85-billion-tax-cuts-really-massive-tax-hike" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Government candidate cut decrease democratic fairness hike increase money obama plan poor presidential race tax wealthy Sat, 22 Sep 2007 04:42:55 +0000 admin 25334 at http://www.mrc.org ABC 'World News' Coverage of Hillarycare: Leaving Out Cost http://www.mrc.org/articles/abc-world-news-coverage-hillarycare-leaving-out-cost <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/jeff-poor">Jeff Poor</a> </div> </div> </div> <p >     It’s easy to talk about universal health care. It’s not as easy to pay for it. </p> <br /> <p >     “Her [Hillary Clinton’s] goal is still universal coverage through a combination of private and public insurance,” ABC reporter Liz Marlantes said on the September 16 ABC “World News.” “But this time her timing may be better. In 1993, there were 39 million uninsured Americans. Today there are 47 million. As the problem grows, the pressure on government to do something is intensifying.”</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/abc-world-news-coverage-hillarycare-leaving-out-cost" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Government Health choice clinton company coverage guarantee healthcare hillary Hillarycare insurance plan Mon, 17 Sep 2007 19:58:21 +0000 admin 25342 at http://www.mrc.org Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of 'Free' Health Care http://www.mrc.org/commentary/life-liberty-and-pursuit-free-health-care <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/amy-menefee">Amy Menefee</a> </div> </div> </div> <p >     Americans are obsessed with rights. We always have been. </p> <br /> <p >     But the concept of rights our forefathers laid out in the Declaration of Independence has changed dramatically. Those rights – life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness – were acknowledged to come from the Almighty, given equally to all people. Today’s rights come from Almighty Government. </p> <br /> <p >     Health care is the newest “right.” From presidential candidates’ universal plans to the return of HillaryCare to Michael Moore’s movie “Sicko,” it’s all over the media. </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/commentary/life-liberty-and-pursuit-free-health-care" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Commentary MRC Business Cannon Cato clinton doctor healthcare insurance medical Medicare Medicine Moore obama plan presidential right SiCKO SocialSecurity tanner universal Wed, 06 Jun 2007 20:13:36 +0000 admin 29649 at http://www.mrc.org