tax http://www.mrc.org/taxonomy/term/91/all en Tix Day http://www.mrc.org/cartoons/tix-day <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/glenn-foden">Glenn Foden</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="3000" height="2599" title="Media Research Center" alt="Media Research Center" src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/BMI-Tix%20Day.jpg?1429293068" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datetime field-field-published"> <div class="field-label">Publish Date&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">April 15, 2015 - 1:43pm</span> </div> </div> </div> MRC Business Government Taxes government government agencies IRS tax Tax Day taxes Fri, 17 Apr 2015 17:51:09 +0000 julia.seymour 48711 at http://www.mrc.org CBS Hypes Lefty San Francisco Tax on Buses as a 'Symbol of Income Inequality' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cbs-hypes-lefty-san-francisco-tax-buses-symbol-income-inequality <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/scott-whitlock">Scott Whitlock</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>CBS This Morning</em>&nbsp;journalists on Wednesday pushed a new San Francisco tax on buses as a symbol of "income inequality" and failed to identify a liberal organization supporting the move. The progressive city approved a $1 per stop tax on tech company buses that transport employees to the Silicon Valley.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Scott Whitlock is Senior News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/scottjw" target="_blank">Follow Scott Whitlock on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cbs-hypes-lefty-san-francisco-tax-buses-symbol-income-inequality" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division cbs John Blackstone San Francisco tax Wed, 22 Jan 2014 20:54:16 +0000 scott.whitlock 45362 at http://www.mrc.org Federal Revenue Erupts a Ginormous 267,869% In The 100 Years of Income Tax http://www.mrc.org/articles/federal-revenue-erupts-ginormous-267869-100-years-income-tax <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> NTU&#039;s Pete Sepp says income tax made way for &#039;massive fiscal expansion&#039; of government. </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/julia-seymour">Julia A. Seymour</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Death has nothing on taxes. Federal income tax receipts have grown by a shocking 267,869 percent in the 100 years of the tax. The tax, approved Feb. 3, 1913, was designed to tax the rich at a time when government coffers were already full.&nbsp;<br /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/federal-revenue-erupts-ginormous-267869-100-years-income-tax" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Economy Government Taxes 16th Amendment anniversaries class warfare federal income tax government expansion growth of government income tax jill lepore john steele gordon national taxpayers union pete sepp tax taxation taxes Wed, 30 Jan 2013 21:29:12 +0000 julia.seymour 42450 at http://www.mrc.org Senate Rejects ‘Buffett Rule,’ Despite Networks’ Promotion of ‘Tax Reform’ http://www.mrc.org/articles/senate-rejects-buffett-rule-despite-networks-promotion-tax-reform <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Nearly 70 percent of stories on millionaires tax include ‘fair’ talk; only 8 percent mention ‘politics of envy.’ </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/julia-seymour">Julia A. Seymour</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>The mainstream media rarely like the very rich, but billionaire Warren Buffett is the exception. The Berkshire Hathaway CEO remains unscathed, even <a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/american-morning-beams-over-pro-tax-warren-buffett">adored </a>by the liberal news media due to his liberal politics.<br /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/senate-rejects-buffett-rule-despite-networks-promotion-tax-reform" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Economy Media Politics Taxes Barack Obama Buffett Rule class warfare debbie bosanek millionaire's tax politics of envy Senate soak the rich tax tax the rich taxation Warren Buffett Wed, 18 Apr 2012 21:10:53 +0000 julia.seymour 39868 at http://www.mrc.org This Thanksgiving, Media Still Stuffed with Food Police Message http://www.mrc.org/articles/thanksgiving-media-still-stuffed-food-police-message <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>In just a few days, Americans will give thanks for their blessings and celebrate them by stuffing themselves with a bountiful feast. Despite this beloved tradition, many in the news media disapprove of overeating and continue to call for taxes on certain foods, and increased regulation.<br /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/thanksgiving-media-still-stuffed-food-police-message" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Business Government Health Media Taxes anti fat Food FoodPolice foods measures obama obesity public Regulation shannonbrownlee Smoking tax TimeMagazine Mon, 21 Nov 2011 23:40:00 +0000 admin 27486 at http://www.mrc.org Media Promote Myth of Clinton Golden Years, Hype His New Economic Book http://www.mrc.org/articles/media-promote-myth-clinton-golden-years-hype-his-new-economic-book <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>Former President Bill Clinton is making headlines again, this time touting his liberal prescriptions to fix the economy. Those remedies are laid out his new book "<a href="http://www.amazon.com/Back-Work-Government-Strong-Economy/dp/0307959759">Back to Work: Why We Need Smart Government for a Strong Economy</a>." The news media is doing their part to promote Clinton's work and his economic legacy, portraying him as the economic savior of America.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/media-promote-myth-clinton-golden-years-hype-his-new-economic-book" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Economy Government Media america back book bush called ceiling clinton clintons country economic kakutani liberal NBC news obama package president tax Sat, 12 Nov 2011 00:00:00 +0000 admin 27487 at http://www.mrc.org Media Say Little about Policy Failures of Obama's New Top Economist http://www.mrc.org/articles/media-say-little-about-policy-failures-obamas-new-top-economist <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>President Obama announced liberal Princeton economist Alan Krueger as his new pick to chair the White House Council of Economic Advisers, as the president prepares for a speech on jobs after Labor Day.</p> <br /> <p>The broadcast networks said nothing about the Aug. 29 announcement on the evening news programs (stories about Hurricane Irene ate up most of the time). The next day according to Nexis, only CBS mentioned Krueger's name in three news briefs about the appointment. None of those mentioned the failures of policies Krueger already worked on for Obama.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/media-say-little-about-policy-failures-obamas-new-top-economist" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Government Labor Media american aug called cash clunkers community day economic failed failures found fund hadnt House involved krueger kruegers lending loved mainstream make obama popular program programs result small sold stories supposed tax vehicles white wildly Thu, 01 Sep 2011 23:36:00 +0000 admin 27505 at http://www.mrc.org George Soros: Media Mogul http://www.mrc.org/special-reports/george-soros-media-mogul <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-gainor">Dan Gainor</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <div class="field-label-inline"> By</div> <a href="/author/iris-somberg">Iris Somberg</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a title="George Soros and the Media: Executive Summary" href="http://www.mrc.org/bmi/reports/2011/George_Soros_Media_Mogul2.html">Read the Executive Summary</a></p> <p><a title="Top Journalists that Serve on Soros-Funded Boards" href="http://www.mrc.org/bmi/reports/2011/Top_Journalists_that_Serve_on_SorosFunded__Boards_of_Directors_or_Advisers.html">Read Top Journalists that Serve on Soros-Funded Boards</a></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/special-reports/george-soros-media-mogul" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Special Reports MRC Business 2009 2010 abc agenda alternet amanpour american anti attacking attacks author back beck big billion billionaire blog board boards book brave called center chamber charity claim CNN columbia community connections conservative Conservatives consortium david Democracy detailed directors downie echo editor Editorial empire find forms foundation foundations Fox free fund funded funding funds gave george global government greenwald group huffington impact included includes including independent industry influence institute integrity interest interests investigations investigative journalism Journalists leading left liberal list made mainstream major makes member members million millions money month murdoch nation national network news newspapers NPR numerous open operation operations organization organizations outlets page people political politics post president Press prize professional program progress progressive project prominent propublica public radio reach readers received report Reporters reporting rupert school service show site society soros sources start states stations stories story study support syndicate tax ties top united university washington web work world wrote year york Mon, 15 Aug 2011 20:59:00 +0000 admin 2081 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 Media Leave Out Economists from Stories on Debt Crisis 'Calamity' http://www.mrc.org/articles/media-leave-out-economists-stories-debt-crisis-calamity <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>The United States is in debt up to its eyeballs - or more realistically the Statue of Liberty's eyeballs. On May 16, America hit the debt ceiling. which is slightly less than <a href="http://money.cnn.com/2011/05/16/news/economy/debt_ceiling_deadline/index.htm">$14.3 trillion.</a> That works out to about $46,000 for every man, woman and child in the nation.<br /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/media-leave-out-economists-stories-debt-crisis-calamity" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Taxes ceiling cuts deal debt DebtCeiling DebtLimit default Deficit economic economists federaldeficit House june Limit nationaldebt Negotiations networks news president rating Spending tax trillion Tue, 28 Jun 2011 18:12:00 +0000 admin 27518 at http://www.mrc.org CNN Money Blames Budget Deficit on Tax Cuts http://www.mrc.org/articles/cnn-money-blames-budget-deficit-tax-cuts <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>The liberal news media have long blamed tax cuts for deficit, rather than blaming government spending. CNN Money.com's senior writer, Jeanne Sahadi, repeated this worn out meme again on <a href="http://money.cnn.com/2011/06/08/news/economy/tax_cuts_national_debt/index.htm?source=cnn_bin&hpt=hp_bn3">June 8</a>.<br /><br />Sahadi's piece cited 'two factors' that caused the national debt to "exceed the size of the economy this year:" lower GDP estimate than last year and of course … the tax cuts. <br /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/cnn-money-blames-budget-deficit-tax-cuts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Economy Government Media Taxes 2011 billion Budget cuts Deficit obama sahadi Spending tax trillion year Thu, 09 Jun 2011 19:34:00 +0000 admin 27523 at http://www.mrc.org Health Care Cost Estimates Challenged, But Media Skip Criticism of 'Non-Partisan' Agency http://www.mrc.org/articles/health-care-cost-estimates-challenged-media-skip-criticism-non-partisan-agency <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>Since Obama took office, only 16 percent of health care stories mentioning the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) included any criticism of their accounting, despite criticism from many conservative and libertarian experts as well as the former head of CBO.</strong></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/health-care-cost-estimates-challenged-media-skip-criticism-non-partisan-agency" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Health accounting assumptions bill billion Budget care cbo cbs congressionalbudgetoffice conservative cost criticism Deficit domitrovic DouglasHoltz-Eakin experts HealthCareReform legislation network networks news non-partisan obama obamacare office Repeal Spending stories tax years Mon, 17 Jan 2011 19:33:00 +0000 admin 27543 at http://www.mrc.org CNNMoney Misrepresents Rep. Mike Pence's Opposition to Tax Cut Deal http://www.mrc.org/articles/cnnmoney-misrepresents-rep-mike-pences-opposition-tax-cut-deal <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>If you only read CNNMoney.com's attack on the <a href="http://money.cnn.com/2010/12/16/news/economy/tax_cuts_economic_impact/index.htm">tax cut deal</a> you might think that Congressman Mike Pence, R-Ind., opposed extending the Bush-era tax cuts because of the cost. But that's not the case.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/cnnmoney-misrepresents-rep-mike-pences-opposition-tax-cut-deal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Economy Government Media Taxes american benefits bill billion bush cbo chris chrisisidore cnnmoney compromise congress costliest cuts deal deficits economic extension failed investment liberal lower make Mikepence money occur opposing pence people permanent quoted rates revenue tax taxcuts temporary uncertainty wrote Tue, 21 Dec 2010 03:06:00 +0000 admin 39 at http://www.mrc.org The Top 10 Economic Myths of 2010 http://www.mrc.org/media-myths/top-10-economic-myths-2010 <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><em>Each year the Business & Media Institute looks back on the year's news and selects the top 10 worst economic myths. Here is our 2010 list:</em></p> <br /> <p>10. GM Repayment Shows Taxpayer Bailout Worked</p> <p>9.<strong> </strong>All the Economy Needs is More Stimulus</p> <p>8. Soda is Like Cocaine and Ads Cause Obesity</p> <p>7. Obama the Tax Cutter</p> <p>6.<strong> </strong>The Tea Parties are Astroturf, but Green Groups Aren't.</p> <p>5. Despite Largest Budget in History, Obama is Fiscally Conservative</p> <p>4. Lack of Press Freedom in Gulf Doesn't Point to Obama</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/media-myths/top-10-economic-myths-2010" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Media Myths MRC Business 2010 access administration ads american april Astroturf auto bad Bailout big billion BP broadcast Budget burnett bush business called cancun cbs chamber ChamberofCommerce claim claims class climate climategate cnbcs coast cocaine commerce company conservative corporate coverage cuts day earth economic economy election Elections ErinBurnett federal Food foreign global good government green group groups guard history House institute isnt jobs june KeithOlbermann lack largest liberal mediamyth middle money myth national nbcs networks news obama obamas oil oilspill outlets parties people percent political president Press progress repayment report Reporters rich scientists Soda Spending spill sponsored Stimulus stop stories story support tax taxes taxpayer taxpayers ThinkProgress told tomdonohue Top10 treasury unemployment warming white worked year Thu, 09 Dec 2010 19:28:00 +0000 admin 30125 at http://www.mrc.org Despite GOP Sweep, Liberals Make Tax, Spending Decisions in Lame Duck Session http://www.mrc.org/articles/despite-gop-sweep-liberals-make-tax-spending-decisions-lame-duck-session <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>The Republicans took back control of the House of Representatives on Nov. 2, gaining more seats than the “Republican Revolution” of 1994. But the Democrats still have the majority for the lame duck session and there is plenty of legislation waiting for them.</p> <br /> <p>Even if the election outcome does represent a mandate for “<a href="http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSN0326698320101103">smaller, less costly</a>” government as Rep. John Boehner, the likely new House speaker, said on Nov. 3, liberals in Congress may not obey it during the lame duck session that begins Nov. 15.  </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/despite-gop-sweep-liberals-make-tax-spending-decisions-lame-duck-session" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Economy Government Health Media Taxes AMT benefits bush Bushtaxcuts capitalgains class congress cuts Deficit Democrats disclose discloseact docfix Duck extension insurance job lame lameduck liberal Liberals mainstream make middle million news obama president Republicans session social Spending tax unemployed unemployment years Thu, 04 Nov 2010 20:00:00 +0000 admin 27045 at http://www.mrc.org