TaxHikes http://www.mrc.org/taxonomy/term/816/all en Hulse Keeps Hyping Pro-Dem Spin in Debt Limit Fight: Merely Seeking 'Revenues,' Not 'Tax Hikes' http://www.mrc.org/articles/hulse-keeps-hyping-pro-dem-spin-debt-limit-fight-merely-seeking-revenues-not-tax-hikes <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Hulse, hemming and hawing around the forbidden phrase &quot;tax increase,&quot; claim that Democrats are merely seeking &quot;new federal revenues....tax changes...new tax revenue.&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 congressional reporter Carl Hulse was up to his <a href="http://www.mrc.org/timeswatch/articles/2011/20110624122450.aspx">old rhetorical tricks on Tuesday</a>, using the Democrat euphemism 'revenues' to protect the party's left flank, when Democrats are in fact calling for tax hikes as part of a budget deal tied to increasing the debt limit: '<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2011/06/28/us/politics/28fiscal.html?scp=1&sq=%22carl+hulse%22&st=nyt">Debt Divide Remains As President Steps In</a>.'<br /><br /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/hulse-keeps-hyping-pro-dem-spin-debt-limit-fight-merely-seeking-revenues-not-tax-hikes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch CarlHulse DebtLimit LabelingBias liberalmediabias NewYorkTimes NewYorkTimesbias Revenues TaxHikes TimesWatch Wed, 29 Jun 2011 17:11:00 +0000 admin 388 at http://www.mrc.org Obama the Tax Cutter: A Network Fairy Tale: Executive Summary http://www.mrc.org/special-reports/obama-tax-cutter-network-fairy-tale-executive-summary <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><strong>Executive Summary</strong></p> <br /> <p>Like the fabled town of Hamelin that hired the Pied Piper to conquer its rat problem, America needed a hero to overcome a faltering economy. According to the news media, that hero was Sen. Barack Obama who made extravagant promises about tax cuts for 95 percent of “working families” and getting the economy back on track.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/special-reports/obama-tax-cutter-network-fairy-tale-executive-summary" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Special Reports MRC Business cbs class cuts cutter economists increases JohnHarwood JohnYang Journalists liberal MediaBias NBC network networks news obama obamas percent SpecialReport stories tax taxcuts taxes TaxHikes wealthy Wed, 20 Oct 2010 01:45:00 +0000 admin 2085 at http://www.mrc.org Savannah Guthrie's Soak-the-Rich Obsession: Higher Taxes Only Means of Lowering Deficits http://www.mrc.org/articles/savannah-guthries-soak-rich-obsession-higher-taxes-only-means-lowering-deficits <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>Isn’t it odd after the passage of TARP, the stimulus and ObamaCare that left-wing politicians and their cheerleaders in the mainstream media are suddenly worried about budget deficits?</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/savannah-guthries-soak-rich-obsession-higher-taxes-only-means-lowering-deficits" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Business Taxes Bushtaxcuts DailyRundown deficits JohnCornyn MSNBC SavannahGuthrie Spending Stimulus taxcuts TaxHikes Fri, 17 Sep 2010 17:44:00 +0000 admin 27092 at http://www.mrc.org Obama Signs Business-Hurting, Tax Pledge-Breaking Health Care Bill into Law http://www.mrc.org/articles/obama-signs-business-hurting-tax-pledge-breaking-health-care-bill-law <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>After <a href="http://businessandmedia.org/specialreports/2009/unCritical/uncritical-execsum.asp"></a>cheerleading and <a href="http://newsbusters.org/blogs/rich-noyes/2010/03/15/media-reality-check-year-spin-liberal-obamacare"></a>campaigning on the issue for months, the network news media <a href="http://newsbusters.org/blogs/matthew-balan/2010/03/23/cnns-ed-henry-gushes-over-reps-amazing-medicare-obamacare-pens"></a>gleefully reported the signing of the <a href="http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5jlMpJGn28kqCcgU-aGcYE_ZHW-ywD9EKE8UO0"></a>$938 billion monumental health car</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/obama-signs-business-hurting-tax-pledge-breaking-health-care-bill-law" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Business Health Caterpillar ChamberofCommerce ChipReid dianesawyer DonaldTrump HealthCareReform KellyO'Donnell medicaretax obama payrolltax SmallBusiness tanningsalons tantax taxcredits TaxHikes taxincreases taxpledge zollmedical Wed, 24 Mar 2010 20:28:46 +0000 admin 27349 at http://www.mrc.org After Denying Obama Would Raise Taxes on Middle Class During Campaign, Times Calls for It http://www.mrc.org/articles/after-denying-obama-would-raise-taxes-middle-class-during-campaign-times-calls-it <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Times reporter Larry Rohter during the campaign: &quot;Under [Obama&#039;s] plan, only individuals making $200,000 or more and families earning more than $250,000 a year, accounting for less than 2 percent of the population, would pay additional taxes, and more than 90 percent of the population would receive a tax break of some sort.&quot; The Times&#039; lead editorial today: &quot;Mr. Obama will have to face up to what he has so far avoided: the need to raise taxes broadly to rein in deficits.&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>A long lead editorial on Friday, "<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2009/09/04/opinion/04fri1.html " target="_self">Once and </a><a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2009/09/04/opinion/04fri1.html ">Future Taxes</a>," called on Barack Obama to accept the inevitable and raise taxes to fight the $9 trillion budget deficit. Does this mean Times editors and reporters will now apologize to John McCain for claiming that Obama would only raise taxes on "the rich"?</p><br /> <p>The Times makes a full-throated call for a broad tax hike:</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/after-denying-obama-would-raise-taxes-middle-class-during-campaign-times-calls-it" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch BarackObama Campaign2008 Deficit Editorials Gaffes LarryRohter NewYorkTimes NYTimes TaxHikes TimesWatch TimesWatch.org Fri, 04 Sep 2009 14:21:00 +0000 admin 7054 at http://www.mrc.org LA Times Columnist Perturbed Californians Reject Higher Taxes http://www.mrc.org/articles/la-times-columnist-perturbed-californians-reject-higher-taxes <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> <!--[if gte mso 9]> Normal 0 false false false MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 <![endif]--><!--[if gte mso 9]> <![endif]--><!--[if !mso]><object classid="clsid:38481807-CA0E-42D2-BF39-B33AF135CC4D" id="ieooui"></object> <mce:style><! st1\:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } --> <!--[endif] --><!--[if gte mso 10]> <mce:style><!</mce:style><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/la-times-columnist-perturbed-californians-reject-higher-taxes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Taxes ArnoldSchwarzenegger ArthurLaffer California ConnCarroll LosAnglesTimes MichaelHiltzik StephenMoore TaxCut TaxHikes TheFoundry WallStreetJournal Thu, 21 May 2009 20:16:18 +0000 admin 26782 at http://www.mrc.org CNN: Obama's Tax Plan 'Robbing Peter and Giving to Paul' http://www.mrc.org/articles/cnn-obamas-tax-plan-robbing-peter-and-giving-paul <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/lauren-oreilly">Lauren O&#039;Reilly</a> </div> </div> </div> <p >     Barack Obama has a great tax plan, at least according to one expert on CNN’s “Your Money” Oct. 19.</p> <br /> <p >     Allan Lichtman tried to convince "Your $$$$$" viewers that Sen. Barack Obama has the better plan during a comparison of the presidential candidates’ positions on taxes. Lichtman, author of “White Protestant Nation”<i> </i>and an <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:placename w:st="on">American</st1:placename> <st1:placetype w:st="on">University</st1:placetype></st1:place> history professor, praised Obama's tax plan.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/cnn-obamas-tax-plan-robbing-peter-and-giving-paul" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Business Taxes AliVelshi AllanLichtman BarackObama Bushtaxcuts capitalgainstax dividendtax investment jobcreation JohnMcCain StephenMoore TaxHikes Your$$$$$ YourMoney Mon, 20 Oct 2008 15:02:11 +0000 admin 25844 at http://www.mrc.org Cramer Supports Obama's Tax Hikes http://www.mrc.org/articles/cramer-supports-obamas-tax-hikes <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 >     CNBC’s resident loose-cannon had been on a string of outstanding behavior. He criticized <a href="http://businessandmedia.org/articles/2008/20080821145939.aspx" />the government’s handling</a> of Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae. He gave the media grief for <a href="http://businessandmedia.org/articles/2008/20080818170837.aspx" />overanalyzing the oil market fluctuations</a>. And a year ago, he slammed <a href="http://businessandmedia.org/articles/2008/20080801182726.aspx" />the Federal Reserve’s monetary policy inaction</a>.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/cramer-supports-obamas-tax-hikes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Economy BarackObama Barron's CNBC JimCramer JimMcTague MadMoney TaxHikes WarrenBuffett wealthy Thu, 28 Aug 2008 14:20:16 +0000 admin 25965 at http://www.mrc.org